Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2020, Age Limit, NEET Qualification Criteria

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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level examination for medical aspirants. It is conducted each year to shortlist candidates for MBBS and BDS courses in private and government medical colleges in the country. NEET 2020 will be conducted in about 6 months from now. National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the detailed NEET 2020 eligibility criteria, which helpful for every medical aspirant wanting to appear for the medical entrance exam.  Candidate need to know the complete detail about the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020, Age Limit, Number of attempts, Nationality and such before fill the Application form.The information shared here should be helpful for those of you planning to appear for the same.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2020 by NTA (Quick Detail)

It is important for the candidates to go through the neet 2020 eligibility, before filling the form. Check the Quick detail about the NEET 2020 exam eligibility criteria by NTA.

Exam Criteria Details
NEET Qualifying Criteria Student Must have Passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Biology. Class 12 Appearing Student Eligible to Apply for NEET Medical Exam
Age limit for NEET 2020 Candidates must be 17 years of age before 31stDecember 2020
NEET Qualifying Marks Criteria Candidates must score a minimum marks in Class 12th.

PWD- 45%

NEET Attempts 2020 There is No limit on the number of attempts.
Nationality Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIS, PIOS & Foreign Nationals are Allow

Read: Click to Check the Complete Detail about NEET 2020 Exam date, Syllabus, Pattern and Application Form

Age Criteria for NEET 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) specifies the Age limit and minimum age criteria for NEET 2020. Student must have completed 17 Years brfore the Decembers 31, 2020. The Upper age limit for Neet has been Challenged in the Supreme Court. Upper age Student are allowed to appear for NEET Exam, but the admission pending till the court’s judgement.

NEET Age Criteria 2020

Category Date of birth
For UR Candidates Born on or before December 31, 2003
For ST/SC Candidates Born on or between May 5, 1995 and December 31, 2003
  • The candidates should be at least 17 years old at the time of admission or should complete the mentioned age on or before 31st December 2020.
  • The upper age limit of the candidates has been Challenged in the Supreme Court.
  • A relaxation of 5 years is given to the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes category. This means that for these categories the candidates must be born on or between 5 May 1995 and 31st December 2003.
  • Candidates belonging to the Unreserved Category (UR) must be born between 5 May 1990 and 1st  December 2003 to fulfill the age criteria for NEET 2020.

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Qualification Criteria for NEET 2020

Candidates to go through the below detail and check the NEET Qualification Criteria according Per NTA guideline.

Minimum Percentage Required for NEET 2020

Category PCB Aggregate Marks for NEET
For UR Candidates 50%
For ST/SC/OBC Candidates 40%
Unreserved- PH 45%
  • In order to apply for NEET 2020, the candidates should have appeared for or passed the (Class 12) higher/ senior secondary examination. they should have cleared or appeared for ISCE that is equivalent to 10+2 examination.
  • The candidate must have passed the aforementioned examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology, English and Maths or any other elective subject.
  • The candidates are required to score minimum of 50%marks (aggregate in PCB).
  • For General Physically handicapped candidates the aggregate marks must be 45%.
  • There is a relaxation of 10% for those belonging to the SC, ST and OBC category. For SC/ ST/ OBC – PH candidates also the minimum percentage required is 40%
  • Those who are still in their 12th standard and have applied for NEET 2020 must show their passing certificate during the first round of counselling.

Read: NEET Exam Pattern 2020, Marks Distribution & Subject-wise Weightage

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2020 NRI/Foreign students

In order to appear for NEET 2020, the candidate must be a citizen of India, Non Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Foreign National.


Eligibility Criteria for Foreign students

15% All India Quota NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020: 

Candidates from these states are eligible for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats. However, this is only for admission to Central Universities, ESIC  and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune based on self declaration.This counselling will be conducted at an All India level by Medical Council of India (MCI)

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For AP, J&K and Telangana States

Candidates from these states are eligible for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats. However, this is only for admission to Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC). Candidates from these states can appear in NEET 2020 for admission to Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or Private/ Deemed University & Armed Forces Medical Colleges.

All medical aspirants must possess Aadhaar card in order to apply for NEET 2020 examination.

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