State of Gujarat – Std 10 not mandatory for NEET Admission

In a very positive development for the Students aspiring to take admission in Professional Medical Courses in the State of Gujarat, who had challenged the legality and validity of the Rule 4(3) of Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Courses (Regulation of Admission in Undergraduate Courses ) Rules, 2017, the Special Civil Applications were filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat, the Government of Gujarat has amended the rules and exempted the present academic year 2019-20, from the applicability of the said rule.

The rules reads as below:

  1. Eligibility for Admission

A candidate who desires admission shall  

(1) **


(3) have passed the 10th and 12th qualifying examination with “B-Group” and “AB-group” from

(i)     the Gujarat Board,

(ii) the Central Board of Secondary Education provided that the school in which the candidate has studied, is located in the State of Gujarat

(iii) the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations Board, New Delhi provided that the school in which the candidate has studied, is located in the State of Gujarat.

The bone of Contention was the Rule 4(3)(ii), whereby the rules made it mandatory for the students, aspiring to get admissions to Professional Medical Educational Courses in the colleges situated in State of Gujarat, to have passed 10th Standard examination either from Schools affiliated to Gujarat Board or from Schools situated in State of Gujarat and affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. 

However, the Government of Gujarat had to reconsider its stand after the petitions were filed in the High Court of Gujarat. The new Rules (amended), provides the exemption for the students of this Academic Year 2019-20;

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