Plea in Delhi HC wants minimum age criteria for appearing in NEET-UG amended from 17 to 15

16th Aug,2021

Plea in Delhi HC wants minimum age criteria for appearing in NEET-UG amended from 17 to 15


A NEET-UG applicant has moved to the Delhi High Court to amend the regulations on the age of eligibility to take the NEET-UG Medical Entrance Exam between the age of 17 and 15 and to make it the same as JEE 2021 for the UG engineering course. The petitioner also asked for signs of allowing him to take the entrance examination (NEET2021). The petition was submitted by a student who was unable to complete the NEET-UG online application form because he could not meet the minimum age requirement. He had earlier applied to the Delhi High Court, but the court held that he challenged Regulation of 4.1 of the 1997 Graduate Medical Education Regulations, and accordingly, he was prohibited from submitting an application to take the 2021 NEET exam because he had not yet reached the minimum age required.
The petition was submitted by a certain Akash Yadav. He is a minor. He submitted through his local uncle/guardian Dr. Surendra Kumar Yadav (petitioner). He is looking for instructions to complete the online form in order to Participate in Test.
There is a 13-month gap between the applicant’s age and the minimum age required to fill out the application form.
During the court hearing, Dr. Yadav reported that in the “Shree Harini v Union of India & ors” case, a chamber of the Madras High Court allowed a 16-year-old girl to sit in NEET 2021. In addition, it considers the decision of the Madras High Court Chamber to be persuasive in the court and requests the court to also allow the petitioner to attend the NEET in 2021.
Advocate Tanoodbhav Singhdev, representing the National Medical Council and the Indian Dental Council, believes that regulation 4.1 of the 1997 Graduate Medical Education Regulations clearly stipulates that any NEET applicant must be 17 years old before December 31 of the year in which the exam is taken. In addition, it informed the court that the regulation has been challenged many times and has been upheld.
The petitioner completed the X-level exam with 90.2% in 2019 and passed the Central Middle School with 89% in 2021 The XII level examination of the Board of Education.