NEET: Ordinance to exempt state governments for implementation, but says no to private institutes

New Delhi: The Union Government of India issued an ordinance to postpone the implementation of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), common entrance test for medical and dental courses, for states governments and their affiliated institutes, by a year. However, private and deemed universities are not exempted from coming under NEET this year.

In the first phase of NEET which was held on 1st May 2016, a total numbers of 6.5 lakh students appeared the exam. Second phase of the examination will be held on 24th July 2016.


The national test would be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education in English and Hind.

President Pranab Mukherjee will have to approve the ordinance before it comes into effect.

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