NEET is the most discussed topic among the medical aspirants of the TN students last year and this year. From the academic year 2016-17, admissions to Government medical colleges, private medical colleges and private deemed universities throughout India will be based on NEET. Only JIPMER and AIIMS are exempted from this and they can conduct their own qualifying exams. Rest of the medical colleges across India (of course, there are exceptions) have to use NEET for their admissions process.
How does it impact Tamil Nadu students ?
Perhaps TN is the only state which does admissions based on the 12th board marks for their under graduate studies, especially for medical and engineering. Rest of the states have some form of test or use All India tests as the qualifying criteria.
Without going into the merit and demerits of the past admission process, let us focus on the present. Unless some last minute miracles, TN students has to face the NEET exams this year for their medical admissions. The current batch (2016-17) students will be the most affected, as they have to focus on their board exams, as well as prepare for the NEET exams which will be an uncharted territory for them.
We will be posting several articles in the coming days which gives a clear idea about what is NEET and how to prepare for it. Also we will clear some of the misconceptions that public have among NEET.