Ever since its inception, NEET exam has undergone various changes and controversies and this time Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced that common counseling will be provided for getting admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses to all students. According to a press release this has been done in order to improve transparency in the admission process of the NEET.
The advisory to conduct common counseling was issued on August 9, 2016, soon after the first NEET test and now University Grants Commission (UGC) had directed all universities to be a part of common counseling process.
The same advisory was repeated in December 2016 because NEET has finally replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and now being the common, only and compulsory exam for getting admission into medical college, legal provisions have been made for common counseling.
The ministry also made clear that Directorate General of Health and Services will continue to conduct counseling for All India Quota seats at the UG and PG levels for medical colleges.
NEET exam has undergone many changes since the time it is introduced. These changes include introduction of the age cap and limit of maximum three attempts. The later was largely protested against as a result of which the limit was reduced by discontinuing any previous attempt before NEET 2017.