The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to entertain a fresh plea by students seeking modification of its earlier order regarding the first phase of the single entrance test NEET for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses across the country.

The first phase of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will now take place on May 1.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur did not allow the plea seeking urgent hearing for modification of the April 28 order passed by another bench with regard to the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

“Nothing will happen in the meantime. Matter had been heard by the bench and it is over for now. Please allow the examination to be conducted,” the bench ruled.

The observation came when lawyers, representing some students, said that the order on NEET needed to be modified as students who had prepared for the state-level entrance exams will find it difficult to prepare for the NEET in such a short span of time.

Centre on Friday approached the apex court for modification of its April 28 order and had sought that state governments and private colleges be allowed to hold separate entrance examinations for MBBS and BDS courses for 2016-17 saying there was a lot of confusion arising out of it.

However, the top court ruled that the entrance test will be held as per the schedule through the two-phased common entrance test NEET on May 1 and July 24.