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Common Medical Entrance Test Strictly Followed

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Medical Entrance Test Strictly Followed
The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS courses will have objective type questions and also a percentile score which determines the merit of every applicants from next upcoming year. The meeting of Medical Council of India's Board of Governors which took place in the first week of October has come up with a decision to strictly conduct Common Medical Test, said the MCI source.

The Medical Council of India (MCI), which conducts the All India Medical Entrance Test, will be collaborating with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), deciding to keep a cut-off percentage scores for the candidates, in order to select the eligible candidate for providing admissions into the Medical colleges of the Country. “This opinion of cut-off in Medical entrance exam would be necessary to view the vast number of candidates attending the entrance exam,” said the Council.

The entrance test is supposed to have two sections based on testing their subject knowledge and aptitude of the candidate with 90 % and 10 percent of marks respectively. As per this format, it is decided to have 180 marks out of which 90 marks will be allotted for Biology and 45 each for Physics and Chemistry. When PTI questioned the Chairman of MCI's Board of Governors, about the new format in Entrance Exam, he replied, “We may further keep a clause for relaxing this cut-off percentile in such states where all the MBBS seats are not filled. Our purpose is to ensure that no seat goes vacant. Also, we have clarified the misconception some states had about them losing their seats. Their seats will remain with them and different states will do their own counseling."

The MCI is also on the way to call an issue to hold the entrance exam in different languages, regarding to states like Gujarat, West Bengal and Karnataka states which have individually come forward with their registration in the Joint All India Entrance Exam. As a result the CBSE plans to conduct the exam in two languages, English and Hindi which would be most familiar among candidates of these states .

The NEET will be conducted by the CBSE from the upcoming year, providing admission for seats in 300 medical colleges and about 10 Lakh candidates have registered to attend the fore-coming exam .

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