NEET 2017: Notification and Changes - According to the latest news, the NEET now has now eliminated the upper age limitation and introduced few major changes to the exam. The union health ministry has also approved the decision of unlimited tries to take the examination for 15% All India Quota as well as 85% State government quota in all government, private, central medical colleges and universities in India. But it is not officially declared yet, the final decision for the upper age limitation and the unlimited attempts for the exam is yet to be processed by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India and the final changes can be seen in NEET 2017 Official Brochure.
In a letter written to CBSE Joint Secretary, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare carried a permission on the information bulletin of NEET UG 2017. The letter written by Amit Biswas, under secretary of India stated: “As on date, the minimum age of 17 years as on 31 December 2017 with no upper age limit and no limit on attempts have also been approved which is applicable on All India Quota seats"
Ministers of Health & Family Welfare Approved the following New Changes
Through this news, we are going to provide you information about the decision which has been taken MCI/DCI. The readers are advised to read the decisions carefully:
- Foreigners are allowed to appear in NEET: According to the latest decision, the international students may be permitted to appear in NEET. The candidates may also be allowed to participate in 15% All India Quota counselling with the applicable terms and conditions. In this decision, the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) are allowed to participate in 15% All India Quota counselling.
- Eliminate Age limit & Number of Attempts: According to the decision of MCI/DCI, The candidates of 17 years on 31 December 2017 are eligible to appear in NEET exam. From now onwards, there are no age limit and no limits to attempt the exams which are also applicable in All India Quota seats also. Earlier, the upper age limit for the candidates seeking admission was 25 years as on 31 December.
- NEET Merit List: The cut-off scores at 50 and 40 percentile for open and reserved categories under the regulations of the NEET not needed to be impeded.
- NEET Result Sheets: The NEET CBSE may provide the result in secured CDs. The result sheet may provide percentile score and all. India rank for the qualified candidates.
In recent times, we also heard the news that National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam is possible to be held in regional languages from next year, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar likely to confirm the news soon. To the relief for the candidates, HRD Ministry is expected to make a major announcement this week by announcing the conduction of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in regional languages from the year 2017.
The decision mentioned above is approved by the Hon’ble Ministers of Health & Family Welfare under the Association of Medical Councils of India/Dental Council of India.