NEET Would Be The Single National Entrance Test For Medical Colleges In 2020
NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be the only entrance test for medical admission from 2020 announced Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. NEET has already replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).The announcement was made under enactment of National Medical Commission Act.
What is National Medical Commission Act?
The act creates a single entrance test for all the undergraduate MBBS admissions. Also, there will be single counselling window for all India admission. In addition to this, there will be state-level counselling committees for the seats that comes under state quota.
What is NEET?
It is an eligibility test for medical admissions and it is applicable to all medical colleges except All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER). AIIMS MBBS test is conducted for more than 10 AIIMS colleges across India and JIPMER MBBS counselling is done for admission in Puducherry-based medical college.
Last year data shows that only 15 students appeared in NEET while the number of students in AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS was 2 lakh and 1.4 lakh respectively.
Highlights of National Medical Commission Act 2019
- Common national entrance test and counselling for MBBS
- Common final year MBBS exam for colleges like AIIMS
- Results for PG courses and obtaining license practice
- Test for foreign medical graduates
What is the advantage of NEET?
Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that NEET would help set common standards in medical education sector in the country. The National Testing Agency (NTA) formed in 2017 will be responsible for conducting NEET test. The online application process for NEET will start from 2 December 2019 and conclude on 31 December 2019. The NEET exam is scheduled on 3 May 2020 and results for NEET UG would be declared on 4 June 2020.