Dental Colleges Too Will Use NEET Score

Following the Supreme Court nod, Medical Council of India has taken the initiative of conducting a ‘Common Medical Entrance Test’ (NEET-National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for graduate, postgraduate & super specialty medical courses. Till date however there was no official notification on when NEET UG will be conducted. However NEET PG will be conducted in January or February 2011 according to MCI website.

Now Dental Council of India too had joined the Common Medical Entrance Test, reportedly the President of the Dental Council of India Dr Dibyendu Mazumdar had said that Dental Colleges in the country will also use NEET abolishing separate entrance tests for dental & medical courses.

Mr. Mazumdar had said to sources that to avoid burden of taking multiple tests one for dental & one for medical courses; DCI had joined the club of NEET.

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Source: Times of India

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    MCI halts negative marking system
    Students can breathe a sigh of relief with the decision of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to do away with the system of negative marking from the proposed National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), to be conducted from 2012 onwards. The decision was taken at a meeting of Union Health Ministry officials, MCI and other stakeholders on Monday evening in New Delhi.

    Rajiv Yervadekar, member, MCI board of governors, said, “At the meeting, it was decided that negative marking will be done away with as earlier decided by the National Board of Examinations. Instead, the percentile system of marking will be introduced for all medical colleges governed by MCI. Also for some states, question papers are likely to be printed in the vernacular language, although the final decision is yet to be taken.” The details of all new decisions will be hosted on the MCI website in a day or two, added Yervadekar


    The Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to make modifications in the syllabus of the proposed National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) after objections were raised by states including Maharashtra. Activists in Pune have been pressing for modifications in the syllabus. The decision was taken at a joint meeting of the MCI, Central Board of Secondary Education and the Union health ministry on Monday.

    Rajiv Yervadekar, member, MCI’s board of governors, said, “After suggestions and objections were recieved by MCI on the proposed NEET syllabus, it has now been decided that certain modifications will be included before the final syllabus is put up on the website in the next few days. Though how much and what will be changed can not be disclosed right now.”

    He further added the exam is likely to be conducted in April-May 2012 and MCI is fully prepared to go ahead with the exam. The examination paper will have 180 questions with 45 questions each in physics and chemistry and 90 in biology. As per the percentile system that is being introduced for the first time, a student will now be able to score more marks for a correct answer for a difficult question


  3. I dont discuss whether neet is good or not(already discussed a lot) as I ready in both condition. but inspite of oppose no state pmt authority declared thier test shedule date which normaly declared in last week of september or first week of october.

    Even CBSE has not come out with AIPMT date only AIIMS declared their shedule which is not included in neets by analyzing things maximum chances are that neet will be in 2012. if someone have information regarding declaration of date by any medical college pls share.


    Progress In NEET
    BHUBANESWAR: The Medical Council of India (MCI) chairman, Dr K K Talwar, on Saturday ruled out the possibility of conducting National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the proposed overarching pre-medical entrance in the country, in vernacular languages.

    In a perceived setback to West Bengal, Gujarat and Karnataka, the states which demanded that state language as medium of the test, Dr Talwar said, “It is not practically possible. The examination will be held in Hindi and English only.”

    A meeting of MCI, Central Board of Secondary Education and representatives of various states will be held in New Delhi on Monday (October 17) to address the concerns of the states and give a final shape to the proposed test.

    “I am hopeful that all concerns of the states will be duly addressed considering the issue in totality,” Dr Talwar told TOI. The MCI boss was in the city to attend the annual conference and convocation of the National Academy of Medical Sciences ( NAMS) here.

    Responding to the concerns of Goa and Maharashtra about the syllabi, Dr Talwar said the syllabus has been evolved by the MCI taking into consideration the syllabi of all the states. No state or board will have advantage or disadvantage, he said, adding, the feedbacks of all concerned were being considered on the draft syllabi put in the MCI website.

    MCI is likely to take a final decision on the syllabus, question papers and whether to go for negative marking in the national level test during the October 17 meeting.

    The NEET is tentatively scheduled for May 13. It will replace all state-level entrance tests for admission into undergraduate medical courses in 2012. The paper will have 180 questions, comprising 45 each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology. The test is proposed to be of 180 minutes duration.

    Applications forms, both online and offline, for NEET, would tentatively be available from the second week of December.


  5. are ye sab to thik hai per neet ug ka official anouncement kab karega mci…?????
    Ek baar doctor banne do fir dekho is mci ka kaise bajate hain……..

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