Thanks to a new directive from the Health Ministry, several open school students across the country can sit for the upcoming NEET examination.  The Ministry is all set to issue a notice which will make the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and other open school students eligible for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – 2018 say reports.

The decision of overturning Medical Council of India’s (MCI’s) order came after the HRD Ministry’s intervention.

“On many occasions, when students fail the Class XII boards or get compartment in one or more subjects, they choose an open school to clear their boards. It won’t be justified if they are denied the opportunity to take the NEET”, an HRD official has reportedly said to The New Indian Express.

In August 2017, the MCI,  in an official order, stated that students from open schools are ineligible for NEET 2018 examination.

The reason for overturning the decision was because of the Centre’s equal learning opportunities policy.

Source: Zee News