The Eligibility criteria of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is decided by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). CBSE is the conducting body for NEET exam. You should read carefully the NEET eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
Information About NEET Exam (2017)
NEET exam holds a lot of importance in India as through this examination admissions in various government & private medical colleges of the country take place.
After reading this you will gain in-depth knowledge about the criteria followed in NEET, all your doubts will be cleared by the end of this article.
Q- Who all are permitted to apply for NEET?
- Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians, Oversees Citizens of India, Persons of Indian Origin, Foreign Nationals can apply for NEET.
Q- Is having an Aadhaar Card compulsory?
- Yes, to apply for NEET possessing an Aadhaar Card is a mandatory criterion, only those who have a valid Aadhaar card can apply for NEET exam.
Q- What are the category-wise Educational Qualifications required to apply for NEET?
- General Category Applicants
If you belong to the General Category, basic requirements to apply include: Must have passed class XII from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology subjects. You should have passed XII with minimum 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology.
If you belong to any reserved category like SC/ST or any other backward classes, you must be class XII passed from any recognized Board with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology. Also you should have secured minimum 40% marks in the qualifying examination.
In case you qualify for this category you must be class XII passed from any recognized Board with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology. Further if you belong in General-PH class minimum required marks in class XII is 45% (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology taken together), for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH the minimum required marks are 40% respectively.
Provided further that the students educated abroad seeking admission into medical colleges in India must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English up to the 12th standard level with 50% marks also the equivalency will be determined by the Medical Council Of India and the concerned University.
Q- How old should I be to apply for NEET?
- The minimum age at which you are eligible to apply is 17 years. You should have completed 17 years of age by 31 December of the year of your admission to first year of MBBS/BDS Course. Also, 25 years is the maximum age to apply for NEET. After 26 years you are not allowed to apply for NEET exam.
Q- How many attempts can I appear for?
- You can avail a maximum of 3 attempts, which means anyone can appear in NEET exam for three times at max. If you have attempted NEET/AIPMT on three occasions then you are not supposed to apply again.
Q- Which are the seats on which admissions are made through NEET?
- All India Seats, State Government Seats, State/Private/Management/NRI Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University, Central Pool Seats.
Q- NEET Exam is conducted in total how many languages?
- You can opt for any of these languages while filling NEET application Form. As a result, your NEET question paper will be printed in that language only.
Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu.
Q- How can I apply for 85% State Quota Seats?
- Every state in India which offer admission based on NEET, fill their 85% of MBBS/BDS seats through state counselling. In order to apply under this quota, you should have studied class X and XII from the state for which you want to avail the state quota. Also having a domicile of the state is compulsory and you must possess residency proof of that state to avail state quota.
Q- Name some of the best colleges which seek admission through NEET?
- Here are the names of some of the most sought after colleges and their seat intake.
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (G.S. Medical College), Mumbai-260 Seats.
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune-125.
King George Medical College (KGMC),Lucknow-250.
Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), in New Delhi-250.
Grant Medical College (GMC), Mumbai-200.
Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), in New Delhi-200.
Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University(BHU) Varanasi-84. 🙂