NEET will not be conducted in 2012 – MCI decides to postpone common entrance exam NEET

January 10th, 2012| Education.

MCI postpones proposed NEET


Medical Council of India has decided to conduct ‘National Eligibility Entrance Test-NEET’ for admission into MBBS courses from 2013 instead of 2012. Union Health and family welfare ministry has made recommendations to postpone NEET for one year. Earlier MCI has issued a notification to conduct NEET on 13th May, 2012 and sent it for the approval of health ministry. The syllabus has also been decided for NEET. CBSE was supposed to conduct NEET on the behalf of MCI. Central government of India has decided to postpone NEET as many states including Andhra Pradesh are opposing NEET. The exam now has been postponed for one year to facilitate students to prepare for NEET syllabus.

CBSE will now conduct All India Pre Medical/Pre Dental Entrance Examination as usual. AIPMT preliminary will be conducted on 1st April, 2012 and final exam will be conducted on 13th May, 2012. CBSE conducts AIPMT for filling up 15% all India quota seats in various medical colleges in India except in Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

State governments are requesting to postpone NEET for one year as students have no awareness about NEET syllabus. Union health and family welfare ministry has filed a petition in Supreme Court in December, 2011 asking for postponement of NEET. It has said in the petition that NEET can be conducted from 2013-14 with perfect planning. It also said that this time can be utilized by CBSE and MCI to prepare for conducting the exams. Supreme Court has said that it is not ready to be a part of government decision. It also said that it has given permission to conduct NEET after listening to the arguments of health ministry but they are now asking for postponement of it. With this the ministry has withdrawn their petition. It is known that Supreme Court has given permission to central government of India and MCI to conduct NEET for MBBS, PG courses admissions.


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