NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019 for General, SC, ST, OBC & PwD Categories
Information about the NEET Eligibility criteria 2019 and NEET Qualifying Exam marks, category wise for General, SC, ST, OBC & PwD are given here. Candidates should be aware of the Minimum age, Upper age limit for NEET and number of attempts for NEET. Additionally, eligibility criteria for 15% All India Quota seats and for State Quota Seats, Medical Colleges & AFMC are stated. Furthermore, NEET Qualifying Exam marks and NEET percentile for General, SC, ST, OBC & PwD Categories are given below.
Eligibility for NEET 2019- Minimum Age
Minimum age for eligibility for NEET UG 2019 is 17 years. In order to be eligible for NEET, candidate should fulfill one of these options:
The candidate will complete 17 years of age at the admission time.
He/ she will complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st December of the first year of MBBS/ BDS admission.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019- Upper Age Limit
For General/ Unreserved category, the upper age limit for NEET(UG) 2019 is 25 years as on the date of examination. However, for SC, ST, OBC and PwD categories, there is a relaxation of 5 years.
Eligibility for NEET 2019- Number of Attempts
As per official NEET 2019 Bulletin by NTA, there is no cap or limit in the number of attempts candidates can take NEET.
However, this was different in 2017. As per the CBSE notification for NEET UG 2017, candidates were given maximum three attempts. And, for those candidates who have taken NEET UG 2017, that was considered as the first attempt. This was regardless of whether the candidate had appeared for AIPMT or NEET prior to 2017.
Eligibility for NEET 2019- Nationality/ Who is eligible to Apply?
There are many NRIs and foreign nationals aspiring for Medical Admission in India. Now, check the NEET Eligibility criteria 2019 regarding Nationality. Following candidates are eligible to apply for NEET UG 2019:
* Indian Nationals
* Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
* Oversees Citizens of India (OCIs)
* Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
* Foreign Nationals
So, the above applicants are eligible to apply for NEET UG 2019. However, their eligibility for admission to MBBS/ BDS seats within and other than the 15% All India quota is to be confirmed. Please continue reading for more details.
NEET Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
Next, let’s see the NEET Eligibility criteria for 15% All India Quota Seats. Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India quota seats. From 2018 onwards, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have also joined the All India Quota Seats. However, candidates from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for the 15% All India quota seats. This is because Jammu & Kashmir has opted out of the All India Scheme from its inception/ beginning. However, these candidates can claim eligibility by submitting online self Declaration. Also, the printout of the confirmation page of the online declaration should be presented at the time of counseling.
Also, check the NEET Cut off marks 2017 for 15% All India Quota Seats:
Eligibility for State Quota Seats, Medical Colleges & AFMC
Again, candidates should verify their eligibility for MBBS/ BDS admission under the control of States, Medical Colleges, Universities and AFMC. Eligibility for admission in these institutions will depend on the policies and rules of the respective State Governments, Institutions and Government of India.
NEET 2019 Qualifying Exam marks for General, SC, ST, OBC & PwD Categories
Now, let’s check the minimum qualifying exam marks required for NEET 2019 and for MBBS/ BDS admissions in India. NEET Qualifying exam means Class 12 Exam or any equivalent exam as specified by CBSE. Firstly, candidates will have to pass in Physics, Biology/ Bio-Technology, Chemistry and English individually. Additionally, candidates under General/ Unreserved category should score a minimum of 50% marks for Physics, Biology/ Bio-Technology and Chemistry together. However, candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC category should score a minimum of 40% marks for Physics, Biology/ Bio-Technology and Chemistry together. And, for candidates with locomotor disability, the minimum marks required is 45% for Gen-PwD. Additionally, for SC-PwD, ST-PwD and OBC-PwD, the minimum NEET qualifying marks is 40%.
Also, check this table showing NEET Qualifying Exam Marks for General, SC, ST, OBC & PwD Categories:
NEET Percentile for General, SC, ST, OBC & PwD Category/ NEET Minimum marks 2019
Percentile is the number below which a certain percentage of scores fall. By calculating NEET percentile, one can compare the candidate’s NEET performance with rest of the candidates. CBSE has given minimum eligible NEET percentile for different categories. Accordingly, in order to qualify for MBBS/ BDS admissions, candidates in General/ Unreserved category should score marks at or above 50th percentile. However, for candidates in SC/ ST/ OBC categories, the NEET minimum marks for Medical/ Dental Admissions 2019 is lower.
Check the table below to see the NEET Qualifying Percentile/ NEET minimum marks, category wise for 2019. This is same as that of NEET 2018.
For further details, check NEET Percentile- NEET Minimum Qualifying Marks 2019
NEET Reservation, category wise for SC, ST, OBC and PwD: MBBS/ BDS Admissions 2019
Another important consideration for eligibility for NEET and MBBS/ BDS Admissions in India is the reservation of seats for different categories. NEET reservation criteria for SC, ST, OBC and PwD categories is specified. The NEET reservation criteria for 15% All India Quota seats is given here.
For NEET UG 2019, the seat reservation for PwD category is increased to 5%. However, this is an increase from 3% for NEET UG 2017. Check this table to see the NEET 2019 reservation criteria for 15% All India Quota seats:
Also, the NEET reservation, category wise, for seats other than the 15% All India Quota seats is considered while determining the candidate’s eligibility . This includes reservation of MBBS/ BDS seats for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes and Physically Handicapped categories. This reservation criteria depends on the policies of the different states/Union Territories. Now, check here for further information about NEET reservation 2019, category wise for SC, ST, OBC AND PwD .
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