Categories: Study MBBS Time: 2012-02-13by: CUCAS
To bring a uniformity and common standard to the admission systems of UG and PG medical courses in India, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to hold a common entrance test-National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) for MBBS candidates from 2012-2013 academic session. It is conducted by CBSE and generally gives admission to students to various undergraduate medical courses in 336 medical colleges of the country.
This National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) will be held for MBBS courses offered by all 271 medical colleges-138 run by governments and 133 under private management. That means students aspiring to get admission in top medical colleges will have to appear for the NEET-UG, which replaced the former 17 pre-medical tests conducted across India. Annually there're nearly 31,000 MBBS seats in medical colleges, so the competition is still fierce.
The Medical Council of India has finalized the syllabus for the common entrance test for admission to MBBS courses and fixed the date as 13th May 2012 for conducting the entrance exam. The core syllabus on which NEET-UG will be conducted has been uploaded on the website of MCI and students can download it.
Though this is good news for aspiring medical students and a great reform in medical education, many student still have great worry due to the element of uncertainty and confusion on the exam.
The MCI said that the time was crucial in holding the test. MCI official said, "We are ready and so is the CBSE. We are waiting for the Ministry to notify the same. We hope it would be done soon."