SC allows candidates 25 and above to take up JEE exams

The court directed the National Testing Agency to keep its portal open for a week to enable candidates to apply for the JEE-Main 2019 and JEE-Advanced 2019. (DH File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Monday provisionally allowed candidates, who are above upper age limit of 25 years, to appear in the IIT-JEE main and advanced examinations 2019.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna agreed to consider a writ petition filed by A Balasubramanian and others for consideration along with a pending petition, challenging the validity of the upper-age limit in NEET for admission to MBBS course.

“The petitioners/candidates who are 25 years of age and above shall be entitled to apply and appear in the JEE-Main 2019 and JEE-Advanced 2019 examinations. If they are allowed to appear in the said examinations, they shall take the examinations provisionally subject to the final outcome of these matters,” the bench said.

The court directed the National Testing Agency to keep its portal open for a week to enable candidates to apply for the JEE-Main 2019 and JEE-Advanced 2019.

The court issued notice to the Union government and the National Testing Agency on the petition.

It tagged the instant petition along with a petition filed by Jalaludheen T and over 170 others, challenging the upper-age limit of 25 years for general category and 30 years for the candidates, belonging to the SC/ST category for appearing in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across the country.

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