NEET 2020 RESERVATION

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    NEET 2020 Reservation for State/Defence Quota and Other Reserved Categories

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    Reservation policy as prescribed by the Indian government is applicable to NEET 2020. NEET 2020 has been rescheduled for July 26, 2020 in offline mode. There are chances that NEET 2020 Admit Card will be released in the first week of July, as confirmed by NTA Director-General, Vineet Joshi. 

    As per the government policy, 10% of seats will be reserved for GEN- EWS (General Economically Weaker Section). General candidates whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are identified as EWS.

    • For admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/ Institutions for seats other than 15% All India Quota, the reservation policy of the concerned state government shall apply. 
    • Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as these Union Territories opted to stay out of All India Scheme. To claim eligibility, candidates from these Union Territories must sign a self-declaration form. 

    NEET Reservation Criteria

    NEET 2020 Reservation Criteria

    As per the reservation criteria, in the Central Universities and institutions, seats will be reserved for GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD candidates. The percentage of seats reserved for different categories is as follows:

    NEET Reservation
    CategoriesReservation
    General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)10%
    Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
    Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)27%
    Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

    NEET EWS Quota Details

    NEET EWS Quota 2020- Details

    This move came after the 124th Amendment Bill in the Constitution of India, which was passed in the January session of the Parliament. As per this, 10% reservation in jobs and education shall be granted to the EWS candidates belonging to the General quota candidates.

    Who falls under the EWS category?

    Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs and whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are only identified as EWS for benefit of reservation. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.

    Who can’t access the EWS quota?

    Regardless of what the family income is, if the candidates fall  under any of the following, they can’t avail the benefits of EWS quota: 

    • Candidates whose families own 5 acres of agricultural land and above.
    • Candidates who owe a residential flat of 1,000 sq. ft. and above.
    • Candidates whose parents possess a residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities.
    • Candidates whose parents own a residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

    Authorities which can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’

    Following is the list of the competent authorities who can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’:

    • District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/Additional’ Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate! Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
    • Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
    • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • Sub-Divisional Officer or the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides
    EWS Income certificate

    NEET 2020 Reservation for PwD Candidates

    • 5% of the seats under AIQ are reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates.
    • In case the seats remain vacant due to unavailability of candidates, the seats would be included in the Annual Sanctioned Seats for the respective category.
    • Eligible candidates will be required to produce Disability Certificate from one of the Disability Assessment Boards prior to their scheduled date of counselling.
    • Candidates may refer to the colleges mentioned below to produce the disability certificate:
    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

    NEET AIQ Reservation

    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 Reservation

    Documents Required for Claiming Reservation

    All the candidates claiming reservation of seats under various reserved categories should produce the relevant documents stipulated by NTA 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 Authority
    PwD (Locomotor Disability)Duly Constituted Medical Board at Selected Central Government Hospitals
    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
    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

    Things to Remember

    • All India Quota has no reservation for Defence quota candidates. However, some states may have a 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    NEET Reservation 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. There is no upper age limit to apply for NEET. However, the candidature of general candidates above 25 years of age is subject to the orders of the Supreme Court. 

    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, you are eligible for NEET 2020.

    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. 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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    Anuja Prashant devtale

    I am girl belong to ews category what is minimum neet score to get admission in AFMC

    21 Apr, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Anuja, at present, cut off for EWS category students cannot be predicted as this has been introduced recently. You can check the official website of the college for relevant information.

    21 Apr, 2020 02:04
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    Saad Zahid Shaikh

    My soon is a dyslexia student . We have the certtificate issues from Sion Hospital - Dyslexia (department for learning disability). Will he be classified in the PwD category

    19 Apr, 2020 00:20
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    JAYAKUMAR

    what is Christian Minority and who falls under this category?

    14 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Jaya, reservation criteria as per the college/university in which you have applied for as the respective state may have different policies on reservation criteria. There is nothing such as Christian Minority. It is just that the Christians are in minority in our nation and hence are counted for reservation benefits.

    14 Feb, 2020 16:29
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    Meghna

    Is any quota for freedom fighters family

    04 Feb, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Meghna, Yes. There are reserved seats for blood relatives of freedom fighters (son, daughter, grandchildren etc). But not all states have this quota, and this quota is not applicable on ALL INDIA LEVEL.

    04 Feb, 2020 13:07
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    K ANIL KUMAR

    I belong to OC Category., in Neet application form which category should i select

    13 Dec, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Anil, in that case, you will select General category as an option.

    13 Dec, 2019 11:19
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    Yana

    I want to ask about minority quota in neet

    08 Dec, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Yana, in reservation, a certain number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to minority groups. You can refer to the percentage distribution of number of seats against the concerned caste.

    09 Dec, 2019 15:53
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    Aalisha Mo Amin Bhatara

    How many cut off for hilly arean'student for MBBS (NEET 2020)? And how Iapply aas hilly areaan student?

    07 Dec, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aalisha, there is no reservation for appearing in the exam, it is just that 5% relaxation on minimum percentage criteria would be provided. Apart from this, below is the list of documents that a student will need to claim reservation under this category:

    • Domicile Certificate of the parent stating that he/she is domicile in the village declared as a Hilly area.
    • To avail the benefit of HA claim, the candidate must appear at NEET UG -2020 examination.
    • The Competent Authority shall select the candidates claiming HA, on the basis of their merit at NEET UG -2019 examination.
    • The candidate should pass SSC/HSC (or equivalent) examination from School/Junior College situated in the hilly area of his/her parents domicile or if not so, at the most, from a School/Junior College situated in the taluka of his/her parent's domicile.

    10 Dec, 2019 12:15
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    miya bhai

    I am from defence qota how much marks are required

    28 Oct, 2019 12:38
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Miya, 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.

    30 Oct, 2019 15:06
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    Umesh

    Is the any benefit to me if I am a girl and I am from EWAS quota

    10 Sep, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Umesh, yes, you will get the benefits as specified in the government policies.

    10 Sep, 2019 10:48
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    Kumarsingh somwanshi

    Explain EWS reservation quota

    09 Sep, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Somwanshi, EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) quota states that candidates belonging to financially weaker background will have 10% seats reserved out of the total seats available.

    09 Sep, 2019 11:01

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