Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Online Medical Counselling Procedure for Successful NEET Candidates

Update on 10 Aug 2016: This article covers the online medical counselling procedure used in the years 2014 & 2015. MCC has a revised online counselling procedure for NEET All India Quota seats in 2016.

CBSE conducts the NEET entrance test, declares the result and provides All India Rank to the Counselling Authorities/Admitting Institutes. The online medical counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by the Medical Counseling committee (MCC) / Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

Official Websites for Medical UG Counselling

The official websites for counselling related information under 15% All India seats are:

Merit List for Counselling under 15% All India Quota

The merit list of the eligible Candidates will be prepared by the CBSE on the basis of score obtained in the NEET exam. The merit list will be equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/ BDS courses under 15% All India Quota. There shall also be a waiting list equal to 4 times of the merit list. The Merit List and Waiting List will be forwarded to MCC/ DGHS.

Before commencement of Online Medical Counselling Procedure

  1. Display of OMR sheets and answer responses on website - 4th to 6th Aug 2016
  2. Display of answer key - 7th to 9th Aug 2016
  3. Declaration of NEET Result - 17th Aug 2016 (tentative); CBSE will host the results on the website and thereafter candidates may download the Result Sheets

Online Medical Counselling Procedure for Successful NEET Candidates

Online Medical Counselling Procedure

  1. Main Counseling Registration, Submission of Choices, View indicative seat allotment, modify and Lock choices. You can give as many choices as you wish during online choice filling. However choices should be in order of candidates’ preference. Please note that Registration facility will be available only before start of first round on date as notified in counseling Schedule. Candidates cannot register after closing date of Registration.
  2. First round of seat allotment
    • If successful, report to the allotted Institute, complete admission formalities and give willingness for participation in second and third round counselling. Joining at allotted Institution is necessary. If candidate fails to join the allotted college/seat within stipulated time, before last date of joining (as per counseling Schedule), then allotted seat will be cancelled and candidate shall not be eligible to take part in further Rounds of the online Counseling
    • If unsuccessful, wait for second round
  3. Second round of seat allotment (Upgradation of seats for successful candidates in first round and fresh allotments to vacancies generated at the end of first round). No fresh registration of candidates and choice submission is allowed in second round of counseling. Choices of main counseling (submitted before first round allotment) will be considered for this round of allotment.
    • If successful, report to the allotted Institute, complete admission formalities and give willingness for participation in third round counselling
    • If unsuccessful, wait for third round
  4. Third round of seat allotment (Upgradation of seats for successful candidates in earlier rounds who have given willingness to participate in 3rd round of allotment, and fresh allotments to vacancies generated at the end of second round)
    • Candidates to submit fresh choices for seat allotment in third round, view, modify and lock seats
    • If successful, report to the allotted Institute, complete admission formalities
    • If unsuccessful, look for alternate options or better luck next year!
  5. Transfer of vacant seats back to respective States
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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NEET II 2016: Answer Key, Solutions and Detailed Analysis

NEET-II exam was conducted across India on 24 Jul 2016 as scheduled. There were mixed reactions on the examination. Some felt it is easier, while some felt there were questions which were completely unknown to them.

Detailed analysis of NEET II question paper

Detailed analysis of NEET II question paper

Detailed analysis, reviews and student reactions started pouring online about the examination. We are providing you some of those links to gauge the difficulty level of the NEET II question paper.
NEET II 2016 Answer Key & Solutions

NEET II 2016 Answer Key

Similarly, several institutes have uploaded their answer keys for NEET II 2016 question paper. If you have marked your answers in the question paper, you can quickly find out the marks you would get in the exam. Below are some of the links to NEET II 2016 answer keys:

Official answer key for NEET II 2016

You have to wait for another two weeks before CBSE releases the official answer key. The following is the tentative schedule released by CBSE:
  • Display of OMR Sheet (NEET-I & NEET-II) - From 04.08.2016 to 06.08.2016
  • Display of Answer Key (NEET-I & NEET-II) - From 07.08.2016 to 09.08.2016
  • Declaration of Combined Result of NEET-I & NEET-II - Expected around 17 Aug 2016

For exact date, candidates may remain in touch with AIPMT/ NEET website.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Are you ready for NEET? Checks before leaving for NEET Exam

Its finally here, NEET-II exam is going to be held on 24 July 2016. Its almost 3-4 months since the board exams are over. Its really a long wait.

