The entrance to super specialty medical courses will be centralized with effect from 2017 under a single name
called NEET – National Eligibility Entrance Test, which will be conducted
across the country on June 10th, 2017.
This examination would serve as a single assessment point
for any DM/Mch/PDCC aspirants across India and would be administered by
National Board of Examination which is an autonomous organization established
by the government with the prime objective of conducting post graduate
examination across the country.
National Board of Examination, until now has been conducting
NEET( PG) exams for MD/MS/PG diploma admissions, NEET MDS and All India Post
Graduate Medical examination. With this latest announcement from the Health
Ministry NEET – SS exams would also get added under their umbrella.
A statement made by the Health Ministry laid out the
modalities of the exam, mentioning it to be having 200 questions of multiple
choice, chosen from the MD/MS syllabus as prescribed by Medical Council of
India which is followed across colleges. The exam would be computer based. The
statement also clarified that any other examination conducted by any
University, Medical college or Institution under state level or institutional
level would be invalid as per the Indian Medical Council Act of 1956, with
effect from 2017.
This amendment has been viewed as a welcome change even
among the medical fraternity and is viewed as a strong move which would plugin
any loopholes of corruption in the system. One of the medical fraternities, Dr.
Sadanand was of the opinion that if the results are declared immediately and
any Interview process post exam banned, then this could prove as an excellent
move by the Health Ministry.