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The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of petitions challenging the Delhi High Court order, which mandated 25 years and 30 years for general candidates and reservation candidates, respectively. years to the upper age limitThe decision to appear in the NEET-UG exam was placed with reference to it.National Medical Council (NMC) for removal of the said age limit. Senior advocate Shri Vikas Singh, appearing for the NMC, directed the Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice B.R. Gaval said he had decided to do away with the age limit. Accordingly, the Bench recorded the order
“The issue which arises in these SLPs pertains to the upper age limit for the candidates appearing in NEET-UG. In view of the decision taken by the NMC in its meeting held on (…), it is not applicable to any upper age Doesn’t insist.The limit for candidates appearing in NEET-UG..In these cases, Liss does not survive. The SLP is settled.”
On the last occasion, the bench had asked the National Medical Council to clarify whether they were considering removing the upper age limit. The present appeals stem from the decision of the Delhi High Court, before which a petition was filed challenging certain provisions of the amendment of the regulation, including the introduction of age limits. Delhi High Court upheld the age limit as valid. However, when the matter came up before the Supreme Court, it was observed through an interim order that there would be no upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG examination until the petitions were finally heard and decided.
Other issues raised during the hearing were that as per the guidelines governing NEET-UG examination, candidates who have passed 10+2 from open school or as private candidates will not be eligible to appear for NEET-UG. Also, candidates who have not taken biology as a part of their 10+2 course, and studied biology after completing 10+2 level, are not eligible to appear for NEET-UG Huh. The hearing on these issues was adjourned. To assist the court in deciding the remaining issues, the bench appointed senior advocate Aman Sinha as amicus curiae.