Now, are you ready for NEET? Let us do a final check ...

Checks before leaving for NEET Exam

Checks before leaving for NEET Exam

  1. You should carry the following items to the exam
    • Valid Admit Card
    • Two passport size photographs, one to be affixed on the admit card and the other to be carried in hand
    • Post card size photo affixed on proforma
  2. Check NEET centre location today and ensure to reach your centre on time for the examination. Late entries are not allowed. So, allow for any unforeseen circumstances, like traffic jam or low frequency of buses on Sunday, etc.
  3. Strictly follow dress code
    • Wear light clothes whch cannot be used for hiding any instruments or communication devices
    • Wear half sleeves
    • Do not have big buttons in your dress, or any badge, brooches etc.
    • Avoid shoes; wear slippers or sandals
    • If you are wearing any customary/ religious dresses, reach the centre early for frisking
  4. Do not carry barred items including, but not limited to the following items:
    • Any stationery item like pen, pencil, eraser, calculator, piece of paper, etc.
    • Any communication device like mobile phone, pager, bluetooth, earphones, microphone, etc.
    • Wallet, handbags, belt, cap, etc.
    • Any ornament like ring, ear rings, necklace, pendants, etc.
    • Watch, camera, etc.
    • Any eatable item including water bottle
    • Any other item which could be used for unfair means
  5. Please note that there will be no arrangement for safe keeping of any items at the centre
Finally, do not indulge in any unfair activities. Follow all instructions carefully.

Wish you all the best!
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Friday, July 22, 2016

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Fake SMS requesting to verify NEET-II Test Center

A fake SMS is being sent to NEET-II candidates. The fake SMS requests you to verify your NEET-II Test center. You can see a snapshot of the SMS below:

Fake SMS requesting you to verify NEET-II Test Center

It is confirmed as a fake SMS by CBSE. So, we kindly request all the candidates to ignore the SMS. You can see the clarification from CBSE at "Public notice on fake e-mail and SMS". The main content of the public notice is re-posted here for easy reference.

Public notice on fake SMS by CBSE

It is brought to the notice of the candidates of NEET-II that a fake communication in the form of SMS that “Dear Candidate, in order to verify your test centre, please SMS STUDY your NEET-II test centres name and city to 54242” is being sent on the mobile. This SMS has not been sent by the CBSE and the same is mischievous handiwork of unscrupulous elements.

You are informed to be careful for any such fake messages or rumors regarding NEET. CBSE hosts all its communication at the AIPMT/ NEET website. So, if you receive any communication regarding NEET, you can verify its correctness by visiting the AIPMT/ NEET website. Candidates are also requested to regularly check their web site for updates.
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Cut-off marks for AFMC UG Admission

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) has been consistently rated among the top three medical colleges in India. In this article, you will find the AIPMT (referred as NEET now) cut-off marks of students qualified for AFMC in the year 2014 and 2015.

AFMC provides specialists and super specialists to Armed Forces by giving them in-service training. AFMC, at present, is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik. This medical college is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for conducting Undergraduate and various Post-Graduate medical courses.

Yearly Intake at AFMC, Pune

The yearly intake at AFMC is 130 students for MBBS course. Boys are given 105 seats of those and girls get 25 seats. All MBBS students should sign a bond for Service Liability which is to cover the free cost of training including messing lodging and allowances. At the time of admission the candidates’ parents/guardians are required to sign a bond agreement for ₹ 27,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Seven Lakhs only).

Online Registration for AFMC and NEET

Candidates seeking admission to AFMC will have to qualify the AIPMT/ NEET examination conducted by CBSE. You also have to register online separately at AFMC website. If you are yet to register, please note that AFMC has reopened its MBBS applications for 2016. Candidates who have already registered with NEET-I roll number, please note that you have to update your NEET-II roll number if you are appearing for NEET-II.

