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No CET for medical, dental aspirants from next year(the hindu )

Aspirants vying for government or government-quota seats in medical and dental colleges in the State will have to pin their hopes on the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) from the 2017-18 academic year.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on Saturday announced on its website that it would not conduct entrance examination for admission to medical and dental colleges from the coming year.

Centre’s ordinance

Although NEET was conducted in 2016-17 after the Supreme Court stated that the test should be conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS seats, several States, including Karnataka, had filled the government and government-quota seats using ranks obtained in the State entrance tests.

This was done after the Union government brought in an ordinance as many State governments had already conducted their entrance exams.

However, KEA maintained that the State’s Common Entrance Test (CET) will be conducted as usual for engineering, farm sciences, Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy, Bachelors in Veterinary Science, and pharma courses.

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