No more EAMCET for medicos in Andhra Pradesh: NEET from this year

Students aspiring for MBBS seats will not take the EAMCET route but write the National Entrance and Eligibility Test by Medical Council of India (MCI) from next year.

The test will be conducted at the national level by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of MCI but the counselling and selection would be done by the State government, Director of Medical Education P. Sampath Kumar told The Hindu.

He said the MCI was keen to do the selection of candidates also after the test, but the State government retained the initiative for its own reasons. The decision to join the national test was taken in view of the insistence by MCI that there be uniform standards of testing for admissions instead of each State having its own question papers. Nevertheless, there would be both State and national rankings.

About 65,000 students appeared for medicine stream of EAMCET last year for 4,300 seats in 12 government and 20 private medical colleges in the State. An all-party meeting convened by the government a few months ago to discuss whether the State could join the national pool for allocation of seats did not find favour with the parties.

A.P. and Jammu & Kashmir are the only States which were exempted from joining the Central pool by a Presidential order. The State had to contribute 15 per cent of the seats to outsiders but its own students would have got an additional 1,500 seats at the national level if it had joined the scheme, Dr. Sampath Kumar said.

He added that the intake of MBBS seats was likely to go up by 1,000 next year with the addition of 50 seats each in government sector and opening of a few new private medical colleges.


The decision to join the national test was also hinted at by Health Minister D.L. Ravindra Reddy earlier in the day.

He parried a question by media persons when asked if a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the MCI directive to States to come under a single umbrella was a hindrance.

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4 Responses to No more EAMCET for medicos in Andhra Pradesh: NEET from this year

  1. sneha says:

    is it decideded by ap government to conduct neet exam is it conform?

    • Rahul Chawla says:

      they have confirmed it yet.and no need to worry. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME THINKING K about NEET..It would ruin your studies..whatever MCI will do, leave it to them, you stick to your studies. There are minute changes which are significant only for those who has read everything and for those who have not completed their syllabus, they must not waste any time more thinking about the issue. Just study and there won’t be drastic changes or there might be no changes at all or even if they plan to change the syllabus and the pattern of exam then you are not alone, every one wil suffer.ok, if you waste today’s time in thinking about the syllabus,percentile or no negative marking… checking out on internet every single day about the NEET exam, you won’t be able to concentrate on your studies. So, it is a request to everyone ,please don’t waste this time..don’t wait for the syllabus or exam pattern to be disclosed.Continue your studies, the way you used to.
      and in any case, the syllabus is changed, read that part from my book, I assure you none of the question will come outside what I have given in both of my books and NCERT.

  2. Anil Kumar Venaik says:

    will NEET be taking place from 2012 i.e., will the present class 12 who are aspiring for career in medicines will be giving NEET too?

  3. pankaj chaudhary says:


    kya neet 2012-2013 ke liye hoga.??

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