State Boards Out of NEET Ambit for One Year: Union Cabinet (Download PDF)


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Union Cabinet has approved declaration of an order to keep state boards out of the common medical entrance exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for the academic year 2016 - 2017.

For All central government collages, Deemed universities and private medical colleges NEET will be the common entrance exam but medical collages under state government are not part of NEET this year this decision was taken after more than15 state were opposed to NEET because of issues like different syllabus and languages.

But Delhi State government has confirmed that NEET will be applicable in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written later to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in opposing to this ordinance and requested to make NEET applicable in all medical collage under Delhi State Government.

The second Phase of NEET will be scheduled on 24th July 2016. And after the ordinance is issued state government students will not have to attend NEET on 1st May.

This year NEET only applicable for Central Government and Privet Medical collages and NEET will probably applicable for all medical colleges from the next academic year 2017 - 18.

Previously in May 2016, Supreme Court had declined to modify its April 2016 order to making NEET compulsory for admission to undergraduate medical courses across the country for one year. So NEET is applicable for all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 23, 2016


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