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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.

Key points:

  • 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  • Court cases filed by the Medical Council of India (MCI)/NMC will be withdrawn.

Source: Scoonews

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