After ruling that all admissions in MBBS/BDS courses in government and private medical colleges or in deemed universities will be done this year only on the basis of National Eligibility Entrance Test, the Supreme Court also allowed phase 1 students to take phase 2 exam.

According to reports, The Supreme Court bench on Monday made it clear that those students who had appeared for NEET-I held on May 1 would be allowed to take the second phase of NEET but their marks in the previous test would stand scrapped.

The bench clarified “to allay any such apprehension, we direct that all eligible candidates who could not appear in NEET-I or have apprehensions that they had not prepared well, be permitted to appear in NEET-II, subject to seeking an option from the said candidates to give up their candidature for NEET-I.”

Although NEET II is scheduled for July 24, the apex court on Monday allowed CBSE and Centre to reschedule the examination date in case of logistical problems.