An Exclusive Talk Show with Mr. Tushar Parekh (HOD Pre Nurture Divison) and parent of a student from Gujarat, Dr Ina M Shah (Pediatrician) regarding the newly introduced national level examination system in Gujarat, its impact and advice to the students.
BHUBANESWAR: Students appearing for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 2013 (NEET) need not worry about filling up forms as solution will be at hand. Seven facilitation centres, set up at seven schools are helping aspirants with the application procedure, which started on December 1.
In case of any confusion, a student can just walk in to any of these centres and get help, said Sitaram Mohapatra, state nodal officer for NEET 2013. The centres will remain open till December 31. The centres are at DAV Chandrasekharpur, DPS Rourkela, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sunabeda, Kendriya Vidyalaya Balangir, DAV Jharsuguda, DAV at NTPC Talcher and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Mayurbhanj.
As per NEET 2013, private medical and dental colleges in the state, which had separate entrance examinations from that of the government colleges, will now admit students who will clear NEET. The test will be held in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela and Koraput.
Each of the three government-run colleges in Burla, Berhampur and Cuttack has 150 seats. Also, Hi-Tech Medical College Bhubaneswar has 100 seats, Hi-Tech Rourkela has 100 and Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital has 100 will be available for admission under NEET. Similarly, 300 seats for BDS will be available for admission. These include 20 seats at SCB Dental College, Cuttack, besides the 60 seats at Gandhi Dental College, 100 at Hi-Tech Dental College, 50 at Institute of Dental Sciences and 100 at Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences. Odisha joint entrance examination cell will do counseling for these colleges.
The wait for the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is over. It’s the examination time now. NEET is a common entrance examination for taking admission in the various Medical colleges of India. NEET will replace AIPMT, AFMC, BHU and other similar Medical exams conducted by the various states. NEET has been proposed by the government of India and MCI (Medical Council of India) to reduce the burden of Medical aspirants from several state Medical examinations. Like AIPMT, NEET will be also organised by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). Through NEET, a candidate can take admission in any Medical college of India. NEET result will contain two ranks, All India rank and State Rank.
The Official website of NEET is cbseneet.nic.in. The Application form of NEET is now available on its official website. A candidate can apply for NEET only Online. Let us see, how to fill the Application Form of NEET.
1) Go to cbseneet.nic.in
2) Choose Apply Online and then you will be guided to the form filling page
3) Provide the relevant information in the form
4) Choose the state for which you want to apply for the State Quota
5) Choose the required examination code. Candidates who are appearing in the board exams in the year 2013 should choose the code 01
6) CBSE will provide one chance to correct the details but the choice for Exam centre, Question Paper language etc. will not be changed under any circumstance
7) Once you are satisfied with the application form details, submit it
8) After Submitting the Application form, you are required to deposit the Examination fee. The Application form fee without late fee for General and OBC students is Rs 1000 while the fee for the SC/ST students is Rs 550
9) Examination Fee can be deposited by Credit/Debit cards (with some charges including service tax) , Challan (Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank) or e-Post Office
10) Once you deposit the Examination fee successfully, you will be guided to print the Confirmation Page
11) Print the Confirmation Page
How to fill Confirmation Page
1) Paste two recent Passport size Photographs on it. Write the Application number, Contact number and your name on the back of both Photographs. One Photograph should be attested by the gazetted Officer while other should be unattested. Also take a Postcard size Photograph which will be collected from you in the examination hall
2) The Photograph should be taken on or after 1 November 2012 with white background. The photograph should bear the Name of the Candidate and the Date on which the Photograph has been taken.
3) Candidate should sign in running hand in the appropriate box and put left hand thumb impression in the required box. Parent signature should also be taken in the required box.
4) Confirmation Page should be sent to the following address in an A5 envelope along with the proof of the examination fee. Candidates of Andhra Pradesh and J&K should also send affidavit:
The Assistant Secretary (NEET)
Central Board of Secondary Education,
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre,
Preet Vihar, Delhi-110 092.
