Supreme Court has adjourned the final verdict for age limit to March 31. The two member Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and AM Khanwilkar has also passed the the adjournment order after the Medical Council of India (MCI). The Medical Council of India (MCI) has also made a u-turn before the Court. They are argued in favour of the age limit. Earlier the Medical Council of India had stated that there will no limit on the number of attempts for a candidate in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test or the age at which he/she can appear, the Medical Council of India

The Supreme Court had mandated Oversight Committee on the MCI, headed by former Chief Justice RM Lodha, recommending the removal of the age limit rule. In 2016, the Supreme Court mandated a uniform entrance test for medical admission to be conducted by the Central Board of School Education for undergraduate courses and by the National Board of Examinations for postgraduate courses. State-run institutions were last year exempted from the test which has been made mandatory for 2017. ALSO READ: NEET 2017: All the controversies surrounding this year’s NEET UG Exam

This year age limit, medium of instruction of NEET exam among others, the CBSE has also notified the entrance examination to be conducted across 80 cities. This year approximately over 10 lakh candidates  for NEET exam is expected to appear for the examination. National-Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is also mandatory for admission to MBBS, private medical colleges and universities in Tamil Nadu, that have implemented NEET. CBSE is also limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities. ALSO READ: NEET PG 2017: Important notification regarding NEET PG counseling released at nbe.edu.in