The Medical college representatives at a meeting organized by the Education Promotion Society in Bangalore argued that the common medical entrance exam ‘NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam)’ to be made optional. Citing reasons such as the varied syllabus across different boards & hitting on the rural students unpreparedness for such a competitive entrance exam according to sources.
Further more the gathering cited that the NEET proposed by the Medical Council of India last year is not student friendly, as students from tier 2 students or lower mid class families cannot afford coaching for the maiden NEET. The Society has decided to submit a memorandum to centre expressing their concerns on the common medical entrance exam.
However the Medical Council of India hasn’t made any new announcement with respect to NEET. The only source of information seems to be the MCI official website, which states that NEET UG & NEET PG will be held from 2013 onwards. Aspiring Medical students are trusting on what the coaching institutes have to teach, some coaching institutes have already started conducted coaching classes following the NEET UG syllabus. NEET UG is for the undergraduate medical (MBBS) & dental courses (BDS) while NEET PG is for the postgraduate courses.
There are enough twists for the common medical entrance exam, both NEET UG & NEET PG were supposed to be debuted in 2012. However several states had to defend their state board students stating that the syllabus proposed for NEET UG varies with respect to their respective state boards curriculum.
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