NEET Limit on 3 attempt rule Removed for this year, will be counted from 2017


Some relief for candidates who have been preparing hard for last one year for NEET-UG 2017 but their dreams were broken by the 3 attempt limit, CBSE has removed the 3 attempt limit for the current session but will be applicable from the next year (i.e. NEET-UG 2018). Students were agitated on the move by CBSE to limit attempt to 3 when it was announced on 31st January. Many candidates felt that CBSE should have been informed the changes in advance, changes just before the exam is not acceptable. Students were also protesting in different parts of the country against the new rule. Many students were also planning to move to the Hon’ble Supreme Court. CBSE after Consulting the Ministry of Health and MCI has rolled back the new rule for the benefit of candidates, students can now concentrate on their studies inspite of indulging protest and properly utilise their valuable time.

From today, students who were not able to fill the NEET online registration application can now fill online. Also, attempt will be counted from this year, that means your previous attempts in NEET/AIPMT will be not counted. A fresh start for all the droppers and repeaters. However,  the age limit will still remain same, i.e. for general candidates 25years and for OBC/SC/ST is 30 years. NEET-UG 2017 exam will be conducted on 7th May across 80 cities approx. 8lakh candidates are expected to appear in the exam.

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No. CBSE/NEET/2017/ Dated: 03/02/2017

”This notification is in continuation of Admission Notice dated 31/01/2017 vide which the application for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG)-2017 for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses throughout India was launched As per Notice and Information Bulletin. it was prescribed that the candidates who have already availed permissible three attempts will not be able to apply for NEET-2017.
Department of Health and Family Welfare. Govt. of India vide their office letter no U 12023/16/2010-ME-II/MEP dated 03.02.2017 has communicated that a clarification has been sought from the Medical Council of India (MCI) and it has been clarified by MCI that the attempts made by candidates for AIPMT/NEET prior to 2017 should not be counted and accordingly appearance in NEET-2017 will be counted as first attempt for all the candidates irrespective of their previous attempts in AIPMT/NEET.

Accordingly, it is notified for all concerned that NEET-2017 will be counted as first attempt for all the candidates. Changes have been effected by CBSE accordingly in the online application.

All candidates who could not fill up the application form due to the condition of three attempts at AIPMT/NEET will now be able to fill up their application form.

The provisions contained in the Admission Notice dated 31/01/2017 and the Information Bulletin for NEET(UG)-2017 may be read in accordance with this notification.”

  1. Divyajeet Nayak 5 years ago

    i think that putting a limit on the number of attempts is a bad decision: considering that it disqualifies the relaxation given to the candidates regarding thier age( till 25 yrs).

    what is the use of this age relaxation if you are putting a limit to the attempts?

  2. neha 5 years ago

    NEET UG 2017 Maximum Attempts of 3 is the best rule ever.Thank you so much CBSE for taking this decision. Thanx a lot and please make sure that you’ll not change your decision.

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