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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022, Age Limit, Qualification & Marks

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Dec 29, 2021

NEET Eligibility criteria 2022: The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for NEET 2022 is that candidates must have passed class 12 in PCB with a minimum of 50% marks. Candidates belonging to the reserved category required only 40% in the qualifying exam. NEET eligibility criteria allow candidates completing 17 years of age as of Dec 31, 2022 to fill NEET 2022 Application Forms.

  • Earlier, the upper NEET age limit was 25 years but currently, there is no upper age limit criteria to appear for the exam. 
  • Also, if a candidate is planning to take admission in B.Sc Nursing will have to fulfill NEET eligibility criteria i.e. a minimum of 45% marks taken together in PCB in class 12 and English should be the compulsory subject. 
  • Candidates who have taken biology as an additional subject are also eligible to apply. Other than Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are also eligible to apply NEET 2022. Check NEET Reservation
  • While appearing for NEET Counselling candidates will have to produce all the original documents satisfying the minimum eligibility requirements. ​

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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022

The important details of NEET 2022 eligibility criteria is mentioned below in the table: 

Parameters Details
Qualification Requirements

Passed Class 10+2 in PCB and English from a recognized board.

NEET Age Limit
  • Must have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2022
  • No upper age limit is there. 
NEET Eligibility Marks in 12th
  • UR - 50%,
  • OBC/SC/ST - 40%,
  • PWD - 45%
NEET Attempt Limit No restrictions on the number of attempts.
Nationality
  • Indian Nationals
  • NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are eligible

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: For B.Sc Nursing

  • Age Limit – The minimum of the candidates planning to appear for NEET 2022 to take admission in B.Sc Nursing should be 17 years as of Dec 31, 2022. 
  • Minimum Qualification – Candidate should have passed in the subjects of PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and English individually.
    • He/ She must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks taken together in PCB in class 12.
    • If a candidate has completed class 12 from State Open School which is recognized by NIOS in the above-mentioned subjects can also appear for the exam. 
    • For reserved category candidates, there is a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying marks i.e. candidates with 40% in class can apply and appear for NEET 2022. 
    • English is a compulsory subject in class 12 for being eligible for admission to B.Sc. (Nursing).
  • Reservation Policy – For Divyangjan candidates: 3% Disability reservation to be considered with a disability of locomotor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity and other eligibility criteria with regard to age and qualification will be same as prescribed for each Nursing program.

Check Official Notice for B.Sc Nursing NEET Eligibility


NEET Age Limit Criteria

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit

Candidates must adhere to NEET age limit criteria specified by NTA: 

  • Candidates must have completed 17 years by December 31, 2022
  • Candidates who are above the age of 25 are provisionally allowed to appear for the examination but their admission is dependent on the verdict provided by the Supreme Court.

NEET Age Limit Clarification by NTA

The important details regarding NEET age limit are tabulated below: 

Categories Eligibility
For Candidates of General/ General-EWS Born on or before December 31, 2005
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD Category

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Qualifying Marks for NEET

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Qualification & Marks

  • Students who have passed the class XII qualifying exam are eligible to apply for NEET 2022
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII and should have passed in all the subjects. 
  • Class XII is the basic qualifying exam, but the qualifying marks differ according to the candidates’ category. 
  • Candidates need to fill the appropriate NEET Qualifying Examination Codes in the online application form.
  • NIOS candidates and those who opted for Biology as an additional subject are now also eligible for NEET 2022

NEET 2022 Eligibility Criteria - Minimum Percentage Required Category Wise

Categories Qualifying Marks
General/GEN-EWS 50% marks in the qualifying exam
OBC/SC/ST Category 40% marks in the qualifying exam
Persons With Disabilities 45% marks in the qualifying exam

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People Also Ask

Ques: Are Nios candidates eligible for NEET 2022?

Ans: Based on NEET eligibility criteria NIOS candidates are also eligible to appear for NEET exam if they fulfill all the required minimum criteria. 

Ques: Can I do MBBS from open or without appearing for NEET as I do not match the minimum eligibility criteria prescribed by NTA?

Ans: No. There is no such provision provided by any of the colleges in India. MBBS is a practical course, therefore, the presence of candidates at the college is very important to learn all the concepts. 

Ques: How can I qualify to appear for NEET 2022?

