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West Bengal JEE to conduct Medical entrance exam for MBBS, BDS

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WBJEE to conduct Medical entrance exam
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) board has decided to conduct the entrance exam for Medical courses admissions across the state.

State Health department will write the letter to the higher education department to take authority to conduct the medical entrance exam from 2014.

On 18 July, Supreme court had cancelled the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), which was conducted for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Medical Courses admissions across India in 2013.

"We shall soon write a letter to the education minister informing him about the latest developments. We'll request the higher education department to conduct the examination from next year. It will be sent once we have completed the medical counseling," a health department official said.

A senior official of the WBJEE board said, "If the medical examination returns to the state, the number of centres will increase uniformly and candidates will not have to travel to distant places. The question papers, too, will be set in Bengali and it will not be a word-to-word translation of English. The questions will be based on the Higher Secondary syllabus of Biology."

Earlier, WBJEE board had conducted the WBJEE entrance exam for Medical, Engineering, Architecture courses admissions across the state.

The state received the notice from the central government to approve for NEET exam in 2012. Then state had cancelled the medical entrance examination.

From 2013, WB board has changed the pattern of the engineering entrance exam. Exam paper consists of two hours time duration for 100 marks in Mathematics subject. For Physics and Chemistry, one and half hour time duration with 75 marks each, was added.

If Biology subject is re-introduced, then the board will change the structure / pattern of the examination from 2014.

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