Tamil Nadu State Assembly passed legislation on February 2, 2017, as per which NEET will not be implemented in the state. The basis for admission into the medical dental course of Tamil Nadu will be marks secured in 10+2. Earlier, on January 31, 2017, Bill stating that medical admission should be provided on the basis of qualifying examination was proposed by Health Minister of State, C. Vijay Bhaskar.
Apart from this, another bill for the PG Medical courses was passed as per which the admission into MD/MS and MDS courses of Tamil Nadu should be based on the marks secured by the candidates in MBBS and BDS. The candidates preparing for the higher medical education should be spared from NEET PG.
Apart from Tamil Nadu, other states have also been opposing NEET. The syllabus for state level medical entrance examination differs from NEET. It is difficult for the candidates coming from the rural area to crack the NEET as they cannot join private coaching due to lack of financial aids.
The controversies related to NEET is increasing with every passing day. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is constantly modifying the eligibility criteria norms, restricting the number of attempts and making it even more confusing for the medical aspirants. The application form of NEET 2017 have been issued and the exam will be held on May 7, 2017, in the offline mode.
Based on NEET, admission into the medical and dental courses will be offered across the country. Tamil Nadu is the single state that has proposed and passed a bill against NEET. Other states may take an example from TN and get motivated to boycott the single window medical entrance exam as there were many opposing the NEET from the year 2016.
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