Saloni Jain @Eduncle posted an Article
September 14, 2019 • 2:38 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 | 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 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.


As per the news, following candidates are also eligible for the NEET Exam:


 NIOS or State Open School or private candidates.

 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 Born on or before December 31, 2003
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 news on 11th May 2018, the Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea 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.




Showing 18 comments out of 199
  • Vaidehi Sharan Gupta
    Sir I have biology as a additional subject in class 12 can I apply for neet 2020
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Vaidehi,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, as per latest notification, those aspirants who opted Biology as an additional subject are now eligible to appear in the NEET.
    Thank You!!
  • Deepika
    If a student Is doing IB diploma with two sciences biology and chemistry.and he pursue physics at A level .Is he eligible to give NEET
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  • Chandni
    Does 50% marks required in 12th standard for neet comprises only physics chemistry and biology or all subjects ?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Chandni,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    The NEET Qualifying marks is for the Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects. Along with scoring 50% marks you also have to pass all the 4 subjects individually.
    Thank You!!
  • Yamuna
    Sir,i've got compartment in mathematics 2019 and i have to clear my exam by march 2020! f i clear my maths exam by march 2020 am i eligible to appear 2020 neet exam ??
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Yamuna,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply for NEET 2020 Exam. But you must score minimum qualifying marks required to appear in the NEET Exam.
    Thank You!
  • Akansha
    Sir my d.o.b is 01/01/2004and now I m in class 12 so am I eligible for neet 2020
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Akansha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    According to NTA norms, minimum age requirement for NEET is 17 years as on December 31, 2020. So, you are not eligible for NEET exam.
    Thank You.
  • Omkar Tandale
    Hello sir i have got 50% grouping in 4 subhects i.e physics chemistry biology and english am i eligible to appear for neet 2020 ?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Omkar,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can check out the detailed eligibility criteria in the above blog.
    Thank You.
  • Kasinathan
    Sir,i've got compartment in mathematics 2019 and passed the exam at same year 2019,my percentage is 63% to my category sc , am i eligible to appear 2020 neet exam ??
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Kasinathan,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to appear in the NEET 2020 but make sure that you fulfil other eligibility criteria also.
    Thank You!!
  • 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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  • Vishal Pattanaik
    Query for cap limit-Hey ,I secured 524 and it's my 3rd attempt (12th pass out of 2017) and I am waiting for 2nd round of counselling. I wanted to know am I eligible for the 4th attempt in 2020 .
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Vishal,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible because there is no limit on the number of attempts.
    Thank You.
  • Faisal
    PCB+ENGLISH 51% PCB 48% eligible for neet??
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Faisal,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can get the detailed eligibility criteria from the above blog.
    Thank You.
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