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NEET 2017 Eligibility: Only 3 Attempts Allowed to candidates

Last Updated - February 09, 2017

University Grants Commission (UGC), in a meeting held in New Delhi on January 24, has decided to allow medical aspirants only three attempts at cracking the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET) besides suggesting that the age limit for candidates at 25 years be retained, as in the previous years.

The maximum age limit to appear for NEET for unreserved candidates will be 25 years, while the minimum age will be 17 years. The maximum age for the schedule caste/ schedule tribe/ other backward category students will be 30 years. Earlier, there was neither a restriction on the number of attempts nor age limit to appear for NEET.

In the year 2007, almost 12000 repeated candidates appeared for the CET and this number increased to 13568 in the 2008. As per the data collected by the DMER, the oldest candidate was of 38 years and over 100 candidates were in their early 30.

What is NEET?

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam is an entrance examination held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for students aspiring for graduate and postgraduate courses (Medical and Dental) like MBBS and BDS in private and government colleges in our country.

NEET exam is conducted for admission into 15% seats in Medical and Dental courses in government or private medical colleges across the country, except Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, the total numbers of seats offered under NEET are 53,430 which is distributed accordingly.

For all private colleges, there will be approximately 25,840 seats, for government colleges there are 27, 590 seats. There will be a centralized counselling for 15% seats falling under the All India Quota seats. States participating in NEET 2017 will conduct separate counselling for the remaining 85% seats. Private colleges will also participate in the centralized state counselling.

New Guidelines

  • The minimum age limit to appear for NEET is 17 Years
  • The maximum age limit for unreserved category students is 25 Years
  • The maximum age for the Schedule Caste (SC)/ Schedule Tribe (ST) another backwards category is 30 Years
  • Now, students will get only three chances to clear the examination.

Earlier, there was neither any age bar nor any ceiling on number of attempts for appearing in NEET.

This is a good decision,” says Dr Pravin Shingare, director of DMER. “There are some students who keep taking the test, and when they don’t make the cut, join a BSc college and keep taking the medical entrance test.” Apart from this, there were faculty members of private coaching institutes who used to take the exam for understanding the changing pattern of NEET. Limiting the age and number of attempts will help the candidates to figure where their passion lies.

Know About NEET PG 2017 Eligibility

No more Advance Seat booking in Private colleges

Also, the tradition of booking seats in private medical colleges in advance and various modes of unfair practices has been immediately put to an end with the coming of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for all medical admissions.

Now no academic advisor or seat agent who used to facilitate seats for aspirants can practice the role of seat mafia or facilitators any longer. With this, the aspect and scope of medical education in the country has become immensely secured and this augments its credibility as well as quality.

The candidates are eagerly waiting for NEET 2017 notification. The notification has been delayed as various issues need to be sorted out. The notification will be out any moment from now.



Manish Kumar

Hello I m Manish Kumar I had not attempt ant intrence or neet exam is like that but I want to take admission in any good MBBS collage my Msc percentage is 96.27% on Chemistry by Mumbai University please some body say me what I do and how to take admission in any good collage please call me or whats app me 9833431044

11 Sep, 2017 08:48
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Manish, The NEET Entrance Exam is a national level entrance test for MBBS/BDS admissions after class 12. if you want to get admission in best college for MBBS, you need to appear for this exam and Admission to medical courses will now be done through NEET, as directed by the Supreme Court. 

11 Sep, 2017 16:42
Josephine William

Will foreign(Canada) student need to write NEET in order to get an admission in to a medical college in Chennai.

16 Aug, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Josephine, For getting admission in medical college, you have to give NEET entrance exam.

24 Aug, 2017 15:42
mainak khan


19 Jul, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Mainak, To know about the VMMC cut off details find this link and check NEET Cut Off

19 Jul, 2017 11:21
nitish kumar

need help in counselling

12 Jul, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hi Nitish, Please find the link and check counselling

12 Jul, 2017 15:05


10 Jul, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Akhila, Please find the link and check Neet Rank Predictor

13 Jul, 2017 16:57
Sathish kumar

I am pass for neet my mark is130 my catagory is OBC so iam who eligible the MBBS

29 Jun, 2017 00:20
jomy joseph

sir i have passed NEET 2017 entrance exam. i have acquired rank 589412 and i am included in OBC category . i wou;d like know about the chance to get vetenary.

29 Jun, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Joseph, Please find the link and check NEET Cut Off

15 Jul, 2017 15:52

my son has got 416 marks in NEET 2017 He belongs to SC category and appearing for All India Quota Will he get a seat in any of the government college

29 Jun, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Kakuli, Please go through this link, it helps you to select best colleges of MBBS/BDS NEET Rank Predictor

15 Jul, 2017 15:47
Hrishabh Raj Das

Sir/Madam One of my friend obtained 324 marks in NEET 2017 exam. His CML Rank is 172130 and OBC Rank is 61548. Can he able to get any seat in MBBS under govt. medical colleges ???

26 Jun, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Hrishabh, I am giving you the link, please check this for find Medical College according to your rank Rank Predictor

01 Sep, 2017 14:52
Pothuganti ashifa

I had qualified NEET 2017 & got All India Rank 218355 Catagery- OBC [Female], I like to do MBBS course. Hence i request you to please give me information about addmission in eligible colleges list

26 Jun, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Pothuganti , To know about the college allotment for MBBS course according to your rank go through this link NEET Rank Predictor

26 Jul, 2017 18:37
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