The Dentists (Amendment) Bill has recently got passed in the Rajya Sabha.
Already passed in the Lok Sabha, the bill got passed in the Rajya Sabha with almost unanimous support.
Consequently, the NEET PG Dental will now serve as the sole basis for admission to post-graduate dental courses across all institutions in the country.
But the million dollar question is what will be its consequences for dentists?
Read on for the whole scoop,
NEET MDS Consequences
Consequence 1: Single Entrance Examination for all Institutes
Earlier, different entrance examinations were conducted for admission to different institutions. States conducted their own entrance exams for admission to State Dental Universities. There were separate exams for admission to Private Dental Colleges and Deemed Universities.
As a consequence of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, NEET MDS will now serve as a sole basis for admission to PG dental courses in institutions across the country.
Consequence 2: Change in Number of Questions
The no of questions in the exam are also likely to change. Earlier, the AIPGDEE exam comprised of 200 questions.
Sources reveal that the NEET MDS exam would comprise 300 questions.
Consequence 3: No Negative Marking
Earlier, the AIPGDEE contained the negative marking. -1 negative mark was awarded for each incorrect response.
Sources reveal that the NEET MDS exam would not incorporate negative marking.
Consequence 4: Change in Exam Duration
The exam duration is also likely to change by the introduction of NEET MDS exam.
Earlier, the AIPGDEE exam was of 3 hours duration.
The NEET MDS exam would be of 3 hours 30 minutes duration.
Consequence 5: Change in Exam Conducting Authority
Earlier, AIPGDEE was conducted by AIIMS.
National Board of Examinations (NBE) would be the exam conducting authority for NEET MDS exam.
Consequence 6: Change in Number of Seats
Earlier, the AIPGDEE exam was conducted for admission to 50% All India Dental Quota Seats. There were separate entrance exams for admission to State Dental Colleges, Private Dental Colleges and Deemed Universities.
With the enforcement of the NEET MDS exam, admissions to all Dental Institutions across the nation would be conducted on the basis of the rank and score in the NEET MDS exam.
As a result, a majority of post graduate dental seats would be filled through NEET MDS exam.
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Change for Better!
There is intense confusion amongst the aspirants whether the implementation of the NEET MDS exam is a boon or a bane.
Well, let us look at the bright side of it:
- The exam has been introduced in order to remove multiplicity of examinations. This would save the candidates from the burden of taking different entrance examinations.
- The introduction of a uniform entrance examination would help in curbing corruption. Earlier, private dental institutions demanded humongous fees from the candidates.
- A uniform entrance examination would ensure a fair assessment. Candidates would be admitted purely on the basis of their intellect.
- All candidates would be offered admission on the basis of a single entrance exam, therefore, only the bright candidates will get through.
- Eliminates the chances of undeserving candidates securing admission in dental colleges through paying bribes.
- Improve the quality of doctors produced.
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We hope that this article will provide clarification on the implications of the NEET MDS 2017.
Stay Tuned for the latest updates on the NEET MDS 2017 preparation!