Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER), Mumbai, has decided to conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) for the year 2014 for admission to MBBS, BDS courses.
"The decision was made by the state taking into consideration the effort put in by students in preparing for NEET," said an official from the DMER.
It is clear that, students aspiring for Medical courses in Maharashtra have to appear for state CET to seek MBBS, BDS seats.
In 2013, State had filled the MBBS, BDS seats through NEET UG entrance test scores.
On 18 July 2013, Supreme Court has quashed the NEET exam from 2014.
But now the question is, what is the syllabus for the CET 2014.
Board has cleared that upcoming CET 2014 will have the same syllabus as NEET exam.
Students aspiring for Medical entrance exam have to study the class 11 and 12 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Recently, DTE has also announced to hold MT CET for Engineering courses admissions.
Meanwhile, the state health education ministry also announced that the candidates appearing in MH CET, will have an option to write exam in English and Marathi.
The state CET, from this year on, will carry 720 marks (180 questions carrying four marks each). However, the weightage for the individual subjects are yet to be determined.