NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019, Qualification, Age – Check Here Category Wise Eligibility

by Sandeep | Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

NEET 2019 Eligibility criteria for the coming year 2019 is given below. The candidates who apply for the NEET examination should check the eligibility criteria for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) examination properly. This will help that candidate to fit himself/ herself in the criteria in which he/ she belongs.

These eligibility criteria are declared by the exam conducting authority i.e. the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This criterion is very important for candidates because if the criteria are not fulfilled then the candidate won’t be allowed to appear for the exam.

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates should check the eligibility before filling the application form. Here, we have mentioned detailed information about NEET Eligibility 2019:

Candidates should check their eligibility for appearing in the NEET examination. This is very important for the candidates because, without this criterion, the candidates aren’t allowed to sit in the examination.

The exam conducting authority i.e. the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had set a basic NEET eligibility for the coming year 2019.

The applicants must have passed their HSC or 12th Standard with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

The general class candidates must have scored 50 percent while the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories must have secured 40 percent in qualifying examination.

There are also some important eligibility criteria such as age, qualification, minimum marks and other stuff that must be fulfilled by the candidates.

If any of the candidates fail to fulfill these criteria then the candidate won’t be allowed to appear for the examination.

Note: As per the directive was given by the Supreme Court in 2016, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the only exam for seeking admissions in around 90000 MBBS and BDS seats in government as well as private medical and dental colleges.

Minimum Percentage in 10+2 or HSC for NEET

CategoryMarks in 10+2 or HSC examination
General50%
SC/ST/OBC40%
PH/PWD45%

From last year NEET is conducted in 10 different languages including English, Hindi and 8 other different regional languages.

Still, the candidates who qualify for the NEET examination would be eligible for All India Quota and other Quotas under the State Government and Institutes irrespective of the medium in which the examination is given by the candidate.

Eligibility to Appear in NEET 2019

General Eligibility

Category of CandidatesTypes of permissible IDs
All Indian CandidatesAadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID) or Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre
Indian Nationals belonging to Assam, Meghalaya or Jammu & KashmirAadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number, Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, Passport Number or Number of any other Identity Card issued by Government.
NRIsAadhaar Number, Passport Number
Foreigners/OCI/PIOPassport Number
  1. Number of Attempts: As per the latest news, candidates may attempt the exam 9 times (GEN) & 14 attempts (SC/ST/OBC category candidates).

Aadhaar Card: Aadhaar card is not mandatory to apply for NEET 2019 examination.

Nationality:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • NRIs (Non-Resident Indians), OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India), PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) and Foreign Nationals can also apply for the NEET examination.

Age Criteria

CategoryAge
Unreserved Category (UR)Born on or between 7th May 1994 and 1st January 2003
SC/ST/OBC Category/PWDBorn on or between 7th May 1989 and 1st January 2003

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying exam– The candidates must have passed the Higher Secondary Education (HSC) or ICSE which is equivalent to 10 + 2 examination after a period of 12 years study.
  • Subjects- The candidates passing the above qualifying exams must have taken Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English.
  • Minimum marks– The candidates must secure minimum 50 % marks (GEN) category, 40% marks (SC/ST/OBC), 45% marks (GEN PH) and 40% marks (SC/ST/OBC-PH) taken together in PCB (Physics Chemistry Biology) subjects.
  • Appearing Candidates- The candidates who are in 12th can also apply. But they must have to show their passing certificate complying with the percentage criteria at the time of first round of counseling.

Note: The students should also note that the marks obtained in math will not be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

NEET Eligibility for 15 % All India Quota Seats

  • The candidates must be the citizen of India, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs & Foreign Nationals.
  • Also, the candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are eligible for 15% All India Quota seats only for the admission to the AFMC, Pune on the basis of a self-declaration.
  • Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and J & K can appear in NEET exam for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University & Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.

NEET Eligibility for 85% State Quota Seats

All the candidates participating in the NEET 2019 will fill their Application form in the 85% seats of MBBS and BDS through State counseling, whereas, the remaining 15% of the seats will be filled by through All India Centralized Counselling. The eligibility for the 85 % quota seats of the States are mentioned below:

  • Candidates must have completed/appearing his/her 10th and 12th from the state.
  • Candidate must possess a valid domicile of the state.
  • Candidate should possess a residency proof of the state.

Eligibility for Seats Under The Control Of States/ Deemed Universities/Central Universities /Seats Of Esic & Afmc Including BHU & AMU/Central Pool Quota:

  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.
  • Foreign nationals can confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental College/State.

NEET Eligibility for seats in participating bodies: 

There are many Institutes and various bodies that are participating in the NEET 2019. Out of all, some of them are Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jamia Hamdard University, University of Delhi.

The OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) candidates may also appear for the exam subject to the rules of Government of India.

The upper age limit should be considered as per the rules of States, Universities, and institutions for the candidates who want to take admission with the help of participating institutions, universities, and States.

 

If you have any other query about NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019, you can ask us by leaving your comments in the comment box.

 

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  1. HARINI.M says:

    Please inform the Date of Application and Exam details.

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