NEET resulted in curbing malpractices, improve transparency: Centre

NEET resulted in curbing malpractices, improve transparency: Centre
Abhay Anand | Mar 28, 2018 - 10:33 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, MARCH 28: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has resulted in ensuring better and minimum standards of medical education, curbing malpractices in medical admission and led to greater transparency.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha stated that NEET has reduced the burden on prospective students of appearing in multiple entrance exams.

The Section 10D of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 prescribes conducting of a uniform entrance examination namely NEET for admission to all medical educational institutions at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Accordingly, NEET has been introduced from the academic year 2016-17 and the said examination was successfully conducted in 2017 also. The provision of the IMC Act, 1956 for conducting NEET apply across the country without any exemption to any State.

The Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997 and Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 have also been amended to provide for common counselling for admission to medical courses making the entire admission process transparent and merit based.

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