Ans: Candidates who have passed class 12 in PCB with a minimum of 50% marks and completed 17 years of age as of Dec 31, 2022 are qualified to appear for NEET 2022. 

Ques. Are foreign nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates eligible to apply for 15% of all India quota seats?

Ans. Yes, all foreign nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates are eligible to apply for 15% of all India quota seats. They will have to show their passport No. as ID Proof.

Ques: Can open school students appear for NEET and what is the minimum eligibility criteria for those candidates?

Ans: Yes, open school students are also eligible to appear for NEET 2022. If a candidate fulfills all the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed by NTA then they can apply for the exam. 

Ques: What percentage is required in 12th to become eligible for NEET?

Ans: The minimum percentage required in class for the general category candidates is 50%, for reserved category candidates is 40% and for PWD candidates it is 45%.

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Qualifying Exam Codes for NEET 2022

All those candidates who apply for NEET have to select a code for the qualifying examination. The details of Code 1 to 7 are given below in the table:

Qualifying Examination Codes
Code 01

This code is for 12th Standard candidates in 2022, whose results are awaited and apply for the exam.

These candidates must have qualified the class 12th exam by the time of admission, otherwise, they will be considered ineligible.

Code 02

Candidates who are in 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 have to put this code. 

Code 03 This code is for candidates who have done their Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science at an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject. 
Code 04

Candidates who have completed their Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination have to choose this code.

The Preprofessional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.

Code 05 This code is for candidates who have completed the first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.
Code 06 Those who have taken B.Sc. examination from an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Biotechnology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English have to choose this code. 
Code 07

Candidates with have qualified any 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) have to choose this code.

The exam should be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.

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NEET Eligibility for NRI Students

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: For NRI/ Foreign Students

  • Candidates who have studied abroad and want admission in medical colleges in India must have passed in Chemistry, Physics, English, and Biology/Biotechnology with 50% marks in Class XII and their equivalency is determined by the Association of Indian Universities as MCI regulations and the concerned university. 
  • This includes candidates who took the IB (International Baccalaureate)/GCSE/Advanced Placement curriculum in school.
  • IB candidates in India are also eligible for NEET. 
NEET Eligibility for 15% AIQ Seats

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: For 15% All India Quota Seats

  • Indian Nationals, 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.
  • 15% of the total seats are segregated as All India Quota (AIQ) seats. To take admission via AIQ, candidates need to take part in Online Counselling for NEET conducted by MCC.
  • After 2 rounds of counseling, if any seats remain vacant under AIQ, they will be converted into State Quota seats.
  • The merit list will have equal number of names as seats under the All India Quota, candidates will thus be allocated their seats directly. Those that will be put on the waiting list will be guided by the directions of the DGHS (Director General of Health Services).
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling and will not require the submission of a self-declaration form. 

For Candidates from UT of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh

  • Candidates from J&K and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% AIQ seats as these two opted out of the All India Scheme.
  • Therefore, to claim eligibility candidates have to submit online self-declaration.
  • This self-declaration page will be generated automatically along with the confirmation page and must be kept for reference for the time of counseling. 
  • The Self Declaration Form submitted by the candidate will be verified at the time of counselling. If any discrepancies are found in the same then this may lead to the cancellation of the candidature. 
  • Candidates from the UT of J&K and Ladakh can appear in NEET 2022 for admission to Private Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER subject to the fulfillment of respective eligibility conditions.

NEET Eligibility for State Quota

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: For State Quota Seats

All India Rank and All India Quota Merit List will be prepared based on NEET Cut offNTA will provide all of the required information to the DGHS who will then forward it to the mandated state medical councils. The state medical councils will prepare their own merit lists for counselling based on a multitude of factors such as the applicant’s eligibility based on domicile requirements.

The states participating in NEET will fill the remaining 85% of their MBBS/BDS seats through state counseling as per the following norms:

  • Aspirants must have completed/appeared in 10th and 12th class exam from the state.
  • Candidates should have valid address proof and domicile of the state.
  • Admission through these seats will be subject to reservation policy and eligibility criteria prevalent in the State or Union Territory.
  • For State counseling, candidates must contact the relevant state counseling authority for details. Deemed private universities will conduct their own counseling procedures, and candidates must apply for admission independently. Candidates who wish to take admission into AFMC must apply separately on their website since they will hold a second screening process. 

