NEET 2017: Age Limit is now 25 with only 3 Attempts to crack the Exam
The tables have now been turned as there are new rules set in place for NEET 2017. With the age limit set to 25, medical aspirants will now only have three attempts to clear the NEET entrance exam. The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has sparked yet another debate among medical applicants and parents as the University Grants Commission (UGC) said that they will not only introduce the idea of the maximum age limit but they will also be adding a limit on the number of attempts, which is now been set to 25. Previously, NEET exams never had any age limit and there was no restriction on the number of attempts for the candidates. For the reserved category, the age limits have been capped to 30. As the government is yet to officially announce all the new changes that have taken place, this move has already induced mixed responses.
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University Grants Commission’s (UGC) sole purpose for taking this decision was to cut down the number of older candidates who compete with 17 year old candidates because 17 is the minimum age limit for NEET. But more importantly, this was done to prevent cases of fraud and cheating.
There are some parents who are saying that the reason why the students take the exam is because they want to secure seats at government colleges and not private medical colleges as there is a huge difference between the fee amounts. Therefore, it will be quite difficult for parents to pay lakhs to secure seats for their children.
On the contrary, there are some people who are in favour of this decision because they feel that it won’t be a good idea to have 30 year olds taking on NEET Medical Entrance Exam. This will also motivate students by studying harder as they will now try to crack the NEET exam in one single attempt. 7th May will be the exam date for NEET 2017 and it will witness over 4 lakh students taking up the exam.