The NEET-PG 2024 exam has been rescheduled.

Due to recent incidents of allegations of examinations, Ministry of Health has decided to reschedule the NEET PG 2024, exam conducted by National Board of Examinations.

As per the latest official notification released by the National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences (NBEMS), the NEET-PG exam 2024 supposed to be held on 23rd June 2024, which has been postponed and rescheduled to 11 August 2024.

Now, the cut-off date for the purpose of eligibility to appear in NEET-PG 2024 shall be 15th August 2024.

Other important dates such as NEET-PG 2024 registration, application form commencement, closing date, admit card release date, etc. will be notified later.

Stay focused and keep preparing diligently, your dedication will lead you to success in NEET-PG 2024!

 

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As per latest updates ministry of health and family decided to postpone the NEET-PG Entrance Examination, the exam was supposed to be held on 23rd June 2024, which has been postponed.

Due to recent incidents of allegations regarding the competitive exam ministry undertake a thorough assessment of the robustness process of NEET PG Entrance Examination, conducted by National Board of Examination for medical students. It is a precautionary step to postpone the NEET-PG Entrance Examination and the new date of this examination will be notified at the earliest, until then prepare well.

The ministry stated that the decision was made with the students’ best interests in mind and to uphold the integrity of the examination process.

Other important dates such as NEET-PG 2024 registration, application form commencement, closing date, admit card release date, etc. available on official website.

 

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NBEMS has introduced time-bound sections in all its MCQ-based examinations which are conducted on computer-based platforms, such as NEET-PG, NEET-MDS, NEET-SS, FMGE, DNB-PDCET, GPAT, DPEE, FDST, and FET, to enhance the exam security and integrity. In this examination pattern, the question paper will be divided into multiple time-bound sections in which each section includes a specific number of questions and allotted time.

In NEET-PG 2024, each of the five time-bound sections (A, B, C, D & E) will have 40 questions and 42 minutes allotted for each section in which candidates cannot proceed to the next section until completing the allotted time for the previous one and can’t review or modify answers afterward.

Candidates have the option to mark questions for review, allowing them to revisit marked questions before the allotted time for that section expires. The number of time-restricted sections may vary based on the total number of questions and operational feasibility in such sections.

These time-bound sections will be implemented in GPAT 2024, NEET-PG 2024, and all upcoming computer-based examination tests conducted by NBEMS, as outlined in respective examination information bulletins.

Stay tuned for more!

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has opened online registrations for the Institute of National Importance Super-Specialty Entrance Test (INI-SS) for admission to DM, MCh, and MD (Hospital Administration) courses at AIIMS, PGIMER, NIMHANS, SCTIMST, and JIPMER for the July 2024 session.

The registration process is currently underway, and the deadline for online application submission on the AIIMS website is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, until 5:00 PM. The courses are scheduled to commence from July 1, 2024.

Online Registration for Applications

Date Event
March 27, 2024 (Wednesday) Uploading of Prospectus and Starting of Online Registration
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday) Last date of Online Registration
April 13, 2024 (Saturday) Status of Application & Rejected application
April 16, 2024 (Tuesday) Last date for submission of required documents for Regularization of Rejected Application
April 16, 2024 (Tuesday) Last date for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to forward “No Objection”
April 17 – April 21, 2024 Submission of Certificate for Scribe and/or Compensatory time as applicable
April 22, 2024 (Monday) Finalization of Centers and allotment of Roll No’s/Admit Card on website
April 27, 2024 (Monday) Written Test through online (CBT) mode
To be announced Expected date of declaration of Result (for all INIs)
To be announced Expected date of declaration of Result (Stage-I) only for AIIMS applicant
To be announced Departmental Assessment (Only for AIIMS applicant)
To be announced Final Result
July 1, 2024 Course Start Date
July 31, 2024 Last date for fulfillment of Eligibility for admission
August 31, 2024 Last date for admission in the course
Application Fee All Applicants: Rs. 4000.00 + Transaction Charges (Non-Refundable)
PWBD (Persons with Benchmark Disability) Exempted from Application Fee
Mode of payment Through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking


Important Notice:

