Andhra Pradesh will participate in NEET for medical admissions and the state will not conduct EAMCET
Students in Andhra Pradesh will now have to switch over to CBSE syllabus with the NTR University of Health Sciences announcing that the state will participate in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS, which was scheduled to be held in 2012.
Officials of NTR Health University had announced that the state will not conduct EAMCET for the medical stream from the coming academic year. Which means Andhra Pradesh will participate in NEET UG 2012, first ever common medical entrance test in India.
The state’s decision to participate in NEET came at a time when Telugu medium students sought to know the stand of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on providing question papers in regional languages. Yearly about 15,000 to 20,000 students from the state write EAMCET medical stream in Telugu, it is not clear whether the national authorities will conduct NEET in regional languages.
Students in Andhra Pradesh are concerned that their preparation which is mainly for EAMCET will not be enough to get through the national level test. Since MCI has not specified the syllabus for NEET yet.