Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021, Age Limit, NEET Qualification & Pattern

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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021: 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 2021 will be conducted in about 4 months from now. National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the detailed NEET 2021 eligibility criteria, which helpful for every medical aspirant wanting to appear for the medical entrance exam.  Candidate needs to know the complete detail about the eligibility criteria for NEET 2021, Age Limit, Number of attempts, Nationality and such before filling the Application form. The information shared here should be helpful for those of you planning to appear for the same.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 by NTA (Quick Detail)

It is important for the candidates to go through the neet 2021 eligibility, before filling the form. Check the Quick detail about the NEET 2021 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 2021 Candidates must be 17 years of age before 31stDecember 2021
NEET Qualifying Marks Criteria Candidates must score minimum marks in Class 12th.

PWD- 45%

NEET Attempts 2021 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 2021 Exam date, Syllabus, Pattern and Application Form

Age Limit for NEET 2021

National Testing Agency (NTA) specifies the Age limit and minimum age criteria for NEET 2021. Student must have completed 17 Years before the Decembers 31, 2021. The Upper age limit for Neet has been Challenged in the Supreme Court. Upper age Student is allowed to appear for NEET Exam, but the admission pending till the court’s judgement.

NEET Age Criteria 2021

Category Date of birth
For UR Candidates Born on or before December 31, 2004
For ST/SC Candidates Born on or between May 5, 1996, and December 31, 2004
  • 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 2021.
  • 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 2004.
  • Candidates belonging to the Unreserved Category (UR) must be born between 5 May 1996 and 1st  December 2004 to fulfil the age criteria for NEET 2021.

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NEET Qualification 2021

Candidates to go through the below detail and check the NEET Qualification Criteria 2021 according to Per NTA guideline.

Minimum Percentage Required for NEET 2021

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 2021, 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 a 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 2021 must show their passing certificate during the first round of counselling.

Read: NEET Exam Pattern 2021, Marks Distribution & Subject-wise Weightage

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 NRI/Foreign students

In order to appear for NEET 2021, 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 2021: 

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 National Medical Commission

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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 2021 for admission to Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or Private/ Deemed University & Armed Forces Medical Colleges.

All medical aspirants must possess an Aadhaar card in order to apply for NEET 2021 examination.

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