NEET exam 2018 Ends the Maximum Attempt Limitation

Published on : 13th December 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal
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The Ministry of health and Family Welfare end the number of maximum attempts for NEET exam 2018.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has ended the limit of 3 times attempt for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET exam 2018. The Medical Council of India has also approved the proposal.

The Old Rule: For the general candidate, the maximum age limit is 25 whereas for the SC/ST/OBC and PWC candidate it is 30. And the minimum age limit for the exam is 17. But within this age limit, a candidate can make only 3 attempts to appear on NEET exam. This rule of attempt was also introduced recently. It caused many controversies and debates in 2017. Then the ministry finally issued a notice stating the year 2017 will be counted as first attempt.

New Rule: According to the new rule, the upper age limit for all the categories has not changed but the maximum number of attempts limitation has been removed. Now, one candidate can attempt as many times as he or she wants for the NEET exam during the instructed age limit. In this rule, one general candidate can make up to 9 attempts and any SC/ST/OBC/PWC candidate can make up to 14 attempts to qualify for the medical course.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.


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