AIPMT 2016 which was scheduled to be conducted in May 1st will be replaced by NEET UG exam, the SC confirmed on April 28th.
The exam will be held in 2 phases, The first phase will be on May 1st in place of the scheduled AIPMT exam. 6.5 lakh students are expected to appear in this phase.
The second phase will be held on 24th July but the date isn't final yet.
There is a lot of confusion regarding NEET and AIPMT. Keep checking back on this page for more updates.
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A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on April 27th, seeking a supervision to conduct the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in this current year. NEET will be a joint medical entrance test for admission to all medical colleges in India.
Earlier on April 11, the Supreme Court recalled its 2013 judgment that invalidated NEET and empowered Medical Council of India (MCI) to conduct a common examination for all undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses.
MCI is country’s top body that is responsible for regulating medical education in India. MCI sent a proposal to the Union Health Ministry for introducing the common test in the academic year of 2016-17.
Dr Jayshree Mehta, president MCI said that it could be possible to conducy NEET this year if the Supreme Court extends time schedule. They have forwarded the proposal to the government, now it is in the hands of HRD Ministry.
Senior Health Ministry Official said that the responsibility of conducting the exam is of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which falls under HRD Ministry. If they agree with conduction of NEET then we would approach the apex Court for an extension. India has over 400 medical colleges, including both government and private colleges; and presently only government institutions have a common entrance examination. 31,000 undergraduate (MBBS and BDS) seats and 11,000 PG (MD) seats are offered by these colleges.
On April 27th, petition was filed by Sankalp Charitable Trust. Also a plea was made to put a stay on the exam (AIPMT 2016) to be conducted on 1st May.
From all this we can infer that there is a possibility of imposing a stay on AIPMT and Conduction of NEET examination later which will delay the commencement of 2016-17 Academic year of MBBS and BDS programmes.
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