MCI postpones NEET UG in Karnataka to 18 May 2013 due to assembly elections


According to a notification issued by MCI (Medical Council of India), the NEET UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for MBBS / BDS admissions will be postponed to 18 May 2013 only in the State of Karnataka due to Elections. Candidates appearing for the maiden NEET UG in 2013 are hereby requested to make a note of the change.

As announced the maiden NEET UG will take place on 05 May 2013 in all other states & union territories. The NEET UG 2013 will be an objective based test with 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology. The test will be for a duration of THREE hours, 45 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology sections will be seen in NEET UG 2013.

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  1. 1. Medical Council of India ( MCI) has issued a gazette notification stating that “ There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance exam….”
    2. Please note the words “ a single eligibility cum entrance examination” in the above.
    3. MCI has authorized CBSE to conduct the above NEET exam.
    4. The CBSE mandate as informed on their website states that their mandate is “
    Pursuant to the Notification published in the Gazette of India Extraordinarydated 21st December, 2010, the Medical C ouncil of India with the approval ofthe Central Government amended the regulations on Graduate MedicalEducation 1997 and made provision for a Single Eligibility cum EntranceExamination, namely, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) foradmission to MBBS C ourse in each academic year.
    National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS and BDS C oursesin the academic session 2013-14 on Sunday, the 5th May 2013.The responsibility of the C BSE is limited to the conduct of the entranceexamination, declaration of result and providing merit list to the C ounsellingAuthorities. “
    5. CBSE has now postponed the above exam in Karnataka to 18-May instead of 5th may due to
    Elections .

    Issues involved :

    1. NEET is to be a single all India Exam as per the Gazette notification.
    2. NEET will yield a common All India Merit List.
    3. This is the first NEET-UG exam being held. Hence there is no information on the exam pattern, past questions, trends, sample papers, etc, except the info given on the CBSE site.
    4. In case the exam is conducted 14 days later in one state( Karnataka), the students of Karnataka will have the advantage due to :
    a. The will be aware of the psat question paper pattern.
    b. They will be aware of the level and type of the past questions.
    c. They will get an extra 14 days to prepare for this common exam.
    d. They will have a chance to perform better that those who have taken a “ blind” test 14 days before.
    5. This cannot be compared with the exam held on multiple dates where date of test is chosen by the candidate, because the date is fixed by CBSE in this case and the student has no choice of the date.

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