Delhi HC Stays NEET UG Eligibility on Upper Age Limit & NIOS/Open

On Wednesday, Delhi High Court stayed the CBSE Notification regarding the eligibility criteria on upper age limit, open schools candidates and having Biology as an additional subject. The stay order has passed by the bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar.

On 23rd February, the petitioners approached to the Supreme Court challenging the notification regarding eligibility for upper age limit. At that time, petitioners was said to withdraw their petition but they are free to submit their petition to the High Court.

Ten students from different states, all above the age of 25 had challenged the CBSE’s decision, by saying that other medical entrance exams like AIIMS and JIPMER did not have the upper age limit criteria (as per The Time of India reported).

Petitioners Jalaludheen T and Suresh T, who have completed courses in BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) and BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), alleged that the upper age limit to appear for NEET was “Arbitrary and Unreasonable”.

As per the CBSE notification, candidates who had Biology as an additional subject or those who have taken more than two years to complete 11th and 12th class will also not be eligible to apply. Such candidates are also suggested to submit their applications for NEET examination.

Following candidates can submit the application:

  • Candidates belonging to UR category aged above 25 years.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 aged above 30 years.
  • Candidates from NIOS/State Open School.
  • Candidates who have passed Biology as an additional subject.
  • Candidates who have passed as a private candidate.

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This stay order has allowed students to submit their applications for the NEET UG exam. The last date to submit the application is 9th March 2018. The final decision in this matter has yet to be taken. The next hearing regarding this matter will be done on 6th April 2018.

Open/NIOS/Private schools students or candidates who have crossed the upper age limit are suggested to fill the application form at earliest. Students must note that it does not mean they can sit for the exam. The further decision will be taken by the HC on next hearing.

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  1. KUMARESAN G says:

    Sir,will you extend the apply date. Is there any chance.

  2. Your Name... says:

    What percentage in 12 board is needed for neet-ug exam.if I get 1 or2% then am I eligible for exam.pls reply

  3. Purnima swansi says:

    Sir ,my sub .group is(pcbm) and Hindi.can I apply neet exam.

  4. Bhavesh Baria says:

    Late fee in available in neet exam registration……

  5. sohail says:

    Sir,i have additional sub. Of bio this year,can i apply for neet.

  6. Rasiya says:

    I am plus one open school student.can i eligible for 2019 neet exam.

  7. Samyak jain says:

    Which is the last date of submission to Neet exam 2018

  8. Samyak jain says:

    Which is the last date for apply to Meet exam 2018

  9. Anil says:

    Sir, maine class 10th 2013 me pass kiya, but 12th 2017 me open se kya
    Main eligible hu neet ug k liye

  10. Rudra yadav says:

    Neet application form ka last date kab hai .

  11. ChenaRam Inaniya says:

    Date of birth is 31/05/2002, Can he apply ?

  12. santhosh says:

    what are the documents required to apply for neet?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Sir how many got percentage class 12 for applying neet

  14. ANUP KUMAR ARYA says:

    Candidate who having gapped in the years of after completing 10th or taken two years to complete 12th standard then he/she will be eligible for NEET Exam 2018 or not??? Please reply…

  15. Shaad says:

    me nios se class 12 pass out hu wo bhi commerce stream se my age 23 can I eligible in neet exam plzz reply

  16. Anonymous says:

    Iam alredy agbsc srudent can i apply neet exam

  17. Anik says:

    Im in class 12 in open school, may i elegibible for Neet 2018

  18. Rajveer Manuja says:

    Sir I passed 11th in 2014 as regular,and 12th fail in 2015 as regular .next I passed 12th 2016 as regular .may I eligible for neet 2018 ?please tell me immediately.

  19. rahul says:

    Sir i am appearing in the 12th exam (nios board) ,can i apply for neet entrance exam

  20. sana says:

    Can i apply if i have gap between 11th and 12th?

  21. Sanjay Singhal says:

    Which code applies for private students 01 or 02?

  22. moin khan says:

    i am a private student so i want to ask that can i fill the form of neet exam 2018

  23. Vijayasoundari says:

    I have crossed the eligible age so i am not able to apply at least for now. Is there any different application on the site

  24. Arya bisht says:

    Sir I am NIOS student so what details will I have to fill for the +1 portion in the application form

  25. Nancy says:

    Is the person is eligible who drop between 11 and 12 nd from state board?

  26. Mohd Naveec says:

    How many attempts in NEET?

  27. Prashant Mehta says:

    Are we heading towards educational differences? Keep age limit,but why a person from igcse/cbse/nios/state board…whatever,if is below age limit,should be allowed😀

  28. JOICY says:

    Can I apply for NEET now, should I wait for April 6th(inspite of crossing the upper age limit.

  29. FAISAL ANSARI says:


  30. M K Yadav says:

    Minimum percentage in 12th for MBBS should be 75 for all categories and upper age limit is also compulsory.

  31. praveen kumar says:

    Ky sir jo log ak subject se bd me inter bio se kre h vh from bhar skte h pahele vh math se ho or fir bio se

  32. Khushi Joshi says:

    It is good design

  33. Milana.S says:

    Sir ,are these rules applied for students appearing this year -2018

  34. excellent decision says:

    Excellent decision by Delhi high court

  35. Mohammed jameel says:

    Bhai I am from state open student, May I eligible for neet 2018

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