This may bring in some good news to the medical aspirants in Maharashtra.
It has been announced that for the admissions to the medical colleges in the state, the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) 2015 will be based on the syllabus of Maharashtra state board.
This exam until previous year was based on the on the syllabus of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), informed the Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde.
Until 2012, the MH-CET medical entrance exam was held with the students being judged on Maharashtra state board's Class 12 curriculum.
The NEET syllabus was adopted by the Maharashtra government in 2013.However the Supreme Court conducting its own entrance test in May 2014 discarded NEET.
Based on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) textbooks the NEET syllabus was vast, making it difficult for the students to handle the pressure.
Asking the department to make appropriate changes, Tawde has attempted to lessen the burden on the students.
The negative marking pattern which was adopted from NEET has already been scrapped by The Maharashtra state government.