NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021, Qualification, Age, 15% AIQ Eligibility

NEET 2021 Application CorrectionNEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 is prescribed by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The students are suggested to read carefully the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a national level entrance examination for MBBS & BDS aspirants. This examination is conducted for providing admissions in various government & private renowned medical institutions & colleges of the country. Students who will completely fullfill the eligibility criteria of NEET will be able to register for the entrance exam. Candidates check here to get complete details about NEET 2021 Eligibility.

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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates should check the eligibility before filling the NEET 2021 application form. Here, we have mentioned detailed information about NEET Eligibility 2021:

Eligibility to appear in NEET-UG:

General Eligibility:

  • Aadhaar Card: Aadhaar card is not mandatory to apply for NEET 2021 examination.
Category of CandidatesTypes of permissible IDs

Indian Nationals of all States

Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/, Class XII Roll number issued by the Board, Election Card (EPIC No.), Ration Card, Bank Account Passbook with Photograph, Passport Number or Number of any other Photo Identity Card issued by Government.

NRIsAadhaar Number, Passport Number
Foreigners/ OCI/ PIOPassport Number


  • Candidates must be the citizen of India.
  • NRIs (Non-Resident Indians), OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India), PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) & Foreign Nationals can also apply.
  • Candidates seeking for admission in UG medical courses in abroad are required to qualify NEET exam.

Age Criteria:

  • There is lower age limit for NEET. The applying candidate must have completed minimum 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2021.
  • The upper age limit is 25 years as on the date of examination. Candidates above 25 years are provisionally permitted to appear and their candidature is subject to the outcome of pending Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed the higher/senior secondary examination or its equivalent after a period of 12 years study.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have passed the above qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology along with English as mandatory subject.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must secure minimum 50% marks (GEN & GEN-EWS), 45% marks (GEN PH) & 40% marks (SC, ST & OBC-NCL) taken together in PCB subjects.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are in 12th standard can also apply. They must have to show the passing certificates complying with the percentage criteria at the time of first round of counselling.
  • NIOS or State Open School or private candidates are eligible to apply for NEET exam as per last year High Court of Delhi order. However, the candidates eligibility depends on the final verdict of the special leave petitions filed by Medical Council of India.

Note: Marks obtained in maths will not be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats


  • Candidate must be the citizen of India, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs & Foreign Nationals.

For J&K & Ladakh:

  • Candidates from UT of J&K and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present the same during counselling.
  • Candidates from J&K & Ladakh can appear in NEET exam for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University & Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfillment of eligibility conditions.

For Andhra Pradesh & Telangana:

  • From 2018, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana state joins and contribute to the 15% All India Quota seats.
  • Candidates from these states are now eligible for 15% AIQ seats without any self-declaration.

Eligibility for 85% State Quota Seats

All the states participating in the NEET 2021 will be able to fill their 85% seats of MBBS/BDS though state counselling, while the remaining 15% of the seats will be filled through All India centralized counselling. The eligibility for the 85% quota seats of the states are mentioned below:

  • Candidates must have completed/appearing his/her 10th and 12th from the state.
  • Candidate must possess a valid domicile in the state.
  • Candidate should possess a residency proof of the state.

Also Check:

NEET 2021 Qualification Codes

NEET 2021 Rules & Regulation

NEET 2021 Attempt Limit

Eligibility for Seats Under The Control Of States/ Deemed Universities/Central Universities /AIIMS/JIPMER/Seats Of ESIC & AFMC Including BHU & AMU/Central Pool Quota:

  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.
  • Foreign nationals can confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental College/State.

Eligibility for Seats in Participating Bodies

There are many other institutes/universities that will be participating in the NEET 2021, some of them includes Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jamia Hamdard University, University of Delhi.

  • The OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) may also appear the exam subject to the rules of government of India.
  • The upper age limit shall be considered as per the rules of states/ universities/ institutions for those candidates, seeking admission under the control of participating Institutions/ Universities/ States.

