NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test which is a mandatory entrance test for admissions in medical courses in higher education.
Only half of the medical aspirants, out of around 12 lakh clear the NEET examination for 68,000 MBBS seats. The others are left with the option to look for other options like Dental or similar fields.
An estimated two or three thousand students go abroad to study medicine. Earlier, the students who wanted to take admission in medical universities abroad were not required to take any entrance test. But now, the students who wish to get enrolled in medical courses abroad will also have to clear NEET.