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NEET upper age limit: SC serves notice to Centre and MCI

NEW DELHI, June 4: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI) on a plea by a batch of students challenging 2018 MCI regulation prescribing the upper age limit of 25 years for those appearing in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to undergraduate medical courses – MBBS and BDS. While for the students belonging to general category. the age limit for appearing in NEET is 25 years, for SC/ST, OBC and physically handicapped it is 30 years. Seeking response on the petition challenging the Delhi High Court order dismissing the challenge to the regulation prescribing an upper-age limit, the vacation bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Ashok Bhushan directed the listing of matter of July 10 for further hearing. (IANS)

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