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December 2, 2019 • 4:53 pm

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 


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 has been released. 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.


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 Born on or before December 31, 2003
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.


 Important Note -

Candidates who passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates will not be eligible to appear in NEET Exam.

Those who cleared 10+2 with Biology as an additional subject will be eligible to appear in NEET Examination.


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.



Free Download NEET 2020 Marks Distribution PDF



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/ General-EWS 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.



NEET Eligibility Criteria 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.


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 Born Duration (Revised)
1. General/General-EWS Born on or before 31.12.2003
2. OBC-NCL/ST/SC/PWD Born on or before 31.12.2003



The Upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years. There is 5 years relaxation for the candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD candidates.

As per the pending Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the candidates above 25 years are provisionally permitted to appear in NEET Exam till the final outcome of said matters. 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. 



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 UT of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% Quota Seats as these states had opted All India Scheme since its inception.


Candidate from the UT of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh can appear in NEET 2020 Exam for admission to private Medical/Dental/Siddha/Ayurveda/Unani/Homeopathy colleges or in any other University and AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER subject to the fulfillment of respective eligibility conditions.


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. 


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


Categories Quota Seats
General - EWS 10%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%



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.




Showing 27 comments out of 227
  • Shibu
    Sir I already passed my 12th class from wb bord Bio-63 Chem-56 Phy-40(fail in theory) Math-61 through best of 5 rule I passed but fail in physics . Sir am I eligible for ne...
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    Hello Shibu,   You can appear for NEET exam only after you pass 12th grade. Candidate must have passed in Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Bio-technology and English.   Thank...
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    Sir, if I give improvement exm through nios .then am I eligible or not..???
    Hello Shibu, Yes! you are eligible for NEET. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Samreenbano
    Sir,my sister completed 10th in 2013 and 12th in 2017, she is eligible in NEET or not? Which come she should use?
    Hello Samreen,   Your sister can apply under NEET qualification code 3.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    hi sir i had completed my BA /B.ED but i have done my intermediate from vocational college course done ( Multipurpose health worker with 70%) am i eligible for neet exam plzz repl...
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    Hello Rezwan,   Please specify about your 12th marks and subject as well as your age and date of birth. We are here to help you always.   Thanks for asking!   Kind ...
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  • Shweta
    Hello sir, I am in 12th standard I hv taken PCMB Nd I hv obtained 60% in aggregate but I have 48 marks in chemistry and I m from obc category Am I eligible for NEET?
    Hello Shweta,   Yes, you are eligible. The min marks required for OBC category is 40%.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Soumya Halakatti
    Hi sir I am external student can I apply neet exam in year 2021_2022 sir please replay
    Soumya Halakatti
    Hi sir I am failed at 12th st puc board exam. Now I am diploma student. I am attending a board exam 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 as a external student .I am eligible for neet exa...
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  • Sanjay Kumar
    I had completed 12 with PCB, now I am doing BA(hons.) In History, then which qualification code do I fill out for the Neet 2019.
    Amrutha S
    I am pass theboard exam with the 56%total but I'm biology 32 physics36chimistry 66 can I attain the neet exam
    Hello Amrutha,   In order to apply in NEET Entrance Exam you should have minimum 50% PCB aggregate score in class 12th as a general category & 40% as a reserved category OB...
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  • Hana
    Sir i m student want to take admission in mbbs ; am i eligible for neet xm ? I m under 22 yr of age .
    Hello Hana,   When did you completed your 12th in PCB stream?
  • Vivek
    i compleated my 12 th class in 2016, i am student of state board,took long term from two years ,so which code i belongs to
    Code 3
  • Mayank
    Sir I just finished my 12th state board exams and I got 61% and 58marks in bio 56in physics but 45in chemistry.. So sir am I eligible for NEET?
    Hello Mayank,   According to the NEET Qualification Criteria, 50% marks are required in the three main subjects i.e. PCB, taken together in the qualifying exam..   Thank...
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  • Leela
    my birth day is on 5 june 2004 and i am in 11 class know can i give neet exam in class 12
    Hello Leela,   Yes, you are eligible for NEET 2019 Exam. The attempt limit has been removed from 2018. Now, candidates may attempt the NEET exam maximum times.   Thanks ...
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  • Namrata
    Sir I am the apparent student of board exam and what 2 know that how much marks should we obtain for each subject is it necessary to get 50% marks in each subject
    Hello Namrata,   You need to score 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subject only.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Abhiraj Singh
    Sir, for UR cateogary,50% marks is required in each subject i.e. physics , chemistry and biology or overall 50% percent is required as aggregate ? Please help me in this sir.
    Hello,   As per the Eligibility Criteria, 50% marks are required in the three main subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology, taken together in the qualifying...
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