While different state governments were waiting in anticipation for the Supreme Court’s decision on NEET and holding sate common medical entrance tests, the verdict from the apex court has left them with no-face situation. The decision has not been in their favour, leading to a scenario of many state-level exams being cancelled or failing to gain legal recognition (after having been conducted on their scheduled dates).
These students will now have a second chance to clear the NEET, as the SC has allowed students to re-appear in NEET-phase II. In other words, students who have appeared for NEET Phase I or state CET’s now have one more lifeline-for securing medical college admissions this academic year.
It may be noted that the cancelled list of exams includes some prominent names like AP EAMCET, which even went ahead in conducting the exam, in anticipation of the final decision by the apex court later. However, it now stands invalid, putting students in a lurch. This is in spite of the fact that Prof T Papi Reddy, chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education, had implied clearly in his statement that though they welcome the SC’s decision to hold a single entrance exam, the NEET rule does not apply to Telangana and AP, as both are exempted under Article 371 (D).
Please read separate news on exact status of AP EAMCET and Telangana EAMCET here.
MHCET, which saw participation from more than 4 lakh medical aspirants also stands canceled now.
Table given below lists the cancelled state level MBBS and BDS entrance exams.
|Exam Name||Scheduled Exam Date||Status Cancelled/Postponed|
|AP EAMCET||April 29, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|Assam CEE||May 14 -15, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|BCECE||April 17, 2016 Stage 1
May 15, 2016 Stage 2
|Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|CG PMT||May 26, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|Goa CET||May 10 & 11, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|JKCET||May 14 & 15, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|KCET||May 4 & 5, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|KEAM||April 27 &b 28, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|MH CET||May 5, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
|Punjab PMET||May 15, 2016||Cancelled as per the Supreme Court order|
Also, as reported by Medical Dialogues team earlier, a number of private universities across states have postponed, or even cancelled their plan to hold a private medical entrance test. Here is an updated list of examinations which has been cancelled after Supreme Court’s verdict yesterday.
|Exam Name||Scheduled Exam Date||Status Cancelled/Postponed||Notification|
|COMEDK||May 8, 2016||Cancelled||
|BVP CET||May 7, 2016||Cancelled|
|KLEU AIET||May 7, 2016||Cancelled|
|KIITEE Medical||April 21 to 30, 2016||No Update|
|Amrita MBBS||May 15, 2016||Cancelled|
|MU OET Medical||April 11 to May 21, 2016||No Update|
|SAAT Medical||May 7, 2016||Cancelled|
|Yenepoya University Medical||May 23, 2016||No Update|
|D.Y. Patil AICET||May 14, 2016||No Update|
|CMC Ludhiana||May 17, 2016||Cancelled|
|CMC Vellore||May 21, 2016||No Update|
|KRLMPCA||May 21, 2016||No Update|
|MGM CET||May 21, 2016||No Update|
|MMU CET||May 29, 2016||No Update|
|MP DMAT||May 15, 2016||Cancelled|
|NUUGET||May 9, 2016||Cancelled|
|PIMS AICTE||May 7, 2016||Postponed|
|St. John’s MBBS||May 22, 2016||Postponed|
|UP CAT Dental||May 15, 2016||Cancelled|
|UPCMET||May 14, 2016||Postponed|