National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam attempt limits have been removed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Earlier it was notified to medical aspirants 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 appear for the NEET 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.
As of now, there is no upper age limit. Any candidate, 17 years of age can appear for NEET any number of times. Earlier, the upper age limit of students was 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 of 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 B.Sc undergraduate students with 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).
Aspirants appearing for NEET need to be informed that now candidates can be stress-free as there is no limitation on the number of attempts one can possibly make as long as they are meeting the eligibility criteria. Check out NEET Eligibility criteria at BYJU’S for more details on the same.
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