Delhi HC Opens Gate For Students From Open School To Take NEET, Upholds CBSE’s Age Limit Of 25 Yrs [Read Judgment]

In a major development, the Delhi High Court on Friday said students from open school can also take the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) while upholding the CBSE’s upper age limit of 25 and 30 years for general and reserved categories, respectively, to apply for the pre-Medical test considering the limited number of seats and large number of aspirants in India. A bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Chander Shekhar dismissed the petitions challenging the age limit while hoping that age and subject restrictions would not be required in near future.

The bench was of the view that the MCI has “proceeded on prejudice and assumption or a priori ex hypothesis predicated on the belief the students/candidates who do not attend regular schools, because of financial hardship and social reasons, are inferior and less deserving and turn downs. Such presumptions must be resoundingly rejected as contrary to the constitutional ethos and would clearly violate both Article 14 and right to opportunity to acquire professional degree”.

“NEET is a centralized and a single window examination, conducted in a transparent manner. This is a true and sure test of competence, caliber and aptitude. Professional degree would be awarded to students who meet the exacting standards and qualify the MBBS course. Impugned prohibition in the form of disqualification of students/candidates of open school Board is therefore disproportionate and unreasonable to the purported evil sought to be remedied, i.e. to filter out students who are not interested and do not have the caliber and intellect to undergo and clear the MBBS course,” it observed.

The court went on to add that, “[h]igher level of knowledge is liberating, enabling and empowering to those who suffer from prejudice and are financially challenged. Efforts have to be made and law must permit inclusion and not exclusion of such persons from portals of knowledge. Indian Constitution recognizes the affirmative action as an extension of the principle of equality. It would be unfair and unjust if we on vague and unsubstantiated pretence of unfitness close the door of knowledge on candidates, who have done class 12 from open school Boards. The restrictions envisaged would not only be unreasonable but would perpetuate inequality and hamper promotion of egalitarian social order and justice”.

“… we would accept that every person should be given an opportunity to compete for selection for neither age nor subjects studied in school matter, when the person has competence and calibre clear the entrance examination and successfully complete the MBBS course. Multidisciplinary approach in medicine and other fields is now accepted as necessary and beneficial.There are several countries that do not subscribe any restriction on age limit or the course/subjects studied during schooling without sacrificing quality and calibre.

“However, in the present context and background in India, given the limited number of seats and large number of aspirants, it is difficult to hold that the upper age limit is not a reasonable restriction, which has been imposed in the interest of general public. Hopefully, in near future, this situation would change, and age and―subject constraint and restriction would not be required and necessary,” said the bench.

While dismissing the challenge to the age limit for NEET, the court noted that one of the petitions seeking age relaxation was filed by Ritinath Shukla, a 45-year-old ward boy who wished to become a doctor.

“…Petitioner submits that they should be given preference and they want to upgrade their skills as a compounder/ward boy to that of a qualified doctor. We can empathize with the desire of Ritinath Shukla to appear in the NEET examination to qualify to selection to a medical college, but do not think this can be a ground to allow the writ petition and grant relief.

The bench further said, “…need to put the upper age limit was necessary as there are approximately 61000 seats for MBBS course in government and private medical colleges in the country. There has to be a level playing field for selection amongst lakhs of candidates who appear every year (in 2017, about 11 lakh candidates had appeared). It is obvious that a candidate who is 17 or 18 years of age will find it difficult to compete with a candidate who is above 26/31 years of age and has been studying for last 7 to 10 years or even more only to get admission to an MBBS course,” the court noted.

Conclusion

(a) Proviso to clause 4(2)(a) of the Regulations disqualifying recognized open school Board candidates is struck down and declared unconstitutional. Students/candidates, who have done class 12 from NIOS or recognized open school State Boards, would not be treated as per se disqualified for selection and appearance in NEET. Their NEET results, when otherwise eligible, would be declared with other candidates.

(b)Proviso to clause 4 prescribing upper age limit of 25 years in case of general category candidates and 30 years in case of reserved category candidates is legal and valid. To this extent, the writ petitions challenging vires of proviso to clause 4 of the Regulations are dismissed.

(c) In respect of private students, MCI has already issued a clarification, which appears to have satisfied grievance of the private candidates. In the light of the said clarification, no arguments have been addressed before us and, therefore, we have not decided or adjudicated on the said issue/aspect, the court said.

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NEET UG 2018 On May 6; Last Minute Preparation Tips By Expert

The countdown to NEET UG 2018 exam has begun. With barely 6 days left for the exam, it is natural for aspirants to feel nervous and anxious. NEET is the one stop gateway to prestigious medical colleges in the country. Hence, the preparation for NEET examination requires a well-planned strategy both for the short and medium term. With approximately 13.36 lakh students registering for the examination, it is extremely crucial to not only crack the exam but also secure a good rank.

Here are a few important last minute tips given by Mr. Rohit Manglik, CEO, EduGorilla, which will help you ace the examination easily:

Study with short breaks: Studying for 12-14 hours at a stretch can lead to mental fatigue. Focus on quality of study rather than just the number of hours put in. It is advisable to take short breaks and relax your mind with light music or games.

Brush up basics:  A deep study of NCERT books is highly recommended. If you have prepared notes from NCERT, ensure you revise them thoroughly. Since there is a small gap between board and NEET examination, build on your board examination preparation.

Avoid reading any new topic or study material: With the ocean of study material available, it is common for students to fall prey to a new study material just a few days before the examination. Refrain from doing it. This will not only increase your stress level but also make you difficult to retain information learned at the last moment.

Strike the right balance: The study sessions should be a mix of theory, problem-solving and revising all previous years’ papers. Equal emphasis should be given to all subjects.

