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NEET 2018 Reservation for State/Defence Quota and Other Reserved Categories

Updated On - June 4th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

NEET Reservation policies and criteria are applicable for 15 % All India Quota (AIQ) seats as per Government of India norms. On the other hand, criteria for reservation in state quota seats are subject to the rules of the state governing body/counselling authority. To claim seats under reserved categories through NEET, candidates must satisfy additional criteria specified in the official notification. 

Latest Update – 

  • NEET 2018 has been successfully conducted on May 6, 2018. Check NEET Answer Keys 2018
  • NEET 2018 Admit Card Released on April 17.
  • NIOS Candidates are now eligible to fill the application form for NEET 2018. 
  • Candidates from UR category aged above 25 years and those with Biology as an additional subject may also apply for the exam. 
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will be participating in All India Quota Counselling. Students from these two states no longer need to submit a self-declaration form. 
  • Deemed Universities, Central Universities and seats of ESIC including BHU and AMU will follow the reservation criterion set by individual institutions and counselling will be done under the aegis of DGHS.

Reservation under 15% All India Quota

The reservation of seats for 15% All India Quota is indicated in the table below:

CategorySeats Reserved (Percentage)
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
OBC (Non-creamy layer)27%
Physically handicapped3%

Note: There is no reservation of seats for candidates from OBC-Creamy layer.

  • Once the Result for NEET has been declared, a merit list for All India Quota (AIQ) will be released.
  • All central, state and private colleges/universities will participate in All India Quota counselling through which 15% of the total seats will be filled.
  • There will be 2 rounds of centralized counselling conducted by MCC.
  • Students will have to register themselves on the official website of MCC for the same.
  • As per latest notification, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shall also participate in All India Quota Counselling from this year. Thus, they no longer need to submit a self declaration form.
  • Candidates from J&K still need to submit a self declaration to take part in (AIQ) counselling. Read More 
  • Under the All India Quota, there is reservation of seats in medical colleges and dental colleges for SC, ST, OBC and Physically Handicapped candidates. Only those who meet the cutoff for NEET shall be eligible for counselling.

NEET Reservation for Physically Handicapped Candidates under AIQ

  • 3% of the seats under AIQ are reserved for Physically Handicapped Candidates and will be available only to students with locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 50%-70%.
  • If these seats remain vacant, they will be made available to candidates with locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 40%-50%.

For admission under the Physically Handicapped category, candidates are required to produce a disability certificate issued from any of the following institutions, at the time of admission:

  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi
  2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
  3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
  4. Madras Medical College, Chennai

Reservation for Seats Other than All India Quota

  • A Merit List will be released by the state based on candidates’ All India Rank.
  • Under the state quota, 85% of the seats are filled through state counselling conducted separately by each state/Union Territory.
  • Candidates must contact their respective state counselling authority to know the dates and procedure for the same.

Candidates can check out the process and dates of NEET State-wise Counselling.

State NameCounselling
Arunachal Pradesh State CounsellingClick Here
Mizoram State CounsellingClick Here
Assam State CounsellingClick Here
Chhattisgarh CounsellingClick Here
Jammu & KashmirClick Here
JharkhandClick Here
Tamil NaduClick Here

Admission through state quota will be subject to the eligibility criteria and reservation policy applicable in the State or Union Territory where the student seeks admission. 

Note: AFMC, Pune has its own reservation policy wherein there are no concessions for Physically Handicapped candidates.Those who seek admission in AFMC must check out the same on their official website. Applicants are required to register on their official website for further screening tests. They have a separate selection process and NEET is only the first step. Qualifying NEET does not ensure admission into AFMC, Pune.


Documents Required for Claiming Reservation

All the candidates claiming reservation of seats under various reserved categories should produce the relevant documents stipulated by CBSE to validate their claim for seat reservation failing which, they may be debarred from counselling and seat allotment process.

The nodal authorities for issuing these documents is also clearly indicated in the certificate formats published in NEET Information Bulletin.

CategoryNodal AuthorityCertificate Format
PwD (Locomotor Disability)Duly Constituted Medical Board at Selected Central Government HospitalsClick Here
OBC-NCLDistrict Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner
OR
Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate, Revenue Officer (not below rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer
Click Here
SC/STDistrict Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner
OR
Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate, Revenue Officer (not below rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer
Click Here

Things to Remember

  • All India Quota has no reservation for Defence quota candidates. However, some states may have reservation under Defence quota in NEET. Candidates must contact their state counselling authority for details.
  • Candidates must note that Deemed Universities conduct their own counselling.
  • Management Quota is not applicable in AIQ but private universities may have a few seats reserved under that category. Contact the concerned institute for more details.
  • Candidates are advised to check whether they’re eligible for reservation under All India quota and state quota seats before applying.

