Ordinance will give NEET statutory status: JP Nadda
As President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on the NEET exams on Tuesday, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said this will provide it statutory status.
New Delhi: As President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on the NEET exams on Tuesday, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said this will provide it statutory status.
The ordinance exempts certain state boards from the ambit of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for a year.
The exempted states include Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab.
The health minister, addressing a press conference here, said while states will be able to hold the undergraduate exams, the postgraduate exams to be held in December will be under NEET.
The central government was committed to implementing NEET but the states expressed their concerns which had to be addressed, Nadda said.
"State governments wanted exemption and the issues were related to parity of syllabus and option of giving exam in regional languages," Nadda said.
"After due consultation, we came out with an ordinance which provides NEET a statutory basis and where we give state governments an option to conduct examination and those who have conducted exams to go forward in that direction," he said.
JEE Mains had to be conducted in four sessions namely February, March, April and May
The application fee for MHT CET 2021 is Rs 800 for unreserved categories and Rs 600 reserved categories
Candidates belonging to the general category will have to pay Rs 1,000 as an application fee