NEET 2020 Eligibility

Exam Date : 5th May 2020
Result Date : 6th June 2020

NEET 2019 Eligibility Overview

Age
Between 17 to 25 years of age. SC/ ST/ OBC :- 5 years of relaxation.
Qualification
Passed 12th examination with PCB as mandatory subjects. General:- 50% aggregate General PH:- 45% aggregate; SC/ ST/ OBC :- 40% aggregate.
Reservation
Seats reserved for: SC:- 15%, ST:- 7.5%, Non-creamy layer OBC:- 27%, Physically Handicapped:- 3%.
Exceptions
Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020

As per the Interim orders passed by the Delhi High Court on February 26 and February 28, all candidates can now fill the NEET 2020 Application form. This includes the candidates from open schools/ NIOS or the candidates who have completed schooling with Biology as an additional subject. Also includes the candidates who completed schooling privately, or with a year gap between 11th and 12th.

Candidates who have surpassed the upper age limit of 25 years (30 years if reserved category). To answer whether they will be allowed to appear for NEET 2020 or not will be announced based on the verdict coming out on April 16 2020.

Aspirants of NEET 2020 seeking admission to the medical, dental and AYUSH courses at the undergraduate level are suggested to go through the Eligibility criteria of NEET 2020. NEET eligibility criteria 2020 will specify the age limit, academic qualifications, nationality, and other mandatory requirements, which must be met by all the aspirants.

Important Note:

  • Only the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for NEET 2020 
  • The NEET 2020 Exam Pattern is pen-paper based and the test is given for 720 marks.
  • The Syllabus for NEET 2020 is taken as the past trends of conducting Authority.

NEET 2020 Eligibility Highlights

The highlights of NEET 2020 Eligibility are as follows:

NEET 2020 Eligibility Highlights
Criteria Eligibility

Domicile

 

Indian Citizens can apply for NEET 2020.

If the Candidate does not reside in India, then he/she must be an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to apply for NEET 2020.

Minimum Age Criteria

 The candidate must have completed at least 17 years of age

Maximum Age Limit

25 years is the maximum age limit to apply for NEET 2020 and it is 30 for Reserved Category Candidates.

Minimum Qualification

The candidate must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks, PWD-45%, and SC/ST-40%

Maximum Number of Attempts

There is no limit on the number of attempts within the prescribed age limit.

Aadhaar Card is not mandatory

As per the Supreme court order, it is not mandatory for a candidate to have an Adhaar card to apply for NEET 2020.

NEET 2020 Eligibility based on Nationality

All of the categories mentioned below are eligible to apply for NEET 2020 

NEET 2020 Eligibility Based On Nationality

Sl.No.

Eligibility as per Nationality

1

Indian Residents (Adhaar card is a must identity proof for all Indian candidates).

2

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

3

Overseas citizens (OCIs).

4

Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).

5

Foreign Nationals.

Candidates who are nationals from any of the following countries are eligible to apply for NEET 2020

  • Indians all over India, from all states, are entitled to attend NEET. The exam is also being conducted in regional languages

If a candidate is not from India, then he or she must be one among the following categories. However, anyone falling under these categories must pass the NEET exam to become eligible for admission in medical colleges.

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign National

NEET 2020 Eligibility based on Age

Following are the Eligibility based on Age if the candidates satisfy the eligibility they can apply for the NEET 2020 Exam

NEET 2020 Eligibility Based On Age
Criteria Description

Upper Age Limit (Maximum Age)

The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years as on the date of examination. 

Lower Age Limit (Minimum Age)

Candidates must have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission (or) should complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of a candidate's admission into their 1st-year MBBS/BDS Course.

Age Relaxation for Reserved

For SC/ ST/ OBC candidates, the upper age limit is 30 years.

Additional Note:

Aspirants who come under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 also enjoy age relaxation for NEET exam. That is the maximum age limit for these candidates is 30 years.