FAQs

Ques. I belong to the unreserved category. What is the minimum qualification required of me, to apply for the exam?

Ans. Higher secondary (12 th ) or equivalent with the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English subjects, and 50% marks in the qualifying exam.

Ques. What is the upper age limit for candidates appearing in NEET?

Ans. The upper age of candidates applying for NEET should not exceed 25 years on the examination date (5 years’ relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC candidates).

Ques. What are the qualifying marks required in class 12th to appear for NEET?

Ans. The eligibility of qualifying marks in class 12 th for candidates appearing in NEET is mentioned below:

  • Unreserved - 50%
  • SC, ST and OBC - 40%
  • PWD - 45%

Ques. I belong to the OBC category and have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 46% marks. Am I eligible for appearing in the exam?

Ans. Yes.

Ques. I am 26 years old and belong to the unreserved category. Am I eligible to appear for NEET 2018?

Ans. No.

Ques. Who all can avail 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. The following residents can avail the 15% All India Quota seats in NEET Exam:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals

Ques. I am opting Oriya as the question paper medium. Will I be 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. What is the reservation scheme of NEET?

Ans. The NEET reservation scheme is divided into three broad categories – All-India Quota, State Quota and Management.

Ques. What is meant by All-India Quota?

Ans. These are the seats in government colleges which are filled through All-India centralized counselling; it means that students from any state are eligible for these seats. 15% seats are reserved under All-India Quota. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts counselling for 15% All India Quota seats.

Ques. What is meant by State Quota?

Ans. 85% of the remaining seats, other than All-India Quota, fall under State Quota. The counselling for these seats is conducted by the respective NEET Counselling bodies of the state government.

Ques. What is the reservation criteria for seats falling under the jurisdiction of States?

Ans. It is as per State Reservation Policy. All the seats will be allotted according to the reservation policy of a particular state.

Ques. What is the reservation criterion for SC candidates under 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. 15% seats under All India Quota are reserved for SC candidates.

Ques. What is the reservation criterion for ST candidates under 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. 7.5% seats under All India Quota are reserved for ST candidates.

Ques. What is the reservation criterion for OBC candidates under 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. 27% seats under All India Quota are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions. This reservation will only be applicable to the castes mentioned in the Central list of OBC.

Ques. What is the reservation criterion for the physically handicapped candidates under 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. 5% seats under All India Quota are reserved for the candidates with Bench Marked Disabilities in accordance with the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Ques. Is there any reservation for Creamy layer OBC candidates?

Ans. No, there is no reservation for creamy layer OBC candidates and they will be considered under Unreserved (UR) category.

Ques. Is a candidate from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. Yes, a candidate from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have decided to join and contribute to the All India Quota seats.

Ques. Is a candidate from Jammu and Kashmir eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. No, a candidate from Jammu & Kashmir is not eligible for 15% All India (National Level Counselling) because J&K Board has opted out for NEET-UG 2018 National Level Counselling. A candidate belonging to J&K can only choose his own state MBBS/ BDS colleges.

Ques. Is there any reservation for girls in the NEET?

Ans. No, there is no separate reservation for girls in the NEET, they will be considered under normal reservation policy.

Ques. What is the reservation policy for Physically Handicapped candidates under State Quota?

Ans. The reservation for Physically Handicapped candidates under State Quota is according to the state government policies, each state has its own reservation policy for these candidates.

Ques. What is AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College) Reservation Policy?

Ans. AFMC, Pune does not take the admission of candidates on the basis of All India quota and state quota. Candidates seeking admission in AFMC have to register on official website @www.afmc.nic.in.

Students who clear NEET and wish to take admission in AFMC need to clear the screening conducted by AFMC. AFMC have a total of 130 seats.

Ques. What is the number of reserved seats for males in AFMC?

Ans. As per the norms of AFMC, 105 seats are reserved for male candidates out of 130 seats.

Ques. What is the number of reserved seats for Females in AFMC?

Ans. As per the norms of AFMC, 25 seats are reserved for Female candidates out of 130 seats.

Ques. What is the number of reserved seats for SC/ST in AFMC?

Ans. As per the norms of AFMC, 10 seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates out of 130 seats.

Ques. What is the reservation policy for Physically Handicapped candidates under AFMC?

Ans. There is no reservation of seats for Physically Handicapped candidates under AFMC.

Ques. Can a candidate from Jammu and Kashmir apply in AFMC Pune?

Ans. Yes, a candidate from Jammu and Kashmir is eligible to apply in AFMC Pune.

