The National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET), erstwhile AIPGMEE, will be conducted from December 5 to 13, 2016 in an online mode. According to media reports, the online registrations will begin from September 26 and will continue till October 31, 2016. The computer-based test will comprise of 300 multiple choice questions based on the MBBS curriculum. The entrance exam will be held at 86 centres across 41 cities.
Dr. Bipin Batra, Executive Director, NBE said that NEET will be conducted for all medical seats along with the seats at Armed Forces Medical Services institutions. “This exam shall include admissions to All India 50% quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses, state quota seats for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for all states/Union territories of India and MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all private/deemed universities of the country. Besides, NEET PG will also enable admissions at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions and DNB broad Speciality courses,” as quoted by a national daily.
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The national daily report also states that Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana will not participate in 50% All India Quota seats unlike other states/UTs and will offer admissions to their MD/MS/PG diploma seats strictly on the basis of state quota based on NEET PG merit list.
It is expected that a notification, announcing the examination schedule for NEET PG 2017 will be issued soon by the conducting authority- National Board of Examinations (NBE), on its website.
NEET PG will be a single entrance examination for entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma courses at all government, private and deemed medical colleges across the country excluding AIIMS, JIPMER, and PGIMER. These 3 medical institutes will conduct their own entrance exam twice a year for admissions to their January and July sessions.
NEET PG has replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE), after a Supreme Court directive this year. Earlier, AIPGMEE was held for admissions to MD/MS/PG diploma seats in 50% All India Quota and rest 50% seats were filled by the state entrance exams respectively.
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