MBBS, BDS Exams To Be Conducted As Per SC Guidelines: BOPEE

MBBS, BDS Exams To Be Conducted As Per SC Guidelines: BOPEE

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Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) on Tuesday said it will conduct all the entrance exams for different courses as per schedule, except for MBBS, BDS and MD courses.

2016_5$largeimg210_May_2016_120714830“Except for MBBS, BDS and MD, we will conduct all other exams like BUMS, exams for engineering courses, BED, MED etc. as per schedule,” BOPEE chairman GH Tantray told KNS news agency.

“MBBS, BDS and MD entrance tests will be conducted as per Supreme Court guidelines in NEET,” Tantray said.

For the state, Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) was conducting entrance tests for all the medical courses for the students.

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) would be the only test for admission to medical courses in India, turning down an appeal by many states, including Jammu and Kashmir, to hold separate medical entrance exams.

“We do not find any infirmity in the NEET regulation on the ground that it affects the rights of the States or the private institutions,” the court said on Monday. “Only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies.”

The court, however, clarified that students who appeared in NEET-1 May 1 can be permitted to appear for NEET-2, but they will have to forego the results of NEET-1.

The NEET-1 was meant for those who had applied for the All India Pre-Medical Test or AIPMT. Those who hadn’t applied for it, were allowed to sit for the second phase of the NEET exam on July 24. The results are expected to be out latest by August 17.

The court directed Central Board of School Examination to hold the entrance that will be overseen by a committee appointed.(Agencies)

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