Candidates aspiring to get a seat in any of the AYUSH course (Yoga and Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha and Homoeopathy, Unani) will have to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.
According to sources in the Department of Health & Family Welfare, the State government has already issued an order. The decision was taken after the CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine) issued letters to the Chief Secretaries & Health Secretaries of all states in India that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 would be a single exam compulsory for all AYUSH aspirants along with the dental and medical course.
In 2017-2018 academic year 80% seats in aided colleges, 20% seats in private unaided colleges, and all government college seats were filled through CET exam. From this year the seats will be filled through NEET exam.
The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the online application form for CET Exam 2018. The authority reiterated that students who are aspiring to get a seat in AYUSH should appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 and not CET.
According to the Union Ayush Ministry, they had announced conducting NEET exam for AYUSH aspirants a year ago, but it had not been accepted by several states in the country. So the implementation to make NEET a must for AYUSH courses was postponed to the academic session 2018-2019.
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