  1. Please ensure accurate information while filling out the Online Application, as changes may not be possible after registration. Once payment of the application fee is made, amendments, rectifications, or changes in Name, Date of Birth, Subject applied, and Community status (i.e., SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/EWS/UR & PWBD) are not permitted. Payment of the application fee can be made only through Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking.
  2. All seats across all INIs (Institutes of National Importance) are unreserved, except for MD (Hospital Administration) seats, as per the Vacant Seat Position.
  3. Candidates belonging to OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PWBD categories may be eligible for certain relaxations in age, fees, etc., as specified in this information brochure.
  4. Candidates claiming relaxations under any reserve category must possess a valid category certificate issued by the competent authority. The certificate must be in Hindi or English and valid for admission to Central Government Institutions. The validity of the certificate shall be considered as per the date mentioned below:

Please note that any relaxations or adjustments will be made strictly in accordance with the guidelines provided in the information brochure.

Category Certificate Validity for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PWBD

Any category certificate will be valid only if it is in Hindi/English Language and has been issued and uploaded prior to the last date of Online Examination (i.e. 27.04.2024).

Candidate applying under OBC/EWS category must possess valid OBC/EWS certificate issued by the competent authority for admission in Central Govt. Institution:

Category Validity Criteria
OBC Certificate must be in Hindi/English and issued prior to the last date of Online Examination (i.e., April 27, 2024). Date of issue should not be earlier than April 28, 2023, and not later than April 27, 2024.
EWS Certificate must be valid for the financial year 2024-2025, issued on or after April 1, 2024, and before the date of the exam (i.e., April 27, 2024), based on the income of the year 2023-2024.

 

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The Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) has embarked on a thorough review process for applications received for the increase of Postgraduate (PG) seats in existing medical colleges for the Academic Year 2024-25. A total of 665 applications have been carefully scrutinized to ensure compliance with established regulations and criteria.

Here’s a breakdown of the steps involved:

 

Step 1: Scrutiny of Applications

The 665 applications underwent meticulous evaluation, and approval post consideration of various parameters and supporting documents such as affiliation consent, application fees, bank guarantees, and relevant letters confirming the status of PG courses.

The review process also included an analysis of attendance using the AEBAS data report from January 1st, 2024 to February 29th, 2024.

 

Step 2: AEBAS and Compliance Submission

If a medical college meets all the requirements in step 1, they’ll be asked to submit a signed affidavit and self-assessment form. This needs to be done by the Dean/Principal and HOD of the relevant department, with digital signatures on each page, within a set timeframe. A link for submission will be provided.

However, if the college doesn’t meet all or any of the Step 1 requirements, they’ll receive a Show Cause Notice (SCN). They’ll need to address the deficiencies, conduct a self-assessment, and then submit the required affidavit and self-assessment form within the given timeframe. Again, this needs to be signed by the Dean/Principal and HOD of the department, with digital signatures on each page. The submission link will be provided.

Note: Kindly note that submitting the mentioned documents is just one step in the assessment/inspection process and doesn’t determine final approval or disapproval. If any deficiencies in the application or faculty attendance are found later, the Medical Assessment and Review Board (MARB) will make the appropriate decision.

 

Step 3: Review of Compliance Reports and other documents

  • A filled and signed Self-Assessment Form (SAF) and affidavit by the Dean/Principal and HOD of the relevant department, with digital signatures on each page. This should include any necessary photos or videos according to NMC rules.
  • A filled and signed Compliance Report by the Dean/Principal and HOD, also with digital signatures on each page. This report should address any deficiencies found, including AEBAS data.
  • If needed, a self-assessment for reconsideration of requested seats as per PG-Medical Education Regulation 2000.

These documents, along with AEBAS data, will be scrutinized by experts. Their findings and recommendations will then be sent to the Medical Assessment and Review Board (MARB) for the final decision.

Additionally, MARB has the authority to conduct surprise physical inspections to verify the details provided in the self-assessment form submitted by the college, as per the NMC Act, 2019.

 

Step 4: Final Decision

MARB will notify the medical college/institution of its decision within the specified timeframe.

  • If the entity has provided a verified bank guarantee and/or undertaking, they’ll receive a Letter of Permission (LOP) under sec 28(3) of the NMC Act, 2019.
  • Entities without a bank guarantee or undertaking at the time of application will receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) first. After providing and verifying the guarantee/undertaking, they’ll receive the LOP.
  • If a Show Cause Notice (SCN) is issued after reviewing documents, the college must submit a compliance report within the deadline. Upon receiving this report, the review process will continue.
  • Failure to meet minimum standards or rectify deficiencies will result in disapproval under sec 28(3) of the NMC Act, 2019.
  • Any non-compliance or intentional violation by the medical institution may lead to penalties under sec 26(f) of the NMC Act, 2019. Further investigation and opportunities for rectification may also be provided as necessary.

