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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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

Nationality:

  • 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 B.Sc. Nursing:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th level exam from any recognised institutes.
  • Age Limit: Minimum age limit will be 17 years as on 31st December 2021.
  • Marks Criteria: Students must have passed in the subject of PCB & English individually & must have obtained 45% (40% marks for SC/ ST & OBC) marks taken together in PCB & English.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have physics, chemistry, biology & english subjects in their qualifying exam.

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats

Nationality:

  • 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. Mumukshu says:

    Sir I have passed 10th from Abu Dhabi UAE and I am doing my 12th from Gujarat state. Am I eligible for state quota?85% seats?

  2. Priya says:

    Hello sir, I have completed my ICSE here in India and did my +2 from an american board called GED, will I still be eligible to sit for the NEET exams?

  3. Sisira says:

    Sir, I’m from kerala OBC category, I expect 440 score in neet 2020, can I get admission for mbbs in all india quota?

  4. Prateek says:

    M class 12 m fail ho gya to mera ek saal gap hai phir maine next year private exam clear kiya to kya m neet ke liye apply kr skta hu…..

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 are yet to come, however you can check previous year eligibility criteria from NEET 2020 information bulletin.

  5. Himanshu says:

    I passes my 10 and 12 from odisha, but I applied for Delhi state in neet 2020 as I possed domicile of Delhi, m I eligible for Delhi state quota seat, now no longer want to stay in odisha

  6. Iftikhuar Hussain says:

    Wanted to know if a person has passed 12th science before or in 2012 …Would he be able to appear Neet exam in 2021

  7. ravi kanth says:

    i am domicile of andhra pradesh can i apply for telangana state quota.

  8. SATVAT SINGHANIA says:

    Hello sarvgyan team ,
    I had done my 10+2 in PCM GROUP 2017 PASSOUT with PHYSIC(81) mark and CHEMISTRY(61) marks CBSE, and further i did B.Sc in Maths Honours with Physics.Am I eligible for NEET 2022+ have S.C Category.

  9. Medha says:

    Whether qualifying Mark’s for state 85percent can be less than that required for central 15 percent quota?
    Eg if for centre minimum reqd r 130 then can a state declare for its 85 quota to b 124 ..or less

  10. Dr MK Shaikh says:

    My niece has passed her ssc from Dubai and hoc from India. Is she eligible for Deemed university merit seats or does she need to apply only for the nri quota.

  11. Rupak Chaudhary says:

    Sir i have passed 10th class from Nepal board and 12 from Bihar board so sir neet ke counseling ke time koe problem to nhi na hogi

  12. Adity says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am resident of UP and had done my initial studies till class Vth from there.
    I had shifted with my parents to Karnataka and started studying here from class VIth. Currently I am in class Xth.
    I should be eligible for which state quota?

    thanks,
    Adity

  13. Bhaswati says:

    My PCB aggregate is 57.6% I belong to Gen category am I eligible for neet? I got 54 in phy 56 in bio and 63 in chem.

  14. Samantha says:

    Hello sir
    I am us citizen.I am living in India from past 7 years.I hold OCI.i have written neet ug recently.Am I considered as local or NRI

  15. Birendra Kumar Sinha says:

    Sir,
    Done +2 from Delhi and resident of Bihar. Is the candidate is eligible for both Delhi and Bihar state quota.

  16. Amit says:

    I have passed my 10th and 12th from Jharkhand but I have the domicile of Bihar. Will I be eligible for the state quota under NEET in Jharkhand? Please answer.

  17. Swarnima karanwal says:

    I passed my 10th from uttrakhand and 12th from delhi and I am a domicile of Uttar Pradesh. Which state I should choose as a state code of eligibility for neet 2020.

  18. Vijay says:

    Sir, my son has studied class 11 and 12 from Chandigarh but I am living and working at Panchkula, Haryana.What would be his eligible State for State Quota seats through NEET. Can he be eligible for Haryana State Quota as well as Chandigarh UT Quota. Pls.guide.

  19. salwa says:

    I am an NRI living in dubai.What option should I fill in the nationality option in the application form…since the correction window is open…I have filled as NRI….will I be eligible for seats in AIQ, management quota in deemed universities also during counselling. Should I change the nationality to Indian to be eligible?
    Thanks

  20. SHOBHA says:

    how can i apply for nims dental university from all india 15%quota?

  21. Shanmugam says:

    I belong to Tamilnadu,BC,I applied neet as UR category is it affects my state quota?!

  22. Jameel Ahmed says:

    Quarry:- whether a student can apply for Delhi state NEET councelling? If….
    I am a resident of Delhi, also holds property,My daughter of age 19yrs,did her 10th from Delhi,11th and 12th from Patna.

  23. sakshi says:

    sir,
    i am living in rajasthan completed 1st to 12th in rajasthan (FROM SAME SCHOOLonly )but i don’t jave domicile )certificate is there any problem in admission to AIQ COLLEGES LIKE IF I WANT ADMISSION IN DELHI GOVT COLLEGE AS IAM GETTING 650 SO WOULD THERE BE ANY PROBLEM OR WOULD IT REQUIRE DOMICILE CERTIFICATE??

  24. Zainab says:

    Sir, I have completed my 12th outiside india. Am i eligible for state quota if I have state domicile

  25. Rushikesh Ghadge says:

    I have done senior secondary from NIOS but am not sure whether it can be counted as 10+2 in neet, am I eligible?

