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NEET 2021 Eligibility for AIIMS and JIPMER, Qualification and Age Limit

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NEET has replaced AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS entrance exams. Candidates planning to get admission in these two institutes have to follow the NEET Eligibility Criteria. The minimum eligibility criteria that all the candidates must fulfill is that candidate should complete 17 years of age as on December 31, 2021.

Also, the aspirants must have completed their Class 12 from CBSE/ISC/State Board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology as the main subject. NEET 2021 Application forms are expected in the last week of February and if you fulfill all the conditions then you can apply for the exam. 

Read the article to know more about the NEET Eligibility criteria for admission in AIIMS and JIPMER. Also Read SC Makes NEET Mandatory for admission in MBBS
AIIMS Eligibility Criteria

AIIMS MBBS Eligibility Criteria 2021

AIIMS MBBS entrance test has been scrapped by the MHRD in 2019, making NEET mandatory for all admission into all medical colleges for MBBS. Candidates who are still looking forward to the AIIMS 2021 entrance test will now have to appear for NEET. Their candidature for the test will be considered on NEET 2021 eligibility guidelines. However, for admission purposes, students are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria of both NEET and AIIMS MBBS.

Important Points for AIIMS MBBS Eligibility:

  • Candidates who have or are appearing at the qualifying examination and expect to pass at the required percentile will be considered eligible after furnishing proper documents of the qualifying examination.

  • Furnished certificate should be from the concerned Indian University/Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination passed by the candidate is considered eligible equivalent to Class 12 under 10+2 scheme/immediate science examination.

AIIMS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Overview

Variables Description
Qualifying exam Aspirant must have completed their Class 12 from CBSE/ISC/State Board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as the main subject
Minimum marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English For General and OBC aspirants – 60% aggregate; For SC and ST candidates – 50% aggregate For PwD candidates - 45% aggregate
Age limit 17 years as on December 31, 2021
Nationality Indian, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and Foreign Nationals

AIIMS Eligibility Criteria 2021 Age

Candidates willing to seek admission in AIIMS MBBS 2021 should have completed an age of 17 years as on December 31, 2021. Aspirants born on or after January 02, 2004 will not be eligible to apply for AIIMS.

AIIMS MBBS 2021 Eligibility Criteria Academic Qualification

Aspiring medical candidates should have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 scheme/senior school certificate examination or an equivalent examination from a recognised University/Board from any state.

Candidates should have English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the main subjects. Also students who will be appearing for Class 10+2 board examination in the year 2019 are also eligible to apply for the medical entrance examination.

Category-wise Minimum Marks Requirement

Categories Minimum Marks Required in 10+2
General (UR) and OBC 60%
SC/ST 50%
PwD 45% (It has been lowered from 50% to 45%)

AIIMS MBBS 2021 Eligibility Criteria – Nationality

To apply for AIIMS MBBS 2021, a candidate is required to be a citizen of India. However, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) aspirants, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) aspirants, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Foreign nationals are also eligible to appear for UG entrance exam.

AIIMS MBBS 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

There are 7 seats reserved for foreign nationals in addition to total seats in AIIMS, New Delhi only. Such aspirants will be nominated by the Government of India and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in their Immediate Science. 

AIIMS MBBS 2021 - Participating AIIMS

AIIMS New Delhi AIIMS Kalyani AIIMS Mangalagiri (Guntur)
AIIMS Bathinda AIIMS Jodhpur AIIMS Nagpur
AIIMS Bhopal AIIMS Gorakhpur AIIMS Patna
AIIMS Bhubaneswar AIIMS Deogarh AIIMS Rae Bareli
AIIMS Raipur AIIMS Rishikesh AIIMS Telangana

Number of seats in AIIMS New Delhi

As per previous year records, following are the seats reserved for various categories in AIIMS, Delhi

Category Seats allotted to categories
Indian Nationals 100
Foreign nationals  7
SC 15
ST 8
OBC 27
General Category 50

JIPMER Eligibility Criteria

JIPMER MBBS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates aspiring for JIPMER are now required to appear for NEET 2021. However, it is necessary for all candidates to keep in mind that they need to abide by the eligibility criteria of both JIPMER MBBS 2021 and NEET 2021 to get a seat in the institute.

