NEET UG Exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) Exam

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be at least 17 years as on the 31st December of the year of admission
  • Candidate must be an Indian National
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are eligible for admission in seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Medical Institutions
  • Upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on December 31 of the year of admission
  • Upper age limit is 30 years for SC / ST / OBC category candidates is after giving relaxation of 5 years
  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 or HSC with 50% Marks for General Category- Candidate must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology
  • Candidates should have 10+2 or HSC with 40% Marks for OBC/SC/ST Category - Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes must have obtained 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology have taken together
  • Candidates should have qualifying Marks for PH/PWD Category – Minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs

Candidates from Jammu & Kashmir:

Students from the Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for NEET-UG 15% All India quota seats. If candidates wish to appear for the exam then they have to upload self-declaration form in prescribed format. It must be noted that incomplete, unsigned or photocopy of the self-declaration will be summarily rejected. If the declaration found to be false the admission will be cancelled and criminal proceedings will be taken for them.

Important Notes:

  • From Jammu & Kashmir state students are not eligible to seek admissions for MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/ Dental Colleges

Qualifications and Qualifying Examination Codes for NEET-UG 2019:

CODE: 01

Candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2019 whose result is awaited, can apply and take up NEET-UG 2019 but they will not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS, if they do not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of first round of Counselling.

CODE: 02

The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology (which include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.

CODE: 03

The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (including practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject

CODE: 04

The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination will include a practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.

CODE: 05

The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio- technology with English at a level not less than a core course.

CODE: 06

B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that candidates have passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology and further that they have passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

CODE: 07

Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology; Which includes practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.


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