Justice for Medical Aspirants
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The Supreme Court recently gave the green signal for the CBSE to hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for the year 2016-17 in two phases for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses.
What is NEET all about?
- It is a single common entrance test , National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17.
- All government medical colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges will be covered under the NEET.
- The single entrance exams will deprive States or private colleges of their rights to conduct separate exams and admit students as per their own procedures.
Where does the problem lie?
- The major problem is the timing of the exam. Most of the students have already given their regional exams for which they have been preparing for past two years and all of a sudden these exams have been scrapped.
- Tamil Nadu students are not familiar with multiple-choice questions; the State has done away with entrance examinations for professional courses.
- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Gujarat conduct common entrance examinations based on their own higher secondary syllabus.
- There is a marked difference in the difficulty level of questions asked in State common entrance exams and the AIPMT/NEET.
- Also, the time given for preparation(mere 2 months to cover the syllabus covered in 2 years!) for NEET Phase-II exam may not be sufficient for students, especially for those who had been concentrating only on State CETs.
What is the solution?
The intention of moving towards a single entrance exam is welcome, but ideally, NEET should be implemented uniformly across all States, superseding all examinations from 2017, instead of 2016. This way teachers and students will get sufficient time for preparation and prevent the injustice done against lakhs of medical aspirants.
I urge you to sign my petition urging the Supreme Court of India to implement NEET from next year and save the future of lakhs of medical aspirants.
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