Marks required in NEET to qualify for AFMC UG Interview

Selection Process for AFMC UG

After the declaration of NEET results in Aug 2016, AFMC will release a merit list of candidates who have qualified in NEET and also registered with AFMC. Shortlisted candidates will get a Call letter for Interview. The selection process at AFMC includes:
  • Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic & Reasoning (ToELR)
  • Psychological Assessment cum Interview of Candidates and
  • Medical Examination

Details of ToELR and Interview at AFMC, Pune

ToELR is a Computer Based MCQ Test consisting of 40 questions. Each correct response gets 2 marks, while a wrong answer gets 0.5 negative marks. The duration for ToELR is 30 minutes. The marks obtained in ToELR will be added to NEET score to get a score out of 800. This will be divided by 4 to get the written examination score out of 200.

The psychological assessment and interview will have a weigtage of 50 marks. The final merit will be based on the total score obtained out of 250 marks (NEET score, ToELR score and the interview score). Separate merit lists will be displayed for boys and girls.

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2014

In the year 2014, AFMC has invited 1575 candidates to appear for the ToELR and interview at AFMC Pune. The cut-off marks in AIPMT for AFMC UG is as follows:
  • Boys - 487 marks and
  • Girls - 536 marks

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2015

In the year 2015, AFMC has invited 1969 candidates to appear for the ToELR and interview at AFMC Pune. The list contained 1592 boys and 377 girls. The list was prepared roughly in the ratio of 1:4 (boys:girls). The cut-off marks in AIPMT for AFMC UG is as follows:
  • Boys - 478 marks and
  • Girls - 537 marks

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2016

In the year 2016, AFMC has invited 1967 candidates to appear for the ToELR and interview at AFMC Pune. The list contained 1588 boys and 379 girls. As usual, the list was prepared roughly in the ratio of 1:4 (boys:girls). The cut-off marks in NEET 2016 for AFMC UG is as follows:
  • Boys - 498 marks and
  • Girls - 536 marks
The cut-off marks for AFMC UG admission remains more or less the same for girls.

Updated on: 28 April 2017
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Second Counselling for Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS, 2016

Update on 17 Sep 2016: Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu has notified that MBBS/BDS Admission 2016-17 session second phase counselling has been tentatively scheduled from 21.09.2016 to 24.09.2016. Detailed schedule is expected shortly.

First phase of counselling for MBBS/ BDS 2016-2017 session for Tamil Nadu state quota seats has been successfully completed on 25 Jun 2016.

Seats allotted in First Counselling of Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS Admission, 2016

The following seats have been allotted in the first round of counselling:
  • MBBS seats in government medical colleges - 2318
  • MBBS seats in ESIC medical college - 65
  • Government quota MBBS seats in self-financing medical colleges - 402 and
  • BDS seats in government dental colleges - 78

Seats Vacant at the end of First Counselling of Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS Admission, 2016

The following seats are vacant at the end of first round of counselling:
  • MBBS seats in government medical colleges - 0
  • MBBS seats in ESIC medical college - 0
  • Government quota MBBS seats in self-financing medical colleges - 72 (46 seats under MBC quota, 23 seats under SC quota and 2 seats under SC Arunthathiyar quota) and
  • BDS seats in government dental colleges - 7 (all available seats under MBC quota)

The abovementioned vacancy of 72 seats for MBBS seats are available in the following self-financing medical colleges:
  • Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences - 1 seat
  • Velammal Medical College Hospital, Madurai - 24 seats
  • Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Chennai - 36 seats and
  • Chennai SRM, Trichy - 11 seats

Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS Counselling Schedule for MBBS/ BDS, 2016

Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS Counselling Schedule for MBBS/ BDS, 2016

Originally, the Second Phase counseling was tentatively scheduled to be held on 18 July 2016. Now, the Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu has decided to postpone the second round of counselling.

Second counselling for Tamil Nadu MBBS/ BDS seats will now be held after the surrender, if any, of MBBS/BDS seats from the All India Quota and vacancy, if any, from the allotted candidates in the State Quota.

