New Delhi: The first-ever National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across the country will be held on May 5 next year, the CBSE Wednesday announced.
The NEET aims at mitigating the need of students to appear in multiple tests and promote merit in admission process.
It will allow class XII students to sit in a single entrance examination to get admission to almost all medical colleges in India, including private medical colleges.
A single merit list will be created for the MBBS and BDS seats across the country, which will show state, minorities and SC/ST quotas.
Announcing the date, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI) have already notified that the Board will be conducting the test for entry to medical and dental colleges in the country.
The syllabus has already been notified by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and all admissions to MBBS and BDS will be held on the basis of the common merit list.
The NEET for admission to UG courses would be conducted by the CBSE and the NEET for PG courses would be carried out by the National Board of Examinations.