Hardly a week goes by without any news regarding the NEET exam. In a new controversy attached to the exam, a petition has been filed in the apex court to change the age criteria introduced in the NEET 2017.
The government issued new guidelines for NEET this year as per which the candidate would only get three attempts to write the NEET exam. The maximum age permissible to write the exam would be 25 years. The decision to introduce the age limit for the NEET exam was introduced by the Health and Family Welfare ministry which saw protests in many parts of the country. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the petition filed on 17th February.
As per the petitioner, Sabyasachi Rai, "My father was ready to sell our ancestral land. I decided to go for another attempt but with the unexpected announcement on age criteria, I have become ineligible to take the exam. I am not demanding job from the government but my basic right for education."
The petition urges the government to take back the new ruling about the number of attempts and the maximum age.
The online submission of forms for the 2017 NEET exam is open till 1st March while the admit cards would be released on the website on 15th April. The exam is scheduled to be held on 7th May throughout the country. 8th June is the expected date of the results for NEET 2017.