Supreme Court Removes age bar to become a doctor

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neetGood news for all the ambitious medical students. The aspiring undergraduates can now appear for NEET this year irrespective of age as the Supreme Court has removed the age cap of 25 years that was fixed by CBSE for taking the entrance examination for MBBS.

The 25-year age cap for taking NEET examination has been erased by Supreme Court. In this regard, a bench of Justices said that, “the decision taken by CBSE to fix upper age limit on the administrative instruction of MCI seemed incorrect and students should not be barred from appearing in the entrance examination”.

The court directed CBSE to open a window till April 5 for those above 25 years to apply for NEET which is scheduled for May 7. The last date for filling up forms was March 1. The bench further agreed that with the submission of the aggrieved students who contended that the decision taken by CBSE was illegal and unconstitutional for fixing upper age limit for medical entrance examination.

The court has asked CBSE to take steps in order to make arrangements to allow the affected students to appear for the entrance test and provide additional centres to accommodate them.

Source: Times of India