NEET Eligibility

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 is the basic pre-requisite to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria checks for whether the candidate can apply for the exam or not. NTA sets NEET eligibility requirements which should be met to apply for the exam. The eligibility factors are percentage of marks, nationality, age and others. The eligibility criterion is discussed in the article below.

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Who are eligible for the NEET exam 2021?

No aspiring candidate can apply for the exam if the eligibility criteria are not fulfilled. All the India citizens, Non-resident Indians, Foreign Nationals, Overseas citizens of India and Persons of Indian Origin are eligible to appear for the exam. To carry out the process, NTA has established detailed eligibility criteria which are mentioned below. Aspirants should be aware that if they wish to study medicine at the undergraduate level, they must take and pass the NEET 2021 exam. NEET is now required for aspirants who desire to study medicine overseas yet return to India to practice medicine.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

The primary eligibility criteria to appear for exam is-

NEET 2021 Age Limit-

  1. Candidates must be of 17 at the time of application, or will do so before December 31, 2021. As a result, candidates’ minimum birth dates should be December 31, 2021.
  2. Candidates above the age of 25 can apply for NEET 2021 on a temporary basis. A five-year relaxation is granted to applicants who fall into one of the restricted categories or PwD (person with disability).

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NEET Eligibility Criteria (Education)

  1. The aspiring candidate should complete 12th or higher secondary school with medical as stream (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) with English subject from CBSE or any other state board.
  2. The candidates who have cleared 12th and have passing certifications from the authority can also apply for NEET exam.

Eligibility and qualifying % as per category

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NEET Reservation Criteria

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All India Quota Eligibility in NEET

All India Quota students have 15% of reservation in various dental and medical college of the country. For this, the candidate has to be India citizen, NRI or Person with Indian Origin. The candidates from J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana do not fall under this category.

Qualifications and qualifying exam codes

Aspirants must choose the NEET 2021 qualification codes for the qualifying examination when filling out the application form. Aspirants should familiarize themselves with the NEET qualifying codes by looking through the table below.

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      1. Does the age matters for NEET Exam?

Specifically, the authorities have not finalized the maximum age limit for a candidate to apply and sit for the exam. However, the candidate should be minimum of 17 years of age. And in the case of reserved quota the age limit is 25 years.

      2. Does the percentage of marks matter in the exam?

The percentage of marks obtained in class 12 is for the purpose of eligibility only. The least percentage of marks accepted is 40% for other categories and for general category students it is 50%.

      3. How many times a student can apply for the exam?

A candidate can apply for NEET exam without any restrictions. After the amendments in 2018, the restrictions on number of attempts are removed. Hence, now there is no limit to number of attempts.

      4. Who all can give NEET exam?

Everyone is eligible to give the NEET exam in India. However, there are some eligibility considerations to it which a candidate has to check before applying for the exam.

      5. What are the rules for NEET examination?

The authority has established specific norms and regulations that must be followed by an applicant in order to be regarded eligible for the admission process. The applicant can study the regulations in the information pamphlet to assist them follow them.

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