If you have any other query about NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021, you can ask us by leaving your comments in the comment box.

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  1. Shiwi says:

    Maine neet ke form me up ka state Dala tha Quki Maine school aur Adhar card up se hi h.. But mere father MP me 7 sal se gher bnwa Kar MP me hi rah rahe h Nd mere pas Yha ka domicile v h to kya mai MP ki nivasi Mani jaugi ya Nhi.. Please reply

  2. Sanjay says:

    Sir,I have passed class 12 with 59% and my PCB total is 46% and I belong to OBC caste.Will I be allowed to give NEET exam?

    Sir,please answer

  3. Pankaj kumar says:

    Sir mai 2014 me pcm se pass kiya hu aur 2015 me single subject se bio.kiya hu kya mai 2018 me neet exam de sakta hu.

  4. Sachin says:

    muje 12th board me pcb me 141 Maks he or me obc category se hu to me 2018 ke neet ke liya appear hu

  5. Amit Chaurasiya says:

    Sir Mai 2014 me pcm se inter Kiya Hun to sir fir pcb karke neet me exam de saka Hun.

  6. Rajesh Barik says:

    Respected Sir,
    I have pass my 12th standard with PCB & I belongs to OBC category from odisha.Sir ple tell me that ,,,
    1.Which layer of obc is reserved for neet (creamy or non-creamy) during counselling. I eligible for applying AIl India quota seat ??
    Ple ple help me sir…

  7. Sachin says:

    Sir muje 12th board me pcb me 141 marks mileye kya me neet 2018 ke liye eligibal hu

  8. santosh says:

    Sir I m failed in phy theory is m eligible for neet

  9. Sadaf says:

    Sir, pls clarify the no.of attempts to appear in NEET.

  10. Sadaf says:

    Sir,I have passed my 12th std in 2015 and appeared in AIPMT-2016 & NEET-2017. Am I eligible to appear in NEET-2018 since their are limits in no.of attempts.Pls clarify about the no.of attempts.

  11. KALEEM Meer says:

    Sir how much marks should be score for getting select in mbbs seat for obc

  12. Pooja bhuker says:

    Sir mne 12 class nios se pass ki h to kya mera harayana ka domicillie eligible hoga

  13. Amit Chaurasiya says:

    Sir Mai 2012 me high school and inter college
    2014 Mai PCM se kyea Hun fir sir 2015 Mai yek subject se bio private kyea Hun to sir Mai medical neet ka exam nahi de Sakta?
    To sir nahi kar sakta to kuch sajeaction dije
    Ki aage kya Karu is ke lye please sir kuch batye sir nahi to meri life sir…..

  14. V Kanagaraj says:

    Respected Sir,
    1. I am army service personal. May daughter Jointed KV MEG Bangalore on 01 Jul 2011 at Class 6th. Now she is continuing his study in the same school at Class 12th (PCB). She is likely to be appeared in NEET-2018. SIR, SHE IS ELIGIBLE FOR 85% KARNATAKA STATE NEET 2018 QUOTTA. Please reply please.

  15. Ashsih says:

    Sir jab ssupreme court ne age limit ko neet paper se hta diya h to fir 25 se uper age wale student paper kyu nhi de sakte

  16. Sakshi shreya says:

    Will the same (neet) eligibility criteria will be followed by afmc too?

  17. Mahima Sharma says:

    I am in class 12 and I have filled Private state Board form am I eligible for neet

  18. ghanshyam says:

    I am passed 10th class mp bord (private) my percentage is 50 above .mera 2year ka gap he 9 th class ke bad phir mene 10th ki private iske bad 11th and 12th mp bord se regular he and percentage 50 above he kya mujhe exam nikalne ke bad government college millega or nhi

  19. Satendra says:

    Sir mai 2010 me 10+2 physics,chemistry,&math se kiya phir 2013 me single subject biology se kiya sir kya mai neet 2018 me exam de skta hu

