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July 11, 2019 • 11:44 am

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 | Qualification, Marks, Age & Attempts


NEET Eligibility Criteria



Welcome Aspirants!


Due to rising competition in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), students are becoming more conscious about their preparations. To ensure their success in NEET, most of them start their exam preparations at very early age.


It is an appreciable thing that students remain so conscious about their future goals that they spare no chance to become successful in the exam. But along with the preparations, they are also required to fulfill the NEET Eligibility Criteria set by the exam authorities.

Otherwise, their entire preparations may go in vain!


So, if you’re going to aspire this most ambitious ‘Medical Entrance Test’, make sure you have enough knowledge about the parameters that fall under the NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria.


Before filling the NEET Application Form, be assured that you’re eligible to appear for the exam.




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NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria | Do you think you’re allowed in the Exam?


With the ever-changing NEET Exam Eligibility Criteria, the students might be willing to know what’s coming up next in the 2020 session!


Well, the official NEET Notification will be released soon. So, here we’ll tell you about the NEET Eligibility Criteria based on the previous year’s data and expert’s predictions over the same. As per the recent 2019 news, NIOS or State Open School or private candidates’ were not eligible for the NEET exam.


Candidates belonging to UR category aged above 25 years, Candidates belonging to reserved category aged above 30 years.

Candidates who have passed Biology as an additional subject.


Parameters NTA NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Complete Detail
Qualifying Exam 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board.
Minimum Age Requirement 17 years as on December 31, 2020.
Maximum Age Limit 25 years (UR), 30 years (OBC/SC/ST/PwD)
Qualifying Marks UR - 50%, OBC/SC/ST - 40%, PWD - 45%
Maximum Attempts No limit
Nationality Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals


In NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020, you must have the following conditions fulfilled –





NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Qualification Marks & List of Eligible Degrees/Exams


Not just the 12th standard qualifiers but the candidates who have different qualifying degrees may also appear in the exam. As listed in the official pdf, there will be several codes to present the NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 for various qualifications.


Let’s have a look at the below given NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 Qualification Marks -



Code – 1:


A candidate who is appearing in 12th Class in 2020 and his/her result is awaited may apply for the exam. But for the same, there’s a condition under NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria.


If the candidates qualify the exam but do not qualify the 12th Class till the time of First NEET Counselling, then they will not be eligible to take admission in any MBBS/BDS Courses.


Code – 2:


The students who appear in the ICSE (Indian School Certificate Examination) which is equivalent to the 10+2 level, after the period of 12 years of study.


Such students must have studied, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology with an elective subject like – Mathematics or any other with English in the last 2 years of their entire study periods.



Note – If the course content is not as prescribed for 10+2 Education Structure by the National Committee, the candidates must undergo a period of 1 Year Pre-Professional Training before taking admission in any Medical Colleges across India.



Code – 3:


The students who have passed the Intermediate/Pre-Degree Exam in Science from an Indian University or Board or any other recognized Examination Body may be eligible to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.


The exam must include Practical Tests in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology and English as compulsory subjects.



Code – 4:


The candidates who have appeared in the Pre-Professional or Pre-Medical Examination with PCB & English after passing either the 12th Class or Pre-University or any equivalent examination.


The Pre-Professional or Pre-Medical Examination shall include Practical Tests in these subjects as compulsory subjects.



Code – 5:


The candidates who have PCB & English in their 1st year of the 3 Year Degree Course of a Recognized University.


They must have also given the practical tests in these core subjects.



Code – 6:


An Indian B.Sc. Graduate who has passed B.Sc. Exam with not less than two of these subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) or Bio-Technology.


Plus, his/her earlier qualifying degree should be in PCB along with English as a compulsory subject.



Code – 7:


The students have appeared in an examination which is equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of Indian University/Board can be eligible if they had the (PCB practical tests + English) included in their studies.




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NEET Exam Eligibility Criteria - Qualification Marks


The candidates who are having any of these above degrees must also fulfill the NEET Qualification Marks criteria as given below –


S.No. Types of Candidates NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 in PCB Subjects
1. General 50%
2. ST/SC/OBC 40%
3. General - PWD 45%
4. ST/SC/OBC - PWD 40%
5. Abroad Students Seeking Admission in Indian Medical Colleges 50%



The above-mentioned NEET Qualification Marks is applicable to Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English subjects. To prove their applicability on NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria, candidates are also required to pass all the 4 subjects individually.



If you have doubts regarding the above NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020, please feel free to ask us in the comments section below.




NEET Eligibility Crietria 2020 - Age Limit & Relaxation Rules


Not all who fall into the above mentioned NEET Exam Eligibility criteria can appear in the exam. To filter out the non-applicable candidates, authorities have set a fixed age limit for NEET 2020. This means that the candidates who age between the given limits can apply for the exam.


According to the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Order, the upper age limit for NEET Exam has been removed. The revised age limit has been mentioned in the table below.


