Medical aspirants cry foul over age cap set for NEET
The announcement by the CBSE fixing upper age limit of 25 years for candidates appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been termed grossly unfair and denial of opportunity by many medical aspirants. A few key points that have the aspirant worried are -
- The age limit will make it difficult for those who wish to pursue MBBS after completing other professional courses like BAMS, BHMS and BDS
- The decision is likely to affect the prospects of many candidates in the special category reservations like the seats reserved for agricultural assistants for BSc Agriculture course and MBBS and BHMS seats reserved for nurses employed in government service.
- While the prospectus of KEAM 2017, issued by the state commissioner of entrance examinations (CEE), specifically states that there is no upper age limit for KEAM 2017, candidates who have crossed 25 cannot apply for NEET.