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Karnataka Examinations Authority debate over CET dates

With every state in the country fixing the dates for the CET (Common Entrance Exam), Karnataka has decided to finalize the exact dates when it will conduct the exam. After the Supreme Court issued an interim order on NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) , Karnataka has decided to conduct the Karnataka - CET for students of the state. Sources from the KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority) confirm that they are looking for a date. This has to be planned carefully so that the CET does not clash with any other similar entrance tests conducted by neighbor-states or private...

Gear up for NEET 2013

From 2013 onwards maximum states of India have agreed to participate in the common entrance test of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) . But some institutes of national repute such as AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science), in order to maintain their higher standards, have not agreed to join NEET. The institutions those are funded by the central government possess their own set of rules and regulations and they do not want to be a part of CET (Common Entrance Test). MCI (Medical Council of India) has listed around 271 MBBS colleges across India, which will be in ambit...

CET-K Day 1 Analysis: Math section tough, Biology a cakewalk

The first day of CET-K (Common Entrance Test-Karnataka) , 2013 held on Wednesday, May 1 went off smoothly. Students found Biology section quite easy to answer whereas Math section seemed complicated for most of the students. Experts are now claiming that the competition for acquiring medical seats will be tougher this time as the Biology paper was easy and most of the medical aspirants are likely to score high marks. Experts also revealed that students who were well prepared may even score 55-56 marks out of 60. Only six questions in the entire Biology paper required good...

Six MBBS entrance exams clash on the same day

Six medical colleges across the country are conducting their entrance exams on the same day leaving students with very less choices. On Sunday, June 2, entrance exam for Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) will be held, along with tests for St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pune; Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai and Sri Siddhartha Medical College in Tumkur, Karnataka. The entrance exams are held on...

Centralized body to conduct national level engineering and management entrance exams

Next week, the education ministers will be analyzing the feasibility of having a single testing body to conduct national level engineering, medical and management entrance exams such as GATE, CMAT, CAT, NET, AIEEE and JEE. Moreover, the option of letting candidates take these tests more than once in a year will also be considered. The ‘national agency for testing’ will spare the teachers from the testing exercise. A dedicated group of professionals will engage in research for preparing the question paper, administering as well as conducting the exam. Once the proposal is...

Indian origin doctors in UK claim qualification test to be biased

The MRCGP exam has come under purview after Indian doctors working in the UK took the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the General Medical Council (GMC) to court alleging that the exam is unfair and discriminates against international trainees. The MRCGP exam, which confirms that a doctor has satisfactorily completed speciality training for general practice and can enter independent practice, saw a 65.3% failure rate among International Medical Graduates (IMG), during their first attempt at the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) component of the 2011/12 MRCGP exam. The failure...

Students find Karnataka PGET tough

The 10,977 medical and dental graduate students from across the country taking the Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) examination on Sunday, found the exam hard, with only a few questions repeated from previous years. The students also voiced their support for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET which would replace various exams like the PGET, conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) , with a single standardized test. Various students taking the exam felt that the government of Karnataka should give its approval for the NEET, as costs involved in...

Delhi to have its own medical university

The Delhi government is considering setting up its very own medical university to fill the requirement for doctors, nurses and paramedics arising in the more than 30 government hospitals in the city. Some Delhi government officials revealed that a draft proposal for the setting up of the University of Medical Sciences is almost ready. In all probability, the upcoming budget session in March of the Delhi assembly, will see the tabling of the draft.  An urgent need to set up a medical university exclusive to Delhi is felt, as the seven existing medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges in...

Karnataka to conduct CET while Supreme Court debates over NEET

On Monday, December 17, 2012, Karnataka agreed to conduct the CET (Common Entrance Test) scheduled for May 2013, for the BDS and MBBS degrees. This decision was taken on the basis of a meeting led by the medical education minister on Monday.  However, the final decision is still pending with the Supreme Court, which is set to hear the case on January 15, 16 and 17, 2013. Initially, students were directed to take the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) . In the meantime, the KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) has been asked to come up with a bridge course in event of...

Supreme Court gives MCI green light for NEET

With the permission of the Supreme Court, for the first time ever, the MCI (Medical Council of India) will now be able to conduct its common entrance examination for admission to BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), post-graduate courses and MBBS. At the same time, the court has requested the council to refrain from declaring the results, until further orders. Various other institutions, universities and states were also granted permission to conduct their own examination for BDS, post-graduate courses and MBBS courses as entitled. But the order of holding the results was applicable on these...

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