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Is having a common entrance test for admission into MBBS a good move?

Asked by Radha Rokkam on 16, Aug 2010 04:38 PM | Total Answers: (52)
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  • ya it is a very good move but about the syllabus followed and the problems faced due to variation of the syllabus in various subject and the student who have already started for their own state wide exam it would be a problem and we can prevent it if the decision is taken very fast! Answered by samuel sourab | 10, Sep 2010 05:56 PM
  • BETTER TO EMPLEMENT NOW Answered by DR CHARAN | 10, Sep 2010 02:06 PM
  • It is certainly a good move. many good students with poor financial support can not afford to sit for a number of exams, secondlly with one exams exact merit could be judged as no one can blame that this state exams was tough & Vice versa. preparations for one exams will be uniform. corruptions & malpractices in different entrance tests will be drastically minimised. Let us welcome the change.,,,from Dr Sudup Basu Answered by Dr Sudip Kumar Basu , consultant at calcutta medical research centre | 31, Aug 2010 07:49 PM
  • it is too late .Many young students have lost their precious youth in the web of examinationv s .getting oe result nad failing in one and depression and i know how it is dificult to bear it . ilost Rs 1 lac ten years back because Karanataka held the counsellin earlier and Haryana did two months later and mean time time was elapsed for the refund. The rigidity on part of people sitting on the chairs add more sorrows as they act on irration behaviour looking towards their profir not the future of the students .We are doing cruelity on the students .When i read that there are still hitch on this iwas shocked and i pray for the students who have taken the courage to take medical stream. Answered by Prof S.P.phogat , Director at Astron int of Mgt and tech Faridabad | 28, Aug 2010 04:34 PM
  • Certainly it is a good move. It will save loads of money, time and energy of MBBS aspirants. Answered by Keshav Kumar , Manager- PeerPower.com at Times Business Solutions Limited ( TBSL ) | 26, Aug 2010 04:20 PM
  • I am surprised why this was not done so far.This year my son has gone thru 10 different places for MBBS entrance exam.Naturally with him I had to be there. I calculated the wastages in time & money. It was 28 days & approx 80 thousands rupee which included form purchase fee, to & fro expenses & Hotel stay charges. Money asked for purchase of forms seems really a blackmarketer seeling the tickets.I have doubt if diiferent institutions will readily agree to loose that lucrative amount. Answered by U.K.Prasad | 25, Aug 2010 06:08 PM
  • YES , IT IS A GREAT BOON FOR ALL INDIAN STUDENTS TREATING AS INDIANS, BUT I AM DOUBTFUL WHETHER ANDHRA PRADESH IS INCLUDED IN IN THE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST, BECAUSE TIIL TODAY THE A.P STUDENTS WERE EXCLUDED FROM APPEARING FROM THE PAST COMMON 15% ALL INDIA ENTRANCE TESTS. Answered by VIJAYA BHASKAR , PSYCHIATRIST at MANOROG CLINIC | 25, Aug 2010 01:05 PM
  • yes definitely
    - narendra Answered by Narendrakumar Wagh , Dr at Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College & Hospital,Pune;PMC Kamala Nehru Hospital,Pune | 24, Aug 2010 05:26 PM
  • No.There will be problems of language,movement from one corner of the country to other will create tension in the minds of students and parents.It will add to the expenditure. of students.There will be problems of reservation of seats to OBC,ST/ST and other communities.There is also a possibility of centralised corruptipn .The central government is known for it hasty decisions in the past like appointing village doctors-during Janta Party .Draft of PNDT act when it was first applied which was later changed after lots of efforts by the radiologists.There are many such instances when the Govt back-tracks after some protests.Matters of national interests should be given a shbby deal.Adfmission in a university course of the ...See More Answered by R.J. Yadav , Radiologist at KVM Hospital | 20, Aug 2010 06:54 PM
  • it is an excellent move as all students will be unburdened with syllabus and stress due to overwork.as it is they have lost their youth and childhood studying all their lives .let there be healthy competition between all.and may the best win .unhealthy competition and jealousies among students and academic rivalry is not good.
    sincerely
    dr vikram Answered by Dr Vikram Vinayek , consultant at shubham hospital | 19, Aug 2010 07:45 PM

  • It is good move if the Govt. of India ensures
    a) uniform syllabus and content delivery across all state, central boards of examinations for science and math subjects.
    b) introduces the common entrance for those come under the uniform syllabus designed by the Govt. of India right from the VI standard.
