Single CET for all Medical Courses: SC directs Center

For all the medical aspirants in the country there is good news. The Central Government has been directed by the Supreme Court to hold a single eligibility- cum-entrance examination for MBBS and post-graduate medical courses in the country from this academic session. A Bench of justices, Mr R.V. Raveendran, and Mr A.K. Patnaik, passed the order, saying that it will also be applicable for private medical colleges in the country. The action was taken after a plea by Medical Council of India seeking to start a single eligibility-cum-entrance examination for MBBS and post-graduate Courses. Earlier, a panel set up by the health ministry to run the Medical Council of India (MCI) had suggested that a common entrance exam would lessen the stress of the student.