NEET 2020 Eligibility based on Educational Qualification

Following are the Eligibility based on the Education qualification of the Candidate

NEET 2020 Eligibility Based On Education Qualification
Criteria Description
Minimum Qualification.  Candidates must have passed their 10+2 or any equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% aggregate of marks to be eligible for NEET 2020.
Subjects combination in 10+2 A candidate must have studied a curriculum in 10+2 which included Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as compulsory subjects. 
  • Minimum percentage of marks required in the Qualifying exam as per Categories: If you are appearing for NEET 2020 must score a minimum percentage of marks for the subject combination: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • The minimum percentage of marks is not the same for all categories, and the tabulation of marks is as follows:
NEET 2020 Minimum % for each category

Category

Requirement

General

50% in PCB

PH/PWD

45% in PCB

SC/ ST/ OBC

40% in PCB


NEET 2020 Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats

Following are the eligible categories for NEET 2020 15% All India Quota Seats. 

Candidates eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats

Indian Nationals.

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs).

Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).

Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% NEET 2020 All India Quota Seats

Eligibility for J&K Students

Aspirants applying from Jammu and Kashmir cannot come under this 15% reservation quota. It is because Jammu and Kashmir have opted out since its inception. If students from J&K claim eligibility, they have to submit self-declaration form at the time of application filing.

It will be available on the NEET official website (in Appendix III). However, that online self-declaration form will be verified during counseling. If it is found false, that person's candidature will be canceled.

Therefore, candidates from Jammu and Kashmir can get admission in Private Medical or Dental colleges in India only when they fulfill NEET eligibility criteria.

NEET 2020 Reservations

Following are the reservation criteria for NEET 2020 in 15% All India Quota Seats:

Category Reservation

SC Candidates

15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates

ST Candidates

7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates

OBC Candidates

27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions

PH Candidates

5% seats are reserved on the horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates 

NEET 2020 Exceptions based on States

  • States not eligible for Quota seats: Candidates from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats, as this State has opted out of NEET 2020 All India Scheme since its NEET was introduced.
  • Colleges for J & K candidates: Aspirants from Jammu & Kashmir can appear for NEET for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune if they fulfill all NEET eligibility conditions.
  • Self-declaration: If a candidate from Jammu & Kashmir claims eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats, then he/she must submit online Self-Declaration. And this will be generated and printed along with the confirmation page of NEET 2020 application for the record. And this should be presented during NEET 2020 counseling.
  • Verification of documents: This online Self-declaration of all applicants will be verified at the time of counseling and if found to be false at any time, the admission of such aspirants shall be canceled immediately and criminal proceedings might be initiated against them.

NEET 2020 Inter-state Merit of Candidates for Tie-Breaking

In the case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the NEET 2020, inter-state-merit of such candidates shall be determined in order of the following preference:

  • Wrong Attempts: Candidates with less number of total wrong answers in all the subjects in the NEET Test.
  • Age preference: Aspirants older in age will be given preference
  • Marks Preference: Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test.
  • Marks in Chemistry: Test-takers scoring higher marks in Chemistry in NEET 2020 exam.

NEET 2020 ESIC and AFMC including BHU & AMU Admission

DGHS will conduct admission for ESIC, Delhi University, BHU, and AMU. Reservation policy will be based on the concerned University. Aspirants must register on the official website for this admission.

Admission into AFMC, Pune will be according to norms framed by Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Selected candidates have to appear for a screening test by AFMC. Candidates have to see the official website for further details: www.afmc.nic.in. Counseling will be conducted by the DGHS.

NEET 2020 Eligibility Codes

The NEET 2020 Eligibility codes are as follows:

Code

Qualifications

Code 01

A candidate who is appearing for the qualifying examination, i.e. 12th Standard in 2018 and awaiting his or her results may apply and take up NEET exam. But if that candidate does not pass that examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of first round of Counselling, he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS courses.

Code 02

A student must have taken Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher secondary exam. In which the last two years of study must be comprised of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English.  It is prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.

NOTE: Where the course content is not as prescribed for 10+2 education structure of the National Committee, those candidates must undergo a period of one year pre-professional training before admission to the Medical Colleges.

Code 03

Students must have taken Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University or other recognized exam body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology and also English as a mandatory subject.

Code 04

Aspirants must be from Pre-professional/ taken Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & English after passing Higher Secondary Examination or Pre-University exam. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination should include the practical test in these subjects and also English as an essential subject.