    ...See More Answered by Krishnan Nallaperumal , Professor and Head, Centre for Information Technology and Engineering at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University | 19, Aug 2010 08:46 AM

  • Many across India thinks that a common entrance test will put an end to reservations based on caste system. Such things will never materialize. Reservation policies of state governments will still continue; the only difference being that those beneficiaries will be chosen from those who qualify in the common entrance test. BC/OBC, MBC, SC / ST reservations will be strictly followed as per the respective state governments reservation policies.

    Merit for reserved seats: According to Devi Shetty, member of the Board, a minority educational institution could have a minority quota and a private college could have a management quota, but the reserved seats would have to be filled on the basis of merit.
    ...See More Answered by Krishnan Nallaperumal , Professor and Head, Centre for Information Technology and Engineering at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University | 19, Aug 2010 06:48 AM
  • Yes, it is good move. Before launching the common entrance test, basic syllabus must be common to all students at the minimum educational qualification level. Those who will do good will get admission and other can have other colleges and branches to go. Strict merit based examination be conducted at various places at the same time is must. Similar criterion should also be applied to the private Medical Institutes, giving admissions to medical students. Answered by Prof. Vikram Ghole , Professor of Biochemistry at Retired Professor, University of Pune | 19, Aug 2010 06:09 AM
  • I think it is an excellent national move, BUT only if it is merit based and other considerations and manipulations are not allowed to cloud it all under political clout. Answered by Gautam Ghosh , Director at Education Resource Centre | 18, Aug 2010 11:30 PM
  • ATLEAST AS THE DAYS ARE PASSING AND THE GENERATIONS ARE WAKING UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS IN THE COUNTRY PROBABLY THE THE GOOD WILL COMEOUT. THE ENTRANCE TEST IS AMUST TO OVERCOME THE LOCAL POLITICAL INTERFERANCE THROUGH SELF OR THE BUERACRATIC IN THE SYSTEM PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THE COUNTRY TO RIDE..WE ALWAYS HAVE TO START FIRST TO RECTIFY THE PITFALLS LATTER NO SYSTEM IS FULLFROOF BUT THE LIFE HAS TO GO ON.FEW STATES HAVE MORE COLLEGES THAN NEEDED THEN COMES PRIVATE COLLEGES WITH MANIPULATIVE ADMISSIONSTO EARN THE DONATIONS. WILL ALL THIS STOP WILLBE A NEXT QUESTION NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT CASTE CREEDS RELIGIONS DO NOT STAND IN THE ENTRANCE TEST.THE TIME WILL TAKE ITS OWN COURSE TO OVERCOME THIS AREA TOO LET US BE OPTIMISTIC AS THE COUNTRY ...See More Answered by Dr RAmesh Birla , Doctor at Tata Memorial Hospital | 18, Aug 2010 05:33 PM
  • Introducing a common Entrance test for MBBS Admission immediately for 2011 is a grave injustice to the students of state board higher secondary students who have already reached the final stage of their higher secondary system. How can you expect them to study more materials than they could do through their state board system. Rural students will be the worst affected category as they will not have either financial strengths to afford costly crash courses which are highly essential to bridge the deficiencies in their state board syllabus in comparison with the model curriculum planned for any common entrance test admission. Further, it is highly unfair to to load the under privileged students with this extra unannounced burden at ...See More Answered by Krishnan Nallaperumal , Professor and Head, Centre for Information Technology and Engineering at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University | 17, Aug 2010 11:27 PM
  • Common entrance test is a good move. Everybody gets a fair chance to prove themselves. I am surprised this was not implemented earlier. Answered by Ruma Agwekar , Proprietor at Petals | 17, Aug 2010 08:47 PM
  • The Medical Council of India, the regulatory body for medical education, has proposed one entrance examination for all medical colleges in the country. This will cover 290 medical colleges, both private and government-run. Such a move, the MCI says, will do away with the practice of students taking multiple entrance examinations and provide a fair and transparent selection procedure based on merit.
