NEET Exam 2017: SC allows candidate above 25 years to appear for exam

DN Correspondent

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the aspirants above 25 years to appear for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for various undergraduate courses.

SC allows applicant, NEET Exam 2017
SC allows applicant, NEET Exam 2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the aspirants above 25 years to appear for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for various undergraduate courses. The Court also extended the date for filling the forms till April 5.

Earlier, the minimum age to appear for NEET exam was 17 year, the maximum age for open category students was 25 years to 30 years for the reserved group. On the other hand, the age bar for the reserved category has been set to 30 years and ST, SC can also appear for the exam for only three times.

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A fresh petition was filed in the head court, claiming that NEET-2 was tougher than the earlier one and the CBSE came out with a common result without "normalisation" or "rationalisation" of marks obtained by the medical aspirants in these two tests.

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Meanwhile, the two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court heard the affidavit from the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Centre. The Court had earlier on February 15 ordered the MCI, CBSE and the Centre to clarify about the required upper age limit of 25 years in the NEET application. (With ANI inputs)

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