NEET 2019 Eligibility

Exam Date : 5th May 2019
Result Date : 5th June 2019

NEET 2019 Eligibility Overview

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

NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Important Note: As per the Interim orders passed by the Delhi High Court on February 26 and February 28, all candidates can now fill the NEET 2019 Application form. This includes the candidates from open schools/NIOS, or the candidates who have completed schooling with Biology as an additional subject, or the candidates who completed shooling privately, or with a year gap between 11th and 12th, or who have surpassed the upper age limit of 25 years (30 years if reserved category). Whether they will be allowed to appear for NEET 2019 or not will be announced based on the verdict coming out on April 16 2019.

NEET 2019 Eligibility Highlights

Criteria Eligibility

Domicile

 

Indian Citizens can apply for NEET 2019.

If the Candidate does not reside in India, then he/she must be an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to apply for NEET 2019.

Minimum Age Criteria

 The candidate must have completed at least 17 years of age

Maximum Age Limit

25 years the maximum age limit to apply for NEET 2019 and it is 30 for Reserved categories.

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 Number of attempts.

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 2019.


NEET 2019 Eligibility based on Nationality:

All of the categories mentioned below are eligible to fill the NEET 2019 Application form

Eligibility as per Nationality

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

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

Overseas citizens(OCIs).

Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).

Foreign Nationals.


NEET 2019 Eligibility based on State Quota:

  • Any Indian Resident, Non-Resident Indian (NRI), overseas citizen (OCI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO) is eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges in India subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.

  • Foreign nationals: Foreign nationals are expected to confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental college/state.


NEET 2019 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)

Candidate 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 the candidate's admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.

Age Relaxation for Reserved

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


NEET 2019 Eligibility based on Educational 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 2019.

Subject combination in 10+2

The 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: All candidates appearing for NEET 2019 must score a minimum percentage of marks for the subject combination: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For different categories, it is as follows:                                        

Category

Requirement

General

50% in PCB

PH/PwD

45% in PCB

SC/ ST/ OBC

40% in PCB


NEET 2019 Eligibility based on number of attempts:

  • Maximum Attempts: The maximum number of attempts which a candidate can avail to appear for NEET examination shall be limited to 3 (three) for all the candidates regardless of the year in which the candidate is appearing for NEET.

  • If a candidate has already appeared for NEET 3 times, then he/she is not eligible for NEET 2019. 


NEET 2019 Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats:

Following are the eligible categories for NEET 2019 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 2019 All India Quota Seats


NEET 2019 Reservations:

Following are the reservation criteria for NEET 2019 in 15% All India Quota Seats:

Category Reservation

SC Candidates

15% 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

3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates 


NEET 2019 Exceptions based on States:

  • States not eligible for Quota seats: Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats, as these States have opted out of NEET 2019 All India Scheme since its inception.

  • Colleges for AP, Telangana and JK candidates: Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and 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 provided they fulfil all the eligibility conditions.
  • Self declaration: If a candidate from states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir claims eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats, then he/she must submit online Self-Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with the confirmation page of the application for the record and should be presented during counselling.

  • Verification of documents: The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the admission of such candidates shall be cancelled immediately and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them.


Inter-state-merit of Candidates for Tie-Breaking:

In the case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the NEET 2019, the inter-state-merit of such candidates shall be determined in order of the following preference:

  • Wrong Attempts: Candidates with less number of the wrong answer attempts in all the subjects in the Test.

  • Age preference: Candidates older in age will be given preference

  • Marks Preference: Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test.

  • Marks in Chemistry: Candidates scoring higher marks in Chemistry in the Test.


NEET 2019 Eligibility Codes:

Candidates have to select a qualification and qualifying examination code:

Code

Qualifications

Code 01

A candidate who is appearing for the qualifying examination, i.e. 12th Standard in 2018, whose result is awaited, may apply and take up the said test but if he/she does not pass the qualifying 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

The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as 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, the candidates will have to undergo a period of one-year pre-professional training before admission to the Medical Colleges.

Code 03

The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include the practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.

Code 04

The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include the practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.

Code 05

The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.

Code 06

B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology and further that he/she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

Code 07

Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology; Which shall include a practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English. Provided that to be eligible for the competitive entrance examination, the candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated above or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2017.

Provided also that to be eligible for competitive Entrance Test the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology at the qualifying examination as mentioned in clause (2) of regulation 4 on Graduate Medical Education 1997 and in addition must have come in the merit list of NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2017 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. In respect of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology took together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks instead of 50% marks for General Candidates.

Further, 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 are required. Provided further that the students educated abroad seeking admission into medical colleges in India must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology, and English up to the 12th standard level with 50% marks and their equivalency determined as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University. 

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.


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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

Good luck!!


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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

Good Luck


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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.


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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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