NEET-UG: NMC removes upper age limit for aspirants

National Medical Commission (NMC) has removed the upper age limit for candidates writing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG).

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  10 March 2022 9:19 AM GMT
NEET-UG: NMC removes upper age limit for aspirants

National Medical Commission (NMC) has removed the upper age limit for candidates writing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG).

The announcement was made on Wednesday.

Earlier, the upper age limit fixed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was 25 years for unreserved candidates and 30 years for reserved candidates.

"It has been decided in the 4th NMC meeting held on 21 Oct 2021 that there should not be any fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG examination. Therefore, the information bulletin may be modified accordingly. Further, the process for official notification to suitably amend the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 to this effect has been initiated," the NMC said.

It was further stated that the decision was taken after the approval from the NMC chairperson Dr. Suresh Chandra Sharma.

The Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted: "The decision will immensely benefit aspiring doctors and further help in strengthening medical education in the country."

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