Supreme Court extended the age limit of NEET undergraduate exam and also extended the application date by 1 week. As per the new fixing, students less than 25 years of age group can apply for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The examination is going to be conducted for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) every year.
SC Extends NEET Age Limit, Last Date To Apply
The Supreme Court has expanded the last date for submitting filled NEET application forms by seven days to empower hopefuls who did not qualify under the prior age criteria to apply. The last date for submitting NEET Application forms was tomorrow. While the Supreme Court extended the NEET application date to 7th December.
The Central Board of Secondary Education, or CBSE, had advised the upper age limit of 25 and 30 years for general and reserved classes individually to apply for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)- UG, a pre-qualification for seeking after MBBS course.
The Supreme Court’s decisions come in the matter of Medical Council of India’s (MCI) choice to keep an upper age limit for NEET for admission to medical universities.
The court had before consented to inspect the validity of a change to the MCI Regulations on Graduate Medical Education of 1997. The change that was informed on January 22, stipulated an upper age limit of 25 years for general category competitors and of 30 years for those having a place with the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBC) and those is the physically disabled classes.
The Delhi High Court had on May 11 maintained the regulation. It had held that a 17-or 18-year-old competitor will think that it’s hard to contend with more seasoned and more experienced hopefuls.
Senior supporter Amarendra Sharan, contending for the candidates, told the court the direction is counterfeit and serves no real objective.
“The Regulation is bad as per the (MCI Oversight) Committee as well as the central government that has recommended deletion of the upper age limit as the country needs more doctors,” the lawyer said.
But the bench noted that the regulations are in exercise of legislative power to which Sharan replied: “When candidates secure higher marks, it increases competition, resulting in better doctors.”