 

Step 5: Publication of Results

According to Chapter IV Section 25 of the ‘Establishment of medical institutions, assessment and rating regulations, 2023’, MARB will publish the latest annual assessment results and ratings of medical colleges/institutions on its website or other public platforms. This will be done after the entire evaluation process is completed and before the first round of counseling.

Additionally, MARB has the discretion to share relevant data of each college to promote transparency and provide information to all relevant stakeholders.

Recent updates from the Lipid Association of India (LAI) herald a new era in heart disease management for Indian patients. These fresh guidelines, reported by the Economic Times on February 24, bring significant advancements in cardiovascular risk assessment and lipid management strategies, aiming to revolutionize the approach to tackling heart disease in India.

 

Key Updates

Under the revamped guidelines, patients are categorized into distinct risk groups, allowing for more tailored and effective treatment plans. Notably, individuals with metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are advised to target LDL cholesterol levels below 70mg/dL, reflecting a proactive stance in addressing these common comorbidities.

 

Introducing the Extreme Risk Group Category C

A groundbreaking addition to the guidelines is the introduction of ‘Extreme Risk Group Category C’ for patients experiencing persistent chest pain despite exhaustive treatments. Dr. Vinod M. Vijan, an interventional cardiologist, suggests that LDL cholesterol levels for individuals in this category should ideally range between 10-15 mg/dL, highlighting the need for highly intensive lipid-lowering therapy in these cases.

 

Early Screening and Intervention

Emphasizing the importance of early intervention, LAI advocates for regular lipid profile screenings from the age of 20, with even earlier screenings for individuals with a family history of high cholesterol or premature coronary heart disease. This proactive approach aims to identify at-risk individuals sooner, enabling timely interventions to mitigate cardiovascular risk.

 

Addressing Subclinical Atherosclerosis

The guidelines recognize the significance of subclinical atherosclerosis as a precursor to adverse cardiovascular events. LAI recommends coronary artery calcium scoring to stratify (ASCVD) Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease risk in selected patients, allowing for targeted interventions to halt disease progression before clinical manifestations arise.

 

Conclusion

The updated guidelines from the Lipid Association of India mark a significant milestone in the fight against heart disease in India. By integrating the latest evidence and expert consensus, these guidelines offer a comprehensive framework for healthcare professionals to identify, assess, and manage cardiovascular risk effectively. With a focus on early screening, personalized treatment, and aggressive lipid-lowering therapy, these guidelines have the potential to reshape the landscape of cardiovascular health for Indian patients, ultimately working towards reducing the burden of ASCVD in India.

The tentative NEET-PG 2024 exam date, NEET-MDS, FMGE, and other exam dates are announced.

According to the NBEMS schedule, the NEET-PG 2024 exam will be held on 3rd March 2024 and NEET-MDS 2024 will be held on 9th February 2024. Also, the schedule mentions the dates for other exams conducted by NBEMS in the first half of the year, such as FET, FMGE, DNB, etc.

Tentative Schedule of NBEMS examinations 2024 (for the first half of the year)

Name of Examination Date of Examination (Tentative)
NEET-MDS 2024 9th February 2024
NEET-PG 2024 3rd March 2024
DNB/DrNB Final Theory Examinations – April 2024 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th April 2024
DNB-Post Diploma CET 2024 19th May 2024
NBEMS Diploma Final Examination – June 2024 13th, 14th and 15th June 2024
FMGE June 2024 30th June 2024
DNB/DrNB Final Practical Examination – Oct 2023 January/February 2024
FMGE December 2023 20th January 2024
Foreign Dental Screening Test (BDS) 2023 20th January 2024
FET 2023 18th February 2024
NBEMS Diploma Practical Examination – Dec 2023 February/March 2024
Foreign Dental Screening Test (MDS Degree and PG Diploma) 2023 16th March 2024
FNB Exit Examination 2023 March/April 2024
Formative Assessment Test 2023 9th June 2024

 

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