Code 05

In this, the first year of three years’ degree course from a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology including practice tests, also provided the examination is a University Examination. A candidate must have passed the earlier final examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than the mainstream course.

Code 06

Aspirants must have written, B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has qualified in the B.Sc. Examination with subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology. In addition to this, he/she should have passed the earlier qualifying examination along with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

Code 07

Any other examination which in this scope and standard ( such as Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology. And Which shall include a practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination. A Condition to be eligible for the competitive entrance examination is, a candidate should have passed one of the qualifying examinations as listed above. Provided also that to be eligible for competitive Entrance Test an aspirant should have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in a final examination as listed in clause (2) of regulation 4 on Graduate Medical Education 1997. Further, that candidate must have come in the merit list of NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2017 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. For candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in a final exam shall be 40% marks instead of 50% marks for General Candidates. Additionally, for persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs, a minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH is mandatory. Moreover, those students educated abroad seeking admission into Indian medical colleges through NEET must have passed in the subjects that include: Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology, and English up to the 12th-grade level with 50% marks. Also, they must fulfill laid down conditions of the concerned University or College. 

 

Discussion Forum



Q
NEEET 2018 UG

Sir, I got 319 marks in NEET 2018 UG and i belong to reserve category. will i get any government medical college.?

Asked By: jimmy,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Jimmy,

The NEET 2018 Eligibility is here.


Q
Do I need to have aadhar card, to appear for NEET?

Do I need to have aadhar card, to appear for NEET?

Asked By: yash kumar,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Yash,

No, Aadhar card is not mandatory to apply for NEET 2019, as per government order.

Good Luck!


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What is the max age limit for reserved category, to apply for NEET 2019?

I belong to SC Category. My age is 29. What is the max age limit for reserved category, to apply for NEET 2019? Will i be eligible?

Asked By: mani pathak,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Mani,

Yes, you are eligible for NEET 2019. Max age limit for reserved category is 30.

Good Luck!


Q
Minimum percentage required in physics, chemistry and biology in class 12th to apply for NEET UG

Minimum percentage required in physics, chemistry and biology in class 12th to apply for NEET UG

Asked By: Sohan,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Sohan,

The candidates have to score a minimum of 50% marks in PCB if they belong to General category.

PH/PwD candidates have to score 45% and SC/ ST/ OBC candidates have to score 40% marks in PCB.

For more details about NEET eligibility criteria, Click here


Q
I have passed 12th from NIOS ,am I eligible for NEET UG?

I have passed 12th from NIOS, am I eligible for NEET UG?

Asked By: mohan,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Mohan,

You are eligible for the NEET exam.

For more information about NEET eligibility, click here.

Good Luck!!


Q
I have passed 12th from NIOS ,am I eligible for NEET UG?

I have passed 12th from NIOS, am I eligible for NEET UG?

Asked By: mohan,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Mohan,

You are eligible for NEET. To know more about the NEET eligibility Criteria, Click here

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Q
NEET

Am I eligible to apply for NEET ? I have repeated my HSC.

Asked By: saurav,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Saurav,

You are eligible for NEET. For information about NEET eligibility Criteria Click here

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Q
I am a student of Gujarat state board. Are English marks required to become eligible for NEET 2018?

I am a student of Gujarat board. Are English marks required to apply for NEET 2018?

Asked By: aman,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Aman,

English Marks are not mandatory to apply for NEET.

Click here to know more about the NEET eligibility Criteria.


Q
Domicile confusion

Is domicile certificate needed for 85% quota.. what does it mean..for neet 2018

Asked By: Edward Ekka,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Edward,

All Candidates must possess a valid domicile certificate of the state to be eligible for the NEET 2018 exam.

Domicile/Residence Certificate is generally issued to prove that the person bearing the Certificate is a Domicile/Resident of the State/ UT by which theCertificate is being issued.

Good luck!


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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Edward,

All Candidates must possess a valid domicile certificate of the state to be eligible for the NEET 2018 exam.

Domicile/Residence Certificate is generally issued to prove that the person bearing the Certificate is a Domicile/Resident of the State/ UT by which theCertificate is being issued.

Good luck!


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