MBBS : Admission norms revised
From Our Entrance Exam Expert
September 22, 2012: Medical Council of India has modified the norms for admission to MBBS Course consequent on introduction of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) that comes into force from 2013-14 admissions. Modification is mainly related to the marks in the Entrance Examination (NEET), to be held for admission to MBBS.
To become eligible for admission to the MBBS Course in an academic year, a candidate has to secure a minimum of marks at the 50th percentile in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for the academic year. Those belonging to the S/ST/OBC categories, should secure marks at the 40th percentile and those with locomotory disability of the lower limbs, should secure marks at the 45th percentile in NEET for the year. The percentile will be determined on the basis of the highest marks secured in the All India Common Merit list in NEET.
If sufficient number of candidates in any category fails to secure the minimum marks prescribed, the Government in consultation with the Medical Council of India may decide to lower the minimum marks for that category. The lowered minimum marks for the category will be applicable for admissions for that particular year only.
Till 2012, those belonging to the General category had to secure 50% marks in the entrance examination to become eligible for admission to the MBBS course. It was 40% for those from SC/ST/OBC categories and 45% for those with locomotory disability of the lower limbs.
Candidate seeking admission to MBBS, should also have studied specific subjects and also secured the minimum marks stipulated, in the qualifying examination in addition to the marks stipulated in NEET.
Candidates should have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and should have secured at least 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the qualifying examination to be eligible for admission to MBBS, in addition to finding place in the Merit list of NEET.
Those belonging to S/ST/OBC categories, should have secured at least 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the qualifying examination while those with locomotory disability of the lower limbs, should have secured 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the qualifying examination. Those appearing for the qualifying examination in an year will also be permitted to appear for the NEET for the year. They will be admitted only if they become qualified for admission as per the regulations.
The detailed Notification published in the Gazette is available here