National Medical Commission removes NEET UG 2022 upper age limit

Upper Age Limit for NEET-UG 2022: Removal of the age limit criteria will enable aspirants to attend the NEET exam more times.

National Medical Commission removes NEET UG 2022 upper age limit Upper age limit for NEET UG 2022 removed
Abhiraj P | Mar 9, 2022 - 8:14 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The upper age limit to attend the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) -Under Graduate 2022 exam has been scrapped by National Medical Commission (NMC).

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"Good news for the aspirants of NEET-UG! 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," said Mansukh Mandaviya, Union minister of health and family welfare.

Previously, the limit on the upper age for attending the NEET UG exam was set as 25 years by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2017 for unreserved candidates and 30 years for reserved candidates.

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“I would like to inform that it has been decided in the 4th NMC meeting held on 21st Oct, 2021 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. Further, the process for official notification to suitably amend the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 to this effect has been initiated,” said a letter sent by NMC Secretary to the office of the senior director of the National Testing Agency (NTA).upper age limit for neet, neet upper age limit 2022, neet ug upper age limit, upper age limit for neet 2022, neet ug 2022 Upper age limit for NEET UG 2022 removed

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The removal of the age limit criteria in NEET-UG exam will enable aspirants to attend the NEET exam more times. They will also be able to attend the exam even after taking admission to other courses. Removing the age limit can also be an advantage to candidates seeking admission to foreign medical colleges.


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