Supreme Court allows common entrance test for all medical courses


New Delhi, April 11: The Supreme Court on Monday revived the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to medical courses.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted for admission in MBBS, BDS and postgraduate courses in all medical college but a three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir had scrapped the NEET in 2013. The Supreme Court on Monday recalled the July 18, 2013 order and paved the way for implementation of NEET for medical courses across the country.
A 5-judge Bench presided by Justice Anil Dave passed this order on Monday, while allowing the review petitions and directing that the matter be heard afresh.
In 2013, the Centre had implemented National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to all under-graduate medical colleges. However, after 115 petitions challenged the MCI notification on NEET, the Supreme Court quashed the MCI notification for holding common entrance tests for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate medical course.