Medical Admissions 2020-21

Medical Admissions 2020-21

NEET- 2018 High court stays CBSE-set age restrictions for NEET aspirants

PUBLISH DATE 1st March 2018

The Delhi high court (HC) on Wednesday stayed a Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notification specifying age restrictions for medical aspirants. The move comes as a relief to thousands who could not apply for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-UG due to the eligibility conditions laid by the board.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar stayed the notification — which barred general candidates above 25 years of age and reserved category aspirants aged over 30 from applying for the MBBS and dental course entrances — and allowed the aspirants, some of whom are from open schools, to submit their application forms by March 9. The HC also sought the response of the CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) on the candidates' plea, challenging the eligibility criteria laid by the board.

The court, however, clarified that while the candidates will be allowed to submit their application for the entrance exam, they cannot sit for the examination — scheduled on May 6 — as the case is sub judice and will be heard next on April 16.

The HC was hearing several petitions filed by medical aspirants — including those from open schools — and two medical students from Kerala, who have already completed courses in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS). Aspirants from open schools should have studied privately or under a recognised board to apply for the NEET exam, the bench pointed out.

Appearing for some of the petitioners, senior advocate Nidhesh Gupta told HC that students were also challenging the constitutional validity of the amendments made by the MCI in the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, which are the basis of the NEET-UG notification issued by the CBSE.

But senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for MCI, opposed the maintainability of the pleas saying a similar issue has already been decided by the high court in the past. On its part, the CBSE said it had nothing to do with the amendments made by MCI and was only concerned with carrying out the tests as per the existing regulations. Last week, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition filed by the students seeking its direction to appear in NEET 2018 examination. It had allowed them to approach HC.

Aspirants from open schools should have studied privately or under a recognised board to apply for NEET



27 may 2018



6 May 2018



3 Jun 2018

Click here Details of All  : Entrance Exams 2018

 Get free Educational & jobs alert on WhatsApp OR Telegram( Save this mobile number (77200 25900) on your phone as Now send WHATSAPP message  (Your Name, City & Interest)
'विद्यार्थी मित्र' जॉईन करा आणि मिळवा न्यूज, नोकरी, शासकीय व निमशासकीय नोकऱ्यांच्या जाहिराती व माहिती अगदी विनामूल्य ते ही आपल्या व्हॉटस्अॅपवर किंवा* *टेलेग्राम ( हा मोबाईल नं. सेव्ह करून आपले <नाव> <शहराचे नाव> <नोकरी> ७७२०० २५९०० मेसेज पाठवा