The Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to hear the demand for an additional third round of consultation on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET).
According to the report, on Friday, September 22, a doctor named Ascent Nathan has heard the petition filed.
Apart from this, the matter will be discussed in front of the bench of three judges of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Deepak Mishra, Justice A.M. Khanvilkar and DY Chandrachud will do the work.
Here’s what the plea read:
After the second round of counseling across the country, about 1600 seats have remained vacant in medical and surgical courses. Dr. Nathan recommended the third round of consultation to resolve this matter, as reported by the IANS.
Controversy over NEET:
The NEET is an issue of controversy because the Supreme Court has ruled that all medical and dental entrance in private and government colleges of the country will be done on the basis of the points given in the All India Examination. It carried out massive protests across the country.
A brief about NEET:
NEET is organized for admission in MBBS and BDS courses across the country. The examination included 180 objective types of questions (four options with the same correct answer) from physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology). The duration of the examination was three hours.
Consultation is being organized for 15 percent of general category seats. In the first round of seat allocation, the candidate must report to the allotted institution.
Meanwhile, results of the NEET 2017 were announced on the official website of June 23, cbseneet.nic.in or cbseresults.nic.in.
According to the report, approximately 6.11 lakh candidates have passed the examination and qualified.
In this year, 1,112 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 foreign students, including 11,038,89 students in 10 different languages, applied for NEET in 1,921 examination centers.
In addition, Navdeep Singh of Punjab secured All India Rank (AIR) rank with 697 points in male category. Meanwhile, in the women’s section, Nikita Goyal emerged as a topper from the same state.
About the All India Kota Rank:
After leaving the candidate from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir, it is the rank for the purpose of allotment of all Indian quota seats. According to the Supreme Court directives, candidates of these three states are not eligible to participate for 15 per cent all India quota counseling.