NEET notification 2018 was released by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday. The test is conducted yearly for admission in a medical or a dental college in India. This year it will be held on May 6, 2018.
Earlier reports suggested that Medical Council of India was about to revert its decision to not to allow open school students in the exam, the NEET notification has now said candidates who have passed 10+2 from open schools or as private candidates will not be allowed to appear for this national level medical entrance exam.
According to the daily, HRD Ministry told the Health Ministry that the MCI order was against the government policy on equal learning and career opportunities for open school students.
“Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as Private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test-UG,” stated the notification.
“Furthermore, study of Biology/Bio-technology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible,” the notification further added.