A decision has been taken that now the Medical Council of India (MCI) will hold an all-India level entrance examination for admission into post-graduate medical courses from next year. This will be the first common entrance examination to be held for post-graduate medical courses.
A notice issued by MCI declared, “The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to Medical Post-Graduate Courses across the country (NEET-PG) shall be held in Jan-Feb 2012 for admissions in the academic year 2012-2013.”
The syllabus for the National Eligibility and Entrance Tests (NEET-PG) will be same as that of MBBS and more information in this regard will be soon put on the website, according to MCI.
Explaining more about the entrance test, MCI continued, “The Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) would be based on the MBBS syllabus as well as the knowledge that needs to be acquired during internship. The distribution of questions, model questions, and method of tie breaking for ranking would be placed on the website in the due course.”
Every year a student has to give multiple examinations in order to get one medical seat. This involves many problems like clashing of dates and more money investment. Thus, many student bodies have demanded that medical entrance test should be conducted on the same lines of All India Engineering Entrance Examinations (AIEEE).