Candidates qualifying for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be eligible for all India quota and other quotas under the State governments and institutes irrespective of the medium taken by candidates, subject to other eligibility criteria. This is was informed by the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
Earlier, the minister informed that NEET 2017 exam will be conducted in eight languages in medical colleges - Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu - for the academic year 2017-18.
Joint Secretary, Medical Education, A K Singhal said, "The collaborative efforts of Central Health Ministry with the state health ministries have lead to this decision to bring parity for the students who have taken the State Board exams."
NEET has replaced AIPMT and has been made mandatory for admissions in all-India medical/dental colleges which means no other state can conduct its separate medical entrance.