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Following an announcement by the Tamil Nadu government claiming that the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) There have been calls to end the common entrance test used for admission into dental and medical schools and dental schools, which isn’t the best method to evaluate medical students. The committee set up by the Tamil Nadu government to analyze the economic and social impact of NEET stated that students who are enrolled in MBBS programs through NEET are performing poorly when compared to those who are admitted on the basis of scores from class 12. Student rights activists, educators, and student Amit Gupta have proposed an alternative to the controversy. In a series of tweets, Gupta requested the National Testing Agency (NTA) to modify the exam format of NEET. The agency should require a higher level of questions that are conceptual in the topics that medical students need to master in the coming academic course.
Student Rights Activist:
Dr. Amit Gupta Tweets, If not more than basic concepts of Physics are a requirement for medical studies then why should it decide the fate of a #NEETUG aspirant? Physics should be there, but only as “Subject to Qualify with certain minimum marks” NOT to be included in Score for Merit Do You Agree ??”
In a separate tweet, he claimed it was the sole method to manage the ever-increasing cutoffs of the medical entrance test. In a tweet, he explained that the abilities of future pilots cannot be assessed based on their ability to swim, he stated that the abilities of medical candidates can be evaluated only through asking the right questions. In the past, he had shared a poll in which he stated that Physics should be considered as a subject for those who want to be qualified by a minimum score, and not as a factor in determining merit within NEET UG.
The student rights activist, educator, and teacher Amit Gupta have proposed an avenue to move forward in the ongoing debate. In a series of tweets, Gupta requested the National Testing Agency (NTA) to modify the exam format of NEET. Gupta tweeted that the NTA should require higher-level questions on concepts in the subjects that medical students will need to cover in their future academic curricula.
In a separate tweet, he stated that this is the sole solution to limit the rise in the cutoff for medical entrance exams. He explained that the ability of future pilots can’t be evaluated based on their capacity to swim. He explained that the capabilities of medical candidates are evaluated only by asking the right questions.
NEET-UG 2021 was held on the 12th of September. The answer key was also released. NTA will announce the result in the near future. Medical candidates in the general category have to achieve a minimum of fifty percentile marks on the entrance test in order to be qualified to be considered for All India Quota (AIQ) counseling. Candidates from other categories like SC, ST, Other Backward Classes (OBC), and General-PWD category have to score at least 40to 45 percent marks in the test.