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NEET, The Expected reform in Engineering Entrance Tests!

Jagran Josh

NEET, The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, has made its existence in news again. The test has been made mandatory as a common platform for entry into different medical colleges. Now, on recommendation of the Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP), constituted by the IIT Council, NEET is supposed to be the single point for entrance into various engineering colleges too.

Expected Reforms

  • Two tier selection process for entry to engineering colleges; the first gateway constitutes online aptitude test to be held several times a year, NEET to be the final hurdle to cross for making successful entry to engineering colleges.
  • It aims to reduce the burden for students as well as for parents of preparing for several entrance tests.
  • The uniformity of syllabus for entry into various prestigious engineering colleges (BITS, IITs, NITs etc) simplifies the process while giving the liberty to student for opting the test in their local languages.
  • The single entrance test, NEET, would reduce the harassment and cost of money and time as spent by student for appearing in different entrance exams conducted by various engineering institutes.

Mixed reactions for NEET from engineering aspirants!

Not in line owing to unlimited engineering colleges

Having limited number of seats, NEET is great approach to screen the medical aspirants. But, the unlimited number of engineering colleges reduces its beneficial impact in the field of engineering.

Welcome to the holistic approach

Since, NEET offers uniform syllabus for the success path to entry into different engineering colleges, the novel approach is being welcomed by some aspirants and their parents as it would reduce the pressure of studies by providing a streamlined syllabus.

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Effective approach to minimize the monetary pressure on students

The single point of entry, NEET, into different engineering colleges would effectively reduce the financial burden on engineering aspirants which they otherwise face from the initial stages of filling application forms to the final one of moving to different cities to appear in exams.

The two tier selection process

Irrespective of the fact that NEET has been declared as the only qualifying exams for medical aspirants, it is advised to knit a two tier selection process for engineering aspirants. The first one as to check the scientific attitude of the engineering aspirants and the final one in line with IIT (Advanced). Although some engineering personnel do not find the two stage selection process for the engineering students as the beneficial one; yet, the impact of reforms as likely to be in favour of students.

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