It's a NEET game

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 the Private insititutes.

  • 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 in 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 Givernment & Private  Medical & Dental Colleges across India.
  • Test shall be conducted by the CBSE and the NEET syllabus shall be based on CBSE syllabus.
  • Quota as per laws in states or Union Territories. NEET marks shall be the basis for creating All-India merit list as well as State-wise merit list. Candidates shall be admitted to 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.
  • AIIMS and JIPMER may continue to hold separate exams since they come under central statutes.  But this aspect is not very clear at the moment.

In our next blog we will share some of the pro's and con's of the NEET approach.