19 November, 2011

AP Exempted from NEET, NEET will be implemented from 2014

The Centre on Friday decided to exempt the state from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for MBBS admissions for a period of two years. Neet will be implemented from 2014. The decision to exempt AP from Neet was officially communicated to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Friday evening by the Centre. The state government has been trying for several months to get Neet postponed and was to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court in the matter this week. On Friday, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy spoke to Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and explained the difficulties AP students will face if the test is implemented from this year. He wanted the test to be kept in abeyance for two years while required measures were taken. Students, parents and college managements welcomed the exemption. Students said they are rel-ieved and can now focus on the Eamcet medical examination. Neet will be implemented in the state from 2014 and it will be applicable to the batch of students who will take admissions to Intermediate courses in the academic year 2012-13. Mr D.L. Ravindra Reddy, the minister for medical education, also welcomed the move.

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