The 2021 NEET-PG Superspeciality examination can be held in accordance with the older sample and the newer one will solely be applied from the 2022/23 educational session, the federal government advised the Supreme Court docket Wednesday morning.
This comes two days after it was criticised for being in a rush to vary examination patterns and for treating younger and aspiring medical doctors as “footballs within the recreation of energy”.
“In deference of your observations, and within the curiosity of scholars, the centre has determined the revised scheme can be applied from 2022. The current examination can be held based mostly on the 2020 scheme,” Further Solicitor Common Aishwarya Bhati advised the court docket.
The Supreme Court docket bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud expressed satisfaction with the federal government’s U-turn and declared that it had been “particularly reasonable”.
Final week the court docket rapped the federal government over adjustments within the sample of the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check Publish-Graduate Tremendous Specialty (NEET-SS) examination.
” Do not deal with these younger medical doctors as footballs within the recreation of energy… We will not put these medical doctors on the mercy of insensitive bureaucrats… Put your home so as… Simply because someone has the ability, you’ll be able to’t yield the ability in any method,” the court docket mentioned.
The court docket’s observations got here whereas listening to a plea by 41 post-graduate medical doctors who had challenged the abrupt adjustments, contending that this was completed to favour basic drugs candidates.
The plea mentioned as per the prevailing sample of examination, 60 % marks are given on questions from tremendous speciality programs whereas 40 % of the marks are given from different programs.
As per a notification issued on August 31 for modifying the sample of examination, beginning this yr 100 per cent marks had been to be given on questions from basic medicines.
The federal government mentioned the revised sample was to “save seats wastage”.
“Modifications made to examination sample to convey extra flexibility for the scholars and to make sure that college students are examined on the premise of the programs which they already know,” it mentioned.