The fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG exam has been removed by the Under Graduate Medical Education Board, National Testing Agency (NTA)
Earlier the fixed upper age limit for general category candidates was 25 years while that of the reserved categories was 30 years.
In a notification the CBSE stated, “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 you 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.
” “Further the process for official notification to suitably amend the regulations on graduate medical education, 1997 to this effect has been initiated”, highlighted a letter sent from Dr Pulkesh Kumar, Office of the Secretary NMC to Dr Devrat, Office of the Senior Director, NTA on March 9.
The High Court and Supreme Courts of the country have often questioned the age criterion. Candidates can now take as many attempts to crack the exam as possible. They can also seek admission after taking admission in other courses. It will also be beneficial for students seeking admission in the foreign countries.