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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021


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

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) - 2021 will be conducted in single phase and will be an objective type test. To be eligible for NEET 2021, 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 2021. 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    NEET Eligibility Criteria
    Age Criteria
    • The maximum age limit is 25 years as on December 31, of the year of admission for candidates belonging to general category.
    • The minimum age limit is 17 years as on December 31, of the year of admission or students belonging to all the categories.
    • The maximum age limit is 30 years as on December 31, of the year of admission for candidates belonging to reserved category.
    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 2021, only age limitation is applicable.
    Year of Passing
    • Candidates who are appearing for their board exams in the year 2021 - Eligible
    • Candidates who have appeared for Class 12 exam in 2019 and appearing for an improvement exam in 2021 - Eligible
    • Students who have appeared for the Class 12 exam in 2018 and have taken an improvement exam in 2019, can mention the year of the exam with a better score.
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    NEET Eligibility Criteria for State Quota

    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:

  • Applicants should be a resident of the respective state.
  • Applicants should have proper proof of their residency.
  • Applicants should have completed (or pursuing) their schooling (Class 12th) from the respective state.
  • Eligibility for All India Quota in NEET

  • Applicants have to be a citizen of India.
  • The age of the candidate should be at least 18 years.
  • The upper age limit for candidates of general category will be 25 years, and for SC/ST candidates there is a relaxation of 5 years.
  • For applicants hailing from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir, would be only eligible for admission to the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.
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    From details, candidates can have a clear idea about the NEET 2021 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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  • Frequently Asked Questions on NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

    Are supplementary candidates eligible for NEET

    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.

    Are practical marks counted for NEET eligibility

    NEET eligibility takes into account total marks obtained from, both practical and theory in Physics, chemistry, and biology.

    Is CBSE private candidate eligible for NEET 2021

    Yes, candidates who have opted for Biology as an additional subject, private candidates, and distant learning candidates, all these candidates are eligible for NEET 2021.