MCI has made an announcement in which the open school students are not allowed to write the NEET 2018 exam. MCI has sent a letter to the NIOS in which Medical Council of India said that the students who had passed class 12th through open and distance mode will not be allowed to write the NEET 2018. The NIOS then approached the HRD ministry and asked them to prevent this from happening. By the announcement of MCI, many capable students will not appear for the exam.
Prakash Javadekar, held a meeting in which he revised the decision passed by the MCI. He held a meeting in which the center decided to take the decision in favor of students and allow the students who pass their Class 12th by the medium of open and distance mode to be allowed to write the exam. More than 2.5 Lakh students every year register to NIOS. last year too many students appeared through NIOS. The MCI decided to revert to the students application. Finally the request of the students were considered and every student of NIOS is allowed to appear for the entrance exam of medical. The students of NIOS was not allowed because the student who will appear through this will not have any practical knowledge.
Many students who are not able to clear Class 12th or who hold a compartment choose NIOS as a mode of appearing for this exam. The HRD ministry did not consider the reason valid behind not allowing students of NIOS to appear for NEET. Last year about 3000 students of NIOS appeared for the NEET exam and 864 students got qualified. As the latest update, students can appear for the entrance exam of medical even if the candidate qualify by any mean.