CET/NEET 2012

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MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 15th February, 2012
NO.MCI.18 (1)/2010 – Med. /62052. – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the medical council of India with the previous approval of the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations to further amend the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000”, namely:-
1. (i) These regulations may be called the “Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 (part –I)”.
(ii) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
2. Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, 2010(Part II), with notification No. NO.MCI.18 (1)/2012 – Med. /49070 dated 21st December.2010 published on 27th December 2010, shall be applicable from the academic year commencing from 2013-2014.
1. In the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000” the following additions/ modifications/ deletions/ substitutions, shall be as indicated therein:-
3. Clause 9 sub –clause III, under the heading ‘SELECTION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS”, as amended vide notification No. NO.MCI.18 (1)/2012 – Med. /49070 dated 21st December 2010, following shall be substituted as under:-

“In order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility – Cum – Entrance Test for ‘Postgraduate courses’ held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, the minimum percentage marks shall be 40th percentile. In respect of candidates as provided in clause 9 (II) above with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum percentage marks shall be 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All – India Common merits test’ for postgraduate courses:
Provident when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility – Cum – Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to post Graduate Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to post Graduate Course for Candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.
4. Clause 9 sub –clause III, under the heading ‘SELECTION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS”, as amended vide notification No. NO.MCI.18 (1)/2012 – Med. /49070 dated 21st December 2010, following shall be added after sub-clause
IV. Which is as under:-
​“provident that in determining the merit of candidates who are in service of Government/public authority, weighting in the marks may be given by the Government/ competent authority as an incentive at the rate of 10 % of the marks obtained for each year of service in remote and/ or difficult areas upto the maximum of 30% of the marks obtained in National Eligibility – cum – Entrance Test, the remote and difficult areas shall be as defined by State Government/Competent authority from time to time”.
5. Clause 9 sub –clause III, under the heading ‘SELECTION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS”, as amended vide notification No. NO.MCI.18 (1)/2012 – Med. /49070 dated 21st December 2010, following shall be added after sub-clause
IV. Which is as under:-
“VII. 50% of the seats in Post Graduate Diploma Courses shall be reserved of Medical Officers in the Government services, who have served for at least three years in remote and /or difficult areas. After acquiring the PG Diploma, the Medical Officers shall serve for two more years in remote and/or difficult areas as defined by State Government/ Competent authority from time to time.

VIII. The Universities and other authorities concerned shall organize admission process in such a way that teaching in postgraduate courses starts by 2nd May and by 1st August for super specialty courses each year. For this purpose, they shall follow the time schedule indicated in Appendix-III.
IX. There shall be no admission of students in respect of any academic session beyond 31st May for postgraduate courses and 30th September for super specialty courses under any circumstances. The universities shall not register any student admitted beyond the said date.
X. the Medical Council of India may direct, that any student identified as having obtained admission after the last date for closure of admission discharged from the course of study, or any medical qualification granted to such a student shall not be a recognized qualification for the purpose of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The institution which grants admission to any student after the last date specified for the same shall also be liable to face such action as may be prescribed by MCI including surrender of seats equivalent to the extent of such admission made from its sanctioned intake capacity for the succeeding academic year”.

Dr.SANGEETASHARMA, Secy.
[ADVT –III/4/100/11/Exty.]
Foot note: The principal Regulations namely, “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulation, 2000” were published in part – III, section(4) of the Gazette of India on the 7th October 2000, and amended vide MCI notification date 03.03.2001, 06.10.2001, 16.03.2005, 23.03.2006, 20.10.2008, 25.03.2009, 21.07.2009, 17.11.2009, 09.12.2009,& 16.04.2010and 27-12-2010.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 21st December.2010
NO.MCI.18 (1)/2012 – Med. /49070 – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the medical council of India with the previous approval of the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations to further amend the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000”, namely:-
1. (i) These regulations may be called the “Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, 2010 (part –II)”.
(ii) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
2. In the “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000”, the following additions/ modifications/ deletions/ substitutions, shall be as indicated therein:-
3. Clause 9 under the heading ‘SELECTION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS’ shall be substituted as under:-

