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HRD Ministry plans to scrap NEET says HT

One of India’s most ambitious and controversial education reform plans in recent years, to create a single national entrance test for admissions to colleges, could soon see a quiet, almost unannounced burial.

The human resource development (HRD) ministry under MM Pallam Raju has decided to instead push a more nuanced blueprint for higher education admissions that will continue to allow state governments to conduct entrance tests and will share revenues earned from central tests with them. The new plan that will be unveiled at a meeting with state education ministers on April 2.

“What we want is a structured, streamlined admissions system,” a senior HRD ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “That doesn’t have to be a single examination platform that is unacceptable to some.”

The single test plan was pushed aggressively by Raju’s predecessor at the ministry, telecom minister Kapil Sibal, with the aim of ending the multiple entrance tests students currently need to…

UPPGMEE 2013 Postponed till further notice

With great efforts of KGMC and other UP medical colleges students, UP Govt has postponed the UPPGMEE 2013 till further notice. 
In protest against UPPGMEE and in support of, Medical students of UP, were on indefinite hunger strike in front of KGMC. During that strike many students also got sick of prolonged starvation and developed ketoacidosis. They were also manhandled by UP police and were sent to lockups. But finally UP Govt agreed  in favor of medical community and postponed the exam.
Read the following NEWS stories about hunger strike of Medicos.

UPSC Combined Medical Services - 2013 Notification on 6th April 2013

UPSC Combined Medical Services (CMS) Exam 2013

According to the schedule of UPSC exams the CMS notification was scheduled on 23rd March 2013, but UPSC recently updated on the website about the new date...

         "Notification for Engineering Services Examination, 2013 and Combined Medical Services Examination, 2013 would be uploaded on the website as well as would be published in 'Employment News' on 6th April, 2013"  In view of the coming exam, AcrossPG team will start posting solutions to UPSC CMS 2012 exam papers on the AcrossPG Blog, one by one for the benefit of doctors appearing for CMS 2013. So visit today and register your email for receiving the solutions to the CMS paper on your email. or you can also like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter at to receive constant updates.

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UP Medicos come together against UPPGMEE

A day after the state government announced that the Uttar Pradesh Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (UPPGMEE) 2013 cannot be cancelled, medical graduates opposing the exam have decided to go on a protest from Wednesday.
The students were demanding cancellation of UPPGMEE on the grounds that they had already taken the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Since both had a similar aim, there was no point taking the other and termed it as wastage of efforts and resources and also met chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to stress their point.

Speaking on behalf of other students, Kapil Singh Varma, a student of King George's Medical University (KGMU), said, "The students told the CM that we were left with no other option." Another student Bhupendra Singh stated that the pattern of National eligibility and entrance test and UPPGMEE were different. "We got only 40 days time to prepare for UPPGMEE which is too short a period considering we have to prepare 20 d…

NEET Case hearing postponed to 2nd April 2013

NEET PG court case has been postponed to 2nd April 2013.Stay on NEET results as it is.

NEET case not taken for discussion on 13th March as well

Take notice that due to non-availability of Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India, The matters listed today, the 13th March, 2013 in Chief Justice’s Court before the bench consisting of Hon’ble The Chief Justice, Hon’ble Anil R. Dave and Hon’ble Vikramajit Sen, JJ. will now be taken up by the bench consisting of Hon’ble Anil R. Dave and Hon’ble Vikramajit Sen, JJ except item nos. 1, 2, 33, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 29, 31, 102, 104, 107, 109 and 111.
Source: NEET case was listed as item no. 12 for Court no. 1.
As the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India is not available today, the NEET case wont be taken up today also (13th March)

AIIMS Entrance Online vs Offline: Pros & Cons

AIIMS has introduced CBT (Computer based test) along with the classic pen and paper mode of entrance exam from the session May 2013. With this many students are confused between which one to choose. AcrossPG team has come up with these pros and cons of both the systems to help the students especially the freshers who have never faced CBT before, make their decision. First of all there is no major difference between the two systems and everyone should choose the one in which he/she is comfortable. We do not advice to choose any one system over the other. Our aim is to provide help to students in making a better informed decision.

