MCI does a NEET job, makes score valid for 3 years

NEET score is mandatory for those aiming to pursue an undergraduate medical programme in a foreign university.

Students aspiring to study medicine in foreign countries are now entitled to use their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) scorecard up to three years.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) took this decision after receiving grievances from the student community. NEET score is mandatory for those aiming to pursue an undergraduate medical programme in a foreign university.

Students aspiring to join varsities abroad often face delay in admissions. Some foreign varsities offer admission a year after the results, which leads to further delay. Under such circumstances, students are compelled to take NEET once again.

“The process of admissions into universities abroad takes at least half to one year. If things don’t fall in line, the students have to wait more. Most of the time, they are forced to write NEET exam again. And if the score differs, they struggle and sometimes go through the whole process again. The latest decision by the MCI will avoid this,” a senior MCI official told DH

Further, the MCI has allowed candidates who have appeared for NEET 2018 but not qualified to take admission in foreign varsities with the eligibility certificate that will be issued by them. 

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