MCI removes limits on number of attempts, upper age for appearing in NEET UG

Saturday, March 18, 2017

New Delhi: There will be no limit on the number of attempts for a candidate in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or the maximum age at which he or she can appear in the test, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has said.

On Thursday, based on recommendations from the Supreme Court appointed oversight committee and the union health ministry, the MCI said both limitations were being deleted, reports ToI.

“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 Dr C V Bhirmanandham, vice president, MCI.

Earlier, it was announced that a candidate can appear only thrice in NEET and that the upper age limit of the candidates appearing for NEET (UG) would be 25 years. A five-year relaxation was given to reserved category candidates.

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