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NEET mandatory for medical courses in foreign varsities too


New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) Medical students who are aspiring to do MBBS from abroad will have to mandatorily qualify National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

The Health Ministry has given its nod to the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) to amend the Screening Test Regulations 2002.

According to an official statement, a common National Entrance Exam — NEET — has been made mandatory for admission to all medical courses in the country.

Indian students can also pursue medical education abroad and have to qualify a screening test called Foreign Medical Graduates Exam (FMGE), for registration to practice in India after obtaining primary medical qualification (MBBS) overseas.

It has come to notice that medical institutions/universities of foreign countries admit Indian students without proper assessment or screening of the students’ academic ability to cope up with medical education with the result that many students fail to qualify the screening test.

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