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

NEET eligibility criteria 2018NEET Eligibility Criteria 2018 is 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:

NEET 2018 Notice regarding Eligibility Criteria for Open Schools/Private candidates has been released. Click here to check notice.

newiconDelhi HC stays CBSE notification on NEET 2018 upper age limit and NIOS/Private candidates ineligibility clause. Now, the application form can be filled by all age group and all board candidates.  Check here for complete details.

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 not mandatory to apply for NEET 2018 examination. (As per Supreme Court order).
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 2018 exam is given below:

Unreserved Category (UR)Born on or between 7th May 1993 and 1st January 2002
SC/ST/OBC Category/PWDBorn on or between 7th May 1988 and 1st January 2002

Note: Final decision is Pending in court for the upper age limit.

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. (Final decision Pending)

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

Also Check:

NEET 2018 Qualification Code

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 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 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 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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    Pl MBBS seat Allotment in Karnataka state by humble request sir.

  2. Thanuja says:

    Sir I have got 8%will I eligible for bams

  3. Arjun says:

    सर PCB में 45% है kya mai Neet ka exam ki taiyari kr sakta huuu

  4. Bava says:

    I got 69 percentile in neet ug 2018. Am I eligible for AIQ sir?

  5. Yogita Punjabi says:

    I stay in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and have already registered for the state counseling procedure. Can I register for 15% AIQ seats ? And if yes then what is the procedure ?

  6. Wahid khan says:

    Sir I’m Wahid from Jaipur
    I have 527 marks and 12780 AIR.
    will I get seat in AIQ??

  7. JINSA SAMUEL says:

    I have got 49 % in NEET UG exam conducted by CBSE. I am an NRI . Can I apply for counselling in Tamil Nadu


  8. sara says:

    i hv cmplt my 10th frm west bengal and 12th frm Delhi but I belong to west bengal.M I eligible for w.b.state quota counselling??

  9. anupriya says:

    sir I am qualified for neet 2018 but on the website of mcc it is showing that you are not permitted what does it mean

  10. Harsh says:

    Gujarat board Student can give exam in Jammu and Kashmir if he has j&k state certificate?

  11. Naveen says:

    I got 50 percentile in 2017 may l put counseling in 2018

  12. Priyam sharma says:

    I got 57percentile that is 561690rank…any suhgestion or chace of getting college..

  13. Pratysha says:

    I belong to odisha I have passed my 10th and 12th in telegana can I avail state qota in neet exam

  14. Ravi Kumar sah says:

    I got chemistry 55 biology 54 physics 49. I am from obc caste. I am eligible for neet 2019

  15. Sanjay pachar says:

    I had completed MBA in operations in 2018
    Can I a eligible candidate to appear NEET

  16. Samsun Nahar Khatun says:

    Sir,I got UR category rank 271171 and percenyile score is.49.13%.My H.S mark is 335 (67%).Can I get chance in Open School?

  17. Arnab deb says:

    My son got 121 ur ph group.Is he eligible for AIQ seat.

  18. Parineeta says:

    Sir, I am doing my 12 in Dubai CBSE BOARD,, may I apply for the NEET?? If I got rank in NEET Is it possible to get free seat in Government college?? Please reply I am very confused

  19. Likhitha says:

    I am qualified in neet 2018 with 90 percentile from AP can I apply for all India quota 15% seats

  20. Dhiman Aich says:

    I passed HS from wbchse
    with Bengali, English, mathematics, chemistry and biology but failed in physics.if I drop a year and clear physics in next year will I be eligible for neet.

  21. Sukanya says:

    I have scored 224 marks in neet 2018. I am from ST category. Can I apply for 15% AIQ??

  22. Meghana says:

    In the AIQ neet counselling can we apply for private college

  23. Batshal Tanti says:

    I carry 66percent,but in physics only 55mark May I trouble kfor meet exam

  24. Tharun says:

    I got 200in neet 2018 am I eligible for all india quota

  25. mpr says:

    Sir, I have qualify my neet ug exam and i am also eligible for 15% AIQ seats . But i don’t know how to apply for AIQ . Can you guide me sir?

  26. Aratat Bashir says:

    Sir i have passed my 12th class exam from rajastan board can i apply for neet exam in jammu and kashmir

  27. Ritu verma says:

    I am pass in my 12 th class but physics me gres hai I give neet examition

  28. Kasralikar says:

    My 10th and 11th std. has been completed in Telangana state and i going to do my 12th in Maharashtra.
    Whether i am eligible for neet?

  29. Vijay says:

    Hello sir mera 12th me 54℅ hi mai neet ke liye eligible hu mujhe aage koi problem to nhi hogi

  30. Rahul balmiki says:

    Sir my chemistry is additional and biology main can I apply for neet

  31. Noori says:

    I don’t know how to apply for AIQ 15% seats. Can you please notify me how to apply for it. And can you please notify me about the counselling dates

  32. Shravanti says:

    Sir, I got 309 marks,is there any scope for getting admission in any course

  33. Silpika says:

    I have qualified neet UG by scoring 124 marks. I too belong to the ST catagory. Am I elligible for councelling? Will I get to study mbbs? I belong to state Assam

  34. Ajay Gautam says:

    My son is 12 passed in English physics maths chemistry kya neet k exam de skta h without biology agar biology k liye kaise or kya kre 12 passed in 2018

  35. yakin says:

    I have got 143 marks in neet exam, will i get medical seat

  36. Palak says:

    Sir, I have qualify my neet ug exam and i am also eligible for 15% AIQ seats . But i don’t know how to apply for AIQ . Can you guide me sir?

  37. Tanu priya says:

    I am failed in my 12th class in 2 sub, can I give neet examination next year?

  38. Rahul says:

    My air is 54000 is there any chance for mbbs seat in gov/private n what is the process for admission in private throw neet

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