The Supreme Court has rejected a plea opposing the DMK's signature drive in Tamil Nadu, which aims to eliminate the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical college admissions nationwide. The apex court, led by Justices Surya Kant and KV Viswanathan, asserted that pan-India competitive exams, including NEET, must continue. The bench dismissed the petition that sought to prohibit such activities in Tamil Nadu schools. Justice Kant remarked that the current generation was well-informed and understood the motives and agendas behind campaigns. He emphasised that competitive exams were a necessity, acknowledging the awareness of today's youth. Last October, Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK initiated a campaign aiming to garner 50 lakh signatures in 50 days, advocating for the abolition of NEET. The court's decision allows the campaign to persist.