NEET has better standards, transparency, say students


Students who wrote the Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) for medical and dental courses on Sunday generally hoped that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) would become the gold standard in the country. A total of 10,977 medical and dental graduates wrote the PGET-2013 conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) across nine exam centres in the city.
Darshan, who wants to pursue a career in general medicine or orthopaedics, said that PGET was easy as several questions were repeated from NEET that was held last November. “I prefer NEET as it is not so difficult to get in the clinical side even if my rank is below 200. The state-based exams have too many reservations,” Darshan added.
The results of PGET will be declared after the Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the NEET case (TC/C 98/2012), which has been listed for a hearing on Tuesday.  “NEET has what I prefer, one exam and one question paper. Yet, it depends on how NEET will be conducted in the future if the SC verdict is in its favour. When I compare PGET and NEET, the former lacks the same standards,” said Manikantan, who felt that PGET was tough.
Students coming out of an exam hall after appearing for the Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery entrance exam conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore on Sunday | EPS
Students coming out of an exam hall after appearing for the Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery entrance exam conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore on Sunday.

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