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It's a NEET game

Published on : 13-02-2018 Powered by

Parliament has approved two significant bills in the 2016 Monsoon session paving the way for NEET implementation across the country from 2017-18 session onwards.  

Why was NEET brought in?

  • In the larger perspective, NEET is intended to eliminate corruption in the undergraduate Medical & Dental admission process, especially in Private institutes.

  • Aims to cut down on numerous entrance tests that students would have had to take besides requiring them to travel long distances.
  • Intends to bring transparency to the admission process.

How this impacts you:

  • From next year, admission to medical and dental courses across the country will be done through a single common entrance test.  
  • The test will apply to admissions to Government & Private  Medical & Dental Colleges across India.
  • The test shall be conducted by the CBSE and the NEET syllabus shall be based on the CBSE syllabus.
  • Quota as per laws in states or Union Territories. NEET marks shall be the basis for creating an All-India merit list as well as a State-wise merit list. Candidates shall be admitted to the MBBS course basis these lists.
  • 85 percent of seats in all the states will be reserved for its own students. They will have a level playing field, as they will have to compete with candidates of their own states only.
  • Management quota seats shall be filled by the respective private colleges and/or private universities or deemed universities through NEET only.

In our next blog, we will share some of the pros and cons of the NEET approach.

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Keywords : NEET, Medical Entrance Exam, CBSE, AIIMS, JIPMER, Admission, MBBS, BDS


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