Delhi High Court Dismisses Challenge To Regulation Limiting Number Of Maximum Attempts By 1st Year MBBS Students

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New Delhi, 23rd November 2022: A challenge to a National Medical Commission rule stating that a medical student may only fail the first year of the MBBS course four times has been rejected by the Delhi High Court.


The court concluded that the rule limiting tries to four is not arbitrary and that an applicant does not have the right to retake an exam as many times as they choose.


In the order dated November 17, the bench including Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, stated, “Considering that medicine is a noble profession and that a doctor serves the general public at large, the Government must have rules and regulations that ensure that only individuals with the inclination combined with the requisite caliber are made medical professionals.”


The court’s decision followed petitions filed by several MBBS students who had used all four of their chances to sit the exam and were requesting a second chance.