NMC removes upper age limit for candidates appearing for NEET UG examination

Close to 16 lakh students appear to try their luck for a NEET UG rank.

For the very first time, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has removed the upper age limit for reserved as well as general category candidates for the NEET UG examination. The esteemed medical education regulatory had earlier set the upper age limit for the general category as 25 years and for reserved the upper age limit was of 30 years.

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

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Dr. Kumar in his official letter to the National Testing Agency requested them to change the age-old age criterion for the NEET UG examination. Hence the change was honoured during the 4th National Medical Commission that any candidate whether reserved or general category, willing to appear for the NEET UG should not lose their hopes due to the limiting age criterion.

NEET UG is India’s most competitive medical examination to gain admission into MBBS, BDS, or other medical fields courses. Students from any state don’t have to appear for a state-wise medical entrance examination if they choose to write NEET UG.

Earlier before NEET-UG students would prepare for AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test), due to some discrepancies, AIPMT was replaced by NEET-UG. Close to 16 lakh students appear to try their luck for a NEET UG rank.