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NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria and Qualification

When you chose Biology as a subject for 10+2, had you already made up your mind to become a doctor? Or did that aspiration grown on you over the years? Either way, since you have landed on this page, one thing is certain: You picture your future self in white lab coat with a stethoscope around the neck. But did you know, there are million others like you who may be dreaming the same dream right now?

Every year lakhs of students appear for NEET exams across India. What can you do to stand out? Start early and seek expert guidance. Let’s start with a simple question, what is NEET? It is the first stepping stone between you and your dream of becoming a doctor. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the qualifying/entrance exam which medical students need to clear in order to take admission to UG Medical courses like MBBS, BDS, etc.  

Let us take a quick look at the changes that will take effect from NEET 2019 onward.

As per the latest announcement, it now stands that:


  • NEET exams will be conducted by NTA instead of CBSE
  • NEET Exam will be held once a year. The date sheet for the same is given below
  • Exam to be conducted in the offline mode
  • Exam to be conducted in the same number of languages as before

Exam Dates for NEET 2019


Important Dates

Registration Dates

1st-30th November 2018

Release Of Admit Card

15th April 2019

Date Of Examination

5th May 2019

Date Of Announcing Results

5th June 2019


Are You Eligible For NEET 2019? Checkout the Existing List of Criteria?

Age Limit for NEET

To be able to qualify for NEET 2019, a student must have been born on or between 07 May 1993 and 01 Jan 2003. The minimum qualifying age is 17, and the maximum qualifying age is 25 for candidates under the general category. For SC/ST/OBC candidates, there’s an age relaxation of 5 years. This means that if a student falls under the above mentioned category, and is born on or between 07 May 1988 and 01 Jan 2003, then he or she will be also be deemed eligible for NEET 2019.

Educational Qualification for NEET

  • Students should mandatorily have subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology in there +2 course.
  • Students who have either cleared Higher Secondary Exam with the said subject group or has appeared for the exam but is awaiting results can apply.
  • Candidates from open schools/private schools are not eligible to apply.
  • Students who had Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject (and not core subject) are not eligible to apply.
  • Students must have studied English as a compulsory subject.



Minimum Percentage Required

Belonging to General/ Unreserved - 50%

Students Educated Abroad - 50%

Students with Disabilities - 45%

Belonging to SC/ST/OBC - 40%


No. of Attempts for NEET


Please note that there are no limited number of attempts for NEET exam but there is an upper limit criterion on age. Students cannot appear for NEET exam post 25 years of age.


NEET Eligibility for Overseas Candidates

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs) and Foreign National are eligible to appear in NEET UG- 2019.

As far as NRIs, OCIs and PIOs are concerned, their admissibility to NEET 2019 will be subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.

Candidates who are Foreign Nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/ Dental College/State.

Candidates pertaining to any of the categories will be eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.

For further updates on eligibility, qualification and number of attempts for NEET 2019, students are requested to keep an eye on the official website ( You can also count on us to keep you posted.

In this attempt there has been quite a few changes but don’t let all that boggle your mind. Stay focused and start your preparations ahead of time.


Take the first step to crack NEET 2019, call our educational advisors now @ 1800-212-7858.


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