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Are students who pass 10+2 without biology still able to take the NEET?

Do you also want to pursue an MBBS without worrying about subjects? 

Now, you must be carefree to pursue an MBBS, even if you don’t have biology in the 12th. Now non-medical students who have completed their 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their main subjects can now be doctors in India and abroad. Earlier, students who don’t have biology as their main subject were not allowed to appear for NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). To do so, they must clear biology from any recognized board.

Let’s explore what NEET is.

After the 12th CBSE result, a regular test called the National Eligibility and Entrance Examination (NEET) in India helps people who want to go to medical or dental school get into undergraduate programs at medical colleges across the country. The National Testing Agency (NTA) oversees the NEET exam, which is given once a year and is widely seen as the only test needed to get into MBBS colleges.

NEET tests candidates’ skills and determines if they are qualified to go to medical or dental school. It includes topics like Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology), and more. If you do well on NEET, you can get into MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), and other similar courses.

Students used to focus on the traditional path to medical education, which has biology as the main subject, along with Physics and Chemistry.
To be eligible for the NEET exams, aspirants must cover Physics, Chemistry, and Biology for two straight years in 11th and 12th.
However, recent changes in 2023 regulations by NMC have broadened the eligibility criteria.
The new regulations by NMC for MBBS students:

The NMC has framed new regulations to choose the subjects in 12th, allowing candidates to appear in worldwide NEET exams. NMC has proposed new guidelines, allowing candidates to pursue an MBBS even if they have passed or completed their 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their main subjects and biology/biotechnology as their additional subjects from any recognized board. This change has sighed relief to the students who want to become doctors and provides opportunities to the students who haven’t taken biology as their main subject. This ruling comes after the Delhi High Court ruled against the MCI provision and threw it out.

Why the new regulations have been made for NEET exam?

The public notice was made to keep court cases going and answer many questions about recent changes to the standards for getting into MBBS College. Before, the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, said that people in Class 11th and 12th who wanted to get their MBBS had to study English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and Biology for two years straight. This study could only include regular schools. There were no private or open schools allowed. These rules were thrown out by the Delhi High Court in 2018.

People who wanted to get into graduate or primary medical programs in foreign schools were touched by the decision. It aligns with the 2002 Screening Test Regulation and the 2002 Regulations on Eligibility for Taking Admission in an Undergraduate Medical Course in a Foreign Medical Institution. People who tried to take the NEET-UG Test could have been kicked out, and their requests for a qualified certificate were turned down.

The National Medical Commission responded by making the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2023. These rules became law on June 2, 2023. Reg 11(b) says that the NEET-UG can now be taken by people who have passed 10+2 with physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology, and English. It got rid of the old rules that used to be valid.

The NMC used the old method again at a June 14, 2023, meeting since the New Education Policy gave them more freedom. With extra classes from approved boards after Class 12, people can take the subjects they need to pass NEET-UG and get the Eligibility Certificate.

Why limit your dreams and education to subjects? Surpass all the hurdles with the support of NMC and fulfill your dream MBBS successful worldwide.