New Delhi: The HRD ministry clarified that cases where candidates who have taken the NEET I medical exam and applied for NEET II but are unable to appear in it, will be placed before an Oversight Committee.
A student who has taken NEET 1 exam is allowed to sit for NEET II provided he gives a declaration that he will surrender the marks of the first exam.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET II) exam for entrance to medical and dental colleges is scheduled for July 24 and will be conducted by CBSE, which comes under the HRD ministry.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that in case a candidate appeared in NEET-I and applied for NEET-II but not paid the fee, his candidature for NEET-II will not be considered as the fee was not submitted and thus, his form has not been submitted successfully.
The registration issued to any candidate is basically a unique number. In the above case, result of NEET-I will be considered, he said.
In case, a candidate appeared in NEET-I and applied for NEET-II successfully but could not appear in NEET-II, such cases will be placed before the Oversight Committee for consideration of their NEET-I result, the minister clarified.
Any other case which will come to the notice will also be placed before the Committee for taking final decisions, ministry officials said.
The three-member Oversight Committee was constituted by the Supreme Court and comprises retired Chief Justice of India R M Lodha, Dr S K Sarin and former CAG Vinod Rai.