EWS Quota in NEET UG- Rules, Eligibility, Reservation, EWS Certificate

Simran Saini
Simran SainiPublished On: October 16, 2020 | NEET UG

Confused whether you are eligible for EWS quota in NEET 2020? Worry not, all details about EWS Quota in NEET UG and how to obtain an EWS certificate here.

EWS Quota in NEET UG

In 2019, the proposal for 10% EWS Quota (Economically Weaker Sector) among general category candidates came into the picture. Incase, the 10% seats reserved for the EWS category is over and the General Category seats are available, in that case, the candidates are eligible for the general category seats as well.

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What is EWS Quota in NEET?

According to the government policy introduced in 2019, 10% of the total seats will be reserved for GEN-EWS candidates for admission to MBBS/BDS colleges in India. General candidates whose family has a gross annual income below Rs.8 LPA will come under EWS Quota in NEET-UG. One of the most interesting parts of the EWS Quota in NEET is that the EWS cutoff was lower than OBC which was beneficial for many general category candidates.

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Who is Eligible for EWS Quota in NEET-UG?

When the EWS Quota was increased by the government, many medical aspirants were unclear about its eligibility. Check out the eligibility for EWS category in NEET-UG below:

Those candidates whose family is less than Rs.8 lakh per annum will be eligible for EWS quota in NEET-UG.

The family must not own more than 5 acres of agricultural land.

The residential flat area should be less than 1000 sq.ft and the residential plot area should be less than 100 square yards (if in a notified municipality sector) to be eligible for EWS quota.

The residential plot's area should be less than 200 square yards (if in a non-notified municipality sector).

EWS Reservation in NEET-UG Participating Institutes

The following are the participating institutes for EWS Reservation in NEET UG

  • State Government Medical Colleges
  • Central University/ Institutes
  • National Institutes

NOTE- The EWS Quota in NEET UG is applicable for MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BNYS/ AIPT.

EWS Seat Matrix in NEET UG

The EWS seat matrix in NEET-UG varies as per college type. The EWS quota seat matrix is as follows:

Type of College

EWS Seat Matrix

Government Medical Colleges


How to Obtain EWS Certificate for NEET?

Follow the steps given below if you fall under EWS category and want to obtain EWS certificate for NEET:

Step 1: The first step is to obtain INCOME and ASSET CERTIFICATES from the government authorities. The government authorities which can provide you with Income and Asset Certificates are given below:

District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional’ Deputy Commissioner/

Revenue Officers/ Tehsildar

Sub-Divisional Officers

Step 2: The Officer who issues the certificate will only do the same after carefully verifying all the relevant documents and following the due process as prescribed by the respective State/ UT.

Note: While applying in EWS category for NEET 2020, you have to choose the category in the application form as "General-EWS". Also, you are not required to upload your EWS certificate in the NEET application form. NEET UG EWS certificate will be verified at the Counselling by the Central or the State counselling authority. In case, a candidate is unable to produce the EWS certificate, then their admission will be cancelled and will be counted for admission under General category.

Hope this article will help you understand EWS Quota in NEET 2020 and how to obtain EWS certificate if you are meeting the eligibility.

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What is the EWS seat matrix in NEET UG?

The EWS seat matrix in government medical colleges is 4000.

Is the income and asset certificate mandatory for NEET EWS Quota?

Yes for NEET EWS Quota it is mandatory to have obtain income and asset certificate from government authorities.

Should I upload NEET EWS Certificate while registring for NEET Counselling 2020?

No you will be required to physically verify your EWS certificate at the time of counselling.

Is there any reservation for other category candidates in EWS Quota of NEET?

No as mentioned above EWS Quota is only General Category candidates. You can read about the eligibility criteria of EWS quota in NEET-UG above.

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