NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019 – As per the latest NEET 2019 eligibility criteria, the minimum age required to appear in the exam is 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The National Testing Agency (NTA), the regulatory body for NEET 2019 have determined the NEET 2019 eligibility criteria for the first time. Aspirants of NEET 2019 seeking admission to the medical, dental and AYUSH courses at the undergraduate level are advised to check the eligibility criteria of NEET 2019. The prerequisites given here are in accordance with those specified by NTA based on the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 (amended in 2018). NEET eligibility criteria 2019 specifies the age limit, academic qualifications, nationality and other mandatory requirements which must be met by all the aspirants. NEET 2019 was held on May 5 in a single shift. Candidates who will not meet NEET 2019 eligibility criteria will be ineligible for the entrance exam. Candidates could download NEET admit card from the official website on April 15 onwards.
Who is eligible to take NEET 2019?
Candidates who are citizens of India, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and foreign nationals are eligible to take NEET 2019. Since NEET was made mandatory for candidates who wish to study medicine abroad, therefore, such candidates were required to fill the NEET 2019 application form. The eligibility criteria of NEET 2019 such as age requirement, educational qualification, and the number of attempts limit can be checked below.
|Qualifying Exam:||10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subject in both Classes 11 and 12 from a recognized board.|
|Minimum Age Requirement||17 years as on December 31, 2019.|
|Maximum Age Limit*||25 years of age for unreserved category candidates and 30 years of age for reserved and PwD category candidates.|
|Qualifying Marks||UR - 50%, OBC/SC/ST - 40%, PWD - 45% (minimum aggregate marks only for PCB subjects)|
|Maximum Attempts||No limit on the permitted number of attempts.|
|Nationality||Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals|
*Supreme Court decision is pending on upper age limit; candidates are allowed to take the test
To fulfill the NEET eligibility criteria 2019, the candidate must have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually in the qualifying examination
Candidates belonging to the unreserved category should score a minimum required percentage of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in their Class 12 or HSC examination.
Candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes (OBC) should score a minimum of 40% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
For persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs, a minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required in aggregate across Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology.
|Category||PCB aggregate marks in qualifying examination|
In order to be eligible for NEET 2019, it is mandatory for candidates to pass Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English. The candidates who have completed their education from outside the country must fulfil the NEET eligibility criteria 2019. The last examination passed by these candidates must be equivalent to Class 12 qualification from other countries. Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology including practical test in each of these subjects and English in the qualifying examination.