Centre clears proposal to extend the validity of NEET score by three years for MBBS Abroad
In a move that will help thousands of students planning to pursue medical courses abroad, the government mulls extending the validity of their NEET score to three years. At present, the validity of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is one year — the same year it is being attempted.
According to sources, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry have cleared a proposal by the Medical Council of India-Board of Governors to this effect.
“This is being done to help students who might be living outside India and are willing to come back after becoming doctors,” a senior official with the ministry told TNIE. “This will save students the hassle of taking NEET all over again if for some reason they can’t join a medical college in the year they appear for NEET”.