NEET for under-graduate medical admissions is likely to be held in the month of May 2012. MCI officials and state representatives of concerned authorities had a meeting last week on Friday 23, September 2011 and believed to have taken the decision to hold the common medical entrance test from 2012.
The decision is yet to be announced officially by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). As per a report “NEET will have 180 questions, comprising 45 each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology. The test will be of 180 minutes duration with centers in all district headquarters”.
Applications will be issued in the month of December and NEET is likely to be held on May 13, 2011. Syllabus will be normalized in order to satisfy all the State Board students and MCI will also ensure that reservation are not waived off. 85% seats for home state based students, 15% seats for rest of India.
The last thing a student should hope is the finalized syllabus and examination schedule. MCI is confident of holding NEET in the year 2012 despite protests from state governments. States which don’t wish to have a common entrance test are Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka and Goa. It is interesting to watch and see how the ministers of these states react to the MCI’s final decision. Decision will be out in few more days, hope there will not be disappointed students, MCI should make a convincing announcement soon.