The National Medical Commission, the nation’s biggest governing agency for medical schools, has announced that the age limit for sitting in the undergraduate medical entrance test, NEET-UG, has been eliminated for all applicants. Previously, the age requirement for general category applicants was 25 years, while for reserved categories it was 30 years.
The decision has been made at the fourth NMC meeting in October of last year, according to Dr. Pulkesh Kumar, the commission’s Secretary.
Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, announced on Twitter, “The National Medical Commission has decided to eliminate the upper age restriction for taking the NEET-UG test. The decision would be extremely beneficial to prospective professionals and will contribute to the country’s medical education being strengthened.”