Big Update: Upper age limit removed for all NEET-UG candidates

Big Update: Upper age limit removed for all NEET-UG candidates

NEET UG: For medical exam NEET-UG, upper age limit — 25 years for General and 30 for reserved candidates — has been removed

NEET UG: Upper age limit for appearing in the undergraduate medical entrance exam, NEET-UG, has been removed for all candidates, the National Medical Commission, the top regulatory body of medical education in the country, has said. Earlier, the age limit was 25 years for general category candidates and 30 years in the case of reserved category candidates.

Big Update: Upper age limit removed for all NEET-UG candidates
Big Update: Upper age limit removed for all NEET-UG candidates

The decision was taken in the fourth NMC meeting held in October last year, Dr Pulkesh Kumar, Secretary of the commission said.

In a letter addressed to the National Testing Agency (NTA), Dr Kumar has asked the agency to remove the maximum age criteria from the information bulletin of NEET UG.

“It has been decided in the 4th NMC meeting that…there should not be any fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NET UG examination. Therefore, the information bulletin may be modified accordingly,” Dr Kumar said.

NEET is the only entrance examination in India for admission to MBBS, BDS and some other allied courses. Every year, around 15 lakh students appear for it.

Last year, the test was conducted in September. The NTA is yet to announce the date and time for NEET 2022.

Since last year, the test is also being used for admission to BSc Nursing and BSc Health Sciences courses.