NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria by NTA has been laid down for candidates who wish to appear for the NEET 2021 examination. Before filling the NEET 2021 Application form, candidates are advised to carefully check NEET UG 2021 Eligibility Criteria.
After you meet the NEET UG 2021 Eligibility Criteria, it is necessary to know how to fill NEET form 2021. NTA has already started the application process and applicants can fill up the forms until August 6, 2021. NTA will also open the NEET 2021 Application Form Correction Window from August 8, 2021 to August 12, 2021. A few points to keep in mind are given below:
|Aspects of NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria||Details|
|NEET 2021 Age Limit||Applicants must have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or before 31st December of the year of admission.|
|Maximum attempt||Candidates above the age of 25 are provisionally allowed to appear for the exam|
|Citizenship||Candidates must be Indian. NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign National are also eligible to apply.|
|Qualification||Candidates must have passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English|
|Minimum NEET Eligibility Marks in 12th (in PCB)||General – 50%, PwD – 45%, OBC/SC/ST – 40%|
|Appearing Applicants||Candidates who are appearing in class 12th are also eligible for NEET 2021|
|Categories||NEET Eligibility Age Limit|
|General/ General-EWS Candidates||Born on or before December 31, 2004|
|Categories||NEET Eligibility Marks|
|General/GEN-EWS||50% marks in the qualifying exam|
|OBC/SC/ST Category||40% marks in the qualifying exam|
|PwD Category||45% marks in the qualifying exam|
Appearing Applicants: Applicants who are in 12th standard are also eligible to apply but they must possess the passing certificates complying with the 12th percentage required in the first round of NEET 2021 counseling.
Note: Marks obtained in Mathematics in 12th standard will not be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. Furthermore, due to the disruption in the education system due to COVID-19, the authorities have made the NEET 2021 syllabus reduced by 30 per cent.
|Qualification and Qualifying Examination Codes|
|Code 1||Candidates who are appearing in class 12th in 2021, are eligible for NEET 2021. If the candidate does not pass in 12th or fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria at the first round of counselling, will not be eligible for admission.|
|Code 2||Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or ICSE which is equivalent to 10+2 HSE/SSE after a period of 12 year study. The final 2 year study must consist of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology or Mathematics or any other elective subject with English. Candidates must have undertaken 2 years for regular and continuous study of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology subjects.|
|Code 3||Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examination body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and also English as a compulsory subject.|
|Code 4||Pre-professional Examination with PCB & English after passing either the HSE or Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.|
|Code 5||The first year of the three years’ degree with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English.|
|Code 6||B.Sc candidates of any Indian University. Provided that the candidates has passed the exam with at least two of the subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) or Bio-technology. Further that the candidate must have passed the qualifying examination with PCB and English|
|Code 7||Passed another examination apart from the above, which is equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology. It also includes practical tests. (Foreign Students)|
The aspirants are allowed to appear in NEET 2021 exam for an uncountable number of times. They can take the exam as many times as they want. Moreover, the number of attempts for the NEET exam was removed from the year 2018.
MCC will conduct the online NEET 2021 counseling. In order to take part in All India Quota Counselling, candidates must apply for the same online. NEET 2021 Counseling will be done in two rounds.
85% seats are reserved for State candidates. It is conducted by state counselling. Candidates must contact the authority to know the respective dates and events. Merit list will be released on the basis of State based Candidates All India rank. The eligibility for the 85% state quota seats are listed below:
Some Notable Information to take Admission in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
Some other medical colleges like Armed Force Medical College (AFMC) Pune, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Uttar Pradesh, Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi are also participating colleges in NEET 2021. They will also consider NEET 2021 scores for giving admissions.
Ques. How many times, am I eligible to appear for NEET exam?
Ans. To appear for the NEET exam, there is no limit on the number of attempts as NTA allows candidates to sit for the exam as many times as they want.
Ques. Is a candidate eligible to apply for NEET 2021 if he/she has completed Class 11 and Class 12 from an open school?
Ans. Yes, such candidates will be eligible to appear for the entrance test subject to the outcome of the Special Leave Petition filed by the Medical Council of India.
Ques. Are candidates eligible to appear for the exam if they have a gap of 1 year in their academics?
Ans. Yes, candidates are eligible to appear for the exam as long as you qualify the remaining eligibility norms.
Ques. Being an unreserved category, what is the eligibility criteria of mine for applying for the NEET 2021 exam?
Ans. Read the following content for getting to know the eligibility criteria of the general candidates in NEET 2021 exam:
Ques. What are the required qualifying scores in XII for appearing in the NEET exam?
Ans. The eligibility of qualifying marks is highlighted in the following:
Ques. I am 27 years old. Can I apply for the exam?
Ans. Yes you can provisionally appear for NEET 2021.
Ques. Who will apply for 15% AIQ seats?
Ans. The below mentioned residents are capable to avail 15% AIQ seats:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.