MCI Removes Age Gap & Attempt Limit from NEET 2017

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Taking note of a suggestion given by the Supreme Court-appointed oversight committee, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has done away with all restrictions placed on candidates appearing for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

NEET is an all-India examination that qualifies candidates for entry into undergraduate medical schools.

In a resolution passed on Thursday, the executive committee of the MCI said restrictions such as the three-attempt limit and age ceiling of 25 years would be done away with.

The Supreme Court will take up the panel’s suggestions on March 20. Should the court accept those, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts NEET, might have to rework the applications process that closed on March 1.