The Bihar Government says no to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in to Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical courses from the next year and files a petition in Patna High Court against the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Dr. NP Yadav, Controller of Examination said that, "We have sent a Proposal to the government for moving the high court against the MCI's notifications for holding the NEET UG and NEET PG from the next sessions".
He also said that, "The Bihar Government stand is clear on this count. It doesn't want either NEET UG and NEET PG. It is strongly in favor of having its own examinations". He argued, that students from bihar would face several hurdles in competing in the single entrance tests, as they had hardly any facility for coaching in the state. Also, the syllabus being followed by the bihar school examination board was quite different from that of the CBSE syllabus.
While CBSE had been notified to conduct the NEET UG, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) has been made agency to conduct NEET PG. In order to conduct a single all india test for admission to MBBS and PG Courses in MS/MD, the central government had notified NEET UG and NEET PG.
National Board of Examinations (NBE) shall be conducting NEET-PG as a Computer Based Test (CBT).from November 23rd, 2012 to December 6th, 2012 at test centres located at 33 cities across the country. NEET-PG is a mandatory test for gaining entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses at all medical colleges under ambit of PGME Regulation of MCI. No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as prescribed, shall be admitted to any Post Graduate course.
No candidate, who fails to obtained the minimum eligibility narks prescribed, shall be admitted to any postgraduate course, the notification said.