The following persons can apply for admission under the state quota:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals

NOTE: Candidates who are foreign nationals have to confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/ Dental/ Siddha/ Unani/ Ayurveda/ Homeopathy College/ State. 


NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Attempts Limit

In 2018, the cap on NEET attempts limit had been removed but during that time the upper age limit was being followed where candidates above 25 years of age were not allowed to appear for the exam. 

  • Also in 2018, the age limit criteria was challenged by candidates in the Supreme Court and the decision for the same is pending with the court. 
  • Therefore, for NEET 2022 there is no limit on the number of attempts and also no limit on upper age criteria. 

NEET Eligibility FAQs

NEET Eligibility 2022 FAQs

Ques. I belong to the unreserved category. What is the minimum qualification required as per NEET Eligibility to apply for the exam?

Ans. Higher secondary (12th ) or equivalent with the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English subjects, and 50% marks in the qualifying exam is the minimum qualification as per NEET Eligibility for general category candidates to take NEET 2022. In addition to this, candidates must have achieved the age of 17 years by December 31, 2022

Ques. How many times can I appear for exam as per NEET eligibility?

Ans. As per NEET Eligibility, there are no restrictions on the number of attempts on taking NEET.

Ques. I am 16 years old and appearing in class 12th in 2022 and as per NEET eligibility criteria, I will be completing my 17 years before Dec 31, 2022. Can I apply for the exam?

Ans. Yes. If a candidate will be completing his/ her minimum age requirement on or before Dec 31, 2022 then he/ she can apply for the exam. 

Ques. What is NEET eligibility for qualifying marks in class 12th for candidates appearing in NEET?

Ans. The eligibility of qualifying marks in class 12 th for candidates appearing in NEET is mentioned below:

  • Unreserved - 50%
  • SC, ST and OBC - 40%
  • PWD - 45%

Ques. I belong to the OBC category and have passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with 46% marks. Am I eligible for appearing in NEET 2022?

Ans. Yes, you can sit for NEET 2022 because as per the eligibility criteria the minimum marks required from the reserved category candidates in the qualifying exam are 45%.

Ques. I am 26 years old and belong to the unreserved category. Am I eligible for appearing in NEET 2022?

Ans. Yes, you can for NEET 2022. However, the candidature of those above 25 years of age is subject to the orders of the Supreme Court.

Ques. As per NEET eligibility criteria who all can avail 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. The following residents can avail the 15% All India Quota seats in NEET:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals

Ques. I am opting Oriya as the question paper medium. Am I then eligible for 15% All India Quota?

Ans. You are eligible for All India Quota and other quotas (per the required norms) irrespective of the medium in which examination is attempted.

Ques. I have appeared in NEET three times before. Will I be able to appear in NEET 2022?

Ans. There is no restriction on the number of attempts one can take at NEET, so as long as you qualify rest of the eligibility criteria, you can sit for NEET 2022. 

Ques. Are there some MBBS or BDS seats for which admission can be offered without appearing in NEET?

Ans. No, the admissions to all (100%) MBBS and BDS seats including AIIMS and JIPMER seats will be done through NEET only.

Ques. Could I seek admission to an AIIMS institution through NEET?

Ans. No, AIIMS does not use NEET score for offering admissions to their branches. Candidates have to appear for a separate exam to secure admission in AIIMS.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


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Anonymous
My query is to ask that I have studied abroad till 8th standard. And from 9th standard to 12th i have studied in mumbai. At present I am in 12th . So my question is that i will be applying for neet next year so how will i get admission . will i get it through general quota or NRI quota.
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Anonymous
is it possible if i get seat in jee and i got admitted to btech will i be elligible for NEET next year while doong my btech? and also will i get quota for neet if thats so?
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manika gupta

Hi Sunep, Yes, You can apply for NEET next year too. To get more information on eligibility criteria, please refer to the following link, NEET Eligibility Criteria.

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Neet kitni baar attempt kr skte h
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abhishek upadhyay

Hello Mukesh, there is no limit for the number of attempts in NEET. You can appear for this examination as long as you satisfy the eligibility criteria.

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Anonymous
I have 38% marks only 10th but 2 62% PCB, I can attend NEET exam or not Please confirm I am eligible or not
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abhishek upadhyay

Hello Jyaraj, you are eligible to appear for NEET as the minimum qualifying marks for the general category is 50%.

