Common entrance for MBBS and PG,confusion prevails as the debate continues.

After a gap of several months, the news about medical common entrance exam has surfaced again.The decision has yet again come out a lot late than the expected date of announcement(June). And the government has to sort out several for and against arguments before continuing with the medical common entrance exam. The Tamilnadu and Karnataka governments have strongly opposed this proposal. The reasons may be different, because Tamilnadu has a unique reservation system and Karnataka has one of the largest number of private medical colleges.

The central government is in a difficult position, it has to implement the supreme court regarding the conduct of the common entrance exam in 2012 and also calm the dissenting voices arising from  the states. The national newspapers are reporting different versions of the issue. Some report only about common entrance exam for MBBS aspirants,where as a few national newspapers have applied it to the PG entrance exam also. There is no mention regarding the change of pattern of the PG exam. The PG aspirants are running out of time to prepare, the decision is not yet finalized and each expert has a different opinion.

The online option may be too optimistic to come true, but the pattern change may happen. The issue of CBSE conducting the MBBS entrance exam is also mentioned in many newspapers. But what about the PG exam, will it be conducted by the AIIMS exam section this year also? Many questions are still unanswered, read the conflicting reports in newspapers to understand chaos. There is no mention of any new developments in the Medical Council of India website. The never ending wait for clarity on the issue of conduct of common entrance exam continues. Let us wait wait and wait because we are left with no other option.

Read the reports run by different national papers below

From 2012, medical CET in English, Hindi-Indian express

The new board of Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Union Health Ministry have decided to start Common Entrance Examination (CET) for undergraduates and post-graduate medical courses from next year in two languages — English and Hindi.

Common entrance test for MBBS aspirants from next year- Times of India

The Union health ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) have reached a consensus to roll out CET for admission to all government, private medical colleges and deemed universities for MBBS course from the 2012-13 academic session

Karnataka govt’s ‘no’ to single CET for MBBS – DNA

The Karnataka government has opposed the Centre’s decision to conduct a national-level single common entrance test for medical undergraduate courses from next year.

Reacting to the decision at a meeting in New Delhi on Monday, state medical education minister SA Ramdas said, “I have already written to the Centre asking some questions on the issue. I am yet to receive a reply to them. So, we have decided not to agree with the idea of a single CET.”

A question still lingers, in the background will there be a NEET PG in 2012? Is anyone trying honestly,or are these debates a smokescreen to continue the same pattern next year? Patience pays, let us wait patiently.

  1. Latha Sivakumar

    If at all a common entrance exam for mbbs course is to be conducted, there should be a common syllabus for the science students of XII class throughout India. This cannot be implemented at this stage as the classes for xii have already begun.

  2. thanks for letting us know about it,but is this sure news as the 1st article indian express says that cet is there from this year whereas the other two r on the discussion of mbbs what about pg entrance???…… how long to wait??

  3. if the common cet will be conducted from next year then how can the students of state sullabus studying in 12th cover up the 2 years national portion in just 7 months?it would be better if common cet is conducted for students who joined in 11th this year. ❓ 😯

    • Varshini

      Usually a gap of 2 years is provided before a major syllabus or exam pattern change. But in the CET case, hon Supreme Court has asked the central govt to implement it from 2012 itself. So it is upto the central govt and hon Supreme court to decide the future of CET.

  4. NCERT was asked to set a common core syllabus taking into account the prevailing standards in various States. The deviation is not much and the student has sufficient time to cover the deviation after he completes his XII Std exam. NEET is scheduled in May 2012 and the XII board exams could be over in March. Most of the students aspiring for MBBS not only prepare for the State CET but also for various national exams like AIPMT, JIPMER, AIIMS etc. The idea of holding one single common test is to eliminate the stress and money involved in preparing for all those tests. This is a very good decision by the Supreme court and most people expect the same to be implemented in 2012 without any delay. 😛

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