For medical exam NEET-UG, the upper age limit has been removed: 25 years for the General category and 30 years for the Reserved category.
The National Medical Commission has removed the upper age limit for the NEET-UG exam 2022 by the official regulatory body of medical education of the country, on Wednesday. Earlier the age limit granted by the Central Board of Secondary Education for appearing in the medical exam was – 25 years for the General category students and the candidates those who are from reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) under the ‘Rights of Person Disabilities Act’ 2016, have an age relaxation of 5 years.
In an official notification, the Central Board of Secondary Education have stated that, they would like to inform that it has been decided in the 4th NMC meeting held on 21st Oct 2021, that there should not be any fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG examination. Further, the process for official notification to suitably amend the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 to this affect has been initiated. The age criteria had often been questioned in the Supreme Court and High court of the country.
With the age limit criteria removed, aspirants can now appear in the medical entrance exam as many times and even after taking admission to other courses. This move will also be helpful to those wish to take admission in foreign countries.