Medical Council of India has announced dates of first NEET - UG 2012. The first National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination 2012 will be conducted on 13th May 2012 for admission into MBBS course in India. Official notification with advertisement in dailies will be released by MCI very shortly. This is an All India Entrance test for admission into MBBS course in more than 300 medical colleges in India. Tamil Nadu has been exempted from NEET - UG 2012. Some national level institutions also excluded from the purview of NEET - UG 2012. Complete list of participating medical colleges, seats in various medical colleges and category wise number of seats will be available very soon on the MCI website at www.mciindia.org. MCI is also thinking of national level entrance tests fro Post Graduate and Super Specialty courses. Following are the details of the MBBS seats, Colleges, exam structure, exam scheme, syllabus for the entrance test, application procedure etc.
Number of Seats in MBBS and PG Medical Courses:
1) Seats for Under Graduate (MBBS) medical courses: 42,000 in morethan 300 medical colleges.
2) Seats for PG medical courses: 20,600
Common Core Syllabus: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has already released common core syllabus for all India MBBS entrance exam. The final syllabus has been put on the MCI official website at http://www.mciindia.org . The final syllabus has been prepared and moderated by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The NEET- UG 2012 examination is scheduled for the academic session 2012 - 13. The pattern of the examination for NEET -UG, distribution of questions across different subjects and model questions for the entrance exam will be made available to all the students, parents and public on the website in December 2011 or January 2012. The NEET-SS for admission to super-specialty courses (DM/MCh) is also scheduled for June 2012 or June 2013.
It is estimated that there are 271 medical colleges in the country out of which 138 are run by governments and remaining 133 under private management. There are 31,000 seats on offer for MBBS and another 11,000 seats for PG medical courses. MCI also clarified that state quota in medical colleges would remain intact as National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will draw up a merit lists at national and state levels separately for General Category, SC, ST and OBC and PD candidates. The proposed NEET entrance examination would cover all medical colleges except AFMC- Armed Forces Medical College, AIIMS- All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (Chandigarh) as all these were set up by separate laws and may be out of the purview of NEET. The new entrance test of the MCI may not interfere with the management quota of the medical colleges.
Important Dates (Tentative):
1) Commencement of Sale of applications / Online Registration: December 2011- January 2012
2) Closing date / Last date for the receipt of applications: January - February 2012
3) Download of Hall Tickets/ Admit Cards: May 2012
4) NEET - UG 2012: 13th May 2012
5) NEET - UG 2012 Results: June 2012
6) Counseling for NEET - UG 2012 Admissions: June - July 2012