Procedure for selection of candidate for postgraduate course shall be as follows:
. There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility- cum – entrance test for admission to postgraduate Medical Courses’ in each academic year. The overall superintendence, direction and control of National Eligibility – Cum – Entrant test shall vest with Medical council of India. However, Medical council of India with the previous approval of the central Government shall select organization/s to conduct ‘National Eligibility – Cum – Entrance Test for admission to postgraduate courses.
. 3% seats of the annual sanctioned intake capacity shall be filled up by candidates with locomotors disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70%.
Provident that in case any seats in this 3% quota remains unfilled on account of unavailability of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% then any such unfilled seat in this 3% quota shall be filled up by persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% – before they are included in the annual sanctioned seats for general category candidates.

Provident further that this entire exercise shall be completed by each medical college/ institution as per the statutory time schedule for admissions.
. In order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of 50% (fifty percent) marks in ‘National Eligibility – Cum – Entrance Test for admission to postgraduate courses’ held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other Backward classes, the minimum percentage marks shall be 40% (Forty percent) and in respect of candidates as provided in clause 9 (II) above with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum percentage marks shall be 45% (Forty Five Percent) in the National Eligibility- Cum – Entrance Test:
Provident when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility – Cum – Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to post Graduate Courses, the Central Government in consolation with Medical Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to post Graduate Course for Candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.
. The reservation of seats in medical colleges/ institutions for respective categories shall be as per applicable laws prevailing in states/ union territories. An all India merit list as well as state wise merit list of the eligible candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in National Eligibility – Cum – Entrance. Test and Candidates shall be admitted to Post Graduate Courses form the said merit lists only.
. No candidate who was failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as prescribed in sub clause (II) above shall be admitted to any postgraduate courses in the said academic year.
. In non – Government medical colleges/institutions, 50% (fifty percent) of the total seats shall be filled by State Government or the Authority appointed by them, and the remaining 50% (fifty percent) of the seats shall be filled by the concerned medical colleges/ institutions on the basis of t he merit list prepared as per the marks obtained in National Eligibility – Cum – Entrance Test”.

Dr.PRASANNARAJ, Addl.Secy.
[ADVT –III/S/100/10/Exty.]
Foot note: The principal Regulations namely, “Postgraduate Medical Education Regulation, 2000” were published in part – III, section(4) of the Gazette of India on the 7th October 2000, and amended vide MCI notification date 03.03.2001, 06.10.2001, 16.03.2005, 23.03.2006, 20.10.2008, 25.03.2009, 21.07.2009, 17.11.2009, 09.12.2009,& 16.04.2010.

Update 2012 February.
MCI has announced that NEET PG 2013 will be conducted by National Board. Read here
The Central government has decided not to hold the common entrance
test for postgraduate medical courses next year, as proposed earlier,
citing lack of resources and expertise needed for conducting such a huge
exercise nationwide.

The National Eligibility Entrance Test will be held only in 2013. “In
view of the lack of resources, we have decided that the test will be
held in 2013, and the National Board for Examination will be roped in to
conduct the test. It will strengthen its own resources and
infrastructure. Now it does not have the capability for holding the
exam,” Health Secretary P.K. Pradhan said.

The test was scheduled for January-February for admissions during 2012-2013.

Current Status: The proposal for NEET/CET by MCI is pending health ministry approval.

NEET Exam Pattern: (Source: The Hindu. Inputs from Users)

PG,DM & MCh entrance examination papers will MCQs, namely single response (Section A-60%), multiple T/F, images,assertion/reasoning questions and patient management questions (Section B-40%).

Scoring & Duration:
Single response type MCQs.Single paper of 180 questions of 3 hours duration. Correct answer: 1 mark Incorrect answer:-).25 mark

Eligibility & Evaluation:
A minimum of 50% marks are required by a general candidate and 40% by other categories for admission. The merit list may be prepared using percentile score and there may not be any cut-off level. Both all India and state wise lists will be prepared and sent to respective Governments to fill the All-India and state seats

Tie Breaks:
Tie break will be resolved by marks in Section B (patient management questions) and student scoring higher marks will be placed higher. If there is still a tie it will be resolved by marks in the assertion/reasoning questions.