Ques. Is a Blind, deaf or dumb candidate eligible for any reservation under NEET reservation policy for physically handicapped candidates?

Ans. No, a Blind, deaf or dumb person is not eligible for any kind of reservation.

Ques. Is there any reservation for Defence Quota candidates under All-India Quota?

Ans. No, there is no reservation for Defence Quota candidates under All-India Quota. However, some states may have reservation under Defence quota in NEET and candidates should contact their state counselling authorities for this.

Ques. Can a candidate from Jammu and Kashmir apply for All-India counselling?

Ans. Yes, a candidate form J&K can apply for All-India counselling after submitting a self declaration form.

Ques. Is there any relaxation in upper age limit for reserved category candidates?

Ans. Yes, a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit is given to the reserved category candidates making the maximum age limit to be 30 years for them.

Ques. What is the reservation Policy for admission in Private Colleges under NEET?

Ans. The admission in Private Medical College will be held as per the reservation policies of the State/Union Territory.

Ques. Can a candidate get a seat through both the 15% all India quota and 85% state quota simultaneously?

Ans. Yes, a candidate can get a seat through both All-India and State Quota but only one can be chosen.

Ques. Is there any reservation for NCC cadets in NEET?

Ans. No, there is no separate reservation for NCC cadets in NEET.

Ques. Is there any reservation for the dependants of Ex-Defence serviceman?

Ans. No, there is no reservation for the dependants of Ex- Defence serviceman. However, there may be some policy for reservation of these candidates for admission in AFMC. All the candidates must follow the reservation policy of AFMC.


*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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27 Comments
Prajakta

I want known about orphan reservation quota

20 Jun, 2018 20:45
Akansha Expert

Hi Prajakta, No, there is no Reservation for Orphan, and may you check through this link too on the official website i.e. http://mbbsneet.in/neet-reservation-criteria-2018/

23 Jun, 2018 10:20
sharath sai

Iam simple want to become doctor

09 Jun, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Sharath, You will appear NEET to get the admission in Medical college for MBBS Seat to become a Doctor.

10 Jun, 2018 12:21
sharath sai

Can i get mbbs seat under sports reservation

08 Jun, 2018 14:01
Akansha Expert

Hi Sharath, No, there is no reservation in MBBS Seat through the Sport quota.

08 Jun, 2018 18:57
R Akshay Kimar

I am Akshay Kumar R I have got just cut off marks (123) can I get a good college in mbbs or ayurvedic and I am ST

04 Jun, 2018 20:32
Ritika Sharma

Hi R Akshay, For getting information regarding to admission please check this link:- Cutoff

08 Jun, 2018 15:39
Garbham Anusha

I'm from AP, I opted for Unreserved in NEET application form, but I belong to BC as far as state is concerned, Can I claim for BC reservation?

31 May, 2018 07:01
Akansha Expert

Hi Anusha, No, You cannot claim for BC reservation, just because you applied as unreserved Category. They will consider as Unreserved.

31 May, 2018 14:27
Garbham Anusha

I'm from Andhra Pradesh, I do not come under Central list of OBC, so I mentioned myself? as unreserved eventhough I belong to BC. Could I able to use my reservation regarding 85% seats in state quota. Is there any application need to be filled regarding candidate details like income, caste after the release of state ranks. Please reply. Please ????

29 May, 2018 08:10
Akansha Expert

Hi Anusha, No, There is no need to fill the form, when the counselling starts you need to show your all certificate to get the seat in the any quota, and your marks should be in merit list to get the seat in college through NEET Entrance test.

29 May, 2018 11:59
BK BALLAL

I am ward of ex defence personnel from Karnataka. Am I eligi ble for defence quota and if Yes when should I submit my special category documents for 2018

22 May, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Ballal, All India Quota has no reservation for Defence quota candidates. However, some states may have reservation under Defence quota in NEET. Candidates must contact their state counselling authority for details.

24 May, 2018 12:16
Musaib

Is there any reservation for mbbs in maharashtra medical colleges for NEET Candidate under Hilly area claim???

09 May, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Musaib, There is Reservation Under Hilly area claim and for more information please contact to the college which accepted the NEET Entrance Exam for Admission to the Students.

09 May, 2018 13:09
Muralikrishnan

My daughter is having hearing impairment of 40 to 60 percent. Finished her case 2. Whether she is can write neet 2018 without opting for reservation.

06 May, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi MURALIKRISHAN, No she can not give exam without opting for reservation.

20 Jun, 2018 12:55
Nagashree K B

Is there any reservations for single girl child as mentioned in applications form

06 May, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

hI nagashree, No, there is no separate reservation for girls in the NEET, they will be considered under normal reservation policy.

20 Jun, 2018 12:50
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