Jaipur: The syllabus of common entrance test for admission to various medical colleges in year 2012 across the country will now be based on NCERT. Since Rajasthan schools with CBSE and RBSE systems follow NCERT syllabus, the change by the Medical Council of India will not affect students' preparation adversely.
The physics and chemistry syllabus will be based entirely on NCERT and the section on human physiology has been removed from biology-I. Every state will have separate counseling and students will get admission based on ranks.
85% seats in the colleges of the state will be allotted to students of that state, while 15% seats will be open for students from other states. Students will have to appear in different counseling sessions for their favorite colleges and places of study.
Out of total marks of 1,000, 75 questions from physics and chemistry each will be asked while biology will have 100 and there will be negative marking of 0.25.
MCI has called in for objections on the new syllabus, which is uploaded on its website. Experts are of the view that this test will improve the education system in medical colleges. "The new syllabus will ensure that students become quality doctors in future," experts said. Students will not have to give different tests for different universities and colleges which will save both time and money, they added.