The fresh dates will be announced in due course after the counselling for the All India seats is completed. For information pertaining to second phase counselling, candidates are advised to frequently visit the website of Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.
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NEET-II 2016: Notifications from CBSE

With NEET-II 2016 examination just few days away, CBSE has issued two notifications. The first notification, dated 16 July 2016, warns the candidates of the rainy season in the country and advises them to take adequate precautions to ensure timely arrival at the examination hall. The second notification is an initiative taken by CBSE, bell ringing, to help the candidates keep track of the time.

CBSE Notification on Rainy Season

It is hereby informed to the candidates appearing in NEET-II, 2016 that this is the rainy season in the country and it is expected that during the examination country may witness heavy rain. Under such circumstances, kindly ensure that:
  1. Confirm the location of centre well before the examination.
  2. Leave your residence well in advance, considering traffic, location of the centre and weather condition etc.
  3. Outstation candidates must ensure that they are reaching the centre city well in advance and confirm the location of the centre so that they can report on time at centre.
  4. No candidate will be allowed entry in the examination centre after 9.30 a.m.
  5. All candidates may ensure compliance of the instructions issued by the CBSE failing which they will not be permitted to appear in the examination.

CBSE Notification on Bell Ringing Schedule

CBSE does not allow candidates to wear watches to the NEET-II examination. CBSE will be ringing bells in the examination centres to help candidates keep track of time. The detailed bell ringing schedule, as given by CBSE, is as follows:

CBSE Notification on Bell Ringing Schedule
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Monday, July 18, 2016

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How to update NEET-II Roll Number in AFMC UG Application?

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune is reopening its applications for MBBS, 2016 to give another chance to NEET-II candidates. We have reported this in our earlier article: Re-opening of AFMC Pune MBBS 2016 Application.

If you are yet to apply to AFMC, please visit the AFMC web site: UG Registration Form - Part I and follow the instructions. The information given below is for candidates who have already applied and registered with AFMC.

How to update NEET-II Roll Number in AFMC UG Application?

How to update NEET-II roll number in AFMC UG Application?

AFMC has clarified the procedure to update the NEET-II roll number for candidates who have applied earlier during the month of April-May 2016, with NEET-I roll number. The facility for updating the NEET-II Roll No. will be available from 03 Aug 2016 to 06 Aug 2016 (2359h).

The step-by-step procedure to update the NEET-II roll number in AFMC UG Application is given below:
  1. Candidates should login to their account with user name (e-mail id) and password at AFMC, Pune Web site.
  2. Click on the link "Update NEET Roll Number"
  3. Enter your NEET-II roll number in the space provided and click "Upload NEET Number"
  4. You will be asked to verify and confirm again. If you have entered the number correctly, please click OK. If not, click Cancel and correct the entry.
  5. Once you click OK and the roll number is updated, you will get a "Request Completed Successfully" message.
  6. You can see the updated roll number in the application preview.  
If you have any doubts, please read the Notice for Updating NEET-II Roll Number at the AFMC web site.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

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CBSE students incompetent to join Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges?

Do you know?
From 2013-2015, NO CBSE candidate was given MBBS admission in any government medical college in Tamil Nadu under the 85% state quota.

Do you think CBSE students are incompetent compared to Tamil Nadu State Board students? Are they not competent enough to join Tamil Nadu government medical colleges? Can they not match the Tamil Nadu state board students in studying MBBS? I do not know. But, that’s what the Tamil Nadu State MBBS admission statistics from the past three years (2013-2015) reveals. Please read through as I explain the difficulties faced by CBSE students in Tamil Nadu Professional Courses admission.

CBSE students performance in Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission

CBSE Students at a disadvantage?

Times of India reported in May 2013 that CBSE students are on back foot. The report highlighted that even with very high scores, a CBSE student has little chance of getting a seat for a professional course in a good college in Tamil Nadu.

It is no secret that State boards are lavish in providing marks to their students. Times of India, Kochi edition, reported in October 2014 that Nearly 50% CBSE students opt for state syllabus. Of course, what else would you expect when candidates in Kerala State Board scores perfect 1200/1200?

