New Delhi: Following the order of Supreme Court of India regarding the age limit, the Central Board of Education (CBSE) Friday said candidates above 25 years of age may apply for NEET 2017. The last date of application for such candidates is April 5, 2017.
"Candidates who have applied offline for NEET-UG 2017 as per the directives of various Hon’ble Courts are also directed to apply online.
"It is also intimated to them that their Demand Draft of fee given to the CBSE will be refunded to them by post at the address given in their offline application", the CBSE said in a notification released today.
"In case, if these candidates do not apply online, their candidature for NEET-UG 2017 will not be considered", it added.
The CBSE further said a candidate from unreserved category should be born on or before 07.05.1992 whereas those from SC/ST/OBC categories should be born on or before 07.05.1987.
More than 12 lakh students from across India have registered for the important entrance test compulsory for admission to various medical courses this year.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level exam introduced in 2016 conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses 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.
A candidate qualifying NEET will be eligible for all India quota and other quotas under the State governments and Institutes irrespective of the medium taken by candidates, subject to other eligibility criteria.
The NEET 2017 will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 204 centres across India. The NEET 2017 Admit Card is likely to be released on April 15.