Uttar Pradesh Combined Premedical test (UPCPMT) for admission in medical and dental colleges of Uttar Pradesh has been repealed by the state government. The examination was proposed to be held on 17th may 2016. With the declaration to return the fees of 1.5 lakh students applied for UPCPMT exam, the state government has also advised students to appear in NEET-2 exams.
At first, state government proposed that admission in BAMS, BHMS & BUMS will be done through UPCPMT examination. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University was assigned to conduct UPCPMT 2016. With the Supreme Court order to make NEET examinations compulsory, it was clear that UPCPMT exams will be canceled. State government urged Supreme Court to conduct separate medical entrance test this year but the court canceled all the other exams. On 9th of May Court clearly said that all 6500 future admissions in state medical colleges will be done through NEET exams and denied the state medical entrance exam.
With the cancellation of UPCPMT exams now admission will be done on the basis of NEET ranking.
At present, the number of seats in private colleges for both MBBS & BDS in the state is around 4540. State’s 13 government medical colleges hold 1760 seats for MBBS whereas in government colleges BDS holds only 100 seats. With the start of a new medical college in Banda, MBBS seats in government colleges will be raised to 1860. About 15% of admission in medical colleges will be done on the basis of NEET All India Ranking and other 85% on NEET state ranking. It is also expected that there will be a separate counselling for admission based on state ranking.
Central Government asked the state government to introduce 9 more government medical colleges during the 2017-2018 session in Uttar Pradesh.