Update: Cabinet Passes Ordinance, Postpones NEET By One year.
New Delhi: Union Cabinet met on Friday to discuss the confusion over National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses. The Cabinet is likely to propose an ordinance against the Supreme Court order which scrapped medical entrance tests by individual states, colleges and universities.
The Centre is likely to postpone NEET for a year so that students, especially those who were ready for exams in regional languages, get time to prepare for the NEET in 2017.
An all-party meet held recently had unanimously agreed to postponing the common medical entrance exam, and holding it in regional languages. The meeting was attended by Congress, BSP, INLD, Left, PDP and other regional parties.
Most students feel that the exam should be conducted in regional languages otherwise they claim, it gives English medium students an unfair advantage.