National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam attempt limits have been removed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Earlier the Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had informed students that the number of attempts has been limited to three and those who had attempted the exam three times before would not be allowed to sit for the 2017 exam. Later, the board again confirmed that candidates would have three attempts again from the year 2017 irrespective of them even having attempted the exam three times earlier (like the AIPMT or NEET test).
On the date of exam, the upper age limit of students would be 25 years for the UG test. For candidates from reserved categories, a relaxation of age of 5 years was allowed. The MCI had deleted limitations owing to the suggestions from the Union health ministry and the oversight committee. As per the words of the president f MCI the oversight committee felt that limits like these would reduce the number of doctors in the country which was backed by the health ministry and accepted by the council. The decision to remove the limits would provide even the BSc undergraduate students an opportunity to try.
Back in the year 2016, the Supreme Court of India had ordered a compulsory entrance test for undergraduate and postgraduate courses under the supervision of the CBSE and NBE (National Board of Exams).