CET and NEET: Twins, Triplets and Number of Papers.

NEET and CET exams were held this year in the month of May. I noticed few issues in connection to these. I thought of sharing with you all.
The issues I will be discussing in this article is regarding exam centre allotment, the number of papers and issue related to dress code.

May is the month of entrances for 12th class students, on 2nd and 3rd May 2017 they had CET exams in Karnataka, on 8th May 2017 NEET exams were held all over INDIA.

CET is for engineering, AYUSH and other courses and NEET for medical (MBBS) and dental(BDS) courses.

Luckily this year number entrance exams for students have been reduced. A couple of years ago almost each deemed university/colleges were conducting entrances exams, some dates did overlap. This was causing a problem to students and also parents.



Me, a father of twins, and my kids have appeared for entrance exams this year. NEET entrance exam centres near Hubli (where I live) are Belgaum, Panaji(Vasco Goa) and Bangalore. So I asked by preferences wise Belgaum, Panaji and Bangalore.

To my surprise exams centre for my son was Vasco Goa and my daughter was Belgaum. This clearly meant that preferences wise allotment had little say. CBSE has allotted centres randomly are by rotation. (Please note that I had uploaded both applications one after another).

We had some difficulty in arranging for two destinations on the same day. I and my wife went to Vasco and my sister who had come for vacation along with her daughter went to Belgaum. Somehow all went well.

I was wondering how about single parent and parents of triplets would deal with such situations? How should they arrange multiple destinations on a single day?


One of my close friends, who is a paediatric surgeon is a parent of triplets. His kids will be taking these exams probably next year. How should he arrange multiple exams destinations on a single day?

I personally feel CBSE should give exams centre first come the first rule, not by random or rotation technique.


Even CET allotment of centre probably is by rotation and may be restricted to a single city. My son exam centre was at a different place than my daughter of course within HUBLI.

CET exams are conducted over two days with four separate sessions, It causes little inconvenience. I feel it should be made as single paper or only at max two sessions.


Thanks, NEET! for reducing the number of exams for our students. I hope there won’t be any scandal in NEET. However, I read some issue in connection to Gujarati, Telugu and Bengali language question papers.

Dress code and ornament issue were reported at multiple places. I think this was done with good intention. But, some reports say that thing had gone ugly at few centres in Kerala.

Center allotment I personally feel should be done first come first base, not by random or rotations.

CET exams paper sessions let them reduce to one or at max two.

Author: Dr Umesh Bilagi

MBBS, MD, DM (cardiology). I am Interventional cardiologist. Blogging is my passion. Associate professor of cardiology KIMS Hubli. Director and consultant at Tatwadarsha Hospital Hubli. Owner of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital Hubli. Mobile +91 9343403620.

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