The proposed common medical entrance test (NEET) will only be held in Hindi & English. MCI chairman Dr K K Talwar had said “It is practically not possible to hold the test in vernacular languages, NEET can only be held in Hindi & English” (via). This will set back hopes of few states which were demanding vernacular languages in the proposed common medical entrance test. Gujarat, Karnataka, West Bengal are few states which have asked for printing questions in local language.
MCI held a core meeting today and is likely to finalize dates and syllabus for the proposed common medical entrance test according to source. Dr Talwar has said MCI has taken the feedback of all concerned and will decide on the final syllabus, he has said no state will have an unfair advantage over other states with respect to the syllabus.
NEET UG is likely to be held in the month of May (13th) application forms will be issued from December second week. You can read our previous post for more information, NEET PG will be held in January or February 2012, read more.
Source: Times of India
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Medical Council of India (MCI) will conduct NEET-UG in the month of May 2012, as per a report MCI will exempt AIIMS & JIPMER to conduct their own entrance test without imposing NEET. Which means AIIMS medical entrance test & JIPMER medical entrance test will not be discontinued despite NEET-UG.
AFMC medical entrance test for Armed Forces Medical College might be scrapped, meanwhile Andhra Pradesh based Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences has reportedly announced that the University will not hold EAMCET in 2012. Which means Andhra Pradesh will participate in NEET UG 2012, first ever common medical entrance test.
The present political drama in state has worried students more than anything else; schools and colleges were forced to shutdown by the Telangana supporters; in protest for a separate State. MBBS aspirants will have to adopt to something new for next year (NEET-UG). There will not be EAMCET for medical college admissions next year onwards.
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NEET for under-graduate medical admissions is likely to be held in the month of May 2012. MCI officials and state representatives of concerned authorities had a meeting last week on Friday 23, September 2011 and believed to have taken the decision to hold the common medical entrance test from 2012.
The decision is yet to be announced officially by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). As per a report “NEET will have 180 questions, comprising 45 each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology. The test will be of 180 minutes duration with centres in all district headquarters”. – Source: Times of India.
Applications will be issued in the month of December and NEET is likely to be held on May 13, 2011. Syllabus will be normalized in order to satisfy all the State Board students and MCI will also ensure that reservation are not waived off. 85% seats for home state based students, 15% seats for rest of India.
The last thing a student should hope is the finalized syllabus and examination schedule. MCI is confident of holding NEET in the year 2012 despite protests from state governments. States which don’t wish to have a common entrance test are Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka and Goa. It is interesting to watch and see how the ministers of these states react to the MCI’s final decision. Decision will be out in few more days, hope there will not be disappointed students, MCI should make a convincing announcement soon.
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Several unanswered questions such as the syllabus for NEET-UG (common medical entrance test for undergraduate admissions), negative marking, finalized syllabus, language(s) in which the question paper will be printed will soon be answered by MCI in a week. MCI & CBSE are keen of holding NEET in 2012 despite protests from state governments, recently Karnataka, West Bengal, Goa, Gujarat had raised concerns as reported by IBNLive.
Karnataka, West Bengal & Gujarat had expressed concerns about the language issue, respective governments had asked the question papers to be printed in the local language apart from English. While the government of Goa raised concern about the finalized syllabus of NEET-UG.
The decision is currently pending and soon will be answered by MCI, as per the latest report from IBNLive it is believed that NEET-UG will be imposed from 2012.
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