It was recently reported that Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in New Delhi has seen an unprecedented number of students from Tamil Nadu taking admission this year during the first round of admissions. Reports highlighted the trend of students from state boards of Tamil Nadu and Kerala taking admission in SRCC in particular, and DU in general, in the last few years.

Normalization Method followed by Tamil Nadu

With centums and perfect scores being normal in the State boards, the only hope for CBSE/ ICSE students is a dependable, trustworthy and reasonable Normalization procedure. Tamil Nadu follows a normalization process, as recommended by Dr. Anandhakrishnan Committee, effective from the year 2007, soon after the entrance exams were abolished.

Tamil Nadu continues to use the highly unstable "Stretching method of Normalization" for preparing the Merit List for Tamil Nadu Engineering and Medical admissions.

Anamolies in the Normalization Method followed by Tamil Nadu

In Aug 2015, The Hindu, in its article titled Percentile-based ranking process, has highlighted that "The hustle and bustle in MBBS admissions this year against government quota seats in Tamil Nadu has brought to fore possible anomalies in the procedure currently followed for admission".

The Hindu, again in June 2016, published an article titled How about a percentile-based rank list?. In this article, the author has analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of "The Stretching method of Normalization", currently adopted in the Tamil Nadu Engineering and Medical admissions. The main disadvantage, identified by him, is that the method does not take into account the levels of average performances and the manner in which the performances differ from the average performances in the systems being compared.

In the stretching method, if just one CBSE candidate obtains 100 per cent in a subject, there would be no change in marks of a CBSE candidate due to normalisation. Unfortunately, since there is a centum scorer in all the subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), there was no increase in marks for any CBSE candidates due to normalization in 2016.

Information sought through RTI

The above discussion clearly shows that there was no real standardization of marks across the boards. This was clearly evident when I read the details of three students topping the Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List 2016. Each one came from education in a different state, but still all scored a perfect 200.00 marks. The toppers came from Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada and Thiruvaiyaru.

With the above information in mind, I felt that CBSE students would be at a complete disadvantage competing against the Tamil Nadu state board students. To just confirm my thought process, I sought information from the Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu through an RTI. I requested the admission details with a board-wise breakdown for the past three years (2013-2015). To my utter shock and disbelief, the RTI revealed the following harsh truth, worse than what I was expecting.

In the last three years (2013-2015), NO CBSE candidate was admitted to any government medical college in Tamil Nadu through the State Counselling Process.


The below snapshot shows the reply from the Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu revealing the admission statistics for the past three years. About 8% of the Tamil Nadu State board students got admission in the government medical colleges, while none from CBSE were admitted. Even the self-financing colleges show a mere 8 candidates joining in three years.

CBSE students lose out to Tamil Nadu State Board Students

Conclusion

The above information is disappointing and demotivating for a CBSE student. There could be only two reasons for this poor state of CBSE students: either the normalization procedure is unfair to CBSE candidates (or) CBSE students are incompetent to join Tamil Nadu medical colleges. I am leaving the decision to the readers.

Is the Tamil Nadu government not keen on providing an equal and fair platform to students from other boards? Why CBSE is silently watching this? If you do not get any advantage or a level playing field even within your state, where else would you go?

Please share your views in the comments below. Your views will certainly help in understanding this statistics better.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

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Re-opening of AFMC Pune MBBS 2016 Application

Applications for MBBS seats in the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune opened on 26 April 2016 and closed by end of May 2016. However, in view of the directives of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, CBSE proposed to conduct the second phase of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on 24 July 2016.

Re-opening of AFMC Pune MBBS 2016 Application

Re-opening of AFMC Pune MBBS 2016 Application Facility

Keeping the fresh candidates appearing for NEET-II, AFMC Pune is reopening its applications again as per the time line indicated below:

Start of Registration and application process: 18 July 2016
Last date of Registration: 29 July 2016 (2359h)
Last date for submission of online application: 01 Aug 2016 (2359h)
Last date for online generation & print of fee challan: 02 Aug 2016 (2359h)
Last date of acceptance of challan forms in SBI bank: 05 Aug 2016 (till working hours of SBI bank)

If you are interested in joining AFMC Pune, please ensure that you have appeared for either NEET-I or appear for the upcoming NEET-II. You should also register and apply online at the AFMC Pune website www.afmcdg1d.gov.in as per the schedule above.

