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With CET being scrapped, HSC syllabus are no longer reliable for medical and engineering exams

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Aspiring medical and engineering aspirants will no more have to study the syllabus set by the state governments’ board. In 2016, Supreme Court had announced that admissions to all medical and dental courses will be carried out on the basis of NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test). Recently, the All India Council for technical Education (AICTE) has announced that admissions for all the engineering colleges will be based on an all-India entrance test. The new-system will also be an end of state government’s CETs for engineering and medical seats. Hence, making both the exams rely on national curriculum, as approved in the NCERT textbooks.

Though the new system will make it possible to have a one-window admission policy for competitive exams, but students preparing for CETs carried out by state governments are now in dire straits. As for their Grade 12 exams, the students have to study according to the state board syllabus and for the entrance exams they will have to study according to CBSE curriculum. Some states including Andhra Pradesh is opposing this new move as it asks students to study two entirely difference syllabus for college exams and entrance exams.


  • The Supreme Court made it clear in 2016 that admissions to medical and dental schools across the country would be conducted on the basis of National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and the exam would be based on the national curriculum, as prescribed in the NCERT books.