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Government to hold more consultations with states on NEET: Nadda

Health Minister JP Nadda on Monday said the government will hold more consultations with states on the issue of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) amid reports that an ordinance may be brought to bypass the Supreme Court ruling making the test mandatory for admission to medical courses.

Government to hold more consultations with states on NEET: Nadda
Health Minister JP Nadda

New Delhi

Nadda held a consultation meeting with state health ministers at AIIMS to discuss the problems the state governments were facing over the common medical entrance test. 

“We will need more discussions with the state governments on the NEET issue. Today we had discussions on language, syllabus and state governments’ concerns over state medical entrance examinations.”

“We have to solve all the problems of the states before NEET is conducted across the country,” Nadda said. 

The Health Minister further said the Supreme Court will be apprised about the state governments’ apprehensions on NEET only after arriving at a conclusion.

“I met Health Ministers of states on Monday. They shared their views on holding NEET this year. I have noted their many concerns. The government will soon formulate further course of action,” Nadda later tweeted. 

The Supreme Court had ruled that starting this academic session, students would have to appear for NEET to seek admission to any medical or dental colleges in the country.

Last week, it also turned down a batch of appeals by states seeking to conduct their own medical admission tests and ruled that “only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies”.

Following the apex court’s ruling, opposition parties have raised concerns that students passing out from state boards in vernacular languages and living in remote areas may not be able to perform well in common entrance exam.

Several MPs have demanded the government to bring forth an ordinance to stall the NEET for the current academic session.

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