NEET: Supreme Court to examine validity of upper age limit

The Medical Council of India’s (MCI) decision to keep an upper age limit for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges has come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. A bench of justices AK Goel and Ashok Bhushan, while issuing notice on a petition challenging the policy, agreed to examine the validity of an amendment to the MCI Regulations on Graduate Medical Education of 1997. The amendment that was notified on January 22, stipulated an upper age limit of 25 years for general category candidates and…

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CBSE will use technology to check board exam question paper leak

The Department of School Education will use advanced technology from next year’s CBSE examinations to check incidents of question paper leak, Union School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said in Kolkata on Monday. The CBSE had come under attack after the economics paper of the Class 12 board exams was leaked in March, affecting lakhs of students, and a re-examination was ordered. “The Secretary of Education has appointed a committee to explore how technology can be used to prevent any recurrence of such a situation,” Swarup said. He asserted that no…

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NEET result 2018: Bhopal’s Shabista Khan gets all-India rank 29

Shabista Khan’s belief in herself and hard work helped her get the all-India rank 29 in NEET 2018, the result of which was declared on Monday by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The 18-year-old from Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal studied for 15 to16 hours every day during NEET 2018 and kept away from social media. “My parents and teachers inspired me. Durrani Sir helped me a lot with his constant guidance,” she said. Shabista scored 671 out of 720 got 161 marks out of 180 in physics, 165 in…

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