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.

Displaying 132 Comments
  1. Pawan says:

    Sir I passed class 12 in pcm in2016 but me read biology as additional subject .Can I apply for neet 2019?

  2. R K Prajapati says:

    Sir, maine 11th and 12th regular pcm v additional biology se pass kiya hai. Kya me neet ke liye eligible hu ?

  3. P.s.sharma says:

    Sir, mane 12th cbse board se pcm main 2018 main pass kiya hai kya main nios se ek subject bio se karake meet la exam de sakta ho on.

  4. raghvendra baghel says:

    sir i have passed 12th in pcm and biology as additional subject so i can applyfor NEET exam . sir please information given for neet exam in 2019 .please sir take your decision.what i admission in BHMS collage in UG curse 2018.

  5. Shivam Parihar says:

    Sir mene up board se high school 2018 me high school pass kiya hai meri meri dob 31/01/2002 kya me neet ka form bhar sakta hu

  6. Manjit says:

    Sir my son has appeared for class 12 from PCM in march 2018 but now he is preparing for neet 2019.So now should he do biology as as additioal subject or he should again do class 12 from nios PCB.Which option will be better& non risky.Please guide me.

  7. Rajendar Kumar Sharma says:

    Sir . I have passed 10+2pcm/b and 11th PCM. What I admission in mbbs college in ug course 2018.

  8. aroha says:

    I have a dip in audio engg and Full time BE electronics and telecom. I am 27 and wish pursue mbbs abroad. Is neet mandatory if I do not wish to return to India? I don’t mind giving neet. But I am 27 nios candidate with full time Bachelors in engineering. Complex enough. I am filing petition or PIL If any one disallows to study further. I over qualify w.r t eligibility any way.

  9. Naveen kumar says:

    Sir my parents surname spelled u instead of what happens at counselling what is the solution

  10. Is there any agelimit ? says:

    Is there any age limit

  11. Vilas g Shend says:

    How many attempts NEET to appear

  12. High court order says:

    Today is 26th , pls let us know the decision about
    1.upper age limit.
    2. candidate passed his 12th standard from Open school

  13. Twinkle says:

    It’s 26th April now nios students are yet not able to download their admit card, plzz let us know when we will receive our admit card

  14. sayra says:

    sir admit card nhi nikal rha overage bta rha hai lekin age limit kahtam hai na ab

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      The admit card of NEET 2018 has not been released for candidates from open schools and those above the upper age limit as the Delhi High Court is still conducting a hearing on the NEET eligibility criteria.

  15. Anjanee yadav says:

    Sir 25yrs age students ka admit card download nahi ho raha hai what is the reason please help me out

  16. Jayshree Saha says:

    Sir I am pass NIOS PCB and Eng 12 th pass my admit card not appear court judge my admit card which date realised.

  17. Md shamim akhter says:

    Required for neet admit card urgently. But not provided for online form urgently. Please Send me neet admit card urgently

  18. Mohammed jameel says:

    I am open school students
    Is I am eligible for neet 2018, reply me sir

  19. shobhi says:

    sir admit card aa gya to m paper de skta hu neet exam…

  20. Anjali Saberwal says:

    Sir kya abhi hum apne documents submit krva skte h neet 2018 k liye

  21. Mohammed jameel says:

    I am state open student, I have downloaded my admit card also, when will be Delhi high court decision declared

  22. Hetal says:

    Sir Mari age 38 hai mene next year 2017 me 12th pass Kiya arts se to Kya me NEET exam de skti hun

  23. Mudasir says:

    Can anyone please let me know about the final decision about upper age limit, which was supposed to be discussed on 06 April 2018 by high court.

  24. Sehreena Mushtaq says:

    What orders do high court prescribed on 06 April 2018,

    I am not able to download admit card

    DOB : 01/03/1993

  25. Smritee says:

    Sir I’m an Nios student and I’ve filled the form for NEET but I’m not able to download admit card. Why?

  26. Mohit Shukla says:

    Sir néet attempte general catagary k liye 3h yaa bada diye

  27. Sourabh says:

    Sir mama 11th or 12th ma medical with maths li h to kya m form fill kr sakta hu

  28. Ausaf Rahman says:

    Please reply me..
    many students confused that from which age how many times student can apply for neet in 2018—19

  29. Gagan deepak says:

    State open school eligible for neet or not

  30. Shubhangi says:

    Attempts 2017 se count honge???

  31. Shubhangi says:

    I filled application form, but this yr I am not ready to give exam. Is this count in my attempt. And How many attempts in neet.??? Is attempts are count from 201???pls reply sir.

  32. Sai subrahmanyam medisetti says:

    I’ve completed my 12th through state open school. Am I eligible for NEET

  33. Ahmed says:

    If any student was not appear in biology exam in class in class 11 but he appeared in class 12.Is he eligible for NEET 2018

  34. chandan mehra says:

    Sir avi mene 12th ke exam de rha hu
    Mai bhi form bhar skta hu

  35. Radha krishna says:

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

  36. Sohaib khan says:

    Sir, Maine 12private ki h main neet exam de skta hu.

  37. KUMARESAN G says:

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

  38. 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

  39. Purnima swansi says:

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

  40. Bhavesh Baria says:

    Late fee in available in neet exam registration……

  41. sohail says:

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

  42. Rasiya says:

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

  43. Samyak jain says:

    Which is the last date of submission to Neet exam 2018

  44. Samyak jain says:

    Which is the last date for apply to Meet exam 2018

  45. Anil says:

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

  46. Rudra yadav says:

    Neet application form ka last date kab hai .

  47. ChenaRam Inaniya says:

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

  48. santhosh says:

    what are the documents required to apply for neet?

  49. Anonymous says:

    Sir how many got percentage class 12 for applying neet

  50. 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…

  51. 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

  52. Anonymous says:

    Iam alredy agbsc srudent can i apply neet exam

  53. Anik says:

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

  54. 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.

  55. rahul says:

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

  56. sana says:

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

  57. Sanjay Singhal says:

    Which code applies for private students 01 or 02?

  58. moin khan says:

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

  59. 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

  60. Arya bisht says:

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

  61. Nancy says:

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

  62. Mohd Naveec says:

    How many attempts in NEET?

  63. 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😀

  64. JOICY says:

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

  65. FAISAL ANSARI says:


  66. M K Yadav says:

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

  67. 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

  68. Khushi Joshi says:

    It is good design

  69. Milana.S says:

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

  70. excellent decision says:

    Excellent decision by Delhi high court

  71. Mohammed jameel says:

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

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