The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance that would keep the all India common entrance test NEET away from the state boards. The NEET-UG, which is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical, is going to be kept out of the reach of the state boards of India. The syllabus will be similar to the national councils for higher secondary education of India. The state level and national level medical entrance tests will be independent of each other.


On this matter, President Pranab Mukherjee had already secured information from the Health Ministry and the education board. Meetings on the issue was held that had officials from the health ministry, Medical Council and the state boards. More than 15 states were opposed to NEET and had raised issues like different syllabus and languages during the recent state health ministers’ meeting. The Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda had already proceeded to the President with the ordinance.


Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi was at the President’s Secretariat today in the morning along with the Health Ministry officials to respond to clarifications on the National eligibility cum Entrance Test. As the President is busy with his visit to China, the ordinance for the signature was already sent to the Mr. Mukherjee on Saturday.

The main points, that were made clear to the President by the Union Health Minister today were the syllabi, regional languages and the different exams of the state boards of India.


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