The Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi has decided to include negative marking system in National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET 2013) Undergraduate to be held in next year. Earlier, MCI was going to do away with negative marking system and hence most coaching centres had prepared students accordingly.
Sameer Phale, Lecturer in Ambedkar College said, "I just don't understand why all these details have to be released in the last moment? All along we were hearing that there will be no negative marking but how all of a sudden MCI says there is negative marking. Students are the ones who are bound to lose in this situation,"
The students are irked by the fact that the council has announced this decision just six months before the exam. Gayatri Nimbalkar, an NEET aspirant shared her view. "Now,m we will have to adopt a more cautions approach. They could have told us much before," she said.
Meanwhile, Chandrakant Satija, Head of National Coaching centres said, "We has an impression that NEET will be modelled in the line of AIPMT which also has negative marking. So, we prepared our students accordingly. We have been proved right by MCI's decision,"
Vishakha Swain, another NEET aspirant said, "The decision to include negative marking is right because this will ensure that only the best get selected. Otherwise, even random guesses would have helped people score. My preparation will not be affected adversely, since all the mock test that bI appeared for had negative marking system."
The NEET UG 2013 will be conducted by CBSE on May 05, 2013.