NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019 With Latest NTA Notification

It is necessary that all candidates must meet the required criteria as prescribed by the CBSE, and no exceptions should be there under any circumstances.

The maximum attempts for any candidate for NEET is 3. An exception has been made for students who appeared for AIPMT earlier. If you had appeared in 2017, you will be allowed 2 extra attempts.

NEET 2019 Eligibility Age

The candidate must be of 17 years(completed) at the time of admission or 31st December of the year in which they are attempting the NEET exam. 2019 for this post.

NEET 2019 Age Limit

The max. age limit is 25 yrs. for unreserved (General) category and 30 yrs. for reserved (SC/ST/OBC) category.

All Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Foreign Nationals are all eligible for appearing in NEET exam.

However, this age limit matter is still pending in supreme court.

NEET Eligibility Marks

Your subjects in 11th and 12th must include the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or Bio-technology) and English and clearing all of them is mandatory. The minimum qualifying marks by category are as follows:

General: 50%

SC/ST/OBC: 40%

General-PH: 45%


NEET Qualifying Marks

Minimum qualifying marks are evaluated by calculating the cumulative marks across Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or Bio-technology) as a percentage of the total mark marks possible across the 3 subjects.

  1. Student appearing for class 12th also can appear for NEET examination in case they qualify the eligibility criteria

2. Candidates from J&K, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh are ineligible for 15%All India Quota seats as these states have opted out of NEET exam

3.Under the 15% All India quota the quota seats are reserved as follows:

  1. SC candidates: 15%
  2. OBC candidates.: 26%
  3. ST candidates: 7.5%
  4. PH: 3%

NEET Qualifications and Qualifying Examination Codes

Qualifying Examination Codes Qualifications
Code 1 Students who will be appearing in Class 12 Board Examinations or whose result is awaited are eligible to appear for NEET 2018.

In case a candidate is unable pass the qualifying examination with the required marks, then they will not be eligible for admissions.

Code 2 The Senior Secondary Education or the Indian School Certificate examination after a period of 12 years’ study, where the last two years of such study consist of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology or Mathematics or any other elective subject with core-level English.
Code 3 The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in science as offered by an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Bio-technology and also English as compulsory subjects.
Code 4 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. It includes all the practical tests in these subjects and English has been made a compulsory subject.
Code 5 The first year of the three years’ degree course from a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology including practical tests and core-level English.
Code 6 Candidate should have passed B.Sc. from an Indian University with not less than two of the subjects among Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology)/Bio-technology.Apart from this it is necessary that the candidate should have cleared the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
Code 7 Apart from the above-mentioned examinations, any exam which is found to be equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects will be considered. It also consists of practical tests in each subject.


  • Neet exam will take place twice in year which is February and May.
  • The best score out of these two attempts will be considered as your neet score.
  • Only online exam type has been mandate. No physical paper test.

NOTE:  Notification regarding the February’s attempt will be out in October and May’s attempt notification will be out in March.

There is no change in the syllabus of all four sections of the exam. zoology syllabus, botany syllabus, chemistry syllabus, and physics syllabus are still the same.

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