New Delhi: A number of students, who scored single-digit marks in Physics and Chemistry and 110 students who got zero or negative marks in the NEET entrance exam got admission in private medical colleges to pursue MBBS.
According to a media report, more than 400 such students got admissions, mostly in private medical colleges.
A change in the notification, which prescribed the criteria for the selection of students, is believed to be the reason for this. While the original notification made it mandatory for the students to score at least 50% marks in each subject, a second notification introduced percentile system, doing away with the requirement in individual subjects.
Till now, the NEET exams were conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), however, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar earlier in June announced that they will be conducted by the National Testing Agency.
Students could appear for NEET twice a year and the best score would be considered for admission. He said that the tests would be conducted in February and May every year.