NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019: NEET eligibility criteria for the year 2019 will be an important pre-requisite before filling the application form. It is important that the students understand and fulfill all the parameters under NEET eligibility criteria. NEET is an entrance exam which was previously held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) but from this year the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be the conducting body for NEET. The exam is held for students aspiring for undergraduate courses like MBBS and BDS in government and private colleges in India. This exam is conducted once a year and has a one tier system of selection. From the year 2016, the AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) has been replaced by NEET. In the current article, the students will get a clear picture about all the NEET eligibility criteria for the forthcoming exam. NEET 2019 will be conducted as per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2016 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2016.
It needs to be mentioned here that a mere appearance and qualifying in NEET does not confer any right to the candidate for admission in MBBS/BDS Courses. The selection and admission to MBBS/BDS seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering MBBS/BDS Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, NEET eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities and Medical/Dental Colleges.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019
Before we proceed and make an endeavour to understand the NEET eligibility parameters, let us first get to know the examination. The subsequent table will introduce you the prestigious exam.
|Name of Examination||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test|
|Acronym Used Commonly||NEET|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Time Limit||3 Hours|
|Subject Wise Questions||Physics – 45
Chemistry – 45
Biology – 90
|Marks per Question||4|
|Negative Marking||Yes (-1)|
|Courses Offered through the exam||MBBS, BDS|
NEET Eligibility for Minimum & Maximum Age
(a) A student must have completed an age of 17 years at the time of admission under NEET eligibility or should complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
(b) The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years as on the date of examination under NEET eligibility with relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST category.
Nationality for Fulfilling NEET Eligibility
Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals fulfill the NEET eligibility criteria.
Academic Criteria Under NEET Eligibility 2018
1. The students must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology in the qualifying examination.
2.For candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination be 40%.
3.For students with locomotor disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.
NEET Eligibility For Class 12 Appearing Candidates In 2019
Those who are appearing in Class XII examination in 2019 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.
NEET Eligibility for seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC/Central pool
(a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.
(b) Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state
NEET Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
(a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
(b) Candidates from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
(i) Students from Jammu & Kashmir don’t fulfill the NEET eligibility criteria for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim NEET eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling.
(ii) The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them.
(iii) Candidates from Jammu & Kashmir can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfillment of NEET eligibility conditions.
How To Choose Your NEET Eligibility Code ?
There are 7 codes in total. A student is required to choose any 1 of them. These are the qualifications & qualifying examination codes.
|CODE : 01||A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2019 whose result is awaited, may apply and take up the said test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of first round of counselling.|
|CODE : 02||The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.|
|CODE : 03||The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Bio-technology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.|
|CODE : 04||The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology & English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.|
|CODE : 05||The first year of the three years degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.|
|CODE : 06||B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.|
|CODE : 07||Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; Which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.|
Grievance Cell for NEET Eligibility 2019
Candidates who face an issue pertaining to NEET eligibility 2019 can do a follow up on the subsequent information:
Address – C-20 1A/8, Sector 62 IITK Outreach Centre, Noida- 201309
Website – ntaneet.nic.in
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile No. – 8076535482, 7703859909
With few months left for NEET 2019, candidates must revise the NEET syllabus thoroughly and solve as many NEET practice questions as possible. They should also take NEET mock tests and work on their areas of improvement. Embibe provides all the necessary resources for NEET preparation. Its premium product RANKUP also provides personalized guidance that guarantees score improvement.
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