Updated: July 25, 2016 3:34:21 pm
Amid confusion over the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the following points will help you understand what exactly is the Supreme Court’s verdict.
> The Lok Sabha has passed a bill mandating the conduct of a single common exam for medical and dental courses. The new measure will also cover private colleges. The Bill will also replace the ordinances promulgated by the government to circumvent a Supreme Court order, which had called for the implementation of NEET from this session.
> President Pranab Mukherjee on May 24 gave his assent to the ordinance on uniform medical entrance examination, NEET.
> As per the order, the state boards can skip the NEET for a year. The ordinance is aimed at “partially” overturning the Supreme Court order which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET.
> Therefore, the state governments will get an opportunity to appear for this year (2016-17) undergraduate examination.
> But this year December, the post-graduation examination will be held under NEET provisions
> The Union Health Minister Nadda has clarified that private colleges will come under NEET. “I want to make it very clear that all private institutions and medical colleges will come under ambit of NEET.”
> Over 15 states opposed NEET and had raised concerns like different syllabus and languages.
> From next year onwards, there will be NEET for all MBBS, BDS exams and it will have only one level.
> The examination will be based on the NCERT syllabus. The undergraduate exam would be conducted by CBSE while the post-graduation exam will be held by the national board of examination
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