Maharashtra govt scraps CET for medical admissions
This means that the medical aspirants will no longer have to give separate entrance tests for admissions to different coursesmumbai Updated: Dec 06, 2016 18:27 IST
The Maharashtra government on Monday announced that there won’t be any Common Entrance Test (CET) for medical admissions from 2017. After the confusion over NEET and MH-CET exams this year, the state has now made it clear that starting 2017, admissions to all medical courses will be conducted on the basis of NEET scores only.
While the SC had made NEET compulsory only for MBBS and BDS aspirants, Maharashtra government scraped CET altogether. This means that the medical aspirants will no longer have to give separate entrance tests for admissions to different courses.
While the SC made it clear in April that MBBS and BDS aspirants will have to compulsorily appear for the NEET in order to seek admission to colleges, an ordinance was passed by the centre that was approved by President Pranab Mukherjee on May 24.
As per the ordinance, only for this year, admissions to government-run medical and dental institutes will be conducted as per MH-CET marks, but for other private and deemed institutes, students will have to submit their NEET marks.