In April 2016, Supreme Court instructed to Centre for implementing the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) from academic year 2016-17 instead of All India Pre Medical test (AIPMT). The examination shall be conducted in two phases, for which Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have proposed schedule for NEET.
It is expected that in first phase of NEET, 6.5 lakh candidates would write the test.
Therefore as per the new proposal the Phase I that is NEET-1 will be conducted on May 1, 2016, Which means AIPMT-2016 would be treated as NEET-1 for students who have already applied for it. 6,67,637 candidates from 1,040 centres in 52 cities will appear for i.
The Second Phase that is NEET-2 will be conducted on July 24, 2016. And it is open for those who have not applied for AIPMT can write this exam.
NEET-2016 will have one 3-hr paper with 180 objective-type questions on Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Earlier to this decision of Government to hold NEET instead of AIPMT, the process to hold it already started in 2010 when the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India with the approval of the Central Government notified the amendments in this process.
Implications of NEET:
This new proposal to hold NEET for All India implies that from now onwards there shall not be any state level entrance exam for Medical admission for MBBS and Dental course. All the other announced Medical Entrance test by various states stands cancelled. The students who have not applied for AIPMT, now have a chance to apply for NEET-2 to be eligible for this test.