Daily Editorial Cloze Test Quiz – 34

Editorial Cloze Test Quiz

Just when it appeared that this year’s medical admissions in Tamil Nadu would be solely based on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and that no further legal avenue was available to circumvent it, the Centre has added a new _____(1)_____. It is now, according to Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, ready to cooperate with Tamil Nadu in its efforts to obtain a one-time _______(2)_______from NEET. Tamil Nadu, which abolished entrance tests for professional courses in 2006, fears that the introduction of NEET would jeopardise the admission prospects of rural students who cannot _______(3)_______the extra coaching and higher workload that preparing for NEET entails. In its desperation to get around the NEET barrier, it passed two Bills seeking to preserve its existing system of admitting students to medical and dental courses based on Class 12 marks. However, the Centre, understandably reluctant to grant such exemption to one State alone, did not recommend presidential assent to these Bills. As admission season closed in, the State government decided to go by NEET rankings, but reserved 85% of seats for students passing out of its own school Board. The Madras High Court struck down this order. The Supreme Court _______(4)________the State government’s appeal. With medical admissions already delayed by a month, one would have thought the State government would see the writing on the wall and move ahead with the admission based on NEET. But its efforts were unrelenting. What it could not ______(5)_______legally, it seems to have achieved politically, albeit for just one year.


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