[Updated] NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019: Qualification, Age, Nationality, Reservation etc.

    NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria
    NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

    Now the only Medical Entrance Examination is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEETWhich was previously conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), will be now conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019. Candidate of class XI, XII and those who are pursuing the degree courses if shows their deep interest in medical line can participate in NEET 2019. Scoring good rank in this exam will let the candidate to be admitted in best medical colleges with 15% All India Rank through central counselling and 85% of seats through State Counselling.

    NEET 2019
    NEET 2019

    Important Dates

    here are the important dates provided for candidates who are aspiring to participate in NEET 2019

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    Schedule Dates (Announced)
    Application form release 1st November 2018 (Released)
    Last date for filling the application 31st November 2018
    Last date to submit the application fee November 2018
    Correction Window Open December 2018
    Releasing of admit card 15th April 2019
    Exam date 5th May 2019 
    Result announcement 5th June 2019
    1st Round Counselling starts 2nd week of June 2019

    Eligibility Criteria

    As the NEET Notification is already released. This post will give you every sort of information regarding NEET Eligibility based on the research of previous years data and newly released information.

    General Eligibility

    • Number of Attempts: According to the new rules  of NEET 2019 candidate can attempt the examination for 9 Times General category whereas 14 times for OBC/SC/ST category 
    • Adhaar Card: Adhar card is mandatory For Applying NEET 2019 Examination.

    Nationality

    • Candidates must be resident of India. NRIs (Non-Resident Indians), OCIs(Overseas Citizen of India), PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) and Foreign candidates can also apply.
    • For NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and Foreign Citizens, they need to submit the passport card number.
    • All Indian citizens must possess an Aadhaar card number while filling up the application form. Registration forms without a valid adhaar number Will not accepted. The Assam, Mizoram and Jammu & Kashmir candidates must Provide bank account number or any other Govt.-issued identity card.
    • NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and Foreign Citizens, they need to submit the passport card number.
    • Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India Quota 15% Seats as these states have opted out for this scheme.
      To claim the 15% All India Quota, candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and
    • Candidates from Jammu & Kashmir needs to submit a Self-Declaration form. Self Declaration form will be submitted online only. In case, the Self-Declaration is found false, the Application form of the candidates will be cancelled on an immediate basis.

    Reservation Criteria:

    As the whole process of NEET exam is over, an all-India  Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by a candidate. The National Testing Agency will provide AIR for the first time (All Indian Rank).

    Seat Reservation in Government Medical/Dental Colleges for 15% AIQ –

    • 27% seats for OBC candidates (non-creamy layer)
    • 7.5% for ST applicants
    • 15% for SC students
    • for Differently-abled students, 5% seats are reserved as per Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines

    Qualification Criteria

    Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed the higher/senior secondary examination or ISCE which is equivalent to 10+2 examination Higher/Senior
    Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study.
    Subjects: Candidates must pass the above qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English.
    Minimum Marks: Candidates must secure minimum 50% marks (GEN), 40% marks (SC/ST/OBC), 45% marks (GEN PH) & 40% marks (SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH) taken together in PCB subjects.
    Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are in the 12th standard can also apply. They must have to show the passing certificates complying with the percentage criteria at the time of first round of counselling.
    NIOS or State Open School or private candidates are not eligible to apply for NEET exam.

    Qualifying Examination Codes

    CODE: 01- A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12thStandard in 2017, whose result is awaited, may apply and take up the said test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of the first round of Counselling.

    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 introduction of the 10+2+3 an 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 recognised
    examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include the practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.
    OR
    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.
    OR
    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 a candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.
    OR
    CODE: 06
    B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less
    then 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.
    OR
    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, a 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 taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks instead of 50% marks for General Candidates. Further, for persons with locomotor 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. If a candidate does not fall within the qualifications prescribed as per Code number 01-07

    Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to NEET 2019 Examination.

    Subject Description
    NEET 2019 Notification Click Here
    NEET Syllabus 2019 Click Here
    NEET 2019 Cutoff
    Click Here
    NEET 2019 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure Click Here
    NEET Previous Year Paper and Model Paper Click Here
    NEET 2019 Admit Card Click Here
    City Wise Exam Centre for NEET Click Here
    NEET 2019 Exam Result Click Here
    Counselling Details NEET 2019 Click Here
    List of BAMS Colleges in India Click Here
    List of BUMS Colleges in India Click Here
    List of BHMS Colleges in India Click Here
    List of Medical Colleges in India Click Here
    List of Dental Colleges in India Click Here

     

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