The Supreme Court today allowed medical students of over 25 years to take this year’s National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination.
An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also extended the last date of filling up the forms till April 5.
It said that the age limit can be fixed from the next academic year.
The government had in January issued an executive order limiting to three the number of times a student can take the NEET. It had also capped the eligibility age of candidates at 25.
The bench was hearing a plea challenging the age limit fixed by the CBSE for candidates appearing for NEET 2017 examination.
Earlier this month, a Supreme Court-appointed panel had vetoed government’s move to cap the age of students and the number of attempts they are allowed to clear the exam.