Students without Bio in 10+2 exams can also become doctors now

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has introduced flexibility in the NEET-UG eligibility, allowing Class 12 students without biology as a core subject to pursue medical studies, both in India and abroad.
 Students without Bio in 10+2 exams can also become doctors now
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The National Medical Commission (NMC) has introduced a significant change in the eligibility criteria for the NEET-UG examination, allowing Class 12 students without biology in their core subject combination to apply. This decision extends to those whose applications were previously rejected.

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The NMC, on Wednesday, announced that students who completed their 10+2 exams with physics, chemistry, and mathematics could now aspire to become doctors and appear for NEET UG. This is a departure from the previous regulations set by the Medical Council of India.

ELIGIBILITY FOR MBBS AND BDS COURSES

The NMC notice outlines that students completing 10+2 with a focus on physics, chemistry, and mathematics can now aspire to pursue MBBS and BDS courses.

However, they need to pass a biology/biotechnology examination as an additional subject at the 10+2 level from any recognised board.

They can also obtain an eligibility certificate from the NMC, confirming their qualification for studying undergraduate medical courses abroad.

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OVERCOMING PREVIOUS RESTRICTIONS

Previously, students were required to undergo two years of continuous study in biology, biotechnology, and English, among other subjects, during Classes 10 and 12 from a regular schooling background.

This mandate created barriers for those studying through open schools or as private candidates.

The NMC decision, made on June 14, aligns with the flexibility introduced by the National Education Policy. The NEP encourages a more adaptable approach to studying various subjects in Class 12, providing increased opportunities for aspiring medical students.

Source: India Today

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