NEET ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

NEET Eligibility


*Supreme Court decision is pending on upper age limit; candidates are allowed to take the test

NEET 2019 Upper age Limit?

Educational Qualification:

Before filling out the NEET 2019 registration form (between 1 November and 30 November 2018), you must check the academic qualification first. While filling the NEET online application form, candidates are required to provide the code of qualifying examination passed against the column provided for Qualification examination. So, here are all the codes as per NEET 2019.

  • CODE 01: Students appearing in the Class 12 examinations in 2019 or waiting for the result are eligible to fill up the form. If a student does not qualify for the exam with the required percentage at the time of first counselling, he is certainly not eligible to take the test for admission to the MBBS/BDS course.
  • CODE 02: Students who have appeared in the Senior Secondary Education or the Indian School of Certification after completing 12 years of study with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as the core subjects. Those who have done 10+2 from Open Schools won’t be considered eligible for this pre-medical entrance test. If the course content of 10+2 education structure is not prescribed by the National Committee, candidates have to undergo one-year pre-professional training before admission to any medical college.
  • CODE 03: Applicants who have qualified the Intermediate or Pre-degree exam in science offered by Indian University or Board or any other recognised body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as a compulsory subject can register for the exam.
  • CODE 04: Students who have passed the pre-professional or pre-medical exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English after completing the Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent including the practical tests and compulsory English are allowed for the test.
  • CODE 05: Students pursuing the first year in three years degree course from any recognised university with Physics, Chemistry and Biotechnology/Biology and core level English.
  • CODE 06: Students who have qualified B.Sc degree from any recognised Indian University with minimum 2 subjects from Physics, Chemistry and Biology and cleared all earlier exams.
  • CODE 07: Students who have qualified the class 12th exam from National Institute for Open Schooling and State level Open Schools or any other examination equivalent to the 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as main subjects are allowed to appear in the test in May.

Note: If any candidate doesn’t fall within the qualifications mentioned above as per the codes 02 to 07, he/she should mention the qualifying examination code as 01 along with complete details of the exam. Candidates must have passed (or appearing in 2019) any of the qualifying examination mentioned above (Code 01 to 07). The candidate must have passed Biology/Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry and English individually.

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