Good news comes across for the medical aspirants who wish to pursue MBBS abroad. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Scores will be now valid for 3 years for taking admission in Foreign Medical Institutions outside India. The announcement was made via the official gazetted by Medical Council of India.
This change has been made to the existing clause “Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an Undergraduate Medical Course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulation, 2002” which is now “Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an Undergraduate Medical Course in a Foreign Medical Institution (Amendment) Regulation, 2019.”
The new clause comes into action from the date of publication of the official gazette and that is March 14, 2019.
The old clause made NEET mandatory to study medicine abroad. Now, as per the new addition in the clause, the candidates can use their NEET score for 3 years from the date of declaration of the result to take admission abroad.
With the old clause facing a few disapproval from the candidates, the amendments now may come as a relief. This is big news for all the medical aspirants planning to pursue medicine abroad. the new amendment via the Gazette reads:
“The result of NEET shall be valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of declaration of result, entitling a candidate to pursue MBBS or equivalent medical course including pre-medical/language course, if any, followed by MBBS or equivalent medical course.”
Ease of admission process: Now that the scores are valid for 3 years this is going to prove a relief for the medical aspirants abroad. There are many issues like managing visa and finance, on average it takes 6-12 months to take admission in foreign institutes. Taking NEET every year come as an added baggage. Making NEET score valid for 3 years will give the candidates relief from taking NEET all over again for 3 years at least.
NEET 2019 exam is scheduled to be held on May 05, 2019. the exam is being conducted by the newly formed body National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam was supposed to be held in CBT format, but on the recommendations made by the Ministry of Health, the exam is being held in the offline mode only.
The NEET 2019 result will be declared on June 05, 2019. Candidates who wish to study medicine abroad can use their NEET 2019 scores for 3 years. As per the data available UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA are the top ten countries to study medicine abroad.
Thus the entire process to study medicine abroad is that the candidates have to qualify NEET, use the scores to get admission in any medical college abroad. Ig such candidates want to practice in India, they need to come back to India and qualify the Screening Test. Only the candidates who qualify the screening tests after their medical studies abroad are allowed to practice medicine in India.
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