A relief for all the applicants of MBBS comes as most probably there will be no negative marking in MBBS entrance examination from now on. An expert committee formed to look into the ways of the proposed single entrance exam to admission into all courses of MBBS all over the country recommended this recently.
The committee which has been set up by the Medical Council of India (MCI) has also recommended that the pattern of the questions in the National eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET) should be objective-type and the merit of all the candidates should be decided on the basis of percentile score. These recommendations are likely to be followed for admission to MBBS courses from next year.
The recommendations have been submitted to MCI and its board of governors. Very soon the decision will be taken by MCI after consulting with officials of the health ministry.
If the recommendations of the committee will be accepted, this will be for the first time that negative marking will be removed from MBBS exam. According to the sources, “The suggestion of not having negative marking was rooted in concerns of low scores by applicants in the entrance exam, leading to MBBS seats going vacant.”
Due to this, MCI is also planning to make the cut-offs of the MBBS admissions low.