If you have got your qualification named in the above list, please also check out the NEET Age Limit & Relaxation Rules are given below –


S.No. Category Minimum Age Criteria Born Duration (Revised)
1. General Born on or between 5th May 1995 and 31st December 2003 Born on or before 31.12.2003
2. OBC/ST/SC/PWD Born on or between 5th May 1990 and 31st December 2003 Born on or before 31.12.2003



  Note- As per the latest news on 11th May 2018, the Delhi High Court has dismissed the pleas against the NTA notification in concern of the upper age limit of 25 years and 30 years for General and Reserved categories. You can read the complete news at – NEET Exam Controversies.


To know whether you fulfill the NEET 2020 Age Limit or not, make sure -


Either you have completed the age of 17 Years at the time of admission

 Or you will complete the age of 17 Years on or before 31st December of the year of your admission in the college based on the NEET Rank List.





NEET Attempts for Freshers & Droppers


Are you unclear about how many attempts for NEET are valid as per the official guidelines?


Well, as enlisted in the NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria there is no cap for the number of attempts for a candidate who avail to appear in the Under-Graduate Exam. Previously, an aspirant can take only 3 attempts in NEET Exam.




NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Nationality & Citizenship


In accordance with the NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria of Nationality, the candidates who fulfil any of the following conditions can be eligible for the exam.


Citizen of India

 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

 Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs)

 Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)

 Foreign Nationals


Note – The above-listed candidates will be applicable only when they have fulfilled all the other NEET Exam Eligibility Criteria.



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NEET Eligibility Criteria for 15% All India Quota Seats


The candidates from all categories of Nationality are applicable for 15% All India Quota Seats.


But the candidates who are from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 15% Quota Seats as these states had opted All India Scheme since its inception.


The candidates from the above-mentioned state can appear in the exam to take admissions in Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune if they fulfil the entire NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria.


To become applicable for 15% All India Quota Seats, candidates from J & K will have to submit online Self Declaration. If the Online Self-Declaration of such candidates found to be incorrect, they might get penalized for the same. Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana are now eligible for AIQ.


Reservation of Seats in Government Medical Colleges Under 15% All India Quota is as follows –


Categories Quota Seats
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%
Ph – 1 50 - 70%
Ph – 2 40 - (<50%)
PH 3% (If there are some remaining seats after allotment)



Check Out NEET 2019 Merit List here!


Above, we have provided every single detail regarding the NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria in an easy to understand manner. But, still, there might be a few queries running through your mind. So, don’t hesitate and share them out with us.


Please drop your queries in the comment’s box and let our Experts Team answer you shortly.


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Hope our information will be helpful to you. To keep yourself updated with more interesting updates about the exam, keep visiting us regularly.



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  • Ujjwal Pal
    Sir,my 10th was 2015 but my 11th regular was 2017 and after last 2 year I would have not attempt class 12th bec of my illness and fear of mci criteria and Now I'm little bit well of my medical condition. Am I eligible for NTA 2019,if I would state / NIOS candidate
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  • Smayata
    Are you sure that there is no attempt limit?? I had answered NEET in 2017,2018 & 2019 I want to answer in 2020.Will I be able to answer in 2020?? Or the attempt limit criteria will change??
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Smayata,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    There is no attempt limit in NEET 2020 Exam. If you have appeared in 2017, 2018, 2019 however you can appear in NEET 2020 Exam.
    Thank You!!
  • Komal
    I am repeating 12 std (betterment exam) am i eligible to give neet in 2020?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Komal,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply for NEET 2020.
    Thank You!!
  • Puja Sadhu
    I am a first year Microbiology bsc honours student 2019 with subject combination- chemistry ,physiology and english along with microbiology. Am I eligible for neet ug 2020? Please reply sir.
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  • Puja Sadhu
    Sir I am a first year microbiology bsc honours student (2019) I have subject combination: chemistry , physiology and eng along with microbiology honours .Am I eligible for neet 2020? Please reply sir.
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  • Lalita
    sir I want to appear for neet 2021 and my date of birth is 01/01/2005. so i wanted too ask that am I eligible for neet 2021 exams?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Lalita,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for NEET 2021.
    Thank You!!
  • Sahil
    I have heard a news that if a person drops for 1year. at he should attempt the board exams And write neet. Is it true...?
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  • Tanvi
    Hello sir I have scored 39 marks in phy 50 in chem 49 in bio and 64 in eng am I eligible for neet 2020
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Tanvi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    To become eligible for the NEET exam, you should have minimum 50% (UR) or 40% (OBC/SC/ST) or 45% (PWD) marks in class 12th. You can check the detailed eligibility criteria from the above blog.
    Thank You.
  • Zargar Mawra
    sir i got 98 marks in neet question is can i go for next neet exam or not..plz reply fast..
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  • Mohd Asif Husain
    Sir if i passed 12 with pcm and after that i fill form of bio as private candidate and passed that then iam eligible for neet sir please reply me.
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