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NEET Phase 2: Revolutionising Medical Entrance Exams

Before 2016, the criteria for admission into medical colleges was either through all India pre-medical test (nation -wide exam ) or through state pre-medical tests (MHT-CET,R-PMT, HR-PMT,UP-CMT,BIHAR-PMT, etc). There used to be 15% all India quota and 85% of state quota for admission into any government medical college. Other than these, students had to appear for several other private entrance exams for admission into colleges which held their separate entrance exams such as AIIMS, JIPMER, CMC, MGIMS and some private medical colleges. The earliest entrance exam being that of MGIMS and the last being that of JIPMER stretching over a span from March to end of June.

So a budding aspirant has to keep appearing for all these exams upto a long span of 4 months ! It becomes very tough to hold on, be patient and appear for every exam and do your best. Only a few of the medical aspirants are able to cope with this situation. Other aspirants freak out with stress, lose hope and give up. Thus they are unable to give their best in exams and finally end up in wasting the hard-work they have been doing for the past two years. Moreover, every entrance exam had its separate fees which may not be affordable for a few aspirants as it poses a huge economic drain.However, in a way it was good as : if the student didn’t perform well in one of them, he had several chances to perform better. Another aspect is if a student is unable to bring the minimum cut off marks for admission into any government medical colleges, he approaches the private medical colleges where he might have to pay donation to get admission. Also, in some state entrance tests the marks obtained by the aspirant in board exams held importance. This raised the peer pressure on the students to perform well even in their board exams. No longer, with the advent of NEET. Rather, NEET Phase 2 for 2016.

In 2016, the Honourable Supreme court released the order to conduct one common entrance examination i.e. NEET for admission to all colleges affiliated with MCI. But as the decision came only a few days before the declared date for NEET and since not every aspirant applies for AIPMT, a second chance is given to the aspirants in the form of NEET phase 2. It will be held on 24th July 2016. It will bring a new turn in admission to various medical colleges as it has the following benefits –

  • Students would have to read one common centralised syllabus rather than different syllabus for state entrance and all India entrance exam.
  • NEET Phase 2 will save the extreme stress that an aspirant undergoes in those 4 months which I call as “Exam season”!The students will appear for 1 common entrance and few other exams as AIIMS, JIPMER, etc if they are interested.
  • There will be reduced mental pressure on the student as admission process won’t consider the marks obtained in board exams.
  • This will save their time , money and energy in filling so many forms and running to different cities to appear for them.
  • As claimed by the officials, admission to private medical colleges will be by fair means and it will allow meritorious students to study in private colleges .
  • Students can get into any medical college they desire irrespective of their domicile state.
  • Resources of both the state and the central government will be saved to a large extent.
  • Lastly, money will stop dominating this part of education where deserving students fail to enter due to high fees in private colleges.

These are a few points I feel will change the face of admission into medical colleges. Henceforth, I feel AIPMT will give the aspirants a fair chance to compete and will surely benefit the deserving !

Hope this helps . Stay stress free. In each of your endeavour do your best and leave the rest.

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