Good News! NEET 2018 Application Deadline Extended – SC Removed Upper Age Limit

Published on : 30th November 2018    Author : Tanvi Mittal

The National Testing Agency has extended the deadline for online application submission of the NEET Exam 2019. SC has also removed the upper age limit for appearing in the exam.

New Delhi/30.11.2018: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the last date for NEET application submission. The registration process for the national level medical entrance examination started on 1st November and was to continue till 30th November 2018. However, now the registration process will continue till 7th December 2018.

The announcement running on the official NEET portal states;

“Upper Age Limit for appearing in NEET (UG)-2019 removed. Application Form is being modified accordingly which will be available tomorrow. The last date for filling online application form has been extended from 30.11.2018 to 07.12.2018 and fee payment from 01.12.2018 to 08.12.2018. PwD candidates can fill up the form as per draft notification by MCI.”

Revised NEET Exam 2019 Application Form Last Dates

Here are the revisions made in NEET 2019 schedule:

NEET 2019 Exam Events

Previous Dates

Revised Dates

Last date to submit the application form

30th November 2018

7th December 2018

Last date to make the fee payment

1st December 2018

8th December 2018

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Removal of Upper Age Limit

The Supreme Court has taken the decision of allowing the candidates above 25 years of age to appear for the exam. However, the admission of such candidates will be subject to the final decision on the case.

Thus, the Court has asked the National Testing Agency to extend the last date of the application submission so that the candidates who are now eligible as per the new criteria can apply for the exam. Here is the revision in the age criteria:


Previous Criteria

Revised Age Limit

General or Unreserved

Born on or between 5th May 1994 and 31st December 2002

Born on or before 31st December 2002

Reserved or OBC/SC/ST/PwD

Born on or between 5th May 1989 and 31st December 2002

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NEET-UG 2018 Important Dates

NEET Exam Events

Important Dates

NEET Application Form Commenced

1st November 2018

NEET Application Last Date

30th November 2018 7th December 2018 (extended)

Last date for Fee Submission

1st December 2018 8th December 2018

If you meet the eligibility criteria (check out NEET eligibility criteria here), visit the official NEET website and submit your application form as soon as possible, to avoid the last minute hassle as the server is going to witness a lot of rush.

The competition is getting stiffer and challenging with each passing day. Millions of aspiring doctors will lock their horns and try their fate on May 5, 2019. The admit card for the exam can be downloaded from 15th April 2019. The result is expected to be announced on 5th June, 2019.

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