The eligibility to appear in NEET (UG) is as per the respective regulations:
As per nationality - Indian, Persons of Indian Origin, Overseas Citizens of India, Foreign Nationals and Non-resident Indians are eligible to appear in NEET-UG exam.
Before filling the online registration form of NEET-UG, the candidates should further investigate about the Age criteria and other factors. Candidates must have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or on before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to first year undergraduate medical course
The upper age limit is 25 years for Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWS and 30 years for Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD Category.
NEET (UG) - 2023 will be conducted in single phase and will be an objective type test. To be eligible for NEET 2023, candidates must pass the 12th standard examination with Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English subjects. For general category candidates, it is mandatory to bring 50% marks in 12th standard, while SC/ST/OBC category candidates have to get 40% marks to become eligible for NEET 2023. Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates will not be eligible. It will also not be acceptable as an additional subject at 10+2 level.
|NEET Eligibility Criteria|
|Aggregate Marks||For General Category - 50 % (Physically Handicapped, PH - 45%) and for OBC/SC/ST - 45 % (PH - 40 %) Note: The marks scored for Math would not be taken into consideration in this exam|
|Number of Subjects||There will be a total of 3 subjects with Physics, Chemistry, Biology.|
|Number of attempts||There is no such attempt limit in NEET 2023, only age limitation is applicable.|
|Year of Passing||
|For Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWS||
|For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwBD Category|
Candidates should note that around 85% of MBBS/BDS seats will be reserved for NEET states quota counselling. The rest 15% seats will be allotted at the central level for All India Counselling. Hence, candidates have to fulfil the below mentioned criteria:
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions, and the Government of India, as the case may be. The NRI and OCI Applicants/Candidates have to upload a Certificate from the concerned Indian Diplomatic Mission in the country of their residence in support of their claim as an NRI/OCI Candidate, along with their online Application Form for NEET (UG) - 2022 and retain the original of such document for producing it at the time of Counselling / Admission to the Courses covered under NEET (UG). Similarly, a foreign applicant for NEET (UG) 2022 shall also upload Documentary Proof (e.g. relevant pages of a valid passport or a Certificate from the Competent Authority in the country of his/her nationality regarding his/her citizenship status) in support of his/her Nationality, along with online Application Form. The Embassy Certificate and Citizenship Certificate or any Documentary proof of Citizenship are given in Annexures - XIV A and XIV B. Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental/College/State.
The Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification dated 4 March 2021 specified the
rights to which an OCI cardholder shall be entitled under the Citizenship Act, 1955.
Clause (4) (ii) of the said Notification reads as under:
"(4) parity with Non-Resident Indians in the matter of -
(ii) appearing for the all India entrance tests such as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test,
Joint Entrance Examination (Mains), Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), or such other
tests to make them eligible for admission only against any Non-Resident Indian seat or any
supernumerary seat: Provided that the OCI cardholder shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens."
The above Notification provides the following Explanation:
"The OCI Cardholder (including a PIO card holder) is a foreign national holding passport of a foreign country and is not a citizen of India."
Similarly, the PIO cardholder and foreign nationals shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens.
From details, candidates can have a clear idea about the NEET 2023 eligibility criteria. For further details, it is advisable that aspirants refer to the NEET official website in case of additional clarifications.
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Yes, candidates participating in supplementary exams can take part in NEET. However, during the time of examination, such candidates must provide the required documents for which the following criteria should be fulfilled - must have completed class 12 with a minimum of 40% for Reserved candidates and 50% for Unreserved candidates. Must be 17 years as on 31st December and not lesser. Nationality: Indian Nationals, OCIs, NRIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals. Check the complete list of eligibility from the official website.
NEET eligibility takes into account total marks obtained from, both practical and theory in Physics, chemistry, and biology.
Yes, candidates who have opted for Biology as an additional subject, private candidates, and distant learning candidates, all these candidates are eligible for NEET 2023.