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NEET UG 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Age Criteria, Qualification, 15% All India Quota

Updated On - March 09 2023 by Divyansh K

NEET UG 2023 Eligibility Criteria is released by the National Test Agency (NTA). The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for UG is conducted by the NTA for admissions into various under-graduation medical courses.  The article further gives details about the eligibility criteria for NEET UG 2023.

NEET UG 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their NEET UG 2023 Eligibility before start filling the online application form. Given below are details related to eligibility criteria:

NEET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the given below points of NEET-UG general eligibility criteria which is specified in the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948:

  • They should complete the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of the admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
  • The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as of the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. 
  • Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue MBBS/ BDS from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).

NEET UG Qualification Criteria

Candidates must check their qualification eligibility criteria to know they eligible or not from the given below points of NEET educational qualification:

Code: 01Candidates who are in class 12 board exam 2023 and waiting for the result can apply for the entrance exam but they shall not eligible for the admission to the MBBS or BDS if they do not pass the qualifying exam with aggregate marks at the time of counselling.
Code: 02Candidates must clear the Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and
Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
Code: 03Candidates need to pass the intermediate/pre-degree exam in science from an Indian University/Board or other recognised board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-Technology and English as a compulsory subject.
Code: 04Candidates should clear the Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics,
Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English after clearing the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. Pre-professional/Pre-medical exam should include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.
Code: 05 Candidates must pass the first year of the three years degree from a recognised
University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.
Code: 06Candidates should pass the B.Sc. exam from an Indian University provided with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology and further that they have passed the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. 
Code: 07Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years
of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
Exemption for NEET UG Exam

Candidates who have the class 12 examination from an Open School or as private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Furthermore, the study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible. 

15% All India Quota for NEET UG Entrance Exam 2023

Candidates can check the given information related to the NEET UG 15% all India quota:

  • Candidates those are from Indian National, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.
  • Candidates who belong to the Jammu & Kashmir State:
  1.  Candidates who are from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for the 15% all India quota because of State of J&K has opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self-declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present the same during counselling  
  2. The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against such candidates.         
  3. Candidates from the State of J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.
Eligibility for seats under the control of States/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC and AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU/central pool quota
  • Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and the Government of India as the case may be.
  • Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental College/State.

NEET UG 2023 Reservation

Candidates can check the reservation of seats under 15% All India Quota which is mention below:

CategoryReservation Seats
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBD)27%


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