Supreme Court removes 25-year age cap for NEET, says forms can be submitted till 5 April

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday removed the age cap of 25 years for candidates appearing for the NEET-2017 examination for MBBS/BDS courses and allowed filling up of forms through online portal of the CBSE till 5 April.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on 7 May for which the last date for filling up application forms was 1 March.

A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar held that prima facie the age limit for the 7 May examination fixed by the CBSE, cannot be determined by way of issuing notice on the basis of instructions issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

The bench was hearing a petition filed by one Rai Sabyasachi and other NEET aspirants who had challenged the notice issued by the CBSE on 31 January 2017 stipulating the maximum age limit of 25 years for the eligible candidates for the examination, reports Mint.

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