The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016 and The Dentists (Amendment) Bill 2016 was passed by Lok Sabha on Tuesday. This initiative was taken to replace National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) ordinance.
Through this bill, the act of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and the Dentists Act, 1948 was enacted.
What all you should know:
- The Bills present a standardised entrance examination for admission to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate and post-graduate courses
- "It will make the examination fair and transparent and will also stop exploitation of students in the name of capitation fees," says Health Minister J P Nadda, according to a report in The Indian Express
- This year, the state boards have been exempted from NEET
- All private medical colleges will come under the new system
- The undergraduate medical courses will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the postgraduate courses will be held by National Board of Examination
- This year, 16 states have chose for State Boards examinations and 15 states have opted for NEET
- The examination is slated on July 24 and will be conducted in Hindi, English and some other languages
- The entrance test shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using ball point pen provided at the CBSE centre
- The test would be conducted for a duration of three hours
- The final results for NEET will be released on August 17