Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Health Ministry have finally reached a consensus to hold a All India Common Entrance Test for MBBS Course in all government run medical colleges, Private medical Colleges and Deemed Universities from 2012-2013 academic session. The meeting on Monday was attended by MCI , CBSE and Helth Ministry officials, reports the TOI.
This all India Common Entrance Test would help MBBS aspirants to prepare and apply for a single Entrance Test rather that sit for over 5 to 6 mbbs entrance exams conducted by different Institutes /States/Universities. All Medical Colleges in India offer over thirty thousand seats per year and approx 8 to 10 lakh students appear for over 17 different MBBS Entrance Tests. The Common Entrance Exam will be held for MBBS courses offered by all 271 medical colleges — 138 run by governments and 133 under private management. Officials of the Health Ministry have informed that the modalities for conducting this Common Entrance Test (CET) are being worked out and a formal announcement may come out in the coming months.