There will be no upper age limit for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). Also, the number of attempts for NEET which were restricted to 3 times, will be removed, reported by the media resources. Earlier, a notice was issued restricting the number of attempts in NEET and limiting the upper age by 25 years. It created chaos among the medical aspirant due to which later Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) published another notice making the NEET 2017 as first attempt for all the candidates and nullifying the previous attempts.
However, this did not end the chaos among the parents and medical aspirants. On february 10, 2017, a petition was filed challenging the newly introduced NEET eligibility criteria. The Supreme Court heard both the parties and will be passing the final decision on March 20, 2017.
As per the Medical Council of India, both the limitation should be removed as there are less number of doctors in India. Also, everyone should get a fair chance, “The oversight committee felt such limitations will reduce the number of doctors in the country. The Union health ministry agreed and suggested recommendation to us. We have passed it,”said MCI vice-president Dr CV Bhirmanandham as reported to one of the news agency.
On March 20, 2017, the final judgement on eligibility criteria of NEET 2017 will be passed. The application procedure of NEET 2017 is already over, there are chances that after removing the upper age limit and number of attempts, NEET 2017 registration may reopen.