NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria is a set of conditions that clarify who are eligible for NEET 2017. Eligibility criteria for NEET 2017 consists of age limit, number of attempts, education of test taker. These criteria are as per MCI / DCI norms. CBSE enlists all points of NEET 2017 eligibility in information brochure which we strongly suggest applicants to read. In fact it is important to understand these before filling application form of NEET 2017. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for MBBS / BDS Admission for which NEET 2017 eligibility criteria apply. If question is Am I eligible for NEET 2017? then these points are the answer.

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NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Latest news on NEET 2017 eligibility criteria.

  • Age limit for NEET 2017 is that candidates must be at least 17 years old as on 31st December 2017. There will also be an upper age limit which is 25 years for UR candidates and 30 years for reserved category candidates.
  • Number of attempts will have an upper limit of 3. In other words candidates can appear for National Eligibility Entrance Test for total 3 times.

NEET 2017 Age Limit

NEET 2017 Lower Age Limit 17 years
NEET 2017 Upper Age Limit 25 years

This upper age limit extends for 5 more years for reserved category candidates.

NEET 2017 Number of Attempts

There will be a maximum of 3 attempts which candidates can take for CBSE NEET.  The candidates who have already appeared in AIPMT / NEET on three occasions are not allowed to take this examination. Read this notice on changes to the 3 attempts criteria.

NEET 2017 Education / Academic Qualification

In regards to education which candidates must have in order to be eligible for NEET 2017 is likely to be following.

Subjects in 10+2 Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English
Minimum marks in PCB for General candidates 50%
Minimum marks in PCB for SC/ST candidates 40%
Minimum marks in PCB for General-PH candidates 45%

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CBSE NEET UG ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 2017

Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals (for state admission may confirm from college) are eligible for appearing in the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2017.

The candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, 2017 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course.

The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS / BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.

For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 08.05.1992 and 01.01.2001
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC Category born on or between 08.05.1987 and 01.01.2001

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) shall be limited to 3 (Three) uniformly for all the candidates.

The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology at the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% for General candidates. Further, for persons for locomotor disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required. Those who are appearing in Class XII examination in 2017 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.

Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K

Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as these States had 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 during counselling. Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and 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.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding NEET Eligibility 2017

What are the eligibility criteria for appearing in NEET-UG, 2017?

He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1styear MBBS/BDS Course.

The upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC category.

Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2017.

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates. The candidates who have already appeared in AIPMT/NEET on three occasions are not allowed to take this examination. Read this notice on changes to the 3 attempts criteria.

What is the minimum qualification for appearing in NEET-UG, 2017 for candidates of unreserved category?

Any examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Bio-technology; 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. Provided that to be eligible for competitive entrance examination, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated in Bulletin or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2017. Provided also that to be eligible for competitive Entrance Test the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination.

What are the eligibility criteria for appearing in NEET-UG, 2017 for 15% All India Quota?

In addition to the eligibility criteria, as mentioned above in Point 18, following is also required for 15% All India Quota: Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as these States had 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 alongwith confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling.

Who can appear in NEET-UG, 2017?

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2017.

If a candidate is opting Oriya as medium of question paper, would he be eligible for 15% All India Quota?

Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.

What is the minimum age for appearing in NEET-UG, 2017?

He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.

What is the maximum age for appearing in NEET-UG, 2017?

The upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC category.

What are the cut off dates for calculating the age of a candidate?

For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 08.05.1992 and 01.01.2001
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC Category born on or between 08.05.1987 and 01.01.2001

What is the number of attempts for appearing in NEET-UG?

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates. The candidates who have already appeared in AIPMT/NEET on three occasions are not allowed to take this examination. Read this notice on changes to the 3 attempts criteria.

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