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Issues, Benefits and Impacts of NEET 2013 Exam

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Issues,Benefits and Impacts of NEET 2013
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Medical Council of Indian (MCI) proposed to conduct common entrance exam called national Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).

NEET has been proposed for Undergraduate (NEET UG)medical courses like MBBA, BDS etc and Postgraduate (NEET PG) medical courses like M.D, M.S etc. NEET UG will be the common for MBBS course across the country for almost all government and private medical colleges and universities.

Issues Due to NEET:

  • NEET will be controlled by the central board; this would induce pressure into the minds of the students belonging to different State boards. Their state medical policies syllabi and regulations may not be applicable under NEET.
  • NEET system does not include the management quota seats; it's again a big hole in the system. People may doubt the merit listing of NEET.
  • Earlier the students had many opportunities of writing the entrance tests; on an average a student would write around 8-10 entrance tests to finally get admitted in his/her dream/desirable medical colleges/universities. So the chances of getting a seat were high; if a student lost in one entrance exam then he/she could work and make it on the other but those opportunities would not be possible in NEET system. It is a single medical entrance system hence the chance is only one. Hence,if a student loses in this exam it would end up in shattering his/her dreams on medical field.
  • The top notch medical colleges like AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) have not been include in the NEET list.
  • Since it is a single medical entrance system for around 31,000 medical seats the consistent of quality and implementation of error-free system is highly questionable!

Benefits of NEET:

  • One common examination for admission into almost all of the MBBS colleges in India.
  • No need to apply for several entrance examinations.
  • The students will be free and relaxed after appearing in only one exam.
  • Stress-level will be considerably reduced which otherwise used to be there due to various entrance examinations spread over a period of three months (April-May-June).
  • Substantial financial savings for parents.

Impact of NEET:
NEET shall replace:

  • All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT - the national level medical entrance test for MBBS courses) which till 2012 will be used for admissions into 15% seats of all government medical colleges except that of in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
  • All individual MBBS entrance exams which are being organized individually by state or colleges themselves (e.g. AFMC, OJEE, EAMCET, D-PMT, U-PMT, UP-CPMT, R-PMT, HR-PMT, WB-JEE, JK-CET etc.)
  • The government is yet to take a decision on adopting NEET for admission to other allied medical courses like veterinary, agriculture, horticulture, nursing courses etc.
  • NEET Merit List & Rankings Proposed.
  • NEET body (i.e. CBSE) shall provide: National as well as State level ranking or merit list will be prepared for all the appearing candidates.
  • Rank Usage for NEET qualified students:
  • National Rank: A student can use National Rank to take admission in any of the NEET affiliated MBBS colleges in India.
  • State Rank: A student can use State Rank to take admission in any of the affiliated colleges in the state from here he/she has done class XI & XII or holds a domicile.
  • The NEET guidelines require that 85 per cent of the MBBS seats in the medical colleges across the state be reserved under the state quota. The remaining 15 per cent remain open to candidates from other states.

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