Several students appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) each year but only a few possess the conviction to get through it. In order to dissuade the non-serious candidates from appearing for the exam again and again the University Grants Commission (UGC) has reduced the number of attempts to three till the age of 25 years.
The minimum age for appearing in NEET is 17 years for all the categories. The maximum age for the same is 25 years for the general category and 30 years for the reserved category.
Until now there had been no age limit or restriction on the number of attempts for NEET and thus a lot of candidates sat for it repeatedly. This new policy is thus a good way to eliminate them. Talking about the same, the director at the Maharashtra Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Dr. Pravin Shingare said, “This is a good decision”. She also stated that the NEET information brochures containing this information will be out soon.
In addition to it, various other mal-practices such as advance booking of seats in private medical colleges has also been done away with. You will not be able to book seat by way of agents or any other unfair means.