It will take four years to implement the common entrance test for engineering and common entrance test for medical college admissions through out India stated Kapil Sibal. Earlier HRD Ministry had several meetings with NIT, IIIT and IIT councils to arrive at a decision on a common engineering entrance test. The conclusions led to a new selection process for IITs and NITs. IIITs, Deemed and Centrally funded Institutes too are expected to adopt the newly proposed engineering test.
The test will take board marks into consideration for the selection process, NITs will give a 40% weightage to board marks while IITs see students under top 20 percentile pool to be eligible to write the JEE Advanced. IIITs, Deemed and Centrally funded hasn’t made any announcement related to their selection process. It is expected that IIITs, Deemed and Centrally funded Institutes too go with the selection process proposed by NIT council.
Eventually an year ago, The Medical Council of India (MCI) along with CBSE has proposed a nation wide medical CET for MBBS & BDS courses and announced the test as NEET UG. The decision shook all the students across different states including state governments, several states (Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil nadu etc) argued showing the difference in syllabus. The syllabus for NEET UG was uploaded on MCI website and the response got from student community was mixed.
After all the efforts MCI couldn’t sustain to keep it going and they had to defer NEET UG by one year. MCI website states that NEET UG (the medical CET) will take place in 2013, however few states will have a negotiation to defer by one more year.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal’s objective was to have a one nation one test for each course instead of writing multiple exams. The students are over burdened by preparing for different exams, almost one each for one college. For example NITs use AIEEE, IITs use JEE, VIT University use VITEEE, BITS Pilani uses BITSAT and so on. Similarly for medical there are several entrance exams, AMU Medical Entrance Test, AIPMT, State level CET, AIIMS Medical Test, JIPMER Medical Test, AFMC Medical Test and so on.
The next generation students should be saved from such thing of writing multiple entrance exams, it probably happens by four years says Sibal our HRD Minister.
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