NEET’s impact on undergraduate medical admissions

NEET’s impact on undergraduate medical admissionsWith Parliament approving the bill to replace the NEET ordinance for a common entrance test for admission to state government and private medical colleges, the admission process has begun for academic year 2016-17.

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The implementation of NEET, which despite being partially applicable this academic year, relieved students from appearing in multiple exams. NEET is expected to be the only exam for admission to state government and private medical colleges from next year.

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Following the centre’s earlier ordinance which partially overturned SC judgement on NEET, many states decided to conduct their own exam this year. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura and West Bengal conducted their own tests this year.


The fallout

The Apex court’s judgment on NEET had replaced almost 90 state and private medical entrance exams with one common exam for admission to approximately 52,000 MBBS and BDS seats in around 500 government as well as private medical and dental colleges across India. But under mounting pressure from several states, political parties and law makers, the central government promulgated NEET Ordinances to overrule the SC order and keep state boards out of the ambit this year. While SC had passed its judgement on May 9, NEET 2016 Ordinance which partially overturned the SC order came into effect on May 24.


Where is NEET 2016 applicable?

  1. All India Quota Seats

  2. State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts

  3. Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University

Admission based on NEET 2016 

  1. All India Quota Seats:  Admission to All India Quota Seats will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) through centralized online counselling. The centralized counselling will be conducted for admission to 15% All India Quota seats in government medical and dental colleges of India except institutions in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.

  2. State Government Quota Seats:  The states accepting NEET will conduct counselling for allotment of MBBS and BDS seats based on NEET score. The NEET participating states will prepare merit list based on the NEET score for candidates belonging from respective states.

  3. Private/Deemed University: Private medical institutions will accept NEET score for UG medical and dental seats under their control. Private/Deemed medical University will announce their admission procedure/criteria after NEET result.

States/UTS that accept NEET scores

Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar; Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, UP, Uttarakhand

Other institutions that accept NEET scores

DGHS (15% All India Quota Seats), AFMC, Pune, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Hamdard.

Of the 28,000 government seats, the central government has around 4,000 seats. Of the 29,000 seats in private colleges, states have around 12-15%. NEET will be applicable to at least 28,000 seats. Out of 24,000 seats of state governments, a few thousand will fall within NEET (if the states have accepted the test).


Scrapped medical entrance tests


  2. BVP CET


  4. KIITEE 

  5. Amrita Medical Entrance Exam

  6. All India Manipal UOET  

  7. SAAT Medical

  8. Yenepoya University UGET

  9. D.Y. Patil AICET

  10. CMC Ludhiana UGAT

  11. CMC Vellore UGMET


  13. MGM CET

  14. MMU CET

  15. MP DMAT

  16. NUUGET


  18. St. John’s MBBS Entrance Test

  19. UP CAT Dental

  20. UPCMET

With inputs from Govind Kumar

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