NEET Medical Exam: The Untidy Aftermath

The National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) was implemented in 2016 to be the sole medical exam for any medical college in the country. This was done to both reduce the number of medical entrance tests, as well as to ensure fairness and transparency. Criticisms against the NEET rose quickly, however, as people felt NEET deprived state-run medical colleges of their right to admit students as per their own procedures. Moreover, the NEET bases its questions on the CBSE system, resulting in several state board candidates to be at a disadvantage. Due to the increase in competition, several students are being forced to attend tutoring centres in order to secure a seat. Is this centralisation of admission worth disrupting the lives of thousands of prospective medical students, and was there a better way to carry it out?


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