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NEET 2021 Reservation Criteria: EWS, PWD, SC, ST, Defence Quota & More!

Attention Candidates, NEET UG 2021 Application Form Notification has been released. NEET 2021 Reservation Criteria policy is applicable as prescribed by the Indian government for the entrance examination. The candidates are required to mention the reservation category in which they lie. 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, also known as  NEET-UG 2021, is an entrance examination in India for 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 that is conducted at the Indian level. After qualifying for the NEET examination, the Candidate can take admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS Courses.

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[PAGE INDEX]
1. Quick Fact
2. Important dates
3. How to fill NEET 2021 Application Form?
4. NEET 2021 Application Correction Window
5. NEET Application Form Documents Required
6. Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Fact

Before discussing the whole NTA NEET UG entrance exam like Application form, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, NEET 2021 cutoff, counselling etc., let’s look at the Quick fact about NEET.

FeaturesSpecifications
Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) or NEET-UG
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of NEET ExaminationNational-level
CategoryUndergraduate
Mode of ExamOffline Mode (Pen, Paper)
Duration of Examination3 hours
Total Number of Questions200 Multiple Choice Questions
Languages available for the ExaminationHindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu, Punjabi and Malayalam.
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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%

Economically Weaker Section (EWS) NEET Reservation Criteria

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. The EWS category will apply to PwD and CW category seats available in Delhi University and the medical college of RML Hospital. Following are the detailed criteria.

Sample of EWS Certificate

Those Aspirants whose families own any of the following assets will not be considered eligible for admission under the 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 other than the notified municipalities.

Notes: Aspirants must note that EWS reservations at all Indian levels will be offered in the central universities only.

List of Colleges- NEET reservation 2021 (EWS)

Reservation criteria for NEET 2021 at all Indian levels will be applicable only in central education institutions/universities. The Board of Governors has issued the LoPs, Medical Council of India, relevant only for UR category candidates.

S.No.College Name
1.University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
2.VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
3.Medical College of RML Hospital, New Delhi
4.Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi
5.Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi

Persons with disability- NEET reservation criteria

S.No.College Name
1.Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari
2.All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
3.Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
4.Madras Medical College, Chennai

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 reservation. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon producing an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.

Who can’t access the EWS quota?

Those whose families own any of the following assets will not be considered eligible to avail admission under the 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. They may be debarred from counselling and the 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 the 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 the rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer

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Eligibility CriteriaClick HereExam PatternClick Here
SyllabusClick HereBookClick Here
Preparation TipsClick HereReservation CriteriaClick Here
Admit CardClick HereExam CentreClick Here
Answer KeyClick HereCutoffClick Here
ResultClick HereCounselling ProcedureClick Here
Seat MatrixClick HereSample PapersClick Here
Previous Year PapersClick HereMedical College Fee StructureClick Here
Dress CodeClick HereExam Day GuidelineClick Here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How many seats are reserved in a government college?

A. Answer: 15% of seats will be reserved for All India Quota seats, while 85% will be reserved for the state quota. The seats under this reservation will be allotted as per the NEET reservation criteria 2021.

Q. How many seats are reserved for SC and ST under AIQ?

A. A. As per government regulations for NEET reservation criteria, 15% of seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% of seats for Scheduled Tribe (ST) are reserved in Central Universities.

Q. How many seats are reserved for general category candidates under NEET reservation?

A. The seats left after the constitutional reservation for the NEET exam will be available for general category candidates.

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