The letter also stated that plus 2 syllabus of Karnataka and the NEET syllabus based on CBSE have more than 20% variation. A majority in Karnataka hold an opinion that participation in NEET should be differed upto 2014. The Karnataka Chief Minister also highlighted the fact that the final NEET UG syllabus was announced by MCI on November 4 whereas other entrance exam dates are also being announced by premier agencies.
As a result, the whole only one-All-India-Medical-Entrance-Exam characteristic of NEET is already diluted by the agencies announcing dates of their own exams. However Mr.Gowda assured the centre about Karnataka adopting the National Science Syllabus from 2012-13, which would be given an edge to the Karnataka students in NEET.