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National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Under Graduates
Now in India NEET is the only way to enter medical college for MBBS or BDS studies. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would conduct NEET in 2017. As per Supreme Court order all medical colleges in India, run by the central and state governments, deemed universities as well as all private and minority institutions will admit students through NEET.
NEET UG 2017 Highlights:
- All Medical aspirants have to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in eight languages, i.e., Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil.
- Qualifying candidates of NEET are eligible for All-India quota and other quotas under the state governments / Institutes irrespective of student’s medium in which the exam was taken.
- NEET UG was re-implemented in 2016 after Supreme Court order.
- In 2016 about 7.5 lakh students took the exam
To enhance the quality and standards of medical education and training in India, MCI (Medical Council of India) – the regulatory body has taken a needy step to standardize graduate medical education. In a nutshell it is a concrete step for the implementation of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in India through a single window common entrance examination with uniform standards. Thus a new roadmap has been evolved for medical education in India with restructuring (Changing the existing curriculum) of undergraduate medical course. This changed scenario ensures greater prospect, optimized learning opportunities for future medicos.
NEET UG – A single window system for admissions in MBBS
Now there is no inconvenience and confusion of appearing in multiple entrance examinations and counselling.
As per the new admission protocol, there will be a single qualifying exam in which all students wishing to join medical courses must attend. Students have to apply separately to the colleges they wish to study in the order of their preference. However the admission will be strictly made out of the scores they obtain in the Common admission test. So you have to score high if you wish to study at the college of their choice.
- NEET UG is a single window common entrance examination (NEET MBBS)
- Common syllabus throughout the country for entrance examination
- MCQ pattern of questions (single response) would be followed for MBBS entrance
- Obviously there is less stress on students as there is only one national entrance examination. Consequently medical aspirants need not to appear for several entrance examinations, one for each institute or state.
- Undoubtedly it will save student’s cost of attempting different medical entrance examination.
- It ensures equal opportunities for rural and financially weaker section of deserving aspirants
- Greater uniformity and convenient for all candidates across the country
- Avoids malpractices, and saves resources as well
- More importantly reservation of seats as applicable to the states is intact.
- A student is sure to thrive with multiple career opportunities after his/her MBBS.