30 September, 2011

National Eligibility and Entrance Test for medical admissions

Students of BiPC  (Biology,  Physics and Chemistry)  in  the state will  now have  to  switch over  to CBSE syllabus with  the NTR University of Health Sciences announcing on September 25 that the state will parcipate in the Naonal Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS, scheduled to be held in 2012.Students rue the fact that they would have to unlearn some lessons from the state syllabus. Offcials of NTR Health University had announced on Sunday that the state will not conduct Eamcet for the medical stream from the coming academic year. The state  s decision to parcipate in NEET came at a me when Telugu medium students sought to know the stand of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on providing queson papers in regional languages. While over 15,000 to 20,000 students from the state write Eamcet medical stream in Telugu, it is not clear whether the naonal authories will conduct NEET in regional languages. Another issue is the schedule of the naonal test.

MCI has also decided that AIIMS and JIPMER will be held along with NEET.    MCI has decided not to conduct AFMC, meant for admissions to armed  forces medical  colleges. We are not sure whether NEET  is enough  for admissions to AF colleges,said a senior lecturer. Students  in  the state are worried  that   their preparaon which  is mainly  for Eamcet  will  not be enough  to get through  the national level test.   Most students from AP aim at getting a seat in medical colleges within the state and bank mostly on Eamcet.

Since MCI has not specified the syllabus for NEET so far we are worried that students who have been wring the naonal level entrance tests will score more than us who have studied for Eamcet,   said S Anuradha, a second year student from a corporate college in the city.

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