National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET)

National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling about 54,000 medical seats across the country. As per the Supreme Court’s order in 2016, NEET would be the only examination to fill the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level Quota seats across the country. The examination is also valid for filling the private college seats across the country.

Candidates must qualify NEET 2019 to be considered eligible for the counseling process. In order to qualify for NEET 2019, exam candidates must secure the minimum required percentile.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Exam

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as a 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 or more 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.


Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals

NEET Counselling - Step-wise Procedure


Candidates will be asked to register for the counseling process online, the link to the same will be enabled as and when the process starts. In this step, candidates will be required to submit their personal and academic details. Note that the details should be the ones filled in the NEET application form 2019.

Counseling Fee Payment

After successful registration, candidates will be asked to submit refundable and non-refundable NEET 2019 counseling fee. The fee can be paid through an online medium like Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking.

Exercising of Choices and Locking of Choices

In this step, candidates will be required to submit preferences. Candidates must note that admission will be taken on the basis of merit i.e. NEET score and preferences submitting during the counseling process.

Therefore, it is suggested to submit preferences as per the NEET score. Candidates will have the list of colleges displayed on the screen and there is no limit to select choices. After adding the choices in the list, candidates can change the sequence by moving them up or down, interchange choices and delete choices. It is advisable to lock the choices because if the admission seekers will not lock their choices then the saved choices will get locked. If there are no saved choices then it will be considered that candidates have not selected any choices and as a result will not be considered at the time of NEET seat allotment.

Seat Allotment Result

After each round of counseling, the seat allotment result will be declared. NEET counseling result, released in the form of the seat allotment list and seat allotment letter, will disclose the seat allotted to the candidates. Candidates can check their name, roll no., allotted category, candidates’ category, allotted college, quota and course in the NEET seat allotment list. The seat allotment letter is an important document which needs to be carried at the time of reporting to the allotted college with other mandatory documents.

Reporting to the Allotted College

Candidates who will be allotted a seat will be asked to report to the allotted college to complete the admission formalities. While reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the required documents which can be are listed below-

  • NEET 2019 Admit Card
  • NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter
  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet (for date of birth)
  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet
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