Revise concepts and formulae: Ensure that you devote ample time in revising important concepts and formulae. This will help you retain information better and boost your confidence.
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Know the focus areas: It is equally important to pay attention to selected topics. These are:-

  • Physics: Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics and Nuclear Physics
  • Chemistry – Mole Concept, General Organic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Chemistry
  • Biology- Ecology and Environment, Genetics, Cell Biology, Morphology, Reproduction and Physiology of Plants and Animals, Basics of Biotechnology

Take mock tests in exam -simulated environment: Try to take mock tests to get into the groove and muster the art of time management. Stick to the time-limit and try to improve your performance with every mock test. It is better that you take mock tests at the examination timings to make yourself habituated to taking the examination at that time. After every mock test, analyze your performance. Work on your weak areas during the time of revision.

Keep calm and beat anxiety: Try to keep calm. Remember this is just another phase of life. Try to relax in a way that suits you- yoga, meditation, talking to friends over the phone, playing with your pets. Good Luck!

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NEET – UG 2018 APPLICATION FORM CORRECTION PROCEDURE BEGINS

NEET 2018 Application Form Correction has been started from today. All the registered candidates of NEET – 2018 are informed that CBSE has started NEET 2018 application form correction procedure. The correction facility allows candidates to correct the particulars in the application, and the last date to do it is 17th March 2018 (11:50 PM). Continue reading

Splendid Performance by Resonites in NEET 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education declared the result of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, on 23 June 2017.

Out of more than 11 lacs students who appeared for this fiercely-competed entrance exam, one of the RESONites Sankeerth Sadanand – a Regular Classroom Students clichéd AIR 4 and Rakshita Ramesh bagged AIR 41. One more Regular Classroom student Sandeep Kumar secured OBC Category Rank AIR 5 and AIR 400 in General Category.


Managing Director of Resonance RK Verma Sir announced that 2974 students qualified in NEET 2017 from Resonance, out of which 1724 are from Classroom Program and 1250 from Distance Learning.

3 students from Resonance were able to secure their position in Top 100 (Classroom – 2 and Distance Learning – 1), 8 students in top 500 (Classroom – 5 and Distance Learning – 3), 26 students in top 1000 (Classroom – 8 and Distance Learning – 18).

RK Verma Sir congratulated all the students for a wonderful result. He also informed that 11,38,890 students registered for NEET 2017. There are 472 MBBS hospitals in India, where there are 65170 seats and around 308 colleges for BDS which have 25730 seats. This year the NEET exam was organized in 10 various regional languages.

RK Verma Sir added that with a well-structured curriculum tailored to the dynamic requirements, Resonance has inaugurated one more establishment, exclusively dedicated to Pre Medical Division. Resonance has provided and will continue to provide best results with best faculty members as well as best platform to perform well in NEET as well as AIIMS.

The details of the qualified students of various study centers are (Including Kota):

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NEET 2017: All-India Quota Online Counselling Schedule Declared

Online counselling (All Indian Quota) for the (NEET) 2017 has been declared on the official site of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the scanner of the Supreme Court had announced the results of National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) on June 23 2017 on their official site cbseneet.nic.in. The is an entrance examination for any graduate medical course such as MBBS, Bachelor of Dental Surgery or postgraduate course i.e. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Surgery in government or private medical colleges in India.  


Schedule For Online Counselling (Allotment Process)
After the results are announced, the students will now appear for All India Quote counselling (All India Quota UG (MBBS/BDS) Seats). The counselling is organized by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The has released the schedule of counselling. As far as counselling at state level is concerned, the states would be releasing it soon. Medical colleges in a particular state have 85% seats for the native students and 15% (All India Quote) seats for the students from other state. For instance, a student from Delhi wants to purse MBBS from a college in Mumbai, he or she will be given a seat from 15% seats of total seats of the college. For now the counselling for All India Quote is conducted in July and state wise counselling would be in August this year.

Event Duration Day
Registration, Choice Filling(From 5th ) & Indicative Seat 3rd July to 11th July, 2017 (Registration will be open up to 05:00 PM of 11th July 2017 only) 9 Days
2 Choice filling and Locking 12 12th July, 2017 (up to 05:00 PM of 12th July, 2017) 1 Day
Process of Seat Allotment

– Round 1

13th July -14th July, 2017 2 Days
Round 1 Result Publish 15th July, 2017 1 Day
Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round 16th July to 22nd July , 2017 (up to 05:00 PM of 22 ND July, 2017) 7 Days
Exercising of Choices and Locking(Round 2) & New Registration 1st August 2017 to 4th August 2017 (Registration will be open up to 05:00 PM of 4th AUGUST 2017 only) 4 Days
Process of Seat Allotment – Round 2 5th -7th August, 2017 3 Days
Round 2 Result Publish 8th August, 2017 1 Day
Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against Round 2 9th to 16th August, 2017 (up to 05:00 PM of 17TH August, 2017 8 Days
Transfer of vacant seats to State Quota 16th August, 2017 (After 05:00 PM)

(Time 05:00 PM mentioned above is by computer server time) Commencement of MBBS/BDS first year session – from 4 th August, 2017. (Source: MCC)

About NEET:
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is an entrance exam for any graduate and postgraduate medical course in India. Announced by the Government of Indian, it was held for the first time on May 5, 2013. However, the exam was soon invalidated by the Supreme Court of India on the petitions against it. The 2016 was conducted in English and Hindi. Later more languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati were added

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NEET 2016: Understand Supreme Court’s Order in 10 easy points.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to modify its April 28 order making NEET mandatory for admission to undergraduate medical courses across the country for the academic year 2016-2017. Here, the Supreme Court order is explained in 10 easy-to-understand points:- Continue reading