NEET 2018: CBSE modifies age limit and eligibility criteria following court orders

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 05, 2018 15:27 hrs

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a latest notification with the latest orders of delhi high court regarding the eligibility conditions for national eligibility cum entrance test (ug), 2018 (neet-ug-2018).Candidates who are looking to apply for the NEET 2018 may visit the official website, for more detailed information.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG), 2018 (NEET UG 2018) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

As per the original notification, candidates who had  passed or studied from Open School, students who had Biology as an additional subject in 11th & 12th class, and candidates who had completed their 11th and 12th class in more than 2 years and students who had studied 11th & 12th class privately were not be eligible to apply for the NEET exam.

Concerned over the developments, few candidates had approached the delhi high court last week challenging the notification over these eligibility conditions including the upper age limit for certain categories.

A Division Bench of Justices of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar, hearing the batch of petitions stayed the notification of NEET UG 2018 and also put a hold on the online registration process.

Based on the court orders, the central board has decided to comply with the directives of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.The public notice put up CBSE on their website, states the following:

1. Candidates belonging to UR category aged above 25 years

2. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation

under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 aged above 30 years

3. Candidates from NIOS/State Open School

4. Candidates who have passed Biology as an additional subject.

5. Candidates who have passed as a private candidate

All candidates who are fulfilling the conditions of orders of Hon’ble Court can now submit their online application form on or before the last date. However, the candidature will be thesubject to the outcome of the above writ petitions.

 Official notification: Click here to download and read

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