The Medical Council of India (MCI) decided to conduct single common entrance test (CET) for medical aspirants from across the country for MBBS and MD. The MCI has sent their recommendation to the ministry of health and family planning and is awaiting its approval. MCI said it is expecting the government to approve the proposal so that it can it can be implemented in the coming academic year.
There are around 70,000 seats for MBBS and 21,000 seats for MD in institutions across India. Currently, every state government conduct their own entrance test. Similarly, private medical college association, deemed universities and minority institutes who offer medical education too conduct their own CET. Candidates most often take all these tests as they don’t want to risk their chances. Last time, the MCI had lost the case in the court on technical grounds. Continue reading