The Last date for filling Application form is 31 December 2012. The Last date for the receipt of the confirmation page without late fee is 10 January 2013.
Pursuant to the Notification published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 21st December, 2010, the Medical Council of India with the approval of the Central Government amended the regulations on Graduate Medical Education 1997 and made provision for a Single Eligibility cum Entrance Examination, namely, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS Course in each academic year.
The Dental Council of India also amended the BDS Course Regulations 2007 and notified in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st May, 2012 that admission to BDS Course in each academic year shall be through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).
The Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India have notified that the Central Board of Secondary Education shall be the organization to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses.
Accordingly, the Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses in the academic session 2013-14 on Sunday, the 5th May 2013.
The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing merit list to the Counselling Authorities.
BHUBANESWAR: Putting to rest all speculations, Odisha has finally decided to join the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET 2013), the over-arching pre-medical entrance replacing state-level examinations. “We had some apprehensions. After the Centre agreed to address those, we have agreed to be part of NEET-2013 for undergraduate medical admissions this year. There will be no separate state-level entrance,” health secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra told TOI on Wednesday.
Mohapatra had on September 24 expressed the state’s apprehension that the test would mean medical seats in state-run colleges might go to students from outside the state. “We had raised certain issues with the health ministry. We are satisfied with the response,” he said.
The government had sought clarifications about the fate of MBBS seats in case enough Odia students fail to qualify for it. The Centre has clarified that a percentile system will be worked out where states can prepare their own merit lists depending on number of state quota seats (85% of total seats) available there. A separate national merit list will be prepared for filling up 15% seats in all states, which are currently filled from the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT).
“This would ensure that Odia students continue to occupy 85% seats in the state,” Mohapatra said, adding the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) would do the counselling for these seats. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct NEET, which is scheduled for May 12, 2013.
Mohapatra said CBSE also agreed to include Koraput as a centre for NEET. Earlier it had chosen only Bhubaneswar and Rourkela as centres. The government had requested for centres in five cities, the other two are Sambalpur and Berhampur, the health secretary said.
For medical aspirants, there would be five facilitation centres to help in the application procedure at DAV Chandrasekhapur, Mother’s Public School and Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV-I) in Bhubaneswar besides KV-I, Cuttack, and Delhi Public School, Rourkela. Online application procedure for NEET is likely to start from December 1. There would be 180 objective type questions in the three-hour examination.
The state government is planning not to participate in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2013 for admissions to medical and dental colleges in Madhya Pradesh. It is likely to forward a proposal of holding a separate entrance examination at state level soon, a step that might land it into a legal trouble.
As for the medical and dental courses aspirants from the state, if the proposal goes through, it would mean that they would have to appear for two entrance tests instead of one. They would have to appear for the state government’s pre-medical test separately for seeking admission to the colleges in the state, while they would have to appear for NEET, if they also want to keep their options open regarding other medical colleges across the country.
One of the main purposes of holding a countrywide common entrance test was to save the students from trouble of attempting multiple admission tests for national level and state level institutes. Apart from this, the common test is expected to ensure quality and equality of medical education in all parts of country.
For the academic session 2013-14, admissions to all the government and private medical and dental colleges in country would be done through a common entrance test – the NEET 2013 to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education on May 5, 2013. The test is being conducted at the behest of the Medical Council of India (MCI), after the Supreme Court gave a go ahead to its proposal last year.
Because of the Supreme Court intervention, it is binding upon the states to participate in the national level test.
Yet some of the states including Madhya Pradesh are dithering on the decision probably owing to apprehensions related to losing control over the admission process. Education is considered a state matter and final decision related to the sector lies with the state governments. Other states that are reportedly planning to forgo the NEET include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
In this context, the state government is planning to propose to the union government that it plans to go ahead with the state level pre-medical test (PMT) for admissions in state colleges for the academic session 2013-14 too. “A proposal is in the offing, though it is not final yet,” director of medical education (DME) Dr SC Tiwari told HT.
