National Eligibility- cum-Entrance Test in short NEET has become a test of much talk this year. Almost everyday, we hearing one thing or the other related with NEET. NEET Phase 1 has already taken place on May 1st. You can check the Expected Cut off and Answer key from here.
On May 9, 2016 Supreme Court had said that all admissions shall take place through a common test NEET UG Merit List. The Phase 2 NEET is to take place on July 24th, 2016.
Then the Centre and the states wanted a year’s relaxation citing the difference in the syllabus, lack of the NEET Question Papers in the local languages and the most important thing is their own Entrance Tests for the Admission to MBBS.
The Union Govt consulted all the parties and then it proposed an ordinance to exempt state governments from NEET UG for one year. The states enjoy 85% quota in seats per college which they can fill through their State Entrance Tests. Only 15% seats of Central Quota shall be filled through NEET.
But the Private Colleges have not been granted this relaxation. For getting admissions to all the Private Colleges, the aspirants shall have to take either NEET 1 or NEET 2.
Now the states govt has to option whether to conduct their own Entrance exams or go with NEET. There are some states which have already held their own entrance tests and given admission to the successful candidates on the basis of their performances in those tests. These states include – Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Odisha, Meghalaya, MP, Manipur. They have followed AIPMT for giving admission during 2016.
It is note-worthy that there are around 220 Private Medical Colleges in the country. Now ordinance shall be sent to the President of India for his assent. After his assent, this ordinance shall become a law.
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