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NEET Scores will be Valid for Three Years: MCI issues Gazette notification

NEET Scores will be Valid for Three Years: MCI issues Gazette notification

New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of medical aspirants who wish to pursue their MBBS from abroad, the Medical Council of India Board of Governors recently came out with a gazette notification announcing that NEET scores will have validity of three years from now on.

To bring about the change, the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India with the previous sanction of the Central Government, has made the following amendments to the “Screening Test Regulations, 2002” namely:

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.

The gazette notification to this effect was issued 14th March, 2019, and the policy moves takes effect from the date of publication in the gazette

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 acroos the country whether government and private except certain institutions including AIIMS and JIPMER.

The move is indeed going to benefit medical aspirants who are looking at outside shores to pursue their medical education

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.

Currently, NEET scores have a validity of only one year. However, this combined with the fact that its mandatory for foreign medical education, would imply that besides domestic, those students wanting to go abroad for MBBS would also have to appear for the exam again and again.



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  1. I want to know that Is neet 2018 score card also valid for 3 years.?

  2. 3 years validity rule must imply from the year neet came into force.that would male sense.xperimenting with kids future now and then every year that too when indian education is one of the unfair for students.

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    Dr Rose Davy C March 24, 2019, 9:36 am

    3 year validity should be given retrospectively from the 2016 because 2016 & 17 &18 batch students doing premed abroad who join MBBS in 2019 and subsequent years will suffer.
    It is so unfortunate to be the part of revolutionary changes.Give these year\’s
    students also the advantage of new decision of MCI. MCI please consider this and give them justice.

  4. I totally agree .

  5. I\’ve qualified neet 2018, will it be valid till 2021 for admission in abroad. Or the three year validity will be considered from neet 2019

  6. Facts to be understood first before reading this article:
    1. Since 2019, qualifying in NEET exam has been made as a mandatory requirement to pursue MBBS and BDS (other medical streams also)
    2. This pertains to all forms of medical education within the country and abroad for any students who have passed plus two from any of the Indian boards . ( CBS, hss, etc)
    3. NEET in here refers only to pre mbbs and not pg NEET
    4. This is to ensure that students who are pursuing these highly demanding academic courses have a minimum standards.. (50% scores in NEET)
    5. NOC for pursuing foreign MBBS will only be issued for those who qualify in NEET
    6. Some foreign MBBS course require to study 2-3 years of pre medical program before applying for MBBS. Those who finish plus 2 and writing NEET therefore require to write it again for NOC after 2 yrs of their premed school.. or will have to prepare for it and write first time after premed which is difficult. To save these students only, 3 year validity is introduced..
    7. This doesn\’t change a thing for the regular students who pursue MBBS in India other than probably the NRI quota..

  7. Regarding the 6th point, what about a student qualified NEET in 2016/17/18 and now undergoing a premed(foundation course) of 2 yrs or biomedicine course which is done prior to MBBS to join as postgraduate student?
    This is the route for Indian to join medical schools of prestigious universities of UK and Europe.This will need minimum of 4 years including preparation to get admission and visa.
    To avoid affecting the NEET requirement those who pursue MBBS at prestigious universities like Queen mary ,MCI should consider to make the validity retrospective & make it for 4 or 5 yrs after a confirmation regarding postgraduate MBBS at good universities abroad