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NEET 2019 Eligibility (Age Limit, Relaxation, Qualification) NTA NEET 2019 Eligibility

Last updated on September 6th, 2018 at 09:53 am

NTA NEET UG 2019 Eligibility: As per the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI), aspirants willing to get appear in NEET 2019 must fulfill minimum eligibility criteria i.e Nationality, Age Limit, Qualification etc. Based on the latest changes (rules) issued by the CBSE on the relaxation on the number of attempts. Now, candidate can appear more than three times in NEET Exam fulfilling other eligibility criteria. Candidate must ensure that they have gone through National Testing Agency/ NTA NEET Eligibility Criteria.

Question: Is there any change in eligibility in NTA NEET 2019?
Answer: There shall be no changes. The eligibility criteria is decided by MCI and DCI. NTA is going to work as CBSE. Their responsibility is to issue NEET-UG 2019 Notification, invite online application, conduct the exam and issue results. So. NEET 2019 eligibility would be same as of NEET 2018.

The candidate who has attained minimum 17 years at the time of admission or will complete 17 years of age on before 31 December 2019 (admission to the 1st year of MBBS/ BDS course) are eligible for NEET Exam. The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years of age for the General and 30 years for the ST/ ST/ OBC candidate.

NTA NEET 2019 Eligibility

nta neet 2019 eligibilityMHRD NTA is going to conduct NEET 2019 entrance exam for admission in 1st-year MBBS/ BDS course in Colleges (Medical/ Dental) under the MCI/ DCI regulations.

According to the official information bulletin, candidate must understand minimum eligibility of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Filling the form without meeting eligibility leads to your form cancellation anytime. So, do not fill the form, if you are ineligible, do not fill the NEET Form.

Age Limit

Online Age Calculator can be used to check your total age as per Date of Birth. Candidate must check minimum as well as upper age limit required for NTA NEET 2019.

  1. Minimum Age Limit: The candidate must have attained 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December 2019 (year of admission) in the first-year MBBS/ BDS course.
  2. Upper age limit for Unreserved (General/Creamy Layer OBC) is 25 years of age. The upper age limit is relaxed to 30 years for SC/ ST/ OBC category and persons entitled to the reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Person with Disability (PwD) can check MC Guidelines for PH Quota, Disability %: Complete Details


Following nationality candidate are allowed to appear in NEET-UG 2019:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) &
  • Foreign Nationals

Education Qualification

  1. Appearing in Qualifying Exam: You are eligible if you are appearing in 12th Board Examination in year 2019, whose result is awaited. The candidate is not eligible if he/ she fails in the 12th board examination or not able to produce pass percentage marksheet before the first round of counselling.
  2. Candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and
    must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology at the qualifying
  3. NIOS students are eligible for NTA NEET 2019.

Not Eligible

Below are the board/ school from where 12th board students are not eligible to appear in NEET UG 2019.

  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 from as a private candidate shall not be eligible to appear for NEET (UG).

Is NIOS, Private Students are Eligible for NTA NEET 2019? Check

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats

The candidate who are Indian Nationals, Non-Resident  Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats (AIQ).

Candidates from Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana

  • The Government of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana had decided to join the All India Quota Seats by their letter no.13021/C1/2016 dated 06.11.2017 & letter no.7072/C1/2017 dated 07.11.2017. So, the candidate belongs to AP & Telangana can appear in 15% All India Quota Counselling.
  • Accordingly, the candidates of these States have also become eligible for 15% All India Quota seats (As per letter No. F.No. V.26012/05.2017-MEP/MEC dated 10.01.2018, Directorate General Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India)

Candidates from State of J & K

  • Students from State of Jammu and Kashmir are Not Eligible for 15% all India quota seats as the J&K State has opted out of All India Quota Seats.
  • If they claim eligibility, they must submit online (Self Declaration Certificate) which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling. The draft self-declaration format is given at the information brochure (Appendix-III)
  • Jammu and Kashmir State Candidates 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 eligibility conditions.

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  1. Sir……Max age limit for obc category for 2019

  2. Sir age limit for obc category

  3. Sir….. Max age limit for obc category

  4. Shubham Kumar Gupta

    Sir I passed class 12th from NIOS ,may I eligible for NEET 2019

  5. Sir open say ke Nahi thi12th or wo chli gayi to Usman kya hoga

  6. Is gap between 11th and 12th allowed for neet 2019

  7. Mathuri saranya

    Sir , I am a Bsc(maths) completed student , can I eligible for neet 2019 exam

  8. How many attempts in neet?????

  9. My Date of birth is 24/9/93 ..can attemp NEET this year…plz suggest

  10. Are nios students eligible to appear in neet 2019?

  11. Sir,
    My dob is 30/12/1988.; I am a SC candidate so can I apply neet exam 2019. Plz reply me.

  12. Sir,
    I am a SC candidate and my dob is 30/12/1988. So can I apply neet exam 2019.plz reply………………..?

  13. Sir,my date of birth is 16/04/2002.Am i eligible to give neet 2019.

    • Hello Shreya, you are eligible. As per DOB, your age would be 17 years, 8 months, 15 days excluding the end date as on 31 Dec 2019. All the best.

  14. if student have secure more then 50% in pcb but have compart in chemisty is he eligible for neet exam

  15. Sir i m 12th pass pcm 92parswnt 2018 i ditinal bio20!9 me pass karna chahata hu kya neet exam 2019 keiye me egilibil hu

  16. Hello sir/ma’am ! I want to ask that my eyesight is very weak , -11 D . So, am I eligible to qualify neet or should I have to register in ph category to qualify neet and persue mbbs ..???

    • Just to be clear, visual disability does not mean wearing glasses. Refractive error is not a disability as some people like to believe! If you have 20/20 (or 6/6) vision with glasses then you have perfect vision

  17. My eyesight is very weak about -11 D . Should I have to register in ph category for qualifying neet and persuing mbbs ?? Am I eligible to qualify neet ??

    • Hello Swati, According to this data, you are 20% visually impaired. But the govt need 40% or more.

      Table 1
      Categories of visual disability (classification currently in use)1

      Category Better eye* Worse eye* Percentage impairment
      Category 0 20/30-20/60 20/80 to 20/120 20
      Category I 20/60-20/120 20/200 to Nil 40
      Category II 20/130-20/300 or field of vision 10°-20° 20/400 to Nil 75
      Category III 20/400 to 20/1200 or field of vision 10° 20/8000 to Nil 100
      Category IV 20/8000 to Nil or field of vision 10° 20/8000 to Nil 100
      One-eyed persons 20/20 20/8000 to Nil or field of vision 10° 30

      If you have any doubt. Kindly contact us.

  18. Sir.
    My DOB 15/12/1993 I am general candidate can attempted neet this year sir please suggest

    • Hello Kulwant,
      As per the upper age limit of NEET (upto 25 years of age as on 5 May 2019 are eligible for NEET 2019).
      You are born on 15 Dec 1993, so your age will be 25 years 4 months 21 days on 5 May 2019. You are not eligible for NEET Exam. There is writ petition in the Supreme Court regarding upper age limit. We are waiting for the Judgement.

  19. Sir scan signature kya matlab/digital signature to nahi

  20. Hello sir I am a repeater but my hsc marks in PCB are 144 means 48 % and I am belong from OBC category so I eligible for neet 19

  21. Sir,
    Maximum how many attempts is allowed in NEET examination? & which year??


    I passed HS beng eng phy math chem and optional sub biology. In best five score optional biology count and math number not count. Can I appear in neet exam 2020

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