    The MCI proposal for a “single common national entrance” examination was sent to the Health Ministry on June 24, pointing out that Supreme Court rulings have mandated a common entrance test. The MCI wants a common admission criterion to be adopted across the country. In its proposal, the MCI has said that the examination should be ...See More Answered by Dr Jignesh Parikh , CMO at Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited | 17, Aug 2010 04:55 PM
  • This is very good step taken by the MCI on the directive issued by honourable supeme court of India. This will give fare opportunity to the asspirants of MBBS and MD course to take admission based on a single test irrespective of thier geogaraphical locations. This is being done for engineering students for IIT and AIEEE. Now students have not to be worried for clash of examination dates. I personally welcome this move. Answered by SHATRUGHNA PRASAD YADAV , Head of Depatrment, Assistant Professor (Electronics & Communication) at Indus Institute of technology & Engineering, Ahmedabad | 17, Aug 2010 04:12 PM
  • Thanks all for such wonderful answers! Appreciate your views on the subject. Hope PeerPower would listen to our voice and something fruitful will happen out of this whole exercise. Please let your thoughts pouring in. Answered by Radha Rokkam , Doctor at Apollo Hospitals Group | 17, Aug 2010 04:00 PM
  • yes, this is very good move, considering d amount of pressure students has to bear for d preparations different entrance exams during d same period and it will also bring uniformity among d students all over india Answered by Rajesh Bhavsar , Hospital at Sanjeevan hospital | 17, Aug 2010 12:19 PM
  • It is a hasty decision without proper application of mind on the ground level academic realities, rural, regional and social justice considerations. How can you design a level playing common entrance without bringing various boards of higher secondary level examinations on to a common curricula and syllabus. It will severely affect the rural and under-privileaged poor students as they neither have access to costly entrance coaching facilities nor have financial wherewithals to fight such costly games. A highly unfair decision heavily skewed in favour of urban and wealthy sector students. Answered by Krishnan Nallaperumal , Professor and Head, Centre for Information Technology and Engineering at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University | 17, Aug 2010 11:50 AM
  • The MCI's decision to hold a common entrance examination for medical colleges for admission to MBBS and MD degrees is certainly a welcome move as:
    1. It will save time and resources not only of the candidates but also of the government/institutions.
    2. In no way are going to affected.the opportunity of the aspiring candidates.
    3. It will initiate a move to have common syllabus at 10+2 level in all Secondary boards operating in the country. Answered by Dutta prasad Mishra , Dean, CBS&H (Retired) at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology | 17, Aug 2010 11:47 AM
  • Yes it is a very good idea. Students will not have to rush to various places to appear at different entrance exams. And being centralised it may be easier to control unfair tactics. Answered by Suprakash Chaudhury , Prof & Head, Dept of Psychiatry at Ranchi institute of Neuropsychiatry & Allied Sciences | 17, Aug 2010 10:50 AM
  • The intension is good. Why should a student move from one place to the other to write the entrance test! Student should be free to choose a subject of his desire. Since the number of the seats in Medical discipline is limited, there is a tough competition among the students and hence there is an entrance test. The test should be limited to the proficiency test in general on the pattern of the GREirrespective of the syllabus prscribed in each states. Answered by K.N. Shukla , Director at Gurgaon College of Engineering | 17, Aug 2010 10:27 AM
  • It is not an easy question to answer. We first need to have a uniform syllabus at the plus two level. Different States have a different curriculum. It can be advantageous to some and disadvantageous to others. I have seen this happening before when students from West Bengal came to Hyderabad to take the EAMCET exam. The whole preparation strategy is different. On the other hand you can expect the best or the cream to qualify. At the same time the level of competition will be so high that you may have thousands of students in the 99-100 slot. How will the evaluators decide and make a judicious choice at the end? Answered by Amitav Choudhry , Visiting Faculty at University of Malaya | 17, Aug 2010 09:58 AM
  • Yes. The same thing has to be done for engineering. Applicants may apply to individual colleges which can admit them by ranking with other applicants to the same institution. Answered by Ramesh V , Professor at Vellore Institute of Technology | 17, Aug 2010 09:20 AM