  20. Radhakrishna says:

    My Son passing class 12 subjects by part:
    Physics & language papers (3 papers)on March 2017.
    Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics (3 papers)will appear on on March 2018.
    Pl. clarify whether he is eligible to appear NEET-UG-2018

  21. vicky says:

    sir i got 500 marks in ip sir im from sc category so i,am eligible for neet sir ??? plzz give fast rply

  22. Anonymous says:

    Hello I got 59% in class 12th examination can I fill the 2018 neet examination form ..I got above 50% in all subject…I’m from general category…Thanku

  23. Rajesh says:

    I completed 10+2 in 2010 in tn I am obc category
    Am I eligible for neet?

  24. baldev says:

    have passed PCM in 2016 + additional biology as single subject from raj.bord Board in 2017. Am i eligible for MBBS.

  25. yogesh arya says:

    my dob is 28-05-2002 can i apply for NEET 2019 tell fast sir

  26. shekhar salve says:

    i have got 40% in biology,36% in physics and 60% in chemistry.i am from sc category can i appear in neet 2018

  27. shekhar says:

    i have got 39% in biology,39% in physics and 60% in chemistry. I am form sc category can i appear in neet 2018 plz sir tell me….I am waiting for your answer …

  28. Asha says:

    I have completed my Olevels (Edexcel, British curriculum) in 2015 and Alevels ( Edexcel , British curriculum) in 2017
    In Olevels(11th grade) i have scored Bio-91% ,Phy-95%, Chem-97%
    In Alevels(12th and 13th grade) i have scored Bio-52%, Phy-52%, Chem-57%
    Am i eligible for the neet examination of 2018?

  29. Rekha says:

    Am 27 year old…i am in general category so Am I eligible for neet exam or not ???

  30. Pawan Kumar says:

    Kya class 12 nios se pass student neet 2018 me appear ho skta h

  31. shekhar salve says:

    i have got 60% in biology,36% in physics and 40% in chemistry. I am form sc category can i appear in neet 2018

  32. Nagesh pole says:

    Sir l have 52 ℅ in pcb group
    I am eligible to give neet

  33. Nagesh pole says:

    Sir I have passed 12th in 2017 and my category is Nt2
    My pcb group marks is.

    I want to know that I eligible for neet 2018 exam
    Plzz reply fast

  34. Tarun says:

    Sir mujhe ye confirm krna hai ki m 12th kiya tha 2016 mein up board se aur mere pass subject ye the phy,che,bio,hin & computer aur mere total percentage 82% hai…aur NEET m English cumpulsory hai to maine 2017 mein Maine ek subject English se 12th kr liya hai.. sir koi prblm to nhi hogi

  35. Vivek Sharma says:

    I am getting more than 50% marks in English, Chem, Bio and Physics. Am I eligible for NEET 2018 exam?

  36. Manish Maheshwari says:

    Sir I got 56.6% maks in 12 class In general class.
    You deliver detiles in site it’s minimum 50% maks compulsory in neet examination.. Sir please inform. Request sir from heart.

  37. Manish Maheshwari says:

    Sir mere 12 class me PCB me 56.6 % aaye he. Or me general se hu. Or aap ne upr details me general class ke only 50 % btaya he.. Kya me able hu kya.

  38. Mohit parashar says:

    I got physics-41,biology-40,chemistry-41,english-82 in my 12th class………can i appear for the examination

  39. sujeet kumar yadav says:

    In neet exam are 3 attempts continoue yes or no

  40. Bhajan Lal says:

    i am class 11 passed in subjects Physics chemistry and maths with hindi and english year 2015 and class 12 physics chemistry and biology with hindi and english passed 2017. can i eligble for neet 2018

  41. ashutosh gupta says:

    i have passed 12th board and i got 53% in biology,62% in physics and 71% in chemistry.can i appear in neet 2018

  42. ashutosh gupta says:

    i have got 53% in biology,62% in physics and 71% in chemistry.can i appear in neet 2018

  43. VINAY SHUKLA says:

    what is the upper age limit for neet 2018, iam 40+

  44. Mitali Das says:

    I passed cl xii on compartment in Biology theory,my PCB is 58% and I am from OBC category.I got 70 in English.Can I appear in NEET 2018?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can’t apply with compartment.

