The Centre has advised the Supreme Court that it has determined that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Super Speciality exam for 2021 could be deferred by a interval of two months and be held on January 10-11, 2022.
Responding to a plea in opposition to the syllabus for the (NEET) PG Super Speciality exam 2021, the Centre stated: “In phrases of the revised scheme, the candidates are going to be examined/adjudged on the curriculum which they’ve already studied of their post-graduation course and have certified for the ultimate examination of their respective universities primarily based on the identical curriculum. Therefore, the modified scheme has not mandated the applicant candidates to research one thing completely different from which they haven’t studied already”.
The matter is scheduled for listening to on Tuesday. The affidavit was filed by the National Board of Examinations.
Senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing the petitioners, had argued that notification for the examination, scheduled to be held on November 13-14 this yr, was issued on July 23.
He added that, nonetheless, on August 31, one other notification was issued altering the syllabus of the exam, which has put the candidates in an amazing drawback due to paucity of time for preparations.
The affidavit stated: “The modifications of 100 per cent weightage to the questions pertaining solely to the feeder course of broad speciality (MD/MS and many others.) the place they’ve already undergone these programs, but within the circumstances it was determined that NEET-SS be deferred by a interval of two months and be held on January 10-11, 2022 in order to present ample time to all of them for his or her preparation for the doorway examination beneath the revised scheme.”
The affidavit stated that by the revised scheme, it has been ensured that candidates are given the choice of full vary of selections which are out there because the eligible super-specialties in respect of the broad specialty that the candidate involved has pursued for the previous three years earlier than taking his NEET-SS.
“Through the modified sample now adopted, the candidate can be examined to the extent of 100 per cent on a site which she or he has already studied,” it added.
On September 27, the highest court docket had pulled the National Medical Commission (NMC) and the National Board of Examinations (NBE) over last-minute modifications to the syllabus for the (NEET) PG Super Speciality exam 2021. The prime court docket emphasised that docs can’t be left on the mercy of insensitive bureaucrats and warned of issuing strictures, if an answer will not be discovered.
The bench had advised the Centre’s counsel: “Don’t deal with these younger docs as footballs within the recreation of energy. Hold the assembly and put your own home on order.”
The Centre’s affidavit was filed in response of a plea by Prateek Rastogi and 40 postgraduate certified docs, who challenged the abrupt last-minute modifications, contending that they have been made to favour normal medication candidates.
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