The first thing students who fail the Pre-University exam should know is that passing an examination should not determine their self-worth. There are many reasons why students may not have passed the exam and students can take the II PU Supplementary Exam. This exam is conducted by DPUE (the Department of Pre-University Education).
New NEET Guidelines
Earlier, students who cleared the II PU Supplementary exam had to wait a year before they could be eligible for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) counseling. However, the government has now tweaked the rules to allow these students to participate in NEET counseling in the same year.
This will keep them from losing a year in their academic progress. They can then go on to take a seat in dental or medical colleges across Karnataka.
These NEET guidelines have been tweaked after a recent court order allowed engineering aspirants to be allotted seats after their supplementary exam results. The government then decided to extend this option to medical and dental students as well.
The NEET Exam
NEET is considered one of the toughest medical entrance examinations in India. It is an all-Indian examination and hence highly competitive. In 2020, it will be conducted on May 3rd. Clearing the examination is crucial to pursuing medical courses in India and abroad including Ayush/MBBS and BDS courses.
It uses highly secured IT encryption and software to deliver timely results. Eligibility for this exam is based on age, citizenship, attempt limits and educational qualifications.
Who Conducts NEET
This is usually conducted before the II PU exam results are declared. The National Testing Agency (NTA) allows aspirants of the NEET exams to give the exam irrespective of clearing the state board exams.
The NEET has its own pass marks and this is what determines a student’s merit or rank.