NEET 2019: Additional Biology subject now valid for the exam, details here

Published on: Aug 20, 2018 14:24 IST
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The candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination which Biology as their additional subject and want to pursue their career in Medical, then we have some good news for you. The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has opened its door for the candidates who passed their class 12 examination with Biology as an additional subject. Last year, Medical Council of India (MCI) shook the nation by pronouncing students with additional biology subject ineligible for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. Soon after the decision, protest broke out in different parts of the country, with students and medical experts moving to High Court to pass an interim order and allow all the candidates to appear for the examination.

It was due to the interim order that the candidates were able to apply for the examination. However, since then a case was being fought in Delhi High Court to consider additional biology as a valid subject to determine the eligibility of a student. The Medical Council of India was firm in its decision to bar the candidates but it was the efforts of parents, students, and educationist Dr. Amit Gupta has made it all possible.

Next year, the February examination will be conducted from01 to 17 and the application form for it will release on October 01, 2018. The last date to apply for the exam will be October 31, 2018. Candidates interested to appear for the NEET May 2019 exam, will be able to apply in March and the exam will take the exam between May 12 to 26, 2019. The Central Board of Secondary Education and the MCI came under fire sudden change in eligibility criteria last year. Until now, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was conducting NEET under the guidance of MCI. The Council is struggling for its own existence as the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC Bill) tightening the grip.

Hopefully, the future medical aspirants will not have to suffer, as National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the examination from now. As per the details so far, NTA will conduct the NEET 2019 twice. First, the examination will be held in the month of February and May 2019.

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