Important Points for JIPMER MBBS Eligibility:

  • Candidates who wish to apply for JIPMER 2021 but are waiting for their final results will be considered eligible only if they are able to fulfil all other mentioned eligibility criteria. However, their final eligibility will be ensured only after declaration of Class 12 results.

  • Candidates of class 12 whose results are awaited should not consider issuance of Admit Card as an assurance of eligibility.

As per JIPMER eligibility criteria 2021, students from general category and EWS are required to secure at least 50% marks combined in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students from reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) are required to score 40% marks. Other details like nationality, academic requirements, age limit and other mandatory details are provided below. All JIPMER MBBS 2021 aspirants are advised to go through the details carefully.

JIPMER Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Overview

Variables Description
Qualifying Exam Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as main subjects in Classes 11 and 12.
Lower Age Limit 17 years as on December 31, 2021. Candidates must be born on or before January 1, 2003.
Maximum Age Limit No upper age limit in JIPMER MBBS 2021.
Qualifying Marks UR and EWS - 50%, OBC/SC/ST/PwD- 40%, General-PwD - 45% (minimum aggregate marks for PCB subjects only)
Nationality Indian Nationals, NRIs, & OCIs

JIPMER 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

To seek admission under JIPMER 2021, a candidate must be a citizen of India or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or National Residents of India (NRI). OCI and NRI candidates are required to upload the necessary documents while filling the application form. Such candidates will only be considered for ‘unreserved’ category seats.

JIPMER Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit

All aspiring candidates applying for JIPMER MBBS 2021 must be of at least 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2021. According to JIPMER eligibility criteria, there is no upper age limit for the entrance exam. However, there will also be no relaxation in the lower age limit given to any candidate under any circumstances, irrespective of his/her category. 

JIPMER 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Academic Requirements

It is required for all aspiring candidates of JIPMER to pass the qualifying examination of Class 12 or an equivalent exam. The candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as essential subjects in the last two years of study along with English as a core subject. Candidates who will be applying under OCI & NRI quota and have not completed class 12 from the country will have to submit an Eligibility Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

Going by the JIPMER MBBS 2021 eligibility criteria, the qualifying marks have been decreased for each category. Also, the addition of EWS (Economically Weaker Section) has been made. For Unreserved and EWS category, minimum marks have been decreased from 60% to 50%, while for SC/ST/OBC/PwD and Unreserved-PwD candidates, it is 40% and 45%, respectively.

Category-wise Minimum Marks Requirement

Categories Minimum Marks Required in 10+2
General (UR) and EWS 50%
UR-OPH 45%

JIPMER 2021 Categories Description

Unreserved Category

  • UR means a candidate who is an Indian national satisfying the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Medical Council of India and not falling in any other reserved category.

Other Backward Classes (NON-Creamy Layer)

  • OBC-NCL applicants are required to ensure that they do not belong to the persons/sections of Creamy Layer as recognized by the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training.
  • Certificates that will be required to be produced during counselling should NOT be older than 1 year on date of first counseling.

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

  • Candidates falling under these categories will be required to produce the necessary certificates in the format provided supporting their claims. 

Orthopedic Physically Challenged (OPH)

  • The candidates must possess a valid document certifying his/her physical disability conforming to judgment of the Supreme Court of India.

Check here NEET 2021 Reservation Criteria

Union Territory Specific Eligibility for Reservation

Puducherry – Unreserved

(P-UR): A candidate is considered to belong to the UT of Puducherry (P-UR) if he/she satisfies at least one of the following domicile criteria.

  • Those candidates or whose parent (either mother or father or both) or Guardian (in the case of children who have lost both parents) has been residing continuously in this Union territory for at least five years immediately preceding the date of application.

  • Candidates who have passed SSLC/HSC or any other public examination and for that purpose had undergone academic studies continuously for 5 successive classes immediately preceding the qualifying examination (including the year of the qualifying examination) in recognized education institutions (s) located in Puducherry Union Territory and having their residence in the Puducherry Union Territory for 5 years continuously during that period.

