Centre removes upper age limit for NEET UG eligibility

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Under the Graduate Medical Education Board, the National Medical Commission has decided to remove the specific upper age limit for appearing in NEET-UG exams. The upper age cap set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2017 was 25 years for unreserved candidates and 30 years for reserved candidates.

The upper age limit of NEET-UG is 25 years on the date of examination with five years relaxation for SC / ST / OBC candidates, the CBSE said in a statement.

Meanwhile, a recent NMC directive stated that the fourth NMC meeting decided that there should be no specific age limit for participating in the NEET-UG test.

The age criteria in the country’s highest court and high court are often questioned.

With the removal of the age limit criteria, candidates can now appear for medical entrance exams as often as they want and even after being admitted to other courses, an official said.

NEET UG is one of the dream exams for students enrolled in medical institutes after 12th standard. The National Examinations Authority (NTA) is responsible for conducting this examination nationwide for all candidates

This step will also be helpful for those who want to be admitted abroad.

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