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NEET Eligibility Criteria

Check new NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 as prescribed by NTA (National Testing Agency) who conducts NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for admission into MBBS /BDS courses. Aspirants need to fill up NEET application form if they fulfill the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test eligibility criteria including Age/Qualification/Attempt as given below.

Highlights of NEET 2021 Exam:

Application form will be releasedFirst week of December 2020
Deadline to register online and submit the applicationFirst week of January 2021
Admit card will be releasedSecond week of April 2021
NTA NEET 2021 Exam DateFirst week of May 2021
Result will be announcedFirst week of June 2021

NEET Eligibility Criteria

Highlights of NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

NationalityIndian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
Persons with Indian origin (PIO)
Foreign Nationals citizen
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota SeatsCandidates belonging to J&K states are eligible to apply under 15%
Age limitMinimum 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2021.
Qualification12th Passed
Mandatory SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology with English as mandatory subject.
  • 50% marks for General categories
  • 45% marks for PH
  • 40% marks for SC/ST category
AppearingCandidates are appearing in their qualifying exam or waiting for their result are also eligible for NEET (UG).

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021:

NEET Nationality:

Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply for NEET 2019.

NEET Qualification Needed:

  • Aspirants must have passed Higher/Senior Secondary examination or ISCE equivalent to 10+2 examination.
  • Applicants may pass above qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or any other elective subjects with English
  • 50% marks (GEN), 40% marks (SC/ST/OBC), 45% marks (GEN PH) & 40% marks (SC/ST/OBC-PH) taken together in PCB subjects are required.

NEET Age Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have completed minimum 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2021. There is no upper age limit to apply.

NEET No of Attempts:

  • The cap on the number of attempts was removed for NEET 2018 and is not applicable for NEET 2019 and 2020 and 2021 as well.
  • As per the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates can appear for the entrance exam as many times as they wish provided they fulfill the above-mentioned criteria.
  • Earlier, the examination authority decided to conduct NEET twice a year for February and May session, which was later scrapped.

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NEET Eligibility For Different Categories:

For General/OBC/SC/ST:

  • Candidates should pass 12th class in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
  • You may qualify Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually & obtained at least 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology at the qualifying paper.
  • Those appearing for the qualifying exam are also eligible. They are required to produce passing certificates complying with the percentage criteria at the time of first phase of counseling.
  • To apply for admission to MBBS/BDS courses, marks secured in math shall not be taken into account as per NEET Eligibility Criteria.

For Reserved Category NTA NEET Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aspirants may pass 12th class in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
  • Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes aspirants may secure 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in qualifying examination.

NEET Eligibility Criteria for PwD:

  • NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 for people with physical disability or physically handicapped are listed here.
  • For persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs:
  • Aspirants must have passed class XII in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English along with minimum aggregate of 45% marks for Gen-PH in the qualifying examinatio .
  • Aggregate of 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH in the qualifying paper is needed.

NEET Eligibility Criteria for Overseas/ NRI Candidates:

  • Contenders who have pass education from a foreign country are also eligible. Those applicants may under the category of Overseas/NRI/International.
  • Those who have been educated abroad and are applying for admission into medical colleges in India
  • You have passed 12th in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
  • You may cleared Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English with 50% marks in 12th

Important Links Related to NEET:

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NEET 2021 Reservation Policy:

NEET 2021 Reservation of seats under 15% All India Quota is discussed below:


 Frequently Asked Question Related to NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Question: Are NIOS students eligible for NEET 2021?

Answer: NIOS students are eligible to take NEET 2021 as the clause which barred such students was removed by the High Court of Delhi.

Question: I have a gap year between Class 11 and 12. Will I be eligible for NEET 2021?

Answer: Yes, candidates with a gap year will be eligible for NEET 2021.

Question: I will complete 25 years of age in March 2021. Will I be eligible for NEET?

Answer: Yes, you will be eligible to appear for the NEET exam as the candidates who are 25 years or above will now be able to take the exam as the Supreme Court has a directive.

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NEET Eligibility Criteria Download 2021:

Prior applying for admission in undergraduate courses such as Medical and Dental or MBBS and BDS, you may check out Eligibility Criteria of NEET 2021. Changes in NEET Eligibility have been introduced, aspirants are required to ensure changes introduced in the medical examination.

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