After NEET, All Eyes on Merit List
Six of top 10 in engineering admission list qualify for medicine; State Board students stand a good chance.
After all that suspense over when results of NEET would be announced, now comes another round of waiting. This time for the merit list for MBBS admission.
The State government announced last week that marks obtained in NEET alone would be taken into consideration for admission along with a rider that if the President’s assent for its Bills seeking exemption from NEET is received, then admission would be done based on the Plus Two scores of candidates as has been done over the last few years. Read More : TN Medical Admissions for MBBS/BDS: Online Registration Start Today, APPLY NOW.
NEET 2017 State Wise Merit list
Each state will release their own merit list based on which the admission will be offered into the private and medical colleges of the state. Below are the important points of state merit list.
- Firstly, CBSE will release merit list for all the qualified candidates and will hand it over to the states.
- Each state has different reservation policies, set of eligibility criteria and admission procedure.
- After implying respective state’s rules and norms, the merit list will be released.
- The state body will hold the counselling for 85% state quota seats and for the 15% All India Quota the Medical Council Committee will organise the counselling.
NEET Marks vs Rank 2017
The table below gives an idea of official previous year NEET scores and subesquent rank range.
|Rank Range||Marks Range||Rank Range||Marks Range|
*The data given above is based on previous year result and may vary with original.
Note: It must be noted that NEET 2017 was held for a total of 720 marks.
Incidentally, six of the 10 toppers in Tamil Nadu engineering admission merit list released recently have also qualified for medical admissions. They have good scores in NEET as well that could see them secure admission in medical colleges.
B. Sowmiya, ranked 10 with a cut-off of 200, has scored 248 in NEET but is hopeful of getting a seat in a government medical college under the SC quota. She did not attend coaching classes but used her brother’s NEET study material from last year, she says. B. Shobila, ranked 9th with 200 marks, has a NEET score of 341 and hopes to get into one of the older medical colleges.
But P. Thirumagan, whose son Sathishvar is ranked 8th and has scored 435, won’t speculate. “We hear that his score is good but there may be hundreds of students above him; we don’t know about his chances of being admitted to a college of his choice,” he says.
Analysing the paper
An ICSE student who had scored 477 is trying to apply for colleges in other States but is worried that his domiciliary status could deprive him of his seat. “I have good scores if NEET is the basis for admission in Tamil Nadu, but I can’t be sure,” he says.
Meanwhile, NEET trainers have started analysing the trend. “In the current scenario where the State will allocate 85% seats to State Board students, those with 300 to 350 ranks could get seats in government medical colleges. Since only around 4,000 students from CBSE have taken the test, we think an SC student with 250 marks from State board could get a seat,” says B. Vivekan.
Tamil Nadu govt to continue fight for NEET exemption, says education minister
The Tamil Nadu government will continue to exert pressure on the Centre to exempt the state from NEET, education minister KA Sengottaiayan said on Monday.
The government’s stand in this regard was clear and it would continue to fight for exemption from NEET for the benefit of the students, he told reporters.
Besides, there were plans to release a book containing 54,000 questions being asked at the national-level examinations conducted by the Centre, he said.
Stating that new announcements for the benefit of students from economically-backward classes would be made before the end of the current Assembly session, Sengottaiayan said that 3,000 smart schools were on the anvil in the State.
To a question with regard to fees structure in place in private schools, he said that it was being looked into.
Similarly, a committee would look into the issues concerning part-time teachers, he said.