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PG medical entrances exam via NEET this year: Nadda

New Delhi: As President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on the NEET exams, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said this will provide it statutory status.

The ordinance exempts certain state boards from the ambit of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for a year.

The exempted states include Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab.

The health minister, addressing a press conference here, said while states will be able to hold the undergraduate exams, the postgraduate exams to be held in December will be under NEET ( Academic Session 2017-18.)

The central government was committed to implementing NEET but the states expressed their concerns which had to be addressed, Nadda said.

“State governments wanted exemption and the issues were related to parity of syllabus and option of giving exam in regional languages,” Nadda said.

“After due consultation, we came out with an ordinance which provides NEET a statutory basis and where we give state governments an option to conduct examination and those who have conducted exams to go forward in that direction,” he said.

Source: IANS
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  1. Along with common postgraduate entrance test, it is essential to hold common entrance test for Superspeciality courses like DM or Fellowships. This is because the number of seat is very low, and hence caoitation fee charged gets hiked tremendously. Further the superspecialisation should be only for meritorious students without any reservations (as announced by SC in one case).

  2. ONE MORE SUGGESTION IS THAT NEET SHOULD BE CONDUCTED FIRST AND RESULTS AND COUNSELLING DONE FIRST FOLLOWED BY STATE GOVT COUNSELLING AND THEN PRIVATE COLLEGES .
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    THIS IS JUST TO TO AVOID CONFUSION AMONG THE ASPIRANTS AND , put at rest the mental agony, stress and anxiety of lakhs of students and their parents aspiring for medical admission

  3. HONORABLE SUPREME COURT PLEASE INCLUDE SUPERFICIALITY ALSO UNDER NEET EXAM