For those who aspire to pursue their MBBS abroad, here is a gazette notification that has come to the aid. The Medical Council of India Board of Governor recently came out announcing that NEET scores will have validity of three years from on.

In supersession of Medical Council of India with the previous sanction, the Board of Governor has made the following amendments to the “Screening Test Regulation, 2002”. These are as follows:

In regulation 4 of the Screening Test Regulations, 2002, under heading “Eligibility Criteria” in Clause 4.2(A), the following sentence shall be added after the existing provision:


Furthermore, the result of NEET for shall be valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of declaration of result, entitling a candidate to pursue MBBS or equivalent medical course including pre-medical/language course, if any, followed by MBBS or equivalent medical course.

The gazette notification to this effect was issued on March 14th, 2019 and the policy moves takes effect from the very same day of the publication.

NEET (National eligibility cum entrance test- Under Graduate) is an entrance examination that is conducted by the National Testing Agency once a year for admissions of students in MBBS/BDS course in all the medical colleges in India, government and private except certain institutions like AIIMS and JIPMER.

The information is going to be beneficial for all the aspirants who are willing to pursue medical abroad.

Last year, the Medical Council of India had made NEET mandatory for all the candidates including the one who aspire to study abroad. This was to ensure that the students study in foreign with some academic standard.

Presently, the NEET scores are valid of a year; however, this was combined with fact that it is mandatory for both domestic as well as foreign studies. This would make students who want pursue abroad apply again and again until cleared along with the students who want to pursue medical education in India.