NEET: UGC sets limit on number of attempts, age
New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce age limit for the aspirants taking the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
The lower and upper age limits for those from unreserved categories, who aim at 15 percent of all-India quota seats, has been set to 17 and 25 years respectively. For the candidates belonging to reserved categories, the maximum age limit will be 30 years. However, the number of attempts for each candidate has been limited to three.
As far as NEET is concerned, there existed no ceiling on the number of attempts and age so far and this comes as a surprising development.
Reports said the ceiling has been introduced to reduce the number of older candidates and also to prevent cheating.
The decision, which was taken at a meeting held in New Delhi, will be notified to all state governments soon.