From 2017 onward, the candidates who are appearing in single medical entrance examination i.e. National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) can count it as their first attempt. On Friday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officially approved that the candidates who did not clear the entrance exam in last three attempts or weren’t qualified may have a chance this year to pass the examination with flying colours.
CBSE official notification reads:
- It is notified for all concerned that NEET 2017 will be counted as first attempt for all the candidates. Changes have been effected by CBSE accordingly in the online application
- All candidates who could not fill up the application form due to the condition of three attempts at AIPMT/NEET will now be able to fill up their application form
- Other rules and condition mentioned in admission notice and information bulletin remain the same
More on the news:
- “The health ministry said NEET-2017 shall be counted as the first attempt, irrespective of the previous attempts in AIPMT/NEET,” according to a statement in HT
- “Issue of number of attempts in NEET sorted out. Clarification received from MoHFW/MCI that NEET 2017 will be treated as first attempt and two more will be given. CBSE is updating this on website (sic),” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted
- “The matter relating to approval of recommendations of the (MCI) executive committee limiting the number of NEET attempts is yet to be placed before the general body of the council,” said Reena Nayyar, MCI secretary
As per the reports, over 10 lakh students are likely to appear for NEET on May 7. The registration procedure has already begun and will conclude on March 1.
Date: Feb 4, 2017