No common entrance test for medicine PG in 2012

After a long and anxious wait, the central government has decided not to conduct common entrance test for PG seats in medicine in 2012. The reasons cited are the lack of resources and expertise needed for conducting such a huge exercise nationwide.

The news has disappointed many students who had been preparing for NEET PG 2012,but has delighted students who had been studying for AIPGE 2012.Many coaching centers had already informed students that NEET PG 2012 is not going to materialize. Now students can concentrate on studies once more as they have got another chance to write their state entrance exams.

Given below are excerpts from major national dailies

The Hindu:No PG medical test in 2012

The Central government has decided not to hold the common entrance test for postgraduate medical courses next year, as proposed earlier, citing lack of resources and expertise needed for conducting such a huge exercise nationwide.

The National Eligibility Entrance Test will be held only in 2013. “In view of the lack of resources, we have decided that the test will be held in 2013, and the National Board for Examination will be roped in to conduct the test. It will strengthen its own resources and infrastructure. Now it does not have the capability for holding the exam,” Health Secretary P.K. Pradhan said.

Indian Express:No common medical entrance test this year

Two days after the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to the Medical Council of India (MCI) to hold a single eligibility-cum-entrance test for MBBS and post graduate medical courses, the MCI has expressed its inability to hold a Common Entrance Test (CET) this year. A senior official in the MCI said, “Starting the CET from this year will not be possible as we want to give enough time to the students to prepare for the exam. We are already in March, holding the CET this year is not possible. Even the CBSE has expressed its unwillingness to hold the exam this academic year. But next year, they have communicated, they can do it.”

Speaking to The Indian Express, Health Secretary K Chandramouli clarified, “Conducting the CET is not possible this year. All the states will have to be taken on board before we start it. Even the MCI officials know they will not be able to conduct it this year.”

Hope this post clears all the confusions and clears the path for better preparation for AIPGE 2012 and those who are starting their house surgeoncy can start preparing for the NEET PG 2013 keeping their full faith on the central government.

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