When asked the reason for such a decision, he said the decision is taken at the topmost level and he would not be able to comment on it. Sources however said that the decision might be owing to political considerations and apprehension of losing control.
POST GRADUDATE ADMISSION: Meanwhile, the national-level common entrance test for postgraduate (PG) admissions (NEET-PG) would be conducted by the National Board of Education (NBE) as a computer-based (online) test. The test would be held from November 23 to December 6 at 33 cities of the country including Bhopal and Indore in MP. Monday (November 12) is the last date for online registration for the test. The details are available on the website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg.
However, the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC) of MP would be holding a separate PG entrance test – Pre-PG DMAT (dental and medical admission test) on January 6 for admissions to 50% PG seats in the medical and dental colleges of the state according to a Supreme Court ruling.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Tuesday selected ten subject experts from across the state to prepare a model question bank for engineering and medical entrance exams.
The move is to help students who will be giving the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for the first time after their class XII boards. “Students do not have any guidelines on how these entrance exams will be held. This booklet may help them get an idea,” said an official from GSHSEB.
Maths expert Lambodhar Mishra said, “The present batch will suffer as the decision to conduct NEET and JEE was taken very late in the academic year. Also, no guidelines have been given for the pattern of question paper.”
Some topics in maths like complex numbers, trigonometry and linear programming will have the trickiest questions asked in every entrance exam. Students should focus on such topics, he added.
Rishina Shah, a class XII student of Nirman High School said, “The JEE exam will be soon after the board exam and we are supposed to prepare the topics of both class XI and XII. Till now, we have no clue on what and how to prepare. Guidelines on the question paper pattern and marking system should be provided.” Director of a coaching class, Kunjan Vora, commented, “Content of state board textbook is not up to the standard of CBSE. This will make it difficult for state board students to perform well in national level entrance exams.”
NEET for medical entrance in 2013 will put PU students at a disadvantage
A recent post on the website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has put the pre-university students who want to pursue medicine in 2013-14 and their parents in a dilemma.
According to the post “NEET 2013” on the website, the process of online submission of applications for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS course for 2013 will start on December 1, 2012. The test will be held on May 12, 2013.
Some parents and students who spoke to The Hindu on Sunday said the test would be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) according to its syllabus for Class 12 while the pre-university science students in the final year now are being taught as per the State syllabus. A few parents who came together discussed the issue at in informal meeting here on Sunday.
Umesh Bhat and Sham Prasad, parents, said the CBSE syllabus and State syllabus were different. It would be tough for students who followed the State syllabus to answer Physics, Chemistry, and Biology papers set on the basis of the CBSE syllabus. Stating that the science students in first year pre-university now following the CBSE syllabus, Mr. Bhat said it would be proper to introduce the NEET for them in 2014.
S.S. Bosco, a veteran Mathematics teacher, said there were huge differences in the Biology subject taught under these two syllabi. He said students who took the CBSE syllabus solved more advanced problems in Physics and Chemistry.
“The CBSE syllabus has depth. It would be difficult to cope up with it and prepare for the NEET along with preparing for the final year pre-university examinations,” said Shama B, a final year Science student.
The website said that the KEA would take up the capacity building of students for making them fully prepared to write the NEET 2013. It would start from October 16 and telecast through Doordarshan’s Chandana channel from 9.15 p.m. and 10 p.m. till May 2013.
It said that a separate NEET Cell was being constituted in KEA which would interact directly with the students. From January 2013, Mock NEET would be conducted by KEA both offline and online. Mr. Bosco, who has authored a number of textbooks for PUC, said: “Is science a cinema to understand it through a television channel?”
The parents are expecting the State Government to clarify if the students would be taking CET or the NEET in 2013 for medical admissions.