  • yeah the best for the merit @ ALL INDIA Answered by Rajesh Popli , Free Lancer at none | 17, Aug 2010 08:45 AM
  • this was long overdue!in fact;it should become a precursor to other faculty entrance exams..the transparency/the diverse faculty from all over india/even international medicos should be involved to bring out a test of equal opportunity for all locations.for the reserved categories,if the reservations need be carried forward,cut-off marks can suitably lowered. hard-work of a gigantic level is required.some knowledge/intricacies can be learnt from the expertise of those involved in iit:jee /cat tests.--dr devinder bawa,cmo,hero cycles ltd.,ludhiana Answered by devinder bawa | 17, Aug 2010 08:00 AM
  • I like it.Many get 2nd chance to appear for the test.Only real overzealous,serious students will do well,irrespective of their financial condition.Such system was there long ago.I vote in favour of it. Answered by indira sahajwalla | 17, Aug 2010 12:42 AM
  • Yes. Only merorious students irrespective of rich or poor shall get the chance. Answered by Dr Tapan Kumar Bhattacharjee | 17, Aug 2010 12:35 AM
  • No. This will help only the rich. Poor and middle class students will find it difficult to get into medical colleges by this move. Answered by sunilroy Tottuvelil , Specialist at Belhoul Speciality Hospital | 17, Aug 2010 12:16 AM
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  • Only meritorious irrespectable of class shall get the oportunity. Now the question is how much shall remain reserved for less meritorious?. Commented by Dr Tapan Kumar Bhattacharjee | 1528 days ago
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  • Yes this is a good move . of course common entrance test for such types of exams are really very important . I hope it will be very successful .Lets hope for the best. Atleast corruption will stop till some level. Answered by sakshi ahuja , H.O.D at vibrant international academy | 16, Aug 2010 11:09 PM
  • at first, this move may seem very depressive for the students preparing for state entrance tests, which are thought as much easier than central tests. but in long run, this move is quite helpful in curbing corruptions in t he state medical entrances.

    in all , a very good move..... Answered by Nitin Agarwal , Senior Resident (Transfusion Medicine) at All India Institute of Medical Sciences | 16, Aug 2010 10:35 PM
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  • Agree by 100%. At least pain of capitation fees menace shall be reduced for poor but meritorious.. Commented by Dr Tapan Kumar Bhattacharjee | 1528 days ago
  • YES.IT IS A VERY POSITIVE NOTE TO HEAR. THIS MAY LEAD TO LOGICALLY SUBJECT INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS OPTING FOR THIS PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAMME Answered by PATCHIRAJAN GANESAN , HOD of Adv.Zoology & Animal Biotechnology at college | 16, Aug 2010 10:00 PM
  • All good or bad ideas NEED at least one trial.

    Let them try it once!!! Answered by Narasimhan Brig Retd S L | 16, Aug 2010 09:57 PM
  • yes sir according to me this is definetely a very good move as by following this sort of selection procedure we will get a very good quality deseving candidates only. Answered by Deepak gandotra , program co-ordinator at ITSC | 16, Aug 2010 09:26 PM
  • Yes, i suppose. It will have a number of benefits:
    1) It will negate the effect of marks scored in college exams (which is a source of big worry given the way papers are corrected. It has wide disparities..)

    2) It will broaden the vision of students, who were previously aspiring to get a seat in their own University. Answered by Shivam Pandya , Medical student at NHL medical college | 16, Aug 2010 09:08 PM
  • The move seems excellent. This would reduce corruption provided the central control is not corrupt. We also need to do drumbeating at the international level about our strict selection process for the world to know about the level of doctors emerging from our country. Answered by Jyoti Maitra , CEO/PRESIDENT at Ghazanfar Bank | 16, Aug 2010 08:29 PM
  • 101% this is right movement for the students as well as their parents
    this will minimize harassment for getting admission in undergraduate as well post graduate. Answered by dr siraj harsolia , Gynecologist & laproscopic surgeon at sameer painless delivery clinic & endoscopy center | 16, Aug 2010 08:24 PM
  • yes This is a right step towards future so all students will study a common syllabus & coaching centers monopoly will reduce. Answered by yasmin syed , consultant at bharat hospital | 16, Aug 2010 08:19 PM
  • Good move . hassel of running around from one city to another will be overcome now. Only bad part is if on that day a student gets sick then much is lost to him. Any way, everything can not be taken for granted. Pitfalls of every system will always remain. Answered by VINAY BAHL , CEO at Bahl Hospital | 16, Aug 2010 07:12 PM
  • THIS IS A GOOD MOVE.WE SHOULD THANK TO SUPREME COURT. MHRD AND MCI.