      • Mitali Das says:

        I got P-53,C-54,B-67,Eng- 70 In cl xii this year.Cant I apply for NEET 2018 as you replied just because I passed the Biology subject through compartment?PL reply soon.

  45. madhumitha ragupathi says:

    i get 250+ marks in NEET 2017,can i get MBBS/BDS seats in government or private medical colleges

  46. Vivek dwivedi says:

    I passed 12 in 2017 by pcm so am i eligible for neet 2018

  47. P AMUDHA says:

    i have aiready posted an email regarding name in aadhaar and tenth marksheet

  48. sheikh tohid says:

    Dear sir, i have marks 46% taken together with Biology=56, physics=40,chemistry=42 and i am a OBC-A cattegory from west bengal. Am i eligible for NEET-2017? please please inform me because i am feeling tension now for new central rules .

  49. Kishore says:

    My dib is 30/4/2002 I am ealigebal to give neet 2018

  50. Vinod narale says:

    My dob is 31 may 2000 will I apply for neet 2017 please tell early

  51. Vinod narale says:

    My dob is 31 may 2000 will I apply for neet 2017

  52. Garima Kumar bhamu says:

    My DOB 20 July 2000 can I appear in neet exam plz reply

  53. md rafique alam says:

    I want to know, my brothers have some confusion related to marks , he got marks in 1. physics- 33,
    2. Chemistry- 44
    3. Biology- 41
    4, English- 49
    He belongs to (OBC+ pH) EBC + pH category
    I want to know they eligible to appear in MBBS/BDS. Or AIPMT in 2017 year

  54. SHiva says:

    I’m studying in telangana,but my highschool and hometown is Karnataka…so can I write neet exams in Karnataka??

  55. Prabhas says:

    Iam from telangana i got 89631 rank in neet 2 can i get a seat in private medical colleges or deemed universities in telangana or other states pls say me

  56. alok kumar says:

    If i get 390 marks in neet1 can i get gov.medical colege

  57. alok kumar says:

    I get

  58. arshi says:

    Candidates of j&k are eligible for which colleges
    and what shall be there fee structure?

  59. amulya says:

    i am a student of andhrapradesh and if i choose national pool option in application,could i get 15% seats in indian other states?

  60. sunil says:

    Pls provide to correct Option for seats/eligible category of Andhra Pradesh students

  61. vaibhav kumar says:

    how many minimum marks required in english for eligible to NEET

  62. M.UDAYA KUMAR says:

    My DOB is 24 may 1999 can I eligible for neet 2 or not . Please reply me as much as possible

  63. Shivani naik says:

    Sir, as I gave aipmt exam in my class 11&after 12 so can I also apply for this entrance exam…will this be counted as mine last chance,?

  64. pravesh says:

    I am a residency of up and i am a jat will i m in obc or general. Pls send me ans as soon as possible

  65. Abhinav kumar says:

    My DOB is 13 July 2000 .Will I be eligible for neet 2?????.?????
    Please tell……

  66. Akshay says:

    How many attempts will be provided by NEET?

  67. jahangeer Ahmad says:

    My date of birth is1990 and residents of jammu and Kashmir Am I eligible for MEET phase 2nd

  68. Ankit says:

    I have passed PCM in 2014 + additional biology as single subject from UP Board in 2015. Am i eligible for MBBS.

  69. amit kumar says:

    neet phase 2 me kon student exam de sakta hai and jo neet phase 1 exam diya vo neet 2 me fir se form bhar sakta hai

  70. shruti says:

    pls can u make it clear whether AIIMS and JIPMER will be included in NEET or not.

  71. jayesh says:

    Is a candidate INDIAN citizen studying 12 th in IB board in Netherland eligible to apply for NEET?

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