NEET 2017 UG Eligibility Criteria

15 Dec, 2017

All the candidates are requested to read the NEET 2017 UG Eligibility Criteria before filling up the application form in order to appear for the NEET examination. NEET UG 2017 examination is conducted in order for admission to BDS/MBBS courses which are offered by all private and government medical colleges in India. NEET 2017 would be organised by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in offline mode.


NEET is conducted once every year in the month of May. The previously existing AIPMT exam was replaced by NEET exam in the year 2016 onwards. As per the last order released by Hon. Supreme Court, no other exam except NEET would be conducted in order for admission into BDS/MBBS courses in India from the year 2017. Here in this article, you will find all the required detailed information on NEET 2017 UG eligibility criteria

NEET 2017 Exam Summary
Name  National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Popularly Known as  NEET UG Exam
Conducted by  CBSE Board
Exam Category Medical Entrance Exam
Exam Level National Level
Type UG

NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Candidates need to be of Indian Nationality or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) in order to be eligible.

Age Limit: Candidates need to be a minimum of 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission whereas he/she should not exceed 25 years of age for general category and 30 years of age for reserved category in order to be eligible.

Education Qualification: Candidates need to have cleared or currently appearing class 12th or equivalent exam from any recognised board with Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English. Candidates need to have secured at least 50% marks in PCB group for general category and 45% for general PH and 40% for ST/SC/OBC category.

The candidates belong to J&K, AP and Telangana are eligible to appear the exam only for the admission to the AFMC, Pune on the basis of self-declaration.

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NEET 2017 Reservation of seats under 15% All India Quota

Category Reservation percentage
Scheduled Caste 15%
Schedule Tribes 7.5%
OBC (as per a central act, seats are reserved for OBC candidates in Central institutions) 27%
Physically Handicapped* 3%




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