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Anonymous
I got 141marks in PCB.. is iam eligible for neet 2020
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abhishek upadhyay

Hi Ishwary, the minimum qualifying marks are different for different category of students. Click here, to know the category-wise qualifying marks for NEET.

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Anonymous
I have applied for the NEET exam, but I have a compartment in one of my class XII subjects. Should I give the NEET exam?
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abhishek upadhyay

Hi Sheetal, as per the eligibility criteria you should have scored at least 50% marks in each: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Also, you should have passed all these subjects in order to be eligible for NEET.

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Anonymous
I am belong to General - EWS category my 12th PCB percentage in below 50 percent can I appear for neet UG exam Please give me answer fast
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abhishek upadhyay

Hi Mudassir, since the minimum marks required for eligiblity in NEET exam is 50% for general category, you are not eligible to appear for the NEET Exam.

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Anonymous
Can a PCM 12 passed student who repeated 12 with PCMB be eligible for NEET
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abhishek upadhyay

Yes Vaibhav. However, you should clear the minimum marks required to be eligible for NEET exam. Click here for the eligiblity criteria.

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Anonymous
I would like to request information regarding the eligibility of 12th board marks for qualification in neet. Do i need to get above 50%( for the general quota) in each individual subject,i.e., Physics, Chemistry and Biology or is it okay if i get less than that in two subjects and cover it up in the third subject for an overall average above 50%?
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Anonymous
Hi Dhyan, overall aggregate will be considered for being eligible for this exam. Thus, even if you have not scored 50% individually but your aggregate is 50% then too, you will be considered eligible for this exam.
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Anonymous
Wt is the procedure to apply NEET xam with above age 30???
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Anonymous

Hi Sudha, application process for candidates with 30 years of age or more is same. You can check the procedure to apply in the exam from here: NEET Application Process

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Anonymous
I have completed my 10th and 12th from Rajasthan but I am resident of Uttar pradesh .What is my state of eligibility in NEET 2020 form?
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Anonymous
I am student from Maharashtra, Karnataka disputed border area ( M K B ) , can I get reservation under this quota for medical seat in Maharashtra
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Anonymous
Hi Prakash, reservation is not provided for this category in NEET exam.
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Anonymous
I am doing BA and completed my 12 class education in physics, chemistry and biology. Am I eligible for NEET 2020. If i,than what will be my code in NEET form?
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Anonymous
Hi Anish, as per your qualification, you are eligible to appear in the exam.
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Anonymous
Sir i have failed in 1 subject in class 11th in state board. Is it taken into account and we haven't given our 12 board exam , so how could we submit it's exam marks. Thank you
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Anonymous
Hi Sanjana, in such case, you will not be considered eligible for this exam.
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Anonymous
I have completed my 10th from madhya pradesh,i also have domicile and residential proof (aadhar address) from mp .But i am pursuing my 12th from haryana .would i be eligible for madhya pradesh neet state quota
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Anonymous
Hi Sunny, no, you will not be able to take the benefits of MP NEET quota as you have not pursued intermediate from MP.
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Anonymous
medical exam age limit 32, 33-34 limit is possible for applying entrance what is maxmium age limit for applying exam
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Anonymous
Hi Ravinarayan, you can appear in NEET till 30 years of age.
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Anonymous
What should be the minimum 10th percentage to write neet exam 2020
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Anonymous
Hi Sahil, there is no minimum percentage criteria in tenth class to be eligible for this exam.
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Anonymous
what is ews
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Anonymous
Hi Saurav, EWS is Economically Weaker Section category which represent candidates from from financially weaker background. As per the guidelines laid by government, this group is eligible to take 10% reservation in total number of seats.
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Anonymous
BC students qualification in 12th
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Anonymous
Hi Abisha, students from SC category needs to obtain at least 40% in intermediate to be eligible for this exam.
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Anonymous
Hay im a biology student and ihave passed my 12th by 45% marks so, please tell me that I'm eligible for neet 2020 are not?
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Anonymous
Hi Sushmita, to be eligible for NEET, candidate must have scored 50% (40% for reserved categories) in intermediate. Thus, if you belong to General category, then, you are not eligible else you are eligible for the exam.