NEET, which was in news for most part of the year 2016, is now back in the news. The CBSE has announced that from this year onwards, the aspirants appearing for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) should consider this as the first attempt.
The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has issued the official notification in this regard and made it clear that the aspirants who couldn’t qualify the examination after writing the last 3 attempts would again get a chance to write the exam this year and fulfil their dreams of making it big in the medical field.
The CBSE has made the required changes in its online application. Apart from this, the other rules of the examination are still the same. Prakash Javadekar, the HRD minister, took to twitter and said "Issue of number of attempts in NEET sorted out. Clarification received from MoHFW/MCI that NEET 2017 will be treated as first attempt and two more will be given. CBSE is updating this on website (sic)."
The secretary of Medical Council of India, Reena Nayyar was quoted as saying, "The matter relating to approval of recommendations of the (MCI) executive committee limiting the number of NEET attempts is yet to be placed before the general body of the council."
If the reports are to be believed, as many as 10 lakh students would write the NEET examination to be held on 7th May. The registration process for the exam has already begun and would go on till 1st March. The admit cards for the exam would be uploaded on the board’s website on 15th April, while the results are due to be declare on 8th June.
The NEET exam is held in order to finalize students for the various MBBS and BDS courses in the country.