NEET score now valid for three years for undergraduate foreign medical degre

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  1. Government has cleared a proposal to extend validity of NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) score by three years.This move will help students who are planning to pursue medical courses abroad.At present,the validity of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is one year.
  2. Earlier,Government had made the entrance exam NEET mandatory for students wishing to pursue MBBS from abroad.The decision was taken to ensure that students of some academic standard study medicine in foreign universities.
  3. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UnderGraduate) is an entrance examination which is to be conducted by the National Testing Agency once a year for admission in MBBS/BDS course in all medical colleges across the country whether government and private except certain institutions including AIIMS and JIPMER.
  4. National Testing Agency is an autonomous body,constituted under the Ministry of Human Resources Development.It was created to conduct entrance examinations for Higher Education Institutions(HEIs) in the country.It is chaired by an educationist who was appointed by the MHRD.The agency will have a board of governors who will represent the member institutions.