The government of India increases the validity of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) score from one year to 3 year for those students who want to pursue MBBS in abroad. Previously, the validity of NEET score is one year in which the test is being attempted but it is increased to 3 year NEET validity for pupils planning to do MBBS in abroad.
For those students who want to pursue their medical studies in India, National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is valid for One year only in which they are attempting this test. The validation is increased only for the students who are planning to study MBBS in abroad.
According to the sources, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry passed the proposal given by the Medical Council of India (MCI) – Boards of Governor.
Senior official of the ministry said that this step is taken to help the students who are living outside the country but want to come back after completing their MBBS in abroad. He also acclaimed that this will save the pupils from the hassle of taking NEET examination again and again if for some reason they are not able to join the medical college in the year in which they appear for NEET exam.
At present, the medical graduates who get their degrees from foreign institutes have to clear Foreign Medical Graduate Examination which is conducted by the medical education regulator for practicing medicine in India.
In the past, students who score minimum 50 percent marks in 12th standard had to get an Eligibility Certificate from the Medical Council of India for studying MBBS in abroad to become doctors.
In the year 2018, approximately 13 lakh students had taken National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. In 2019, more than 15 lakh students have registered for NEET which is going to be held on 5th May.
In this year, National Testing Agency, a specialized body, has been conducting all the competitive exam including NEET for the first time. Previously, NEET exam was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
- NEET exam is held on May 5.
- NEET is compulsory for the students who want to pursue their MBBS in abroad.
- Every year near about 7000 students go out for studying MBBS in abroad.
- In the year 2019, 15 lakh students have registered for NEET UG 2019.
- NEET is valid for 3 years for the students who want to study MBBS in abroad.
- NTA has been conducting NEET for the first time.
- The MBBS graduates who studied MBBS in abroad has to clear Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) for registered to practice as doctors in the country.