NEET Eligibility Criteria 2018, Qualification, Age Criteria, 15% AIQ Eligibility

NEET eligibility criteria 2018NEET Eligibility Criteria 2018 will be prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). 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 colleges of the country. Candidates check here to get complete details about NEET 2018 Eligibility.

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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidates should check the eligibility before filling the application form. Here, we have mentioned detailed information about NEET Eligibility 2018:

Eligibility to appear in NEET-UG

General Eligibility:

  • Number of Attempts: As per the latest news, candidates may attempt the exam 9 times (GEN) & 14 attempts (SC/ST/OBC category candidates).
  • Aadhaar Card: Aadhaar card is mandatory to apply for NEET 2018 examination.


  • 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.

Age Criteria:

  • Lower Age Limit: Candidates should complete 17 years at the time of admission or will completed on or before 31st December 2018.
  • Upper Age Limit: Candidates upper age limit should be 25 years as on date of examination.
  • Relaxation: There is 5 years relaxation for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.
Unreserved Category (UR)Born on or between 8th May 1993 and 1st January 2002
SC/ST/OBC CategoryBorn on or between 8th May 1988 and 1st January 2002

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed the higher/senior secondary examination or ISCE which is equivalent to 10+2 examination after a period of 12 years study.
  • Subjects: Candidates must pass the above qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates must secure minimum 50% marks (GEN), 40% marks (SC/ST/OBC), 45% marks (GEN PH) & 40% marks (SC/ST/OBC-PH) taken together in PCB subjects.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are in the 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.

Note: Marks obtained in math 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, AP & Telangana States:

  • Candidates belong to J&K, AP and Telangana are eligible for 15% All India Quota seats only for the admission to the AFMC, Pune on the basis of self-declaration.
  • Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and J & K can appear in NEET exam for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University & Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.

Eligibility for 85% State Quota Seats

All the states participating in the NEET 2018 will 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.

Eligibility for Seats in Participating Bodies

There are many other institutes/universities that are participating in the NEET 2018, some of them include 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 2018, you can ask us by leaving your comments in the comment box.

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  1. Suchismin Mishra says:

    Now I am going to appear +2 Science examination under CHSE,Odisha on March-2018. I want to apply NEET-2018 Medical entrance. Can I apply this ?

  2. Simran says:

    I got FT in physics and overall 56 percent in pcb in class 12 in 2015 with obc category. am i eligible for neet 2018

  3. Ayan says:

    I have dropped from a bds course last year and currently in a bsc course…what certificates will i need to show regarding this

  4. Anurag Mate says:

    Does the candidates from the General Category is eligible for the NEET 2018.

  5. Batul says:

    I am doing A level examination with PCBM only. I have completed my schooling in Dubai and will only give PCB as external examination from Pune school.
    I am born in Pune and We are from Pune and have flats in Pune from 2007.
    Will I be considered under state quota ?
    What documents will be required ?
    Please reply ! Thanks

  6. Hawa singh says:

    Meri ldki ki ek aankh se dekhne m kmi h yaani eye sight m kmi h Kya wo neet exam de sketi h

  7. Prakash Barate says:

    My currently age 23 complete
    I am eligible
    Ya no..
    Pls reply me
    This my mobile no 9623877073

  8. Hi sir says:

    I have passed my 12 with qualified marks required for neet in physics chemistry and biology but I haven’t pass in mathematics and also gives the neet can l able to apply for neet 2018

  9. Chandrika says:

    sir when the neet application form will be released. I have searched many websites but they published it as it will be released on third week of january till now their are no updates.
    Can you help me out.

  10. Rohit verma says:

    sir maine math se inter pass out hu.fir maine ek subject biology se inter private pass kiya ? sir kya mai neet ka paper de sakta hu?

