National Medical Commission (NMC), the apex regulatory body of medical education in the country, has removed the upper age limit for appearing the in the undergraduate medical exam NEET-UG for all candidates.

It may be recalled that previously, the age limit was 25 years for general category candidates and 30 years in the case of reserved category candidates.

Dr Pulkesh Kumar, Secretary, NMC stated that the decision was taken in the fourth NMC meeting held in October last year. Dr Kumar, in a letter addressed to the National Testing Agency (NTA), has asked the agency to remove the maximum age criteria from the information bulletin of NEET UG.

“It has been decided in the 4th NMC meeting that there should not be any fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NET UG examination. Therefore, the information bulletin may be modified accordingly. Further, the process for official notification to suitably amend the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education 1997 to this effect has been initiated,” Dr Kumar said.

“The National Medical Commission removes the fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG examination. The decision will immensely benefit aspiring doctors and further help in strengthening medical education in the country”, shared on Twitter.

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