  • Children whose parents are Central Government Servants, State Government Servants, Defence Personnel, Central Paramilitary Forces, Employees of Public Sector Undertakings posted and serving in the Puducherry Union Territory for at least a minimum continuous period of three years immediately prior to the last date of submission of application

  • Children of the above said employees should have studied in the Higher Secondary Course of two years in any of the schools in the U.T. of Puducherry and should have also passed the Higher Secondary Examination from the same school.

  • Children of Defence Personnel who were killed or disabled in action and who have declared Puducherry as their hometown.

Puducherry Other Backward Classes

  • P-OBC means a candidate who satisfies the aforementioned definitions of categories (OBC) as well as (Puducherry Unreserved).

Puducherry Scheduled Caste

  • P-SC means a candidate who satisfies the aforementioned definitions of categories (SC) as well as (Puducherry Unreserved)

Puducherry Orthopedic Physically Challenged

  • P-OPH means a candidate who satisfies the aforementioned definition of categories (OPH) as well as (Puducherry Unreserved)

NEET 2021 Eligibility for AIIMS and JIPMER FAQs

Ques. What is the NEET Eligibility for admission in AIIMS and JIPMER?

Ans. Candidates must at least be 17 years of age by December 31, 2021. There is no upper age limit. Also, the candidates must have qualified Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as subjects.

Ques. For how many AIIMS colleges can I apply for after qualifying NEET?

Ans. You can apply for all the 15 campuses of AIIMS after qualifying NEET examination. 

Ques. Is there be any change in NEET eligibility criteria after AIIMS and JIPMER examination has been dissolved in it?

Ans. No. There the eligibility criteria of NEET is same. However, any changes in the eligibility for the upcoming session will be informed through an official notification. 

Ques. Is NEET reservation applicable for AIIMS and JIPMER?

Ans. Yes. The reservation criteria will remain the same for all the colleges. 

Ques. Can NRI candidates apply for NEET to get admission in AIIMS and JIPMER?

Ans. Yes. Indian, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs, and Foreign Nationals all can apply for NEET. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


How many seats are there for oci candidates in jipmer ?
mrittika mallick

JIPMER offers 5 seats for OCI/ NRI candidates. The total number of seats is 187 where reservations for other categories like Sc, ST, OBC, etc. are also offered by the institute. 

ibashisha mukhim
How many seats are reserved for physically challenged students?
diya suresh

Hi Ibashisha, Reservation policies are as per the guidlelines of the government and percentage varies with different categories. For PwD or physically disabled students there is reservation of 5% at  the time of admissions. It is mandatory to provide valid medical document stating the claim. For details refer NEET 2021 reservation.

surabhi s
Does AIIMS and JIPMER offer courses other than MBBS and BDS?
diya suresh

Hi Surabhi, AIIMS and JIPMER is institute based entrance test for admission to different medical courses. NEET is general entrance test that is common for medical courses across all courses in India. Apart from MBBS, there are other courses in Ayurveda, homeopathic etc. for which NEET is applicable.

shaik kabeer
Is there management quota in JIPMER?
diya suresh

Hi Shaik, There is no management quota available for JIPMER. Also few seats are under state quota reservation and few seats are reserved for overseas or NRI candidates. JIPMER will not conduct separate entrance test for admission and students have to meet eligibility criteria for both NEET and JIPMER.

nafisa khatoon
How many seats are reserved for physically challenged students?
diya suresh

Hi Nafisa, Reservation is applicable as per the government regulation and the percentage varies with different categories. For PwD category, 5% reservation is applicable at the time of admission. The reservation policy of concerned state government will also be applicable. You will get more details at NEET 2021 reservation.

gouri kumari
Shall I appear separately for counselling of AIIMS and JIPMER?
diya suresh

Hi Gouri, Yes there will be common NEET counselling process for AIIMS as well as JIPMER, however reservation criteria varies with institution.  Admission to AIIMS JIPMER and other deemed Universities are conducted by DGHS/MoA/AACCC. Find details at NEET counselling 2021.

ramesh kumar gupta
Has there been increase in number of MBBS seats in AIIMS and JIPMER?
diya suresh

Hi Ramesh, Yes there has been an increase in the number of MBBS seats for AIIMS and JIPMER in 2020. Reservation criteria for admissions are as per the regulations of the government and also state government reservation will also be applicable.

