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.
- There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility- cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS /BDS courses’ in each academic year.
- In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS /BDS Courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum marks in ‘National Eligibility -cum-Entrance Test’ held for the said academic year besides obtaining minimum prescribed marks at the qualifying examination.
- The reservation of seats in medical/dental colleges for respective categories shall be as per applicable laws prevailing in States/Union Territories. An all India merit list as well as State wise merit list of the eligible candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in National Eligibility -cum- Entrance Test and candidates shall be admitted to MBBS/BDS courses from the said lists only.
- No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as prescribed by the Medical Council of India /Dental Council of India shall be admitted to MBBS BDS Courses in the said academic year.
- All admissions to MBBS/BDS courses within the respective categories shall be based solely on marks obtained in the National Eligibility- cum- Entrance Test.
- The Central Board of Secondary Education shall be the organization to conduct National Eligibility -cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
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.