Upper age limit for NEET-UG removed by National Medical Commission

admin March 11, 2022
Updated 2022/03/21 at 2:46 PM

The upper age limit for taking the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) [NEET-UG] has been removed. After a meeting on Wednesday, the National Medical Commission (NMC) issued a circular announcing the decision.

Pulkesh Kumar, Secretary, NMC, has written to the National Testing Agency (NTA) requesting to remove the maximum age criteria from the information bulletin of the NEET-UG.

The NMC, which supervises medical education and medical professionals in India, said in a letter on Wednesday that it was “determined at the 4th NMC meeting held on October 21, 2021 that there should not be any specified upper age restriction for sitting in the NEET-UG test.” As a result, the information bulletin may need to be adjusted. In addition, the procedure for obtaining formal notice to alter the Graduate Medical Education Regulations of 1997 to this effect has started.’

“The decision would significantly assist aspiring doctors and aid in developing medical education in the country,” Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.

Earlier, the age limit for general category applicants was 25 years, while for reserved category candidates it was 30 years.

Source: The Hindu

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