NEET 2020 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria has been prescribed by NTA. As per NTA, the medical aspirants who wish to appear for NEET 2020 must satisfy the nationality criteria, age criteria, and academic criteria in order to sit for the exam. NTA has removed the ‘Upper Age Limit’ criteria that enable the candidates above 25 years of age to apply for the exam.
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NEET will be conducted in an offline mode for all applicants including residents from J&K. As per the official notification, there will be no change in the syllabus, question format, and language for NEET. Read the article to know more about age limit, qualifying exam, eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seat, and much more.
Candidates must adhere to the age limit for NEET 2020 specified by NTA:
The final age criteria of NEET 2020 is tabulated below:
|For Candidates of General/ General-EWS||Born on or before December 31, 2003|
|For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD Category|
NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Minimum Percentage Required Category Wise
|General/GEN-EWS||50% marks in the qualifying exam|
|OBC/SC/ST Category||40% marks in the qualifying exam|
|Persons With Disabilities||45% marks in the qualifying exam|
A plea has been filed in Delhi High Court seeking quota in Medical Colleges that demands 27% OBC Reservation in NEET. However, the Supreme court has denied the plea and told petitioners that they are free to take their demand to the High Courts.
Once the All India Rank and All India Quota Merit List have been prepared, the NTA will provide all of the required information to the DGHS who will then forward it to the mandated state medical councils. The state medical councils will prepare their own merit lists for counselling on the basis of a multitude of factors such as the applicant’s eligibility on the basis of domicile requirements.
The states participating in NEET will fill the remaining 85% of their MBBS/BDS seats through state counseling as per the following norms:
The following persons can apply for admission under the state quota:
NOTE: Candidates who are foreign nationals have to confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/ Dental/ Siddha/ Unani/ Ayurveda/ Homeopathy College/ State.
All those candidates who apply for NEET 2020 have to select a code for qualifying examination. The details of Code 1 to 7 are given below in the table:
|Qualifying Examination Codes|
This code is for 12th Standard candidates in 2020, whose result are awaited and are applying for the exam.
These candidates must have qualified the class 12th exam by the time of admission, otherwise, they will be considered ineligible.
Candidates who are in Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education have to put this code.
|Code 03||This code is for candidates who have done their Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science at an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.|
Candidates who have completed their Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination have to choose this code.
The Preprofessional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.
|Code 05||This code is for candidates who have completed the first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.|
|Code 06||Those who have taken B.Sc. examination from an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Biotechnology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English have to choose this code.|
Candidates with have qualified any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) have to choose this code.
The exam should be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
Ques. I belong to the unreserved category. What is the minimum qualification required for me to apply for the exam?
Ans. Higher secondary (12th ) or equivalent with the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English subjects, and 50% marks in the qualifying exam is the minimum qualification for general category candidates to take NEET 2020. In addition to this, candidates must have achieved the age of 17 years by December 31, 2020.
Ques. How many times can I attempt for the exam?
Ans. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts on taking NEET.
Ques. I am 16 years old and appearing in class 12th in 2020. Am I eligible to appear for the exam?
Ans. No, the minimum age limit for appearing in NEET is 17 years, candidates must be born on or before December 31, 2003.
Ques. What is the eligibility of qualifying marks in class 12 th for candidates appearing in NEET?
Ans. The eligibility of qualifying marks in class 12 th for candidates appearing in NEET is mentioned below:
Ques. I belong to the OBC category and have passed 12th with the Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 46% marks. Am I eligible for appearing in NEET 2020?
Ans. Yes, you can sit for NEET 2020.
Ques. I am 26 years old and belong to the unreserved category. Am I eligible for appearing in NEET 2020?
Ans. Yes, you can for NEET 2020. However, the candidature of those above 25 years of age is subject to the orders of Supreme Court.
Ques. Who all can avail 15% All India Quota seats?
Ans. The following residents can avail the 15% All India Quota seats in NEET:
Ques. I am opting Oriya as the question paper medium. Am I then eligible for 15% All India Quota?
Ans. You are eligible for All India Quota and other quotas (per the required norms) irrespective of the medium in which examination is attempted.
Ques. I have appeared in NEET three times before. Will I be able to appear in NEET 2020?
Ans. There is no restriction on the number of attempts one can take at NEET, so as long as you qualify rest of the eligibility criteria, you can sit for NEET 2020.
Ques. Are there some MBBS or BDS seats for which admission can be offered without appearing in NEET?
Ans. No, the admissions to all (100%) MBBS and BDS seats including AIIMS and JIPMER seats will be done through NEET only.
Ques. Could I seek admission to an AIIMS institution through NEET?
Ans. No, AIIMS does not use NEET score for offering admissions to their branches. Candidates have to appear for a separate exam to secure an admission in AIIMS.
Ques. I have passed 12th class exams without Biology. However, the Biotechnology subject was in my curriculum. Am I eligible for appearing in the exam?
Ques. I have passed 12th class exams with the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects, excluding Biology and Biotechnology. Am I eligible for appearing in the exam?
Ans. No, either Biology or Biotechnology is mandatory in class 12th for you to sit for NEET 2020.
Ques. I have a gap of 1 year in my academics. Can I appear for the exam?
Ans. Yes; as long as you qualify the remaining eligibility norms, you can sit for the exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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