  11. Raju kumar says:

    My DATE 9F BIRTH IS 09/11/2001
    Then i apply for neet

  12. Mohd pasha khan says:

    My date of birth is 18 8 1988 can i apply for the neet

  13. Aditya chate says:

    my group is PCMB and i got mark in NEET 506 but i am fail in math board exam than i have to repeat again for neet or not

  14. Neha says:

    I am born and brought up in Gujarat . I studied till class 10 in Gujarat . I did 10+2 from vishakapatnam . I will appear for neet 2018 . I want to enquire about state quota since I am not able to meet the requirement of studying class 11 and 12 from Gujarat . Please help

  15. MD REYAZUDDIN says:

    Dear friends.

    I have completed my 12th in 2015 with 57% marks .
    May I apply for NEET examination

  16. Faizan says:

    I am from kashmir, and i want to know for what quota i am eligible…Either 85% or 15%…..i want in both quotas is it possible

  17. Mohit says:

    Actually i have completed my 10th in Maharashtra and 11-12th in Andhra Pradesh and i have domicile of Maharashtra..
    How can i become eligible for Maharashtra state quota..
    Plz help me i have alrdy completed my 12 in 2017..

  18. kamlesh kumar says:

    my name is kamlesh kumar and my category is many marks need for seleection neet.2018.

  19. Ankitha c Sai says:

    i am studying 11th with PCB. Am i permitted to write NEET-18, just to check my knowledge. if i appear now, whether i will be permitted to write NEET -19 (during my 12th, the year in which, i suppose to write)

  20. Sai Ankitha says:

    i am domicle of Telangana and studying 12th with BPC. My mother belongs to Karnataka. I am eligible to get seat in Karnataka as per my mother’s nativity.

    How to apply for NEET for both the States

  21. SHABAS SIDEEQU says:

    Dear sir,
    lam an NRI residing in Dammam,Saudi Arabia. l have adhar card but the name is not matching with my school certificate.You said that NEET application can be done by giving passport number. There is no option to put passport number on last year application form. Kindly advice please

  22. Muamil says:

    um currently studying in 12th….am I eligbl to give NEET 2018

  23. meban says:

    I am from Meghalaya and I don’t have adhaar card, so can I used my bank account as my identity proof?

  24. Saba says:

    I am living in pondicherry my daughter studying in telengana. Where she is qualified to write NEET exam. Kindly advice.

  25. AdriyA says:

    Is it compulsory to have passed mathematics.. My friend has failed in maths and he has aggregate marks of 279 inc maths.. Is he eligible for neet?

  26. Santu bhakta says:

    I have appeared 12th as a private candidate from U.P board.
    M I eligible for NEET

  27. sharik says:

    My dob is 21/02/2001 can i apply for neet

  28. muskan yadav says:

    who are persons of Indian origins pio

  29. muskan yadav says:

    I am Nepalese I eligible for neet exam

  30. Nikita says:

    .Is it necessary to give neet same year in which candidate gives 12 boards.

  31. SALMAN says:

    sir iam OBC my mark is physics 99 chemistry 95 biology 102 iam eligible to write the neet exam

  32. Md Ubaidullah says:

    Can I m apply for NEET from Assam without AADHAR

  33. Akshay says:

    Sir, I have a 149 marks in PCB group (OBC) in bord exam
    Iam eligible for Neet 2018

  34. Ayush says:

    Meri age 1/9/2001 hai kya ham neet ka paper de sakte hai.

  35. Shubham raj says:

    Nios student can give the exam of neet

  36. salman says:

    Sir iam OBC my mark is physics 99 chemistry 95 biology 102 iam eligible to write the neet exam pls tell sir

  37. Pankaj Janmeda says:

    I have PCM and english with optional Biology.Am I eligible?

  38. salman says:

    sir iam OBC my mark is physics 99/ chemistry 95/ biology 102 iam eligible to write neet exam

  39. Gautam says:

    Will I get any domecile if I have passed my 10th from uttar Pradesh and 12th from Madhya Pradesh…???…kindly answer my question as soon as possible

  40. Suprodip banerjee says:

    My candidte have compulsory subjects hindi/rastra vasa/ alternative english

    And optional subject physics /chemistry / Biology.. Can she apply for neet as she have taken alternative english which is 50 marks.

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