Are you a medical aspirant who wish to study abroad? Then, this is going to make your day! The Medical Council of India Board of Governors has issued a Gazette Notification stating that the NEET Score will now be valid for 3 years!
To bring about the change, the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India with the previous sanction of the Central
In regulation 4 of the Screening Test Regulations, 2002, under heading “Eligibility Criteria” in Clause 4. 2(A), the following sentence shall be added after the existing provision:
Furthermore, the result of NEET shall be valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of declaration of result, entitling a candidate to pursue MBBS or equivalent medical course including pre-medical/language course, if any, followed by MBBS or equivalent medical course.
Clause 4. 2(A)
This policy is to take effect from the date on which the Gazette Notification was published which was on the 14th of March, 2019.
Last year, through another notification, the council had made had made NEET mandatory for even those candidates who wished to pursue their undergraduate medical education from abroad.The decision was taken to ensure that students of some academic standard study medicine in foreign universities.
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Under Graduate) is an entrance examination which is to be conducted by the National Testing Agency once a year for admission in MBBS/BDS course in all medical colleges across the country whether government and private except certain institutions including AIIMS and JIPMER.
This is a move that will definitely benefit the students who wish to study in the foreign universities, granting them more flexibility.