NEET 2017: SC allows candidates above 25 years to appear for test


New Delhi: In a relief to thousands of students, the Supreme Court today gave its final verdict on the age and attempt cap and has allowed candidates above 25 years of age to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for this year, with the consent of Medical Council of India.

The deadline for filling application forms have also been extended till April 5. Earlier, 1st march was the last date for the NEET online application. However the exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 7 as usual.

Qualifying the NEET allows a candidate to get admission into MBBS, BDS courses in the country.

As per the official notification by the Central Board, the NEET will be conducted in 10 different languages including Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Odia and Kannada. The apex court will also hear another pending petition related to NEET, asking the test to be also conducted in Urdu as well. The court is expected to give its final verdict on the petition today.

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