Ahmedabad: Starting from this academic year 2016-17, National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) percentile will now be the sole requirement to seek admission to medical and dental colleges.
Class 12 marks will not be taken into account while preparing merit list, which enables to offer admissions to medical colleges. However, scoring 50% in class 12 board exams fulfills minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the admissions.
Speaking in this regard, officials of the state health department said that the admission would be solely based on NEET until and unless centre intervene and direct them to introduce changes in the admission process.
CBSE, the conducting board of NEET will prepare the merit list and send the same to each state, based on which state will be able to fill up their own quota. "There will be a common merit list at the national level for the 15% all India quota," they added.