NEET – A new ripple for the MBBS and PG medical courses


NEET is the new National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for the admission of students in to the MBBS and postgraduate medical courses. The NEED was proposed with an intention to make the admission process to these courses more efficient. The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has at one caress finely tuned the expectations of a smooth, countrywide ranking system of candidates. Even though, the new system has lifted up the apprehension concerning the moderation of effort and adjustment which the students and colleges have to make as to fit in to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

The Medical Council of India

The Medical Council of India

The main noticeable plus point of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is that, if a candidate wishes to various medical courses then he/she is required to appear in only entrance exam, instead of running around an applying for all the possible medical entrance exam. With the enforcement of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the candidate who had previously needed to submit different application for various entrance exams in multiple States is avoided. The candidates will be relieved and don’t have to wait to check whether any entrance examination date overlap with one another. The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will also eliminate the difficult to prepare for each separate exam. Each and every one of these troubles would then be a thing of the past.

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) won’t come in to action from this year onwards. But there is a long process which has to be cleared by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The Council will initially have to sketch out a proper syllabus and a question paper for this kind if an examination. The Medical Council of India (MCI) will also have to make out an appropriate board of authority as to roll out the test. The appropriate dates will also have to be fixed as to carry out the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on a yearly basis.

Admission process through NEET

There are certain questions to be answered by the Medical Council of India (MCI) regarding the NEET entrance exam. This includes queries like; will each individual state draw up their own eligibility criterion? Will there be national Level Quota system?

An expected scenario regarding these concerns for each of the States would be to come up with its own national rank-list. This can be put into practice as the eligibility requirement for each state is different. The top institutions can also come up with their own eligibility requirement and listing based on the present ruling criterions.  The only thing is that these colleges will have to seek prior sanction from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for that. As to put it correctly, the students from Kerala, for instance will find themselves in the merit list of the State and also in the list for say, JIPMER.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) will also have to make it very clear that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is the one and only basis of admissions or else the NEET rank list is taken in as the Base Factor and there will be additional requirement as to apply for various States, colleges and also the minority institution.

Post-NEET scenario

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will have a direct impact on the seat fee talks which is a regular scenario in most of the medical and engineering colleges in India. Hopefully, the post-NEET scenario lay down better scope for the 50:50 seat-sharing contracts stuck between the government and college managements. As a result, the fee charged for the management quota seats would without doubt be higher than what is charged at present.

However, one concern that came up is that even if after five or six rounds of admissions to government colleges and the seats in the management seats in various colleges are vacant then what will be the solution for that. As per the prevailing agreement between the government and the group of managements, these types of vacancies are at present filled up by the managements themselves. But there is one small demand as per the agreement stating that, these types of vacancies will be filled up by enrolling candidates from the CEE’s rank-list. Another method used is by means of grouping the marks in the entrance and in the qualifying examination together for selecting candidates.

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test

At present the management even has the power to admit a candidate who hasn’t even appeared in the entrance exam. But with NEET being the only admission criteria, this right of the management will have no operational value further own.

Positive-sides of NEET

The main advantage of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is that it will give way to more eligible candidates a chance for proper education on the basis of merit rather than on the basis of money. The 50:50 agreements linking the government and some colleges have only accomplish capitation through the back door.

Once and for all the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is in place, then the rank list will be the only basis for students admission to these colleges. The admission process will be entirely transparent. This will definitely benefit the hardworking and dedicated candidates.

Down-sides of NEET

It is very much unlikely that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) would be put into practice this year. The syllabus of the NEET exam will be more liable be based on the NCERT syllabus. This will have an impact on the students who are currently on the State syllabus of the higher secondary courses.

This will require students from State syllabus to have to re-orient their entrance groundwork strategy. In the long run the State will have to reorganize its higher secondary syllabus and bring into line it with that of the NCERT. On a serious note, the spectators of the educational scenario in the State make out with such a proposal as a stepping stone towards the right direction.

There is a group which conceder the implementation of NEET would be a bad idea. This argument has been put forward on the stand that the educational standards all across India are not identical. By establishing an unvarying syllabus for a nation-wide entrance would strike out the educationally backward communities the most. Most of the States are waiting for the Medical Council of India (MCI) to surface with more information about the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).



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7 Responses to “NEET – A new ripple for the MBBS and PG medical courses”

  1. 7

    plz share the concrete admission pattern regarding NEET UG MBBS course for the next intake…

  2. 6
    gurpreet singh:

    what criterion is being adopted for in service candidates? what if sufficent no of them fail to qualify?

  3. 5

    Are all the private colleges seats like manipal universities and others are included under NEET exam?

  4. 4
    kuldeep thakkar:

    what is the percentage quota for “NEET” and of 11th-12th board for medical entrance examination?

    admission would be based on neet exam only or on board exams also.if board exams also then how wuch percent?

  5. 3

    sir if it is common syllabus for medical entrance test what abot local state langauges more over state syllabus is different from cbse or ncert . if there is no horijon in syllabus how we expect student to preape

  6. 2
    ashish kumawat:

    how mugh is the weitage of marks of physics, chemistry &biology in neet test

  7. 1

    What will be the syllabus of neet 2013