NEET-SS 2021: Supreme Court issues Notice on Plea challenging ‘Last Minute’ changes in Syllabus

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Aishwarya Rathore-

Published On: September 20,2021 at 16:30 IST

The Supreme Court issued Notice to the National Board of Examination (NBE), the National Medical Commission (NMC), and the Central Government in response to a Petition challenging last-minute modifications in the syllabus of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG Super Speciality Exam (NEET-SS) 2021.

The Plea filed by 41 PG Qualified Doctors challenged the abrupt last-minute changes, contending that they were made to favour General Medicine applicants.

The Petitioners contested an August 31, 2021, information bulletin outlining the alteration of the syllabus.

Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the Petitioners, submitted that the Notification for the examination, which is scheduled to be held on November 13-14 this year, was issued on July 23, 2021. However, another notification was issued on August 31, 2021, altering the exam pattern.

According to the current pattern, which was in effect from 2018 to 2020, 60% of the marks were awarded for questions in the Super Specialty, while 40 % were distributed for questions in the Feeder courses.

However, according to the proposed pattern, the entirety of questions for the Critical Care Super Specialty will be drawn from General Medicines.

The petition stated, “The new pattern will have 100% questions from the area of General Medicine, which would be advantageous for the students who are in General Medicine. This showed the manifest arbitrariness inherent in this decision.”

Accordingly, the Court has posted the matter on September 27.

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