Kolkata: The West Bengal Medical Joint Entrance Examinations will be held on July 20 2016 as announced on Monday after a meeting took place in the presence of Health Secretary and Minister of State (health) member of the joint entrance board for the decision of the date of next examination.
A possible meeting post Bengal Assembly elections, was doing the rounds. The meeting was held between the minister of state and health secretary on Monday where it was decided that the state medical joint board examination this year would be held on 20 July. This decision was approved by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. After approval, the decision was passed onto the board.
The authorities have decided to provide new admit cards, replacing the old ones. The students might also be allowed to give their examinations in the newly made question paper. Confirmation on such planning would be available in the board’s official website after 6pm. 75,000 students will be sitting for this year’s examination.
Earlier, the examination was supposed to be held on May 17 but it was delayed after the Supreme Court made NEET compulsory in all the states throughout India. This verdict triggered several protests as the students felt they would face problems by not giving the examination in their regional languages, they would face problems in completing the new syllabus in such a short period. Finally, the president of India signed an ordinance which was passed by the cabinet stating that the NEET would be postponed for 1 year.