NEET UG eligibility: Upper age restrict eliminated by NMC


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New Delhi, Mar 9: The Nationwide Medical Fee on Wednesday introduced that it was taking away the higher age restrict for these showing in NEET-Underneath Graduate 2022 examination.

NEET UG eligibility: Upper age limit removed by NMC

In 2017, the Central Board of Secondary Training (CBSE) had put the higher age cap to 25 years for unreserved candidates and 30 years for reserved candidates. In a notification, the CBSE had said that “the upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of five years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category”.

“I would like to inform that it has been decided in the 4th NMC meeting held on 21st Oct, 2021 that there should not be any fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG examination. Therefore, the information bulletin may be modified accordingly.

“Additional, the method for official notification to suitably amend the Rules on Graduate Medical Training, 1997 to this impact has been initiated,” a communication sent by Dr Pulkesh Kumar, Secretary NMC to Dr Devvrat, Office of Senior Director, National Testing Agency, on March 9 said.

However, the issue had reached the Supreme Court and high courts of the country. With the age limit criteria removed, aspirants can now appear in the medical entrance exam as many times and even after taking admission to other courses, an official said. The move will also be helpful to those seeking admission in foreign countries. PTI

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Story first printed: Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 22:09 [IST]

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