The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2013 for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses for the academic year 2013-14 will be held on 5th May 2013. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the examination across the country. This is first common entrance examination for admission to medical courses in all types of medical and dental colleges in India.
There have been long discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of the examination. Finally, Medical Council of India (MCI) has released the syllabus of NEET and invited the opinions and comments from students, educationists, parents etc.
It is estimated that about 10 lakhs candidates are likely to appear for NEET 2013 examination. MBBS and BDS seats in all Government, Aided and Private Unaided medical and dental colleges will be filled through this examination.
There are about 355 recognized medical colleges in the country. Reservations will be implemented in all the colleges as per the existing norms. MCI will not interfere with the process of reservations for various categories in MBBS and BDS admissions. More details of the examination and updates may be available on the CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in.