Good News for Students! No Biology is required for NEET
The National Medical Commission (NMC) has revised the eligibility criteria for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET-UG), allowing students who have cleared their 10+2 education without biology to appear for the exam. This change is effective from June 2, 2023.
Students who have passed 10+2 with physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology, and English from any recognized board are now eligible for NEET-UG.
This change was made in response to a series of queries and legal challenges related to eligibility criteria in medical education.
The new regulations also apply retrospectively, providing relief to those whose applications for eligibility certificates were previously rejected.
Candidates can now study the required subjects as additional subjects after completing Class 12th from recognized boards and still remain eligible for NEET-UG and the Eligibility Certificate.
This decision resolves pending court cases.
It allows candidates who have become eligible post this announcement to participate in NEET-UG 2024.
Court cases filed by the Medical Council of India (MCI)/NMC will be withdrawn.