NEET Compulsory for All States – CBSE: NEET on 5th May, 2013
Hyderabad: Central Board of Secondary Education announced that national level entrance exam for admission into MBBS and Dental courses NEET will be conducted on 5th May, 2012. The test is made compulsory for all the students who join in government medical colleges and students who join in private colleges under management quota.
A higher official of CBSE informed that NEET is being conducted taking into consideration the judgment given by the Supreme Court to conduct a national level common entrance test for medication admissions and also the orders given by Indian medical council. The official informed that the test will be conducted in Telugu, English, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Bengali also.
According to the judgment of Supreme Court, the national level entrance test NEET was supposed to be implemented in Andhra Pradesh also in 2012 itself. But the state government obtained stay from high court. Indian Medical Association made it clear that Andhra Pradesh should join NEET in 2013 and suggested to make changes in the syllabus accordingly. But since the changes are not made, Andhra Pradesh government is requesting central government to given exemption this time also from NEET. But with CBSE issuing common entrance test notification, candidates are in confusion.
First year intermediate syllabus was changed according to the syllabus of NEET. Intermediate second year syllabus will be changed next year and students were confident that Andhra Pradesh will be given exemption from joining NEET in 2013 also. Various cases filed by different states related to NEET are transferred to Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court’s judgment comes favorably Andhra Pradesh can get exemption from the exam. According to the notification issued by CBSE last date for applying to NEET is 31st December. The government has to announce the decision clearly before this date. If the response of Supreme Court is not favorable, then the students will have to appear for NEET.
As per the notification issued by CBSE, NEET will be conducted on 5th May, 2013 from 10.00 am to 01.00 pm. Application forms for NEET have to be submitted online from 1st December to 31st December, 2012. Exam fee for OC candidates if Rs. 1,000 and for SC/ST candidates it is Rs. 550. Last date for registering for NEET with late fee is Rs. 550 is 5th February, 2012. NEET will contain 180 questions and the time given is three hours. Hyderabad, Nellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal are the five exam centers for NEET in Andhra Pradesh. Results will be announced in the first week of June, 2013.