Medical Council of India Eliminates limit on Age and Number of Attempts for NEET

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has removed the number of attempt and age limit for NEET. From now there will be no limit on the number of attempts for a candidate in NEET or age at which he/she can appear for the exam.

An earlier NEET bulletin from the CBSE had said a candidate can appear only thrice for the test and those who had completed three attempts would not be eligible for 2017 test. In February, it clarified that attempts made for AIPMT/NEET before 2017 would not be counted and NEET-2017 would be the first attempt for all. The upper age limit of the candidates appearing for NEET (UG) was fixed at 25 years on the date of conduct of examination. A five-year relaxation was given to reserved category candidates.

However, on March 17, 2017 based on the recommendations from the oversight committee and the Union Healthy Ministry, the Medical Council of India said both limitations were being removed.

“The oversight committee felt such limitations will reduce the number of doctors in the country. The Union health ministry agreed and suggested recommendation to us. We have passed it,” said MCI vice-president Dr CV Bhirmanandham. “We give everyone the opportunity to clear the test. Students who don’t make it this year either because they haven’t prepared for the test or because they haven’t applied for the test on time can always try later. It gives even undergraduate students of BSc an opportunity.”

Source: TOI

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