National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)
Have you heard about the upcoming National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) ? The recent news is Supreme Court approves NEET for admission in MBBS and BDS. With this order state governments and private colleges need to hold separate entrance examinations for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17. There are few reputed institutes were set up by separate laws and NEET not applicable for them.
What is NEET ?
National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is a common entrance examination in India. This is conducted for students who prefer to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in private medical colleges or government colleges in India.
Exam Date of NEET 2016 in India
National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) includes two-phased single common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and PG courses. This will conduct on 1 May and 24 July. The first phase of NEET on 1 May will be conducted for those who have already registered. Remaining students are allowed to take the exam on 24 July.
Who Conducts NEET ?
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the NEET-UG (Undergraduate) for MBBS and BDS courses. With this implementation NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all other individual MBBS exams conducted by various states or colleges. Already many colleges conducted private examinations for to MBBS and BDS courses admission.
List of Institutes outside the NEET’s Purview
- Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi
- Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh
- Jawarharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research JIPMER
NEET, was earlier declared as illegal and unconstitutional by Supreme Court of India in 2013. Now in April 2016 five-judge Constitution bench allowed the Central Government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to implement the common entrance test.
How NEET will be conducted ?
The All India Pre Medical Test also known as AIPMT will be conducted on May 1, 2016 is selected as first phase of the NEET. Students cannot register for Phase One will be given another chance to appear for the next NEET on July 24, 2016. Results will be published around August 17, 2016 and admission process can be completed by 30 September.
Syllabus and Quiestion Pattern for NEET-PG
Syllabus for NEET PG will be same as that of the MBBS course described in the MCI Regulations with prior approval of Government of India. The test will comprises 240 multiple choice, single correct response questions in English Language only. The test time will be 195 minutes includes – 15 minutes of test tutorial time and 180 minutes for attempting the test.