New Delhi, July 17: The government on Wednesday announced that there will be no entrance test other than NEET for admission in medical colleges. Now onwards students aspiring to become doctor will have to crack just one entrance examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
"There will be only NEET instead of different medical entrance exams from now," Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said. There are different entrance exams in different medical colleges of the country but now only one examination will be done, on the basis of which students will get admission.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Cabinet also approved the controversial National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 that aims setting up of a National Medical Commission to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) and repeal of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
"The Common Final year MBBS exams to be known as National Exit Test (NEXT) would serve as licentiate exam, for entrance to PG medical courses and as screening test for foreign medical graduates,” an official release said.