WB: Government To Conduct Common Medical Entrance Exam On July 20

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government on Monday decided to conduct its own common entrance exam on July 20 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

Officials said it was decided in a meeting that the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board will hold the state common entrance examination WBJEEM-2016.

The syllabus will remain same as it was declared earlier and candidates will not be required to submit any fresh application or deposit fees for appearing in the examination.

The board had earlier cancelled the exam for admission to medical colleges after the Supreme Court rejected a plea of state governments and other institutions to allow them to hold separate entrance exams for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17.

Later, an ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet kept state boards out of the ambit of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for this year.