Latest July 2018 - Now the govt has changed the pattern of taking Medical Entrance Exam ( NEET ). As per the new schedule, NEET will occur twice a year. Once it will occur in Feb and the second time in May. This new schedule will be applicable from 2019.
The Ministry has created a new agency to hold this and other exams. The new agency is - National Testing Agency ( NTA ).
This is a good news for those who wish for a Uniform and Single Exam for the Entrance exam for MBBS and Post Graduation Courses that the Central Govt is mooting to have amendments to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 to give the Medical Council of India ( MCI ) the power to hold a single Medical Entrance Exams for all the Colleges, Pvt and Govt in the whole country.
MBBS Entrance / NEET Related information -
The IMC Amendment Bill 2015 was forwarded to MCI for its approval. The Medical Council of India gave its approval to the changes on October 1st. The next step will be for the Govt to put the law in public domain for the Suggestions of the parties concerned.
It is noteworthy that the Apex Court had quashed the MCI's Notification on Common Entrance Test for Admissions to MBBS and PG Courses saying that the latter had no legal powers to hold a unified exam.
Now the Govt is engaged to remove the legal anomalies through IMC Act that led to quashing of the MCI' Notification by the Supreme Court. Now this law will give MCI enough teeth to hold this Single Test for the MBBS and MD aspirants.
This should be a welcome step for those thinking to sit in the 2017 Medical Entrance Test. This Common Entrance Test system will certainly curb the practice of use of money in the matters of admission.