The National Medical Commission (NMC) has removed the upper age limit for appearing in the medical undergraduate entrance exam–NEET-UG examination. In a letter addressed to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the Commission asked the agency to remove the maximum age criteria from the information bulletin of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Undergraduate (UG) examination.
The letter said, it has been decided in the 4th NMC meeting that there should not be any fixed upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG examination. Therefore, the information bulletin may be modified accordingly. It said, the process for official notification to suitably amend the regulations on Graduate Medical Eduction 1997 to this effect has been initiated.
The National Medical Commission is the top regulatory body of medical education in the country.
Earlier, the age limit was 25 years for general category candidates and 30 years in the case of reserved category candidates.