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NEET Reservation Criteria for State/Defence Quota & Much More!!

Attention Candidates, NEET UG 2020 Application Form Notification has been released. NEET 2020 Exam Date are Postponed till further orders. NEET Reservation Criteria policy is applicable as prescribed by the Indian government for the entrance examination. The candidates are required to mention reservation category in which they lies.

The last date of the submission of the NEET-UG 2020 application form will be on the 31 December 2019. Throughout the article, we will discuss the NEET Reservation Criteria. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification.

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The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is also known as  NEET-UG 2020 is an entrance examination in India, the aspirants who wish to study any graduate medical course like (MBBS/ dental course (BDS) in Government or Private Medical Colleges in India. It is an entrance examination of a medical sector which is conducted by  India level, After qualifying the NEET examination, Candidate able to take admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS Course.

Quick Facts

Name of the ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Commonly Known asNEET
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
ModeWritten
Subjects4
Time Limit3 Hours
Total Questions180
Subject Wise Questions45
Maximum Marks720
Marks per Question4
Negative MarkingYes (-1)
Courses Offered through the examMBBS, BDS

NEET Reservation Criteria

According to government policy, 10% of seats will be reserved for GEN- EWS (General Economically Weaker Section). General candidates whose family total annual income is under Rs 8 lakh are considered as EWS.

  • To get admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/ Institutions for seats other than 15% All India Quota, the reservation policy of the desired state government shall apply.
  • Candidates from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as these Union Territories opted to stay out of All India Scheme. To claim eligibility, candidates from these Union Territories must sign a self-declaration form.

According to NEET reservation criteria the Central Universities and institutions seats will be reserved for GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD candidates. The percentage of seats reserved for different categories is shown in the following table:

CategoriesReservation
General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)10%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

EWS Quota

The EWS quota came after the 124th Amendment Bill in the Constitution of India, which was passed in the January session of the Parliament. According to this bill, 10% reservation in jobs and education shall be granted to the EWS candidates belonging to the General quota candidates.

Who comes under the EWS category?

Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation are SCs, STs, and OBCs. The GEN category candidates whose family gross annual income is below Rs 8 lakh are only identified as EWS for benefit of reservation. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.

Who can’t access the EWS quota?

Those candidates whose family own any of the following assets will not be considered eligible to avail admission under EWS quota.

  • 5 acres of agricultural land and above
  • Residential flat of 1000 sq ft. and above
  • Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
  • Residential plot of 200 sq yards and above in areas others than the notified municipalities.

For PwD Candidates

  • 5% of the seats under AIQ are reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates.
  • In case the seats remain vacant due to unavailability of candidates, the seats would be included in the Annual Sanctioned Seats for the respective category.
  • Eligible candidates will be required to produce Disability Certificate from one of the Disability Assessment Boards prior to their scheduled date of counselling.
  • Candidates may refer to the colleges mentioned below to produce the disability certificate:
  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi
  2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
  3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
  4. Madras Medical College, Chennai

Reservation for Seats Other than All India Quota

  • Merit List will be released by the state based on candidates’ All India Rank.
  • Under the state quota, 85% of the seats are filled through state counselling conducted separately by each state/Union Territory.
  • Candidates must contact their respective state counselling authority to know the dates and procedure for the same.

Documents Required to Claim Reservation

Those candidates claiming reservation of seats under various reserved categories should show the relevant documents demanded by NTA to validate their claim for seat reservation failing which, they may be debarred from counselling and seat allotment process.

The nodal authorities for issuing these documents is also clearly indicated in the certificate formats published in NEET Information Bulletin.

CategoryNodal Authority
PwD (Locomotor Disability)Duly Constituted Medical Board at Selected Central Government Hospitals
OBC-NCLDistrict Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner
OR
Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate, Revenue Officer (not below rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer
SC/STDistrict Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner
OR
Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate, Revenue Officer (not below rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer

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