The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that students who appeared in common medical entrance exam NEET-1 on May 1 will not be allowed to take NEET-2, the test’s second phase scheduled for July 24.

The court said it will decide on May 9 if states will be allowed to conduct their own medical college admission tests for this academic year.

In the interim order, the court reiterated its earlier view on private colleges holding their separate entrance tests saying “it is clarified that no examination shall be permitted to be held for admission to MBBS or BDS studies by any private college or association or any private/deemed university.”

The Solicitor General said that the Centre would be convening a meeting of all the stakeholders in a day or two on issues related to NEET and would apprise the court about the outcome on May 9.

Source: Times of India