ABVP Med Chapter Opposes Age, Attempt Restrictions For NEET


New Delhi: The National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) has introduced limits to the number of attempts aspirants can take the exam and the age of the candidates. Now, candidates can only try their hand at the paper three times and cannot be older than 25 years (30 years for reserved category), much to everyone’s surprise.

This has been done to bring down the number of older candidates competing with 17-year-old candidates (the minimum age limit), and to prevent fraud and cheating.

Dr.Indranil Khan, Convenor of ABVP Medical Chapter says that ABVP strongly opposes the  central government’s  decision to restrict NEET-UG attempts to three and maximum age limit for this exam in the interests of all students who have prepared for the last 1 year. Aspirants are stumped by the last minute decision in this NEET UG notification. Any decision taken in good intention should be implemented with time. Not just a month before exam. Many have already prepared for almost a year. Their future must be taken care of, he added.

Protests have started against the single entrance exam for all medical colleges, the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination.

Students insist that this provision sprung on candidates was unfair and the aspirants should be allowed to appear for the exam till the maximum eligible age, 25 years. Those from reserved category get a five-year relaxation.