The Medical Council of India (MCI) will conduct the common entrance test for admission to undergraduate medical courses for the academic year 2012-13 in various institutions across the country in May next year.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for undergraduates (NEET-UG) for admission to MBBS, Post Graduate and super speciality courses will be conducted in pursuance of the Supreme Court directive. There are 42,000 seats for under graduate medical courses and 20,600 seats for PG medical courses in the country, including those from private medical colleges.
Common core syllabus
In this connection, the MCI has issued a common core syllabus for MBBS entrance exam, which has been put up in the public domain for feedback till August 11, following which the syllabus for physics, chemistry and biology would be finalised, a statement issued by the MCI said here on Friday. The syllabus has been prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
The modalities for NEET-Post Graduation, common entrance test, for medical post-graduate (MD/MS) admissions, are being worked out, Sangeeta Sharma, MCI secretary, said in the statement.
The examination is scheduled for January-February 2012. The pattern of the examination, distribution of questions across different MBBS subjects and model questions will be made available on the website in August.
The NEET-SS for super-speciality courses (DM/MCh) is scheduled for June 2012, the statement said.