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EWS Quota in NEET 2022: Full Form, Rules, Eligibility, Reservation, EWS Certificate

RupsaUpdated On: September 07, 2022 02:52 pm IST | NEET

Confused about whether you are eligible for the EWS quota in NEET 2022? Worry not, all details about EWS Quota in NEET 2022 and how to obtain an EWS certificate can be checked here.

EWS Quota in NEET 2022: Full Form, Rules, Eligibility, Reservation, EWS Certificate

In 2019, the Government of India announced a 27% reservation for OBCs and a 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the All India Quota (AIQ) Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses (MBBS/MD/MS/Diploma/BDS/MDS) from 2021-22 onwards. This decision has been beneficial to thousands of candidates seeking admission to medical colleges through NEET in India. In this article, you will find all the information regarding EWS Quota in NEET 2022 - eligibility, reservation, certificate and more. 

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What is EWS Quota in NEET?

According to the government policy introduced in 2019, 10% of the total seats in NEET 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 INR 8 LPA will come under EWS Quota in NEET 2022. Once the 10% reservation for the EWS quota is exhausted, candidates are eligible for the general category seats as well.

EWS Quota in NEET 2022 – Eligibility Criteria 

When the EWS Quota was increased by the government, many medical aspirants were unclear about its eligibility. Even now, many students are often misled due to a lack of information. Keeping that in mind, we have mentioned all the parameters that determine whether or not you qualify for the reservation. Check out the eligibility for the EWS category in NEET 2022 below:

  • Those candidates whose family is less than INR 8 lakh per annum will be eligible for the EWS quota in NTA NEET

  • 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 the EWS quota.

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

How to Obtain EWS Certificate for NEET?

Candidates belonging to the EWS category can follow these steps to obtain their EWS certificate for NEET 2022 if they do not already have one:

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 the EWS category for NEET 2020, applicants have to choose the category in the application form as "General-EWS". Also, there is no need to upload the EWS certificate in the NEET application form. NEET 2022 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 the General category.

Reservation for EWS Quota in NEET 2022 

EWS certification refers to the economically weaker sections of the general category requiring reservation in NEET 2022 to secure a seat. The following are the participating institutes for EWS Reservation in NTA NEET: 

  • State Government Medical Colleges

  • Central University/ Institutes

  • National Institutes

*Note: Candidates must note that the EWS Quota in NEET 2022 is applicable for BDS/MBBS/BUMS/BAMS/BHMS/BNYS/AIPT.  

EWS Seat Matrix in NEET 2022

The NEET 2022 EWS seat matrix varies as per college type. The EWS quota seat matrix for government colleges is as follows:

Type of College

EWS Seat Matrix

Government Medical Colleges


Also Read: NEET 2022 Reservation Policy

EWS Quota in NEET 2022 – Participating Colleges

Here is a look at some of the popular colleges offering admission to students under the EWS quota in NEET 2022:

Name of College


No. of Seats Under EWS NEET 2022

Medical College of RML Hospital

New Delhi


Lady Hardinge Medical College

New Delhi


University College of Medical Sciences

New Delhi


VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital

New Delhi


Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU



EWS Quota in NEET 2022 – Reservation in Government Colleges 

The demand for government colleges after NEET is usually high. Applicants looking for a seat in these colleges can apply under the EWS quota provided the eligibility criteria is met. As per the seat matrix, government medical colleges have nearly 4,000 seats. The Government Medical colleges have 4000 seats as per the EWS quota 2022 Seat Matrix. 

EWS Quota in NEET 2022 – Expected Cutoff

Interested candidates can refer to the table below to check the expected NEET 2022 cutoff scores for the General and Gen-EWS categories:


NEET 2022 Cutoff Score (Expected)

NEET 2022 Cutoff Percentile (Expected)



50th Percentile



45th Percentile

EWS Quota in NEET 2022 Application – Key Highlights 

Aspirants willing to apply for the NEET 2022 EWS quota must take note of the following:

  • Keep your asset and income certificates secured and handy 

  • The certificates can be secured as prescribed by the law of the state/UT once all the documents are verified

  • You will be able to choose the category as ‘Gen-EWS’ online after the documents are obtained and the application is successfully sent. Documents need not be uploaded along with the NEET application form.

  • All documents validating your reservation as EWS category must be produced at the time of NEET counselling process 2022 to secure admission. In absence of valid certificates, the candidate will not be granted admission under the General category.

  • Candidates seeking EWS reservation for NEET must reach out to any of the following competent authorities to get the certificates issued:

  1. Extra Assistant Commissioner

  2. Executive Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate

  3. Chief Presidency Magistrate

  4. Additional District Magistrate

  5. First Class Stipendiary Magistrate

  6. Sub-Divisional Magistrate

  7. Sub-Divisional Officer 

  8. Deputy Commissioner

  9. Presidency Magistrate

  10. Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate

  11. District Magistrate

  12. Collector

  13. Additional Deputy Commissioner

  14. Revenue Officer (not below the rank of Tehsildar)

Hope this article will help you understand EWS Quota in NEET 2022 and how to obtain an EWS certificate if you are meeting the eligibility. For the latest news and updates regarding NEET 2022 results and merit list, keep an eye out on the CollegeDekho website!

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Are EWS and General Category the same?

EWS is referred to the section of ‘General’ category candidates whose annual gross income is below INR 8 LPA. This does not include ST/SC/OBC categories.

Is EWS different for central and state Government?

No, there is no such distinction between state and central EWS certificates. There is only one EWS certificate. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can obtain the EWS certificate.

Can I change my category from EWS to general during NEET counselling process 2022?

No, candidates do not have the option of changing their category from EWS to General at the time of NEET counselling.

What percentage of seats are reserved for EWS in NEET 2022?

As per the Government Reservation Policy, 10% of the total seats are reserved for EWS category candidates in the NTA NEET exams.

Can EWS get a general seat in NEET?

Yes, EWS candidates can get a general seat in NEET 2022 provided there are vacancies and they have a decent score to get through.

Should I upload NEET EWS Certificate while registering for NEET Counselling 2022?

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

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.

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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