Upper age limit for those appearing in NEET-UG exam removed by Centre
The National Medical Commission (NMC) made an announcement which said that the upper age limit for appearing in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2022 has been removed.
The age limit for applicants belonging to the general category was 25 years, while the same for SC, ST, and OBC candidates was 30 years.
The NEET is the sole examination for medical aspirants in India, with more than 10 lakh students from across the country appearing for the same every year.
Addressing a letter to the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the NEET exams, NMC secretary Dr. Pulkesh Kumar said that the decision was made at a meeting held in October last year. “Therefore, the information bulletin may be notified accordingly,” the letter read.
Dr. Kumar further stated that the move to do away with the upper age limit for appearing in NEET-UG was taken “with approval from the chairperson of NMC (Dr. Suresh Chandra Sharma)”.
Earlier, the age criteria had been questioned in the Supreme Court and high courts of the country.
Now, with upper age limit criteria removed, aspirants can attempt medical entrance exams as many times or even after taking admission to other courses, said the officials.
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