Candidates who have applied previously

If you have already registered for AFMC Pune during April-May 2016 with AIPMT (NEET-I) Roll Number and appearing for NEET-II you need not register again. However, you have to update your NEET-II Roll Number in your online application. Modalities to update NEET roll Number will be intimated by AFMC Pune in due course of time. Candidates are advised to visit the AFMC website daily for updates. We have updated the step-by-step instructions on How to update NEET-II roll number in AFMC UG Application?.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Will NEET-II be tougher than NEET-I?

The All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT) was conducted on 1st May, 2016 and it is considered as Phase-I of NEET 2016. We will call it NEET-I (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Phase I). Several candidates did not appear for the NEET-I and were only preparing for their state level entrance examinations and entrance examinations conducted by private medical colleges.

Subsequently Hon'ble Supremen Court of India directed that NEET should be the only entrance examination to be used for admission to MBBS/ BDS courses in all government and private medical colleges. As this was a sudden development, CBSE proposed a second phase of the NEET exam for the current year (2016) to give an opportunity to all the candidates to appear in NEET. This exam is proposed to be conducted on July 24, 2016. We will call this as NEET-II (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Phase II).

However, an Ordinance by the Central Government overruled the Supreme Court Judgment partially. The Ordinance gave an exception for the year 2016 for the State Governments to decide the mode of admission for 85% state quota in government colleges. Further to this Ordinance, few State Governments like Delhi decided to continue the use of NEET scores as the criteria for admission. Some states like Karnataka proceeded with their state level entrance exams. Tamil Nadu used the board exam marks as the basis for admission.

Which colleges are covered under NEET 2016?

With all the above developments, NEET 2016 is applicable for admissions to the following:
  1. All India Quota Seats (15% seats in all government medical colleges, excluding seven AIIMS Institutions and two JIPMER Institutions).
  2. State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts.
  3. Private/Management/ NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University

Who can appear for NEET-II?

As per the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 09 May 2016, the following three categories of candidates can appear for NEET-II examination:
  1. Left out candidates who could not register in AIPMT-2016/ NEET-I.
  2. Candidates who were registered in AIPMT-2016/ NEET-I but could not appear in NEET-I.
  3. Candidates who were registered in AIPMT-2016/ NEET-I and had appeared but have apprehension that they had not prepared well. These candidates can appear in NEET-II subject to submission of an undertaking to give up their candidature for NEET-I

Will NEET-II be tougher than NEET-I?


Will NEET-II be tougher than NEET-I?

Will NEET-II be easier than NEET-I? Will NEET-II be tougher than NEET-I? Is NEET-II going to be based on state syllabus? Will NEET-II set easier questions as there will be several state board students appearing for the NEET-II exam? These are some of the frequently asked questions that cause sleepless nights to thousands of students and anxious parents.

In our opinion, we believe that the intention of CBSE would be to have both exams at an equal level of difficulty. It is possible to have a different level of perceived difficulty, as the two phases are conducted under completely different scenarios. NEET-I was conducted when the students were still fresh from their board exams. NEET-II is being conducted when most of the students are tired and would like to quickly get the luggage off their back. The other argument was that NEET-II students had 3 months preparation time exclusively for the entrance examination.

The only way to remove the level of difficulty from the equation is to normalize the scores from the two different examinations. CBSE has not yet indicated any normalization procedure for the two examinations, which are conducted three months apart. However, the two medical entrance examinations conducted this year by AIIMS and JIPMER used procedures to normalize the scores achieved in the morning and afternoon sessions.

