Medical aspirants will no longer be allowed repeated attempts at clearing the National Eligibility-cum -Entrance Test (NEET).
The UGC on Tuesday decided to cap the number of attempts a student can make to three, reports Hemali Chhapia. Also, the maximum age of candidates taking the medical and dental exam has been fixed at 25. The minimum age to crack NEET is 17.
The move is aimed at curbing cheats besides encouraging students to focus on fields where their passion lay.
Medical aspirants across India can now only take three shots at cracking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, a cap introduced to discourage thousands of `Munnabhais' who keep trying their luck at the medical entrance test. Also, now the candidates must be below 25 years of age if they want to take the medical and dental exam.
During a University Grants Commission meeting in Delhi on Tuesday , it was decided that the minimum age for NEET candidates will be 17 and the maximum 25. The cap on age for students from the reserved category will be 30. Till date, there has neither been a maximum age defined to take the NEET nor a limit on the number of attempts.