    THIS WILL GIVE FAIR CHANCE TO ALL YOUNG CITIZEN OF INDIA TO PROVE THEMSELVES.
    THE SAME THING SHOULD BE HAPPEN TO AIEEE AND ALL ENGENNERING COLLEGES. SOME PRIVATE AND GOVT COLLEGES CONSIDER THE AIR FOR ADDMISSION BUT THE FORMS AND COUNCELLING IS ON DIFFERENT DATES. EACH STUDENT HAS TO APPLY MINIMUM 6-7 COLLEGES TO SECURE THE SEAT.
    I REQUEST THE CBSE TO CONDUCT SAME EXAMINATION FOR ALL GOVT AND PRIVATE ENGG COLLEGES. Answered by SHAMBHU GUPTA , CITY HOSPITAL at CITY HOSPITAL AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECH | 16, Aug 2010 07:02 PM
  • A VERY BOLD MOVE THOUGH BELATED ONE.A COMMON PLATFORM FOR ALL THE STUDENTS.SHOULD ALSO ENSURE NO RESERVATION ON CASTE BASIS .NONE SHOULD GET IN INTO A MEDICAL COLLEGE WITH 40% MARKS AS A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK DOES NOT ALLOW A DUFFER TO UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS AND DIAGNOSE AS TREATMENT OF A PATIENT OSCILLATES BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH OFTEN.MANY A TIME I HAVE SEEN FOR WANT OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE PRECIOUS TIME IS LOST AND PATIENT IS WHEELED IN THE EMERGENCY ONLY TO DIE .POLITICIANS AND JUDICIARY SHOULD SCRUPLUSLY AVOID DABBLING IN THIS VITAL ISSUE . Answered by Kalpathy Pathy , physician at runnnig own emergency care clinic managing diabetic and hypertensive emergencies | 16, Aug 2010 06:52 PM
  • ya obviously as this will define a childs capability ... This is very good move for children from my point of view..... Answered by Dr Shruti lal , dentist at Dental solutions clinic | 16, Aug 2010 06:15 PM
  • If that helps in pooling the qualified and truly deserving lot ,then i guess it is an encouraging move.
    Prof Tripti dhote Answered by Tripti Dhote | 16, Aug 2010 06:09 PM
  • yes definately ...but it must be made very transparant and no reservation for any cast. Answered by Kirti Shukla , director at hem pathology clinic | 16, Aug 2010 06:08 PM
  • i agree with Krishnamurthy... as long as caste system exists....??
    doubtful..... Answered by jyothy ramachandran , MEMBER, MANAGING COMMITTEE, AND HEAD : TEACHER DEVELOPMENT at KOTAK EDUCATION FOUNDATION | 16, Aug 2010 06:06 PM
  • Yea! This is a good move as students will get larger and common [platform. Moreover student will benefit from negative inputs of Quota raj.money power will also get neutralized and since it will be common platform, merit will get boost and will give studious students a chance. This decision is to be hailed. Answered by Randhir Puri , CEO/CONSULTANT at Malhotra Hospital Agra | 16, Aug 2010 05:38 PM
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  • Sir, at least in medical and engineering entrances this cast reservations is to be abolished for the safety of individual health and and progress of nation respectively.
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    Commented by Dr Tapan Kumar Bhattacharjee | 1528 days ago
  • It makes no difference as long as caste quota exists Answered by Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy , Senior Consultant at Apollo Hospitals Group | 16, Aug 2010 05:05 PM
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  • As long as caste quota exists, Entrance test and Quality education cannot withstand for anymore time. India has crossed 64 Yrs of independence Still quota support and freebee system is for mere political mileage.
    Intelectuals should be respected in the indepedence India..
    Commented by JP JM, NULL at NULL | 1527 days ago
  • Yes It will work out. Qualified and intelligent of all community will get addmission-is the only answer Answered by JP JM , NULL at NULL | 16, Aug 2010 04:51 PM

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