New Delhi: In the eligibility criteria petition filed by the aspirant from Kerala State against the MCI decision to set upper age limit of 25 years for UR category and 30 years for OBC/ SC/ ST candidate. The Delhi High Court issued the decision on the petition saying that the AGE LIMIT criteria has to be lifted so that all candidate can fill NEET-UG 2018 form.
In the plea, the petitioner said that last year Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed that there should be no age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG exam form MBBS admission.
The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is organized by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the guidelines of Medical Council of India (MCI). In the last notice CBSE has said that the eligibility criteria is decided by MCI.
The CBSE is responsible for NEET form registration, issuing the admit card, organizing entrance test and publishing the result.
Last year, the government introduced the upper age limit which led to massive protest among medical aspirants. After several petitions, the apex court had allowed students above 25 years to sit for the exam.
In the NIOS case, 30 students of National Institute of Open School (NIOS) has also moved to Delhi High Court against the MCI decision for debarring NIOS student from appearing NEET-UG Exam 2018. Mr. Amit Kumar, advocate said that MCI only think of students of CBSE which is under the HRD ministry. The NIOS and Open Schools are established by State Govt.
In 2018, there are total 30,000+ students from 25 regional centers of the NIOS. These candidates are not able to register for NEET form due to MCI eligibility criteria. The decision of Delhi HC is very important because many students’s are filling NEET 2018 form.