The first phase of the single entrance test NEET for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses across the country will take place on Sunday after the Supreme Court on Saturday refused to accord an urgent hearing of a plea seeking modification of its earlier order.A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, which is conducting a special hearing to deal with pollution in Delhi, 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).<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”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, also comprising Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi said.The court, for the time being refused to entertain the plea and asked the lawyers concerned to file an application which would be heard by the regular bench, hearing the case.The Supreme Court had on Saturday said that the entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 will be held as per the schedule through the two-phased common entrance test NEET on May 1 and July 24.The apex court had in its order cleared the decks for the holding of NEET in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear.It had approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1.It had said those who had not applied for AIPMT will be given the opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30.(With PTI inputs)

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NEET: First phase of all India medical entrance today after SC allows exam to be held