Tuesday, July 26, 2011


In view of the Union health ministry giving its nod and the Centre making the requisite amendments in “Regulations on Graduate Medical Education” as well as Post-Graduate Medical Education, a “common core syllabus” is being prepared for MBBS admissions on the basis of the syllabi of the school boards of different states, the MCI’s counsel stated.
The MCI decided to introduce the common NEET as per the proposal put forth during the national-level meeting of deans, principals, directors of various colleges and institutions, which was hosted by the government to examine the issue on March 29.
This was followed by another meeting of the Board of Governors of MCI and officials of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to finalise the modalities for NEET for MBBS admissions to be conducted by the CBSE.
“In a further meeting on July 18, it was decided to make the core syllabus of the NEET under-graduate admissions available on the MCI website for feedback from the relevant stakeholders,” the MCI note stated.
The pattern of the examination, distribution of questions across different MBBS subjects and model questions would be made available on the MCI website from August for the benefit of students.
The CBSE has also been given the responsibility of preparing the MBBS question papers.
“Regarding the common NEET for post-graduate (MD/MS) admissions across the country, the modalities are being worked out. The examination is schedule for next January-February for the academic year 2012-13,” the MCI note said.
Taking note of recent paper leaks, the MCI said, “CBSE has indicated that for security reasons, the question paper will be only in English and Hindi.”