NEET-UG Common Entrance for MBBS Admissions 2012-2013 Details


NEET-UG Common Entrance for MBBS Admissions 2012-2013 – Number of Seats, Colleges, Syllabus, Exam Structure and Question Paper Pattern


NEET-UG Common Entrance for MBBS Admissions 2012-2013 – Number of Seats, Colleges, Syllabus, Exam Structure and Question Paper Pattern

Good news for aspirants of Medical education in India. Here is an important and much needed initiative by Medical Council of India (MCI). Moved with the directive of the Supreme Court, the MCI has decided to conduct the All India Level Common Entrance Examinations for admission to Medical Under Graduate (NEET-UG), Post Graduate (NEET-PG) and Super Specialty (NEET-SP) courses from the academic year 2012-2013. The NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The MCI has already released common core syllabus for NEET-UG Entrance Test and invited response from the public before it goes for finalizing the syllabus for Biology, Physics and Chemistry subjects. The MCI is likely to work out similar modalities for NEET – PG and NEET – SS Entrance Examinations also. Following are the details of Number of Seats and Medical Colleges under NEET-UG, exam structure, NEET scheme of examination, syllabus for the entrance test, available seats in various courses, application procedure and also provided info on NEET-PG and NEET-SS exams to be conducted for Medical PG and Super Specialty Admissions respectively:


Number of seats available in MBBS and PG Medical Courses across the country:


1) Seats for Under Graduate (MBBS / BDS) Medical courses: 42,000 (Approximately)

2) Seats for PG medical (MD / MS) courses: 20,600 (Approximately)


Common Core Syllabus: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has formulated common core syllabus for NEET- UG exam and the same has been displayed on the MCI website at http://www.mciindia.org/tools/announcement/CoreSyllabus_NEET-UG.pdf for feedback from the students, their parents and general public. The MCI will finalize the core syllabus for physics, chemistry and biology subjects after taking all the valuable suggestions into consideration. The prescribed Core Syllabus put on the MCI website was prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).


NEET – UG Examination Schedule: The NEET- UG examination is scheduled to be held from January-February 2012. The pattern of the entrance examination for NEET -UG, distribution of questions across different subjects and model questions for the entrance exam will be made available on the MCI or other separate website during August 2011. The NEET-SS for admission to super-specialty courses (DM / MCh) is also scheduled to be held from June 2012.


The MCI will issue notification of NEET 2012-2013 soon after the finalization of syllabus and scheme of entrance examination. Presently there are many number of medical entrance exams at state, central and college levels. There are CETs conducted by States, separate test by private colleges and deemed universities. A common entrance test like NEET will bring down stress on the students. Private medical colleges also may consider the scores / ranks of NEET for admissions to their colleges.


Medical Colleges: There are about 314 medical colleges in the country. Out of these 144 colleges are being run by State and Central Governments and the remaining 170 colleges are under private managements. Out of these 170, there are about 50 deemed universities. Total available seats in Government colleges are estimated at 16398 and 19085 in private medical colleges. It is estimated that there are about 31,000 seats on offer for MBBS and also another 11,000 seats available in PG medical courses. The MCI also also made it clear that State Quotas and Reservations in Medical Colleges would remain intact as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will draw up ranks / merit lists at national and state levels separately for General Category, SC, ST and OBC and PD candidates.


Exclusions from NEET – UG: The NEET entrance examination would cover most of the medical colleges in India. The exceptions listed out are AFMC- Armed Forces Medical College, AIIMS- All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER- Chandigarh) as these institutions were set up by separate laws and will be out of the purview of NEET- UG. The MCI has also clarified that the new entrance test will not interfere with the management quota of the private medical and dental colleges.


The NEET – UG has finally come out crossing number of hurdles from various colleges and groups. Let us hope it will meet the aspirations and expectations of the dreamers of medical career. You can express your opinion on NEET – UG Entrance examination and its syllabus through commenting in the form given below.

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One Response to "NEET-UG Common Entrance for MBBS Admissions 2012-2013 Details"

  1. Tank says:

    Dear Sir,

    Your site is mentioning NEET will not interfere with management quota of the private medical colleges. What does that mean, how the management quota are going to be filled.How management quota is connected to NEET rank list
    Please advise.

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