How many questions are asked and each carrries how many marks?
aniket ranjan

Hii Vipasha, Greetings from collegedunia. Total Number of Questions in NEET exam are 180 and each question consists of 4 marks. For more details Click Here

sadim ansari
What was the educational background of previous years toppers?
diya suresh

Hi Sadim, To be eligible for NEET entrance test, it is mandatory to have passed 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects. For general category the qualifying marks is 50%, while there is a relaxation of few percent for reserved category. There are other criterias of age and nationality that needs to be fulfilled for registration. Find more details at NEET 2021.

bhagyashri kene
I shall get 490 marks in NEET 2021 acc to my preparation. what college, I can take admission in west Bengal.
diya suresh

Hi Bhagyashri, The official notification for NEET 2021 will be out only in first week of January and there might be some changes in the syllabus and pattern, so cut off and result cannot be predicted as such. To qualify teh exam under general category, a score in between 147-720 is sufficient, but cut offs may vary from college to college. Some of the top Medical colleges in West Bengal includes:

  • IPGMER, Kolkata
  • NBMC. Darjelling
  • NRS, Kolkata
  • CNMC, kolkata among others

Find more details at NEET 2021.

shaik kabeer
Can I take part in all round of counselling by paying once?
diya suresh

Hi Shaik, Candidates need to pay refundable and non refundable fee for counselling. Both the fees may vary for general and reserved category. It is a one time fee only and in the end of final round, if seat is not alloted then fees get refunded to the same account used at the time of registration. Find more details at NEET Counselling.

yash raj singh
Where can I get the list of the colleges in which I can get admission?
gurpreet singh

Hi Yash

Visit on our official website of NEET Cutoff to check all the top colleges cutoff list and to check the cutoff list of your desire college. You will get all the details about the colleges.

nafisa khatoon
Will there be any interview or group discussion?
diya suresh

Hi Nafisa, There is no interview or Group Discussion, but those who qualifies the entrance test and whose name appears on the merit list need to register for counselling process. Counselling for 15% AIQ seats and seats under central universities/deemed universities are conducted by MCC. To get more details visit NEET Result.

sourajit mukherjee
What is the admit card procedure of different colleges?
gurpreet singh

HI Sourajit

You can visit on our official webiste of NEET Admit Card to check the details on how you can apply for the admit card and what are the requirements.

shivkumar dama
Do I need to keep my admit card after the exam too?
diya suresh

Hi Shivkumar, Yes, admit is one such document that is required at different stages of exam, so you need to keep it safe till the seat is alloted. In case you lost it, you can download it again using registration id and password in pdf format. Also, the same will be sent to the registered mail id as a back up. To get more details visit NEET admit card.

shreya sarkar
Is the paper tougher than the mock test?
vikram dewan
Is NEET and JEE questions come similiar for physics
swati srivastava

Hi Vikram, Greetings from Collegedunia. NEET exam is conducted by NTA. JEE and NEET are two very different exams and the questions come accordingly. For more details visit: NEET EXAM

kashish tomar
What is the cutoff for admission in AIIMS Patna?
swati srivastava

Hi Kashish, Greetings from Collegedunia. NEET is a national level entrance test. The cutoff varies with the category and competition. For more details visit: NEET CUTOFF

ankur jain
How is JIPMER different from AIIMS?
diya suresh

Hi Ankur, Admission to both JIPMER and AIIMS is doen via NEET exam. AIIMS exam is more based on concepts and basics while JIPMER requires you to be quick in answering. AIIMS has more coverage of cities while JIPMER has few centers in India. Other differences include time duration and sections in exam, however from 2020 onwards NEET will be the only exam conducted for medical admissions.

To get details visit NEET 2021 exam.

md hussain ansari
What is the required cut off for taking admission in AIIMS?
manika gupta


AIIMS MBBS Qualification Cut-Offs:

Category Cutoff/Percentile
Unreserved (UR) 98.8334496
OBC 97.0117712
SC or ST 93.6505421