NEET 2019 Age Limit is a crucial thing for the candidates to check before applying for NEET 2019 Exam. It comes under the part of eligibility criteria which is set by the conducting body. Aspirants who wish to appear for NEET 2019 will have to check the age limit before applying for the exam. The application will get rejected if it is found that the candidate is not satisfying the age limit.
Check this page about NEET 2019 Age Limit to know what is the age limit for all those students who wish to appear for the NEET 2019 Exam. They must read this page carefully so as to satisfy themselves that they are eligible to appear for NEET 2019 Exam.
NEET 2019 Age Limit
Many candidates have this general doubt in their mind regarding the age limit for the NEET 2019. Various questions hover upon their mind ” What is the age limit?”,” Am I eligible to appear for this exam?” and many more questions. Put your doubts to rest! We bring to you the answers to all your questions regarding NEET 2019 Age Limit.
The candidates who will be appearing for NEET 2019 Exam must know the minimum age to apply for the NEET 2019 Exam. Candidates who are 17 years of age as on December 31st, 2019 are eligible to apply for the exam. At this point, it has to be noted that even if the candidate is not 17 years old, but will become on that date, then also they are eligible to apply.
The minimum and maximum age of candidates should be as follows as per NEET 2019 Age Limit.
|NEET 2019 Age Limit||UR||SC/ST/OBC|
|Lower Age Limit||17 years||17 years|
|Upper Age Limit||25 years||30 years|
As per existing rules for NEET exam, there will be relaxation in the age for the candidates who want to apply for the NEET 2019. However, it has to be noted that this relaxation is only for some reserved categories of the applicants. Have a look at it below.
An age relaxation of 5 years will be provided for the candidates who are belonging to either of the following categories:
- Scheduled Caste (SC)
- Scheduled Tribe (ST)
- Other Backward Classes (OBC )
- Persons entitled to the reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act,
All this information about age limit is according to the NEET Information Brochure of last year. Candidates can expect this to remain same this year as well. They will have to wait for the official brochure of NEET 2019 to ensure it is same.
Until now, NTA (National Testing Agency) has not published the age limit of NEET 2019. However, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had confirmed in his address that nothing except exam mode and frequency of exams are changing. Thus it is being anticipated that NEET 2019 Age Limit shall be the same as it was last year. However, if there are any changes, they will be updated here.
If you are eligible, then you can fill NEET 2019 application form.
Cut Off Date To Calculate Age
As per last year’s NEET information brochure,
- Candidate’s lower age will be calculated as on 31 December of the year of admission.
- Whereas the upper age will be calculated on date of exam.
This means that:
- Candidate should be at least 17 years as on 31.12.2019. Therefore date of birth should be after 01.01.2003.
- Candidate should be at max 25 years old (UR) or 30 years old (SC/ST/OBC), on the date of exam.
NTA Will Clarify Cut Off Date For NEET 2019 Upper Age Limit
The second point, regarding cut off date of NEET 2019 age limit is confusing.
This is because this time NEET is being conducted twice a year, that too on multiple dates.
Exam dates of NEET 2019 are:
- NEET 2019 (February) exams will be held from 3 to 17 Feb 2019, on 8 different dates.
- NEET 2019 (May) exams will be held from 12 to 26 May 2019, on 8 different dates.
So what will be the cut off date for upper age limit is the question.
If the above condition remains then candidates have to calculate their age limit criteria differently for each exam date. So will this condition (that upper age will be calculated as on date of exam) change?
Better clarification on NEET 2019 Age Limit will be available when NTA releases NEET 2019 information brochure or FAQs at nta.ac.in. We are continuously checking the official website and other official channels for more details of NTA NEET 2019. As soon as details are available, they will be updated here.
It is expected that NTA will give a fixed timeline within which candidates should have been born in order to be eligible for NEET 2019. Chances are less that the cut off date for upper age limit will be calculated for each exam date will remain.
NEET 2019 Attempts Limit
Candidates may note that there is no attempts limit in the NEET exam. After many court hearings, the attempts limit has been removed. So as long as candidates fulfill the age limit and other conditions, they can apply.
What Happens If Candidates Above 25 Years (or 30) Apply?
If candidates who are older than specified age limit apply, then they may not get NEET 2019 result. Even if they do, then also they will not get a seat of MBBS or BDS in any medical or dental college that is accepting NEET scores. However, candidates can then explore other options like AIIMS 2019 and JIPMER 2019.
NTA is a new organization which is taking over the responsibility to conduct NEET from CBSE. From 2019 onwards, NTA will conduct NEET exam. The largest changes in NEET from 2019 are:
- NTA will conduct NEET exam in computer based test mode.
- NEET will be held twice a year.