NEET in a Nutshell

NEET in a Nutshell


The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been the talk of the town with its many controversies, creating much confusion amongst aspiring students who wish to pursue medical studies. Here are some quick facts to wipe out doubts – 


NEET  NEET was introduced by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI) in 2012 for the admissions in government or private medical colleges in India. However, the CBSE and MCI delayed the exam by a year.

NEET  In 2013 after several petitions, the Supreme Court of India scrapped the NEET and requested private colleges to conduct their own entrance scales.

NEET  However, after hearing out students and understanding various educational boards, the MCI felt the need for a single common medical entrance test apart from the AIPMT (Currently known as NEET Phase – I), right before the AIPMT.

NEET  Hence, in 2016, the Supreme Court declared NEET to be conducted in two phases – I and II, where Phase – I was to be considered as the AIPMT. 

NEET  After many students dropped out of applying for the NEET as their preparations limited them for the AIPMT, the Supreme Court declared that private colleges would not be allowed to conduct separate exams for medical admissions.  

NEET  Petitions and Ordinances followed, trying to gauge in students for the medical courses by private institutions. 

NEET  Finally on May 24, in a fresh move, the President of India signed an order to put the common medical entrance examination on hold for a year.


Final Verdict – 

NEET  For civic and government colleges, admissions will be based on state CET scores.

NEET  Private colleges and deemed universities - admissions can be sought on the basis of NEET scores. Exam to be held on July 24, 2016.


Radhika Kulkarni
Counseling Psychologist