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Supreme Court allows aspirants above 25 years to appear for NEET 2019

However, the top court bench, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, stated that admission to the courses will be based on the final verdict of the top court

ANI  |  New Delhi 

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The on Thursday issued an order stating that students aged 25 years or above can appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in 2019.

The apex court also directed the to extend the November 30 deadline for submitting forms by one week for prospective candidates.

However, the top court bench, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, stated that admission to the courses will be based on the final verdict of the top court, which is presently hearing petitions challenging the upper age limit for taking the test fixed at 25 years for general category students.

This decision from the top court came after a petition was dismissed by the challenging the decision to fix the upper age limit 25 years and 30 years for general and reserved categories, respectively, for undergraduate medical courses such as MBBS and BDS.

Moreover, and Farmers Welfare also issued a notification stating that the will use (UG) 2019 qualified merit list for admission of students to B.V. Sc, and A.H. degree courses during the academic year 2019-20 for filling up for seats in recognised Veterinary Colleges (except Jammu and Kashmir) under 15 per cent all quota.

"All those students desirous to take admission to BV Sc and AH Degree course under 15 per cent seats on All Basis are hereby advised to appear in (UG) 2019 to be conducted by (NTA) on 5th May, 2019," the notice read.

In January, the bench had accepted the petition and agreed to examine the validity of an amendment to the (MCI) Regulations on Graduate Medical of 1997 fixing the age limit.

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 16:05 IST