Telangana Government Plans To Conduct Eamcet Again for Medicine
The Telangana state government announced on Friday that it would conduct a fresh Eamcet for filling medical and dental seats hours after the Centre, under pressure from several states, agreed to enforce an ordinance to keep state boards out of the scope of the Neet for this year.
Students of state government boards will not have to sit for Neet on July 24.Nearly 6.5 lakh students have already taken the medical entrance test in the first phase of Neet, held on May 1.
The exam will be applicable for those applying for central government and private medical colleges.
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Telangana State health minister C. Laxma Reddy said that the Telangana state government would have to conduct Eamcet again for admissions to medical and dental colleges. He asked aspirants to start preparing for the exam.
The Telangana State government had conducted Eamcet-2016 on May 15 to select students for a host of non-medical and dental courses; it had stated that the test was not to select students for medical and dental courses in view of the Supreme Court judgment making Neet mandatory.
Telangana Govt is planning to conduct EAMCET for MBBS and BDS in the state after the centre decision.
Neet: The Backstory
May 5, 2013: First Neet was held in a bid to reduce the psy burden on students, who would otherwise have to appear for several examinations across the country.
July 18, 2013: SC declares the test unconstitutional, on the grounds of the objections from institutions and state governments including Andhra Pradesh
Oct 23, 2013: A review petition challenging the judgment was filed by the MCI; Supreme Court issues notice.
April 11, 2016: Apex court recalls its controversial judgement scrapping the single common entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges, delivered by then Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on the day of his retirement.