NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019, Qualification, Age, 15% AIQ Eligibility

NTA 2019NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019 will be 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 colleges of the country. Candidates check here to get complete details about NEET 2019 Eligibility.

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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates should check the eligibility before filling the NEET application form. Here, we have mentioned detailed information about NEET Eligibility 2019:

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 not mandatory to apply for NEET 2018 examination.
Category of CandidatesTypes of permissible IDs
All Indian CandidatesAadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID) or Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre
Indian Nationals belonging to Assam, Meghalaya or Jammu & KashmirAadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number, Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, Passport Number or Number of any other 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.

Age Criteria:

The age criteria for appearing in the NEET 2019 exam is given below:

Unreserved Category (UR)Born on or between 7th May 1994 and 1st January 2003
SC/ST/OBC Category/PWDBorn on or between 7th May 1989 and 1st January 2003

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed the higher/senior secondary examination or ISCE which is equivalent to 10+2 examination Higher/Senior
    Secondary 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-PH/ST-PH/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.
  • NIOS or State Open School or private candidates are not eligible to apply for NEET exam.

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 State:

  • Candidates belong to J&K are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats. They are eligible for 15% AIQ seats only for the admission to the AFMC, Pune on the basis of self-declaration.
  • Candidates from the States 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.

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 with any self-declaration.

Eligibility for 85% State Quota Seats

All the states participating in the NEET 2019 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 Under The Control Of States/ Deemed Universities/Central Universities /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 are participating in the NEET 2019, 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.

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  1. D.SHANKAREN says:

    Myself and my daughter were born in Karnataka. I have started working in Mumbai(Maharastra) for the past 28 yrs. Both myself and my daughter have domicile certificate and my daughter studied from 1-12th std in Maharastra. We belong to Scheduled caste (Adi-Dravida-Hindu) and the certificates were issued by Karnataka Government. This community certificate is valid for 15% All India quota as well as 85% state quota of Maharastra?. Kindly clarify. Regards-Shankaren

  2. Swathy says:

    An engineering pass-out student who as arrears are allowed to attend NEET UG 2019

  3. Swathi Krishna says:

    I had completed my engineering course in 2018. I would like to apply for NEET UG 2019. Can. I apply for this

  4. My gae 29 says:

    My age 29yers and obc cast .lam application form meet.exam.2019.plz sir slow my problems.

  5. shajil says:

    Sir, I have completed my 10th and 12th in Tamilnadu. I am a native of Kerala with both domicile and residency in Kerala.
    Is it possible for me to try for admissions in Kerala and Tamilnadu government colleges in 85% quota. If no, please let me know which state am i eligible to apply.

  6. Sonushekhar says:

    Sir i failed in bio and the given comaprtment and again failed, so i want to give all subject paper in 2019 cbse so if i will pass i am eligible for neet 2019 eaxan

  7. Amina B. says:

    I have passed class 12 from nios. Can I apply for neet 2019

  8. Divya says:

    Sir I have completed my 10 standard in delhi and studying 12th. also in delhi and I Adhar in delhi only but my domicile & reserve category certificate from Uttarakhand, can eligible for both state 85% quota

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