CBSE should come out with a normalization procedure to even out the difficulty level, if any, between the two phases. In our opinion, it would be unfair to compare the raw scores of NEET I and NEET II. CBSE should use percentile scores similar to AIIMS/ JIPMER and combine the two results. This has proved to be a good system and would remove any bias of difficulty from the final rankings.
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Monday, July 4, 2016

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JIPMER MBBS Counselling Schedule 2016

A common entrance examination was conducted on 5 Jun 2016 for admission to the prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). JIPMER is recognized as an Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

Commencing this year, JIPMER has a new campus at Karaikal. So, the admission for 2016-2017 is being carried out for its two locations:
  1. JIPMER Puducherry and
  2. JIPMER Karaikal
JIPMER MBBS Counselling Schedule 2016

Subsequent to the entrance exam on 5th June 2016, the results of the JIPMER entrance examination was scheduled to be released on 13 June 2016. But, the web site crashed on 13 June 2016 and the results were delayed until late night on 14 June 2016. The candidates eligible for the first round of counselling were also identified (equal to two times the number of seats available under each category).

JIPMER MBBS Counselling Schedule, 2016

The following is the tentative counselling schedule for JIMPER MBBS admission 2016:
First round of Counselling
- 20 June 2016 (for OPH Candidates),
- 21 June 2016 (for UR/ OBC Candidates) and
- 22 June 2016 (for SC/ST, Puducherry and NRI-OCI Candidates)
Second round of Counselling
- 25, 26 and 27 July 2016 (for OPH Candidates)
- 28 July 2016 (for UR/OBC/SC/ST/Puducherry/NRI-OCI Candidates)
Third round of Counselling
- 13 September 2016
Open Counselling (if required)
- 29 September 2016

Candidates are requested to check the JIPMER website regularly to know the list of candidates eligible for further rounds of counselling.
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AIIMS MBBS Counselling Schedule 2016

A common entrance examination was conducted on 29 May 2016 for admission to the seven institutes coming under the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) tag.

The seven AIIMS institutes are:
  1. AIIMS New Delhi
  2. AIIMS Bhopal
  3. AIIMS Bhubaneswar
  4. AIIMS Jodhpur
  5. AIIMS Patna
  6. AIIMS Raipur and
  7. AIIMS Rishikesh
AIIMS MBBS Counselling Schedule 2016

Subsequently, the results of the AIIMS entrance examination was released on 14 June 2016. The candidates eligible for the first round of counselling were also identified on the same day.

AIIMS MBBS Counselling Schedule, 2016

The following is the tentative counselling schedule for AIIMS MBBS admission:
First Counselling  - 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th July 2016
Second Counselling - 4th August 2016
Third Counselling  - 6th September 2016
Open Counselling   - 27th September 2016

If you are qualified to attend the first counselling, please remember to bring the documents required for AIIMS Counselling.

If you have qualified in the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination, but are not eligible for the first counselling, don't worry. You can view the last year trend at Opening and Closing Ranks, AIIMS 2015 to see the possibility of getting admission in further counsellings.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

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Annamalai University MBBS/BDS Counselling Schedule, 2016

Annamalai University is one of the largest public residential Universities in India. It comprises 10 faculties and 49 departments of study. It was accredited with "A" grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2014.

Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University

The Faculty of Medicine in Annamalai University consists of two colleges, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and the Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing. It has an annual intake of 150 students for the MBBS programme.

The tuition fee to be paid by the candidate for the MBBS programme, 2016-17, is Rs. 5,54,370 per annum.

Provisional Merit List

Annamalai University has recently released the Merit List for admission to MBBS/ BDS degree programme. The merit list is available on their web site and can be downloaded at: Annamalai University MBBS Merit List 2016-2017. As many as 4626 candidates have been ranked in the Provisional Merit List.

Counselling Schedule

Further to the Provisional Merit List, the University has also released the Counselling schedule. You can download/ print the Counselling Call Letter by entering your application number and your date of birth at the link: Download/ Print Counselling Call Letter. No individual call letter will be sent.

Annamalai University MBBS/BDS Counselling Schedule, 2016
Source: Annamalai University Admissions Portal

Counselling processing fee of Rs.5000/- (non refundable) has to be paid by the candidates, at the Counselling Venue to register for Counselling. In the event of candidates being selected, the admission formalities including payment of fees shall be completed on or before 11 July 2016.

Counselling venue

The counselling venue is:
Administrative Office
Annamalai University Campus,
Annamalainagar – 608 002,
Chidambaram.
Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu.
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