Computer Based Test Mode. Q: What is it? Ans: For those who are not familiar with this type of exam, it is a Mode in which the questions are presented to the students on a computer and students have to mark the responses on the computer itself in the stipulated time. It is also called as ‘Online’ system, but it’s a kind of misnomer because the exam is not pos…

Applicability of Neet in Andhra Pradesh

Applicability of Neet in Andhra Pradesh 

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is mandatory for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all the Government and private medical colleges that come under the ambit of the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956.

The States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and UT of Puducherry have requested for exemption from NEET. The States of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have filed writ petitions in the respective High Courts seeking exemption from NEET. These petitions alongwith other similar peritions filed by a number of private medical colleges/institutions have been transferred to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the matter is sub-judice.

Though Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir have special provisions under the Constitution, there is no conflict between these provisions and IMC Act, 1956 or NEET regulations made there under, which are enacted having regard to entry 66 List I of Seventh Schedule of the Constituti…

NEET PG case Updates: 12 March 2013

NEET PG case (T.C.(C)No.98/2012) is listed as item no. 8 in the final cause list for Court no. 1 (Chief Justice’s court) on 12th March 2013

AIIMS will conduct July 2013 session entrance in both online and offline mode

As a new development in the AIIMS MD/MS entrance exam, AIIMS has decided to conduct exam in both CBT mode and Pencil-Paper mode. This new addition is done from the entrance exam of July 2013 session. Exam is on 11th may 2013.

This CBT mode will only be implemented for MD/MS seats entrance, and also with condition of sufficient students opting for it.

AIIMS PG Entrance Exam May 2013 Session Notification

Important Dates:

Exam Date: 12th May 2013Registration (Online): 11th March 2013 to 6th April 2013Last Date of Application: 6/4/2013 (5:00PM)Fees: Rs 1000 (Rs 800 for S/C S/T)

NEET PG case 6th March 2013: Hearing will continue on 7th March

NEET PG case (T.C.(C)No.98/2012) is listed as item no. 5 in the final cause list for Court no. 1 (Chief Justice’s court) on 6th March 2013

The bench will sit upto 2:55pm onlyMr KKV continued his arguments against MCI in the morning session . MCI lawyers requested for the release of NEET-PG results through interim orders.Tomorrow Mr KKV will speak for another 30 minutes.Next hearing on March 7.

Validity of NEET PG for 2013: Give your Opinion

NEET PG 2012 is going through a lot of Controversies in its very first year, with >80 cases in court and results getting unexpectedly delayed, leaving >90000 medicos in limbo.

What do you think is the future of NEET PG for year 2013. Do you think there will again be a NEET PG in 2013.  Please give your opinion by commenting to this post and also cast your vote.

Do you think there will be a single entrance, NEET PG in 2013 again?

NEET PG Case 5th March 2013 Updates: Case will continue on 6th March

NEET PG case (T.C.(C)No.98/2012) is listed as item no. 4 in the final cause list for Court no. 1 (Chief Justice’s court)The bench will sit upto 2:55pm onlyThe last hearing was on 28th FebruaryToday, the case discussion started with Mr. R Venkatamani (On behalf of Pondicherry), which was proceeded by arguments from Mr.K. K. Venugopal, on behalf of linguistic minorities and some colleges in karnataka.The case will continue on 6th March 2013. 

PGI MD/MS/MDS/PHD/DM/MCH Entrance May 2013 Notification


NEET PG case postponed to 5th March 2013

Case Highlights:
Mr.Rajeev Dhawan concluded his arguments yesterday (27/2/2013)Today the hearing started with Mr. Ambhoj Kumar Sinha, Senior Advocate, representing Ramachandra University (Case – 90,123,129 S.(4001) ). He presented his arguments then Mr.Pavani Parameswara Rao (P.P. Rao) presented his arguments on behalf of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Finally, Mr. Nageswara Rao presented his arguments (he represented private colleges)Summary of arguments:
The MCI act does not empower the Medical Council of India with the authority to make regulations regarding entrance examinationsThe MCI can decide how to run MBBS and PG coursesBut the universities and colleges have the power to choose the process by which students are admitted into the colleges
Case has been postponed to 5th March for next hearing.