New Delhi: The Central Government and the National Board of Examination, NBE on Wednesday, 6 October 2021 informed the Supreme Court that the Post Graduate National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Super Specialty (NEET-SS) 2021 will be conducted on the basis of the old pattern. According to the new pattern, the examination will be conducted from next year.
It has been said in the affidavit that changes have been made to make the NEET-SS exam more flexible for the candidates so that the test of the students is based on the same course which they already know.
Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati told a bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud that the government has taken the decision in the larger interest of the students. Revised NEET-SS exam will be conducted from 2022. That is, this year the exam will be conducted according to the old pattern.
The government had already proposed that the exams to be held in November may be extended till January 2022 to give more time to the students to prepare.
On Wednesday, the government said it would need two months to do the work required for the January 2022 exams, as thousands had registered and question papers have already been set as per the new pattern. Bhati said that we will need two months because the whole process has to be changed. The revised pattern has been prepared in such a way that no seat in NEET-SS remains vacant.
Let us inform you that the notification for the examination was issued on 23 July 2021. However, on August 31, another notification was issued, in which information related to the change of pattern was given. NBE was informed about this change when only two months were left in the exam. NEET-SS 2021 exam was scheduled to be held on November 13 and 14.