Lok Sabha has passed The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2016 and The Dentists (Amendment) Bill 2016 to replace NEET exam.
Lok Sabha has passed The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) bill 2016 and The Dentists (Amendment) bill 2016 on July 19, 2016 to replace the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET Exam) ordinances. Both the bills aim to amend the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and the Dentist act 1948.
All you’d know about bills
- Bills present a standardized entrance test to allot seats in all the medical colleges at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- The bills aim to make the examination fair and transparent to all and will also take measures to stop the exploitation of students in the name of capitation fees.
- This year, state boards are exempted from the NEET exam.
- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the medical courses at undergraduate level, whereas the National Board Of Examination will take care of postgraduate courses
- So far, 15 states have opted for NEET exam, whereas 16 for State Board Examinations.
- NEET II is scheduled to take place on July 24, 2016 and will be conducted in Hindi, English and some other languages.
- NEET exam II will consist of one paper of 180 subjective type questions from biology (Zoology and Botany), Physics and Chemistry that candidates need to answer on the specially designed-machine grade sheet with ball point pen provided at the CBSE centre.
- The duration of the NEET exam II will be of two hours and the result for the test will be released on August 16, 2016.