Supreme Court gave a green signal to National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a common medical entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses, which was discarded in 2013.
Medical Council of India (MCI) is not in favour of conducting the test this year due to time constraints and preparation problems.
Maharashtra Government has requested the Indian Medical Council (IMC) not to conduct the admissions to medical and dental courses through the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and instead continue with MH-CET for this year because NEET needs to be based on CBSE syllabus and for that HSC syllabus need to be upgraded.
In 2013, NEET was conducted and admissions were being conducted in medical colleges based on the NEET. Later Christian Medical College, Vellore, requested in SC and NEET scrapped, so in 2014 and 2015 the admissions in Maharashtra had been done via MH-CET.
NEET is required because Medical admission process acros India should be uniform through a common test. Few weeks back , AMU (Aligarh Muslim University) conducted its medical entrance. And, states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have always been against the NEET. As there are less coaching opportunities in the state, people in Tamil Nadu want the admissions to be based on “Class 12 marks and 69 percent reservation after giving 15 percent of the seats to the all-India quota.
Many of the Private medical colleges are against NEET because they dont want to give up the right of admission based on the marks there are more opportunity of getting donations if admissions has been done based on some local exams.As well as more chances are there in cheating at all levels if exam is being conducted locally to state city or university. Thats why whole country’s institutes are scared of NEET.
But right now NEET for this year will be difficult to conduct as time is less and dates would be around May.