THIRUVANANTHAPURAM April 18: The Supreme Court has rejected the petition seeking to extend the date of NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test), the single test for medical entrance, scheduled for May 7.
The argument over the date reached the Supreme Court with just three weeks left for the exam.
The Public Interest Litigation to extend the date was filed in the Supreme Court by Sankalp Charitable Trust on behalf of students, pointing out that the students didn’t get sufficient time to prepare for the exam.
The NEET exam date was fixed so as to begin the admission in June and complete it by August 31.
The main complaint was that the students got only three weeks’ time to prepare since most CBSE-State Plus Two board exams were delayed.
In former years, students got about two months for preparation. The CBSE issued notification, including Ayurveda-Veterinary courses in NEET, just four days before the last date for submitting the application for the exam.
It was also said in the petition that the students were not given sufficient time for applying.
Meanwhile, CBSE informed that the admit card for NEET exam will be available from April 22 via in the website www.cbseneet.nic.in
In Kerala, NEET will be held in Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Thrissur.