National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the national level entrance examination conducted to shortlist candidates for MBBS and BDS courses. It is administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide admission in different government and private colleges across the country. Here is the eligibility criterion for NEET:
General Eligibility Criterion
• The candidate should have cleared 10+2 or its equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biotechnology/ Biology and English.
• Minimum percentage for appearing for the exam is:
General Category: 50%
General PH: 45%
SC/ ST/ OBC: 40%
• Those appearing for the qualifying examination may also apply. They shall be required to produce the passing certificates at the time of appearing for the first round of counselling.
• Marks obtained in maths will not be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
• Aadhaar card is a must for applying for NEET 2017 exam.
Eligibility for 85% State Quota Seats
The states taking part in NEET 2017 shall fill 85% of their seats via state counselling. The rest of the seats shall be filled via All India centralized counselling. The eligibility for 85% quota seats is as follows:
• Candidate should have appeared for/ completed 10th and 12th from the state.
• Candidate must have a residency proof of the state.
• Candidate should have a valid domicile of the state.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
• Candidate must be 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December of the year of admission.
• Upper age limit for the candidates is 25 years as on or before the 31st of December of the year of admission.
• Upper age limit for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and OBC category is 30 years as on or before the 31st of December of the year of admission.
• Candidates belonging to AP, J&K and Telangana are eligible to sit for the exam only for admission to AFMC, Pune based on self declaration.
• Candidate must be an Indian citizen or overseas citizen.