Much Awaited Superspecialty Exam of NEET, To Be Held On June,17,2017.

Published on : 14th June 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

Exam Planner, June.14th ,2017- The Ministry of Health by ending speculations on the date of examination of the Superspecialty course under NEET (National Eligibility cum entrance test), announced on Wednesday 14th that the exam is scheduled to be held on June, 17,2017 at the various centres of the country.

As per the official spokesperson of the Health Ministry the Superspecialty course exam by NEET, will clear the way of entry of candidates in the courses of MCh, MD, PDCC. The Ministry further informed that the questions in the examination will be based upon the MD/MS courses, prescribed by the Medical Council of India. There will be 200 questions of objective type and it will be a computer based test. The candidates will be required to answer all the questions within the given time limit.

On being enquired about the possibility of holding such medical entrance exams by other State Universities/ Institutions/Boards, the Ministry further clarified that such exams will be considered as invalidated under the Indian Medical Council Act, of 1956. 

The IMC (Indian Medical Council Act, of 1956) amendment in 2016, has made the NEET a constitutional body to conduct the Medical exams for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Hence forth it will be the sole authority to conduct various medical exams. Even the private medical colleges are also put under its purview for which it will conduct the exams. The undergraduate exam will be conducted by the CBSE while the exams for the Post–graduation will be conducted by the National Board of Examination. 

This step was taken by the government to streamline the medical examination process. At present the Medical examination is infested with huge capitation fee, multiplicity of the examination, lack of transparency in the selection process and lack of fairness in the examination. Every year lakhs of students have to travel a long distance for taking multiple medical entrance exams, that cost a lot of energy, money and resources. Added to it is the exploitative practice of the medical colleges on the name of counselling of the students. Students are often charged huge money during their admission into these colleges.

The IMC, amendment 2016, takes care of the rural students also by putting the question paper in various regional languages. Beside this while framing the competitive syllabus of the aforesaid exam, it will try to bring parity in the syllabus so that even the candidates of the rural areas will be also being familiar with the topics of the question.

Recently, the Niti Ayog has recommended that the corporates should be allowed to open the Medical colleges in India. This decision has been taken in view of the fact that at present many medical colleges which are allowed to run as the Non-profit making institutions are in reality running as the profit making institutions. They are generating lots of revenue but are not paying taxes to the government for being as the Non-profit making institutions. Now they would be putt under the tax bracket.

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