MCI test syllabus is vastly different from that of state education board
Educationists in Pune and Kolhapur have expressed concern
over the difficulty that students from Maharashtra could face in the 2012 admission
test for MBBS course in case the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET) is
introduced nationwide by the National Council of Educational Research and Training
The reason: mismatch in the syllabus followed by the NCERT and the Maharashtra state
board of secondary and higher secondary education (MSBSHSE). The Medical Council
of India (MCI) has announced that it would hold NEET from 2012 for aspiring medical
students for admissions to different government and private medical colleges across
As per the earlier plan, NEET was to be introduced in 2013 and the state education
board altered the syllabus for mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology for standard
XI this year to prepare the students for the 2013 exam. The syllabus for standard
XII was to be altered next year in preparation for the 2013 exam.
However, the MCI, in a recent submission to the Supreme Court in a case relating
to the common entrance test, said that it will introduce NEET from 2012.
Taking a serious view of this change, the Pune-based District Entrance Examination
Performance Enhancement and Research (Deeper) has written to Maharashtra chief minister
Prithviraj Chavan demanding his intervention on the issue to safeguard the interests
of students. Deeper is an educational NGO engaged in conducting mock tests of the
state entrance examination, MH-CET, for engineering and medical courses.
The NGO's founder-secretary, Harish Butle, told the NEET syllabus is nearly
45% different from what the standard XII science students of the state board follow.
It would be extremely difficult for them to do well in NEET.
Founder of Rays Academy (powered by Career Forum), Abhra Pratip Ray, said students
of certain states like Maharashtra will face a lot of problems. "The basic reason
for this is that there is a vast difference in the syllabus," he said.
In Kolhapur, the principal of Vivekanand College, H. B. Patil said, "The new syllabus
for NEET will affect the students preparing for the examination, as the syllabus
of the MSBSHSE is vastly different.
I wonder how standard XII students of the state board can prepare for NEET in a
short time if the new system is introduced next year."
Courtesy: DNA India