New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI)
on Friday finalized syllabus for the the all-India common entrance
test for admission to MBBS courses and fixed May 13 for
holding the exam next year.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG)
for admission of students to undergraduate courses in 335
medical colleges of the country is scheduled to be held on May
13 next year, the MCI today said even as the nod of the
Ministry of Health in this connection is awaited.
The Council also uploaded core syllabus on which
NEET-UG will be based and students can upload the same from
Meanwhile, an element of uncertainty continued on the
exam with the Ministry of Health?s notification in respect of
NEET still awaited.
The MCI today said time was crucial in holding the test.
"We are ready and so is the CBSE. We are waiting for the
Ministry to notify the same. We hope it would be done soon,"
MCI officials said.
In a statement signed by Secretary Sangeeta Sharma, the
MCI said "in pursuance with the Supreme Court orders in writ
petition 380 of 2009 titled Simran Jain versus Union of India
and undertaking of the Medical Council of India therein, the
common entrance test for admission to medical courses in
various institutions across the country shall be conducted
from the academic year 2012-2013 onwards".
The statement the NEET for undergraduates for admission
to MBBS is scheduled to be held on May 13, 2012.
In this connection, the final core syllabus and other
relevant documents are available on the NEET-UG tan on the MCI
Core syllabus on the MCI website contains a detailed
list of topics which the NEET-UG will cover in respect of
Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The MCI has finalized the syllabus after a review of
various state syllabi as well as those prepared by the CBSE,
NCERT and COBSE (Council of Boards of School Education in
"This core syllabus is to establish uniformity across the
country keeping in view the relevance of different areas in
medical education," preface to the core syllabus document of
It lists all the topics which the test will cover so far
as Physics, Chemistry and Biology syllabus of classes XI and
XII are concerned.
Each topic is discussed in detail and is available on
the MCI website.