  26. Gaurav Gupta says:

    Hi – My daughter is Haryana domicile,also passed 10th from haryana state but completed 12th from delhi,please suggest is she eligible for 85% state quota seats from haryana or delhi or both.

  27. Nisha says:

    Sir ..mai hun bihar ki par maine apna 10th telangana se kiya hai ..aur 12th Andra Pradesh …toh phir mera State quota kahan ka hoga ??

  28. Mohibul islam says:

    I am a student of +2 from aligarh Muslim university. I had done my 10th from Assam under CBSE board. Now I am doing my +2 from up. Am I eligible for getting state quota in neet in Up medical colleges.i am resident of assam………..

  29. Winston Noronha says:

    My daughter has US Citizenship as she was born there. She has studied in Chennai since std 1. Is she eligible for 85%state quota in Tamil Nadu

  30. Richa Gupta says:

    Is 12th mandatory from Karnataka to get a domicile of the state .
    My daughter has passed 10th from Karnataka and since 10 years a resident of the state.

  31. Rajdeep paul says:

    I have got 43 in chem but i have got 78% aggregate in pcb So can you tell if i m eligble in neet 2020 exam or not

  32. Rashmi says:

    Hi,
    I was born in US and have an OCI card. I have been in India since I was 3 years old and studied from LKG to 12th Std in Karnataka in a CBSE school. Am I eligible for the state quota for an MBBS seat on par with Indian citizens based on my domicile.
    Thanks.

  33. Sumehra says:

    I will pass 12th CBSE this year and I am an NRI citizen. Will I be able to get seats in AMU under any reservation?

  34. Abhaya says:

    May I know the eligibility criteria to get under Kerala State quota in neet UG as I am only a resident of few years .but parents belong to this place

  35. Prince panwar says:

    I can do it qualify

  36. Khushi jaiswal says:

    Hello sir Meri birth date 17/2/2004 hai to Kya main neet 2021 de sakti hu Kya

  37. Abhishek says:

    I’m from bihar…. I have bihar domicile too…. but i have done my whole
    schooling from delhi….my aadhar card, pan card, license…etc…. all are from delhi address… am i still eligible for state quota in bihar govt. medical college?????? plzzz reply soon

  38. anonymous says:

    please let me know whether OCI card holder who has done entire schooling in India and whose parents are Indian Nationals and working in India, is eligible for state UG MBBS quota in (1) Uttar Pradesh, (2) Delhi), (3) Haryana

  39. Shanvi says:

    I have passed 10 & 12th from UP & Aadhar address is also Lucknow. Do I require domicile certificates for UP for admission. If yes, Where from I obtain it?

  40. --- says:

    sir i was fail in chem theory but my overall percentage was 79 , i have applied for re test and if i passes it can i appear for neet ?

  41. Nasi says:

    I want to attend neet exam 2021 , I passed predegree 55% ,in 1998 .. if possible I can attend exam (with my doughter)

  42. Karnveer Singh says:

    My daughter passed her 10th and 12th standard from Maharashtra state. I am permanent resident of Uttar Pradesh. Can my daughter apply for State Quota MBBS seats in both states ie in Maharashtra an Uttar Pradesh.

  43. atin gupta says:

    sir
    i have taken in 11th Phy, Chem, Maths, Bio . will i can appear for both JEE, NEET .
    how rank will be calculate in NEET exam. for calculation of rank is PCB 12 board marks will be considered or not.

  44. LAXMAN LAL PATEL says:

    sir i am from rajsthane st category can i get admission in gmers gujarat government sfi seats i am jnv student
    Please help me

  45. K thanusha says:

    Sir , I completed mpc 2018 and now I take bio additional subject am I eligible for NEET 2021? plz help me

  46. Riya Singh says:

    I got 51 in physics 50 in biology 49 in chemistry 73 in English and 41 + RT mark in maths so can i give neet exam and m I eligible for medical

  47. Shahnawaz says:

    Sir Mene 12th PCB SE 2020 me Kiya hu Mera 12th me 48 % aya hai aur PCB me 51% kya me neet exam de Sakta hu

  48. Binusha says:

    I’m 26 years old. Is it possible for me to apply for the exam.

    Or else How can I enter into medical field?

    Is there any other opportunity?

  49. Asma sayed says:

    I am from andhra pradesh. I am appearing for neet 2020. Can i apply for AIQ ????

  50. Sanjay Singh says:

    Sir I have scored with english 59% but after leaving english in PCB my score is 47% I’m a genral student can I sit for neet exams

  51. Mandhata says:

    Sir, I am a CRPF employee,my native place is in Odisha. Due to service condition I couldn’t keep my family with me. So my son did his 10th from home town. Recently I have posted to Delhi and wants my son to stay with me in Delhi and study here 11&12th and appear for NEET 2022.
    In this case is he eligible for Odisha, Delhi or both state quota?

  52. Shinu says:

    Sir my son studied only 11th and 12th in kerala. Is he eligible for 85% general quota? He studied up to 10 in Qatar

  53. Vishal says:

    I Have passed 10th and 12th from Maharashtra and possess residency and caste certificate from telangana state. Am I eligible for state quota in telangana NEET.pls Help

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      To be eligible for state quota, candidates must have done 10th & 12th from the state, must have valid domicile of the state and residency proof of the state.

  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:

    hello,
    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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