The state government of Uttar Pradesh has declared that it will not conduct the Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre-Medical Test (UP CPMT) this year for medical admissions in the state and rather give prominence to NEET. The government has decided that it will take admission of students in the state medical colleges through the second phased of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), scheduled to take place on 24 July 2016 across the nation.
The Principal Secretary of medical education in the state, Anup Chandra Pandey said, “It has been decided to go with NEET for admissions to state run MBBS and dental colleges. For admissions to courses under AYUSH, a notification will be issued soon.” The confusion among the medical aspirants were on the rise as they were not sure whether UP government is going to abide by the ordinance promulgated by the government or the verdict given by the Supreme Court regarding the medical admissions in the country. The recent declaration by the government will ensure that the UPCPMT will not be considered for this year’s admission.
The ordinance brought in by the central government insisted on postponing the Supreme Court ruling of making NEET the only medical examination in the country by another year and kept the state medical exams out from its ambit. The first phase of NEET was held on 1 May 2016 as part of the AIPMT examination held across the examination centres in the country.