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Online Application for Karnataka Examination Authority ( KEA ) and opposition to CET NEET

Online Application for Karnataka Examination Authority ( KEA ) and opposition to CET NEET

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From the next academic year, students appearing for the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) can apply online for the exam as is done with other all-India level entrance exams.

A senior officer of the Karnataka Examination Authority told this newspaper that under the new system students need not purchase brochures and application forms through their colleges.

“They will be given the option of applying online. But following apprehensions that students studying in the rural areas may find it difficult to opt for this new system, we are also planning to allow students to apply offline,” he said.

Final decision in this regard will be taken at the KEA governing council meeting, he added. KEA will send its officials to the National Institute of Technology Karnataka Suratkal to study how the online seat selection process is done.

“The Authority is also sending its officials to various other States to study how the CET exam and seat selection process is carried out. Next year KEA wants to follow the best practices adopted by various States,” the official said.

Confusion continues over entrance test

The confusion surrounding the implementation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-Under Graduate (UG) for admission to medical courses, continues.

According to sources in the higher education department, following stiff resistance from private medical colleges and deemed universities, the State is planning to delay the implementation of NEET-UG for two years in Karnataka.

A majority of officials in the education department, however, still want the government to implement the NEET-UG from 2012 as originally planned.

A senior officer of the education department, on condition of anonymity, told this newspaper on Thursday that Higher Education Minister Dr.V.S. Acharya held consultations with senior officials of the department to chart out a strategy to convince the central government and the Medical Council of India to postpone the implementation of NEET-UG by two years in the state.


New Delhi, Nov 10 (PTI) Even before the amended notification for the proposed common MBBS entrance test has been issued, trouble started brewing for the examination with at least five states saying they are not ready for participation in it. While Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have already obtained a stay from the court, Maharashtra has now moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the plea of differences in syllabi. West Bengal and Gujarat have not yet indicated their affirmation to join the test. Sources say if the big five states are left out of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET), a majority of the medical colleges across the country would be out of NEET purview, as almost 50 to 60 per cent of the medical colleges in the country are concentrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka alone. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has already finalised the syllabus for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) for admission to MBBS courses and fixed May 13 for holding the exam next year. Earlier during discussions with various states, Gujarat, Karnataka and West Bengal had demanded the holding of the proposed NEET in vernacular languages, which is now ruled out owing to shortage of time in holding the exam.


AURANGABAD/PUNE: The Medical Council of India’s (MCI) amended regulations for under-graduate medical education, which provides for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), won’t be implemented in Maharashtra for at least six weeks now.

On Thursday, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court granted an interim stay on the implementation of these regulations in Maharashtra till the final disposal of a petition, filed by some students and guardians from Latur, challenging the NEET. The MCI regulations were notified in the gazette of India on December 21, 2010.

Granting the interim relief, the HC division bench of Justices B R Gavai and M T Joshi also directed notices to the Union government, the MCI, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the state director of medical education and research (DMER), seeking their written submissions on the matter within six weeks. The court has since posted the matter for its next hearing on January 20, 2012 when the six-week period is over.

Last month, the MCI finalized the NEET-UG syllabus, which has been jointly prepared by the CBSE, the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE). The MCI conveyed its exam plan to the Supreme Court, declaring May 13, 2012 as the date for the maiden NEET-UG, and also forwarded it to the Union ministry of health and family welfare for a final approval and notification of the exam scheme.

However, the NEET-UG plan drew protests from several states including West Bengal, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra on various grounds. On November 23, Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan wrote to Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad urging that students from the state be exempted from the NEET-UG planned for May 2012. Chavan cited reasons like mismatch in the syllabus for NEET-UG and the one being taught to Std XII students in Maharashtra and the absence of a provision to write the exam in Marathi and Urdu.

Prior to Chavan’s letter, the state had filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the NEET. However, it withdrew the petition after the apex court suggested that the state should move the high court to seek relief, as has been done by some other states like Tamil Nadu. The state government is yet to file a petition in the Bombay high court.

In this context, the Aurangabad bench’s interim stay on Thursday comes as a major relief for the medical aspirants, who were caught between studying for Std XII and the NEET-UG syllabus. Senior advocate R N Dhorde, appearing for petitioner Umesh Kulkarni and others, submitted that the NEET-UG is primarily based on Std XI and XII CBSE syllabus for physics, chemistry and biology. The MCI finalized the syllabus in the second week of November 2011.

Dhorde submitted that Std XII students in Maharashtra are already preparing for the state board’s HSC (Std XII) examination scheduled for February/March 2012. It was, therefore, not possible to prepare for the NEET-UG as the period of five months was very short and there were almost three-four entrance exams required to be given for seeking admission to other professional courses including engineering, he said.

Dhorde also submitted that particular books for the NEET-UG were not available. If the NEET-UG was conducted from May 2012, students from Maharashtra would have no chance of preparing for the exam and securing good ranks in the entrance examination compared to their CBSE counterparts. “It would be beyond their capacity to study the syllabus of two years within a short span. Students from Maharashtra will not get admissions to the MBBS course in the state itself,” he submitted.

When contacted, DMER Praveen Shingare said, “We are still awaiting the Union health ministry’s response to the CM’s letter and are quite hopeful that the ministry will respond positively to the CM’s plea. If this does not happens, then the government will have to think about the available legal options.” Shingare said, “The state advocate general has already readied the petition, which the state has to file in the high court. However, we held up the plan to submit the petition after the CM’s intervention. Six weeks is enough time for us to get a clear picture from the health ministry.”


NEW DELHI: The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Friday finalized syllabus for the the all-India common entrance test for admission to MBBS courses and fixed May 13 for holding the exam next year.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) for admission of students to undergraduate courses in 335 medical colleges of the country is scheduled to be held on May 13 next year, the MCI on Friday said even as the nod of the Ministry of Health in this connection is awaited.

The Council also uploaded core syllabus on which NEET-UG will be based and students can upload the same from its website.

Meanwhile, an element of uncertainty continued on the exam with the Ministry of Health’s notification in respect of NEET still awaited.

The MCI on Friday said time was crucial in holding the test. “We are ready and so is the CBSE. We are waiting for the Ministry to notify the same. We hope it would be done soon,” MCI officials said.


  1. BEENA .A.R says

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