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Entrance examination for the medical course

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19 Sep 2016 - General
 

There has been a controversy in India about the entrance examination for entering the medical field.

India follows the 10+2 education pattern as far as secondary and higher secondary education is concerned. This pattern is more or less uniform in all Indian states.Traditionally, the admissions to medical colleges for undergraduate education used to be conducted on the basis of marks of exit examination of the 12th Standard or Grade.Since the past few years there have been State and National level entrance examinations which have been decided to be the qualifying criteria for entrance to undergraduate medical course.

Recently the Supreme Court of India gave a ruling that the admissions to the course should be conducted on the basis of a single nationwide entrance examination only. There are 3 types of medical colleges in India. First: those which are run by the government and are affiliated to Government Universities, Second: those which are privately run but are affiliated to Government Universities and Third: which are privately run and affiliated to Deemed Universities which are under private control.

The Deemed Universities have objected to this kind of Government control over their admission process and have appealed to the court again. There are a large number of students who wish to take admission in these colleges and their admission process has not been able to take off resulting in academic loss to the students.

The situation remains unsolved as of now, with new court rulings expected this week.

What is the admission procedure to undergraduate medical courses in your country?

 

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