NEET SS Exam 2021 Update: As per the latest update, the Central Government in its latest submission to the Supreme Court has informed that NEET-PG Super Speciality Exam Pattern will remain unchanged for the coming session. Earlier, the central government had made a representation that the National Entrance Eligibility Examination for super speciality courses (NEET SS) 2021 as per changed or revised exam pattern. However, following criticism from the top court regarding frequent last-minute changes about Post-graduate level medical exam, the Central Government has decided to keep the exam pattern unchanged. The Govt has also said that the new or revised exam pattern will be implemented from academic session 2022-23.
Exam Pattern to be Changed from Next Session
While making a representation on behalf of the Central Gov’t, the Additional Solicitor General informed the SC bench that "In deference of your lordships observations and interest of students, the Centre has decided that the revised scheme will be implemented from 2022. The present exam will be held based on 2020 scheme.” Furthermore, the government also informed that the decision to defer the implementation of new exam pattern for NEET SS Exam until next session was taken in consultation with National Board of Examinations (NBE), National Medical Commission (NMC). The decision will ensure that the students who have been preparing for NEET SS 2021 for this year are not affected by the new exam pattern.
Petitions disposed by the Apex Court
Following the submission by Central Government about the exam pattern remaining unchanged for this year’s NEET SS 2021 Exam, the apex court has disposed of all the petitions that were filed challenging it. The bench in its final order noted ““Since Grievance sought to be raised has been fulfilled, in circumstances, the petition under article 32 are disposed of.” The order also noted that the Supreme Court bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud expressed satisfaction with the government's U-turn on exam pattern and declared it had been "very fair".