One word answer to the question – “Is AIIMS included in NEET?”, is No. But, it’d be better to go through the many developments which have led people into asking this question in the first place.
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)-UG was ideated in 2011, proposed to take be held from 2012 onwards, by the CBSE (Central board of Secondary Education) & MCI (Medical Council of India) as an umbrella covering all the UG medical entrance examinations. But, it was only in 2013 that first NEET-UG was held across the country. There was strong opposition from many states to the heavy changes in syllabus that were announced by the MCI. Following the discontent even after the exam, Supreme Court had to cancel NEET 2013 & CBSE decided to continue AIPMT from 2014 again.
In 2016, NEET-UG was announced again to be held as the Phase II of Medical Entrance Examination. Those who had enrolled in AIPMT 2016 (Phase I) were also allowed to take the Phase II under the condition that they give up their marks in Phase I. As of 2017, NEET stands as the Common Entrance Examination to 15% of the government seats all over the country. While many may still use AIPMT, it is no longer existent & has been completely replaced by NEET. So much so that NEET-2017 is being considered as the first attempt for all the appearants, regardless of whether they’ve appeared before.
Is AIIMS included in NEET?
AIIMS (All India Institue of Medical Sciences) is the highest regarded college for medical & dental studies, all over the country. AIIMS was formed under a Parliamentary Act of 1956 which entitles it as an autonomous institute, by virtue of which it awards its own degrees & doctorates. When NEET was being proposed as the unison of all the medical entrance examinations, AIIMS had refused to be a part of it. In 2016, an AIIMS official had stated that an association of AIIMS-MBBS with NEET-UG will only bring down the level of the AIIMS entrance examination. AIIMS stands to its decision of not joining NEET till date.
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