SC will now decide whether students above 25 years can be allowed to write the exam Shantanu Bhat, a medical seat aspirant from Bengaluru, has got a second shot at trying to make his dream come true.
SC will now decide whether students above 25 years can be allowed to write the exam
Shantanu Bhat, a medical seat aspirant from Bengaluru, has got a second shot at trying to make his dream come true.
The Supreme Court has directed the National Testing agency(NTA) that conducts the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test(NEET) examination to extend the deadline for accepting application forms by a week to enable age-barred students to take the entrance test. Bhat was one of the month over the 25-year mark during the time of the test last year,and had to sit out one year waiting for a positive ruling on the age bar.
“I have been trying to crack NEET and it is proving to be difficult for me. There are many students like me, who do not join any work but sit and prepare for the exam. So, for us, this decision is like dream come true,”he told BM.
Other than the students, experts too say that this is a good move, as there will now be a larger pool of candidates, who can become a part of the race.
In many developed counties, there is no upper age limit to pursue a course in medicine
Suryaprakash Jayaramu, BASE
The court decision allows medical aspirants, who are 25 and above under General category to apply for the NEET exam, but the decision to allow them to write the examination will be taken after the court’s final order.
The ruling came after petitioners moved the supreme court after the Delhi High Court dismissed their plea, challenging a decision to lay down the upper age limit at 25 and 30 years for General and Reserved categories respectively for the entrance test for undergraduate medical courses, MBBS and BDS.
Suryaprakash Jayaramu, associate vice-president, BASE educational services,said,” In many developed countries, there is no upper age limit to pursue a course in medicine,This ruling is bound to increase competition. In all probability, students above 25 years of age would have written the NEET exam multiple times and would be better prepared than the students who are fresh out of school.”
One can argue that the preparation in the previous years will help these students in the NEET exam this year. These students would have greater exposure to exam pattern, concepts, knowledge, information and wider experience, say experts.
Whether these candidates can write the exam or not depends on what the SC decides.
“We hope that the final decision is fair to everyone and facilitates the most deserving students to pursue medical courses. As of now, it seems that the students’ dream of becoming doctors has a greater chance of being fulfilled,”Jayaramu added.
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