National Medical Commission proposes to conduct NEET UG exams on its own

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Candidates wait in a queue before appearing for the NEET UG exam, at an examination centre (File image) | Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has proposed to conduct the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) for various graduate-level medical courses in India.

A proposal in this regard has been put forward in the draft of the commission’s Regulations of Undergraduate Medical Education Board, 2023. As of now, NEET examinations are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The draft also sets the eligibility criteria for NEET (UG courses). Candidates who have learned Classes 10 and 12 with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology and English will be eligible. In addition, there are plans to rope in multiple agencies for the conduct of examinations.

Student migration (college switching) will be allowed only in the first academic year. It can be from a government medical college to a government medical college and from a non-government medical college to a non-government medical college only.

Those colleges acting against the instructions of the commission will be slapped with a fine of Rs 50 lakh the first time and Rs 1 crore for the second violation. Students will also be debarred in case of violations.

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