NEET 1 score valid for students who failed to pay for Phase 2
Aspirants who cancelled their NEET phase 1 candidature while applying for phase two of the test, can still seek admission through their phase 1 score if they were unable to pay the registration fee for NEET Phase 2. Additionally, a three-member Oversight Committee, comprising retired Chief Justice of India R M Lodha and former CAG Vinod Rai, has been set up to decide the fate of phase 1 candidates who have registered for the second phase but might not be able to appear for it.
Earlier, on May 9, 2016, the Supreme Court had ruled that NEET-II can be taken by all candidates irrespective of their appearance in NEET -1, held on May 1, 2016 but with a condition that they will lose their NEET Phase 1 score.
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According to Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javedakar, the decision to allow eligible candidates to retain their NEET 1 candidature was taken after an aspirant, who missed the payment deadline, approached him for relief.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET 2016 Phase 2 on July 24, 2016 for admissions to approximately 30, 000 MBBS and BDS seats under 15% All India Quota in state medical colleges and 100% in central, private and deemed medical colleges.
First published on July 15, 2016
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