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NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria: Check Age Limit, Qualification, FAQs

Updated By Pranav Mishra on 21 Jul, 2022 11:33

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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022

NEET 2022 eligibility criteria is the set of norms prescribed by the conducting authority, i.e. the National Testing Agency (NTA). Conducted annually, NEET 2022 is a gateway for medical aspirants to get admission in MBBS and BDS colleges in India. Before applying for NEET 2022 candidates must ensure that they meet the NEET eligibility criteria, which may include educational qualifications, age limit, and reservation criteria. In order to be eligible for the examination, candidates must qualify 12th class examination with Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English subjects. For General category candidates, it is mandatory to score 50% marks in 12th grade, whereas SC/ST/OBC category candidates must score 40% marks to become eligible for the exam.

Also Read: NEET 2022 Reservation Policy

Note: In order to avoid any confusion later regarding the NEET 2022 eligibility criteria, appearing candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria beforehand as candidates will not be permitted to appear for the exam if he/she fails to meet the basic NEET eligibility.

NEET 2022 Age Limit

The maximum and minimum age limit for NEET 2022 is as follows:

  • The lower age limit for candidates aspiring for NEET 2022 should be 17 years as of December 31 of the admission year, i.e., 2022. For example, candidates appearing for NEET 2022 and are 16 years of age are eligible as he/she will complete 17 years by December 31, 2022. The admitted year is 2022. 
  • The upper age limit for General Category is 25 years
  • The upper age limit for Reserved Category and PwD is 30 years.

According to the official notification, the age criteria for NEET 2022 has been revised as follows -

Name of the CategoryEligibility
General (UnReserved) and General (EWS)The candidate should be born on or before December 31, 2004
SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL/ PWDThe candidate should be born on or before December 31, 2004

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Detailed NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022

  • Candidates must have completed their 12th standard or any equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology with English from CBSE or any other state board.

  • Appearing candidates who are already in 12th standard can also apply for NEET, but they will have to show their passing certificates with the required percentage to take admission in medical and dental courses.

Category Wise Minimum Qualifying Percentage Required in Class 12

Category

Required Percentage in 12th standard

For General candidates

50%

For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes

40%

For General Physically Handicapped candidates

45%

For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes- Physically Handicapped candidates

40%

NEET UG 202 Reservation Criteria

The below table mentions the Seat Reservation for different categories.

Category

Seat Reservation

Scheduled Caste

15%

General-EWS10%

Scheduled Tribe

7.5%

Other Backward Classes - non-creamy layer

27%

Physically Handicapped

3%

NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for State Quota

About 85% of the medical and dental seats are reserved for the students falling under NEET state quota. State quota candidates have to be residents of India and should have completed their Class 12 from their respective states.

Eligibility for All India Quota in NEET 2022

About 15% of seats are reserved for All India Quota candidates in various medical and dental colleges of India. The candidate falling under this category should be Indian Citizen, Person with Indian Origin, Non-Resident Indian, or Foreign National. Candidates from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir do not fall under 15% All India Quota Seats, however, such candidates can take admission in the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.

NEET Reservation of Seats 2022

NEET 2022 Reservation Criteria

The table below mentions the Seat Reservation for different categories of NEET 2022:

Category

Seat Reservation

Scheduled Caste

15%

General-EWS10%

Scheduled Tribe

7.5%

Other Backward Classes - non-creamy layer

27%

Physically Handicapped

3%

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Can i take admission? I got 50% in class 12 and passing marks in NEET?

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Candidates need to check the official merit list to find out whether they have qualified for the NEET exam or not. 

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Yes, you can secure admission in GMC Nagpur without NEET 2022 score. You will need to attempt the MHT CET exam instead and score more than qualifying marks. The course fees vary from 10k per year to 70k per year depending on which course you opt for. You can check the course fees for GMC Nagpur at http://gmcnagpur.org/college-details for reference.

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No, all qualified candidates need to appear for the  NEET 2022 counselling sessions to secure admission into the college of their dreams.

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