Big news for non-biology students taking NEET-UG in 2024

Big news, the new National Medical Commission rule is that students who are pursuing physics, chemistry, biology, English, or biotechnology will be eligible to take the NEET-UG test. Also, this rule is for the students after passing +2 from a recognized board.

The new guidelines issued by the National Medical Commission are for non-biology students who are willing to become doctors after passing their +2 class. NMC said students who have a strong grasp of subjects like physics, chemistry, and math or belong to the PCM stream can appear for the NEET-UG exam. This exam is for the admissions of programs like MMBS and BDS in India for 2024.

However, the candidates or students need to pass an additional subject exam. This exam should be in biology or biotechnology at the 12th-grade level from reputed boards to get onto the next level of becoming a doctor.

New rules set by the NMC for aspiring medical students 

In simple words, the new National Medical Commission rules are set for students who are willing to pursue the medical field after passing their 12th grade. Students pursuing physics, chemistry, biology, and biotechnology, with English as an additional subject, can appear for the NEET-UG test.

Apart from this, these rules are also going to apply to students whose applications were rejected earlier. Moreover, applicants will be able to get an eligibility certificate from NMC. This certificate is a formal document that will attest to the eligibility of the students studying UG medicine overseas.

The meeting held by NMC on June 14, 2023, took the new education policy into consideration. This will allow some flexibility in the 12th grade study, involving various subjects. Also, it was decided that the previous approach by the Medical Council of India should be revisited to allow students to undertake study of subjects like physics, chemistry, biotechnology, and additional subjects in English.

Previous rules set by the NMC 

The previous set by NMC states that students willing to get admission in MBBS or BDS programs need to complete a continuous 2-year course in subjects like English, chemistry, biology, and physics, including practicals in 10th and 12th grade.

Moreover, these courses needed to be done in the classroom, and biology was compulsory in the course curriculum. Also, after +2 classes, students were permitted to complete biology as an additional subject.

But now NMC has offered some flexibility with its new approach.

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