NEET 2024 Eligibility Criteria - Qualification, Age, Attempts
NEET 2024 Eligibility Criteria: The National Testing Agency (NTA) describes the NEET eligibility criteria 2024 for the medical aspirants. NEET 2024 eligibility criteria will be released along with the information brochure at the official website i.e. neet.nta.nic.in.
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Candidates who will be applying for NEET 2024 should be acquainted with NTA NEET 2024 eligibility criteria. Medical aspirants failing to fulfill the eligibility criteria of NEET 2024 will not be allowed to appear for the entrance examination.
NEET eligibility criteria 2024 specify the percentile, nationality, age limit, etc. required to appear for the exam, which must be fulfilled by every candidate. Any latest announcement on NEET 2024 eligibility criteria will be updated here after the release of information brochure. Aspirants must go through NEET eligibility criteria before filling out the application form for the same. It must be noted that candidates not fulfilling any of the eligibility criteria as specified by the authority, will not be allowed to fill the NEET application form 2024.
NEET 2024 will be conducted for admissions to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BSc nursing, and other medical courses. Read the article on NEET eligibility criteria 2024 to know more details about the maximum number of attempts, NEET age limit, qualifying codes, and other relevant information.
NEET UG 2024 eligibility criteria: Detailed information
Aspirants fulfilling the below-mentioned eligibility criteria of NEET will be able to fill and submit the application form. NEET is also compulsory for the candidates seeking to study medicine abroad but wish to come back to India for practice.
Nationality: Citizens of India, Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), and foreign nationals are eligible to appear for NEET 2024 exam.
Qualifying exam for NEET 2024: Candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board. Also, aspirants must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks (for general category) and 40% marks (for SC/ST/OBC/PwD category) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology together. Candidates appearing for class 12 are also eligible for NEET 2024.
NEET age limit 2024: Candidates must have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2024. The authority has removed the NEET upper age limit. Therefore, candidates above 17 years of age can apply for as many times as they want.
NEET qualifying examination codes: While filling the application form, candidates will have to select NEET 2024 qualifying codes, which are described below.
NEET eligibility criteria 2024: Qualifying examination codes
Code 01: Candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying examination i.e. Class 12 or waiting for the result have to select this code. However, after the announcement of the result if the candidate fails, he/she will not be eligible for the admission. Students have to furnish the relevant documents as evidence of qualifying the examination.
Code 02: Candidates who have completed a period of 12 years under Higher/Secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE), which is equivalent to Class 10+2 can opt for code 2. However, the last two years of study must include English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, or Mathematics or any other elective as a major subject as prescribed by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). Aspirants who have passed 10+2 from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or state open school, as a private candidate from state boards; with Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject can apply under NEET qualification code 2.
Code 3: Medical aspirants who have passed their Intermediate/Pre-Examination degree in Science stream from any recognized Indian University/Board or other body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as a compulsory subject must opt for code 3. The qualifying examination should also include a practical test in the mentioned subjects.
Code 4: This code can be chosen after the completion of pre-professional/pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English after passing either the Higher Secondary examination or Pre-university or equivalent exam. The qualification of pre-professional or pre-medical examination should compulsorily include the practical tests in all subjects.
Code 5: Candidates who have passed the first year of a bachelor's degree from a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests must opt for code 5. Candidates should also verify that the first year exam qualified is a university-level exam and they have also qualified Class 12 qualifying examination with the said subjects at a level not less than a core course.
Code 6: Any aspirant who has passed B.Sc. examination with not less than two subjects which includes Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry can choose Code 6 from NEET qualification code 2024 as their eligibility code. Further, such candidates must have passed Class 10+2 qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English.
Code 7: Candidates who have passed any other examination, which is equivalent to the intermediate science examination of any university/board, can opt code 7 as NEET code 2024. It must be taken into consideration that students must have completed two years of study in Physics, Biology/Biotechnology, Chemistry and English and have passed practical tests also.
NEET 2024 eligibility criteria for NRI/Foreign candidates
Candidates who have completed their education from outside the country must fulfill the NEET eligibility criteria. The last examination which has to be passed by NRI/Foreign students should be equivalent to Class 12 qualification in their respective country. Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and must have passed the theory and practical test in each of these subjects as well as English in the qualifying examination.
NEET eligibility criteria 2024 for BSc Nursing admission
Admission to BSc Nursing courses is granted through NEET scores. Therefore, candidates seeking admission to BSc Nursing courses must check the eligibility criteria from the below mentioned points.
Minimum age: Aspirant must be 17 years as of December 31, 2024
Qualifying examination: Candidates should have passed Class 12 with physics, chemistry, biology, and English as compulsory subjects
Minimum aggregate marks: General category aspirants must have passed the qualifying examination with 45% marks, while for SC/ST/OBC the minimum marks should be 40%
Reservation policy: Candidates belonging to PwD category will be offered 3% of the reservation
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Questions related to NEET
How much NEET score is required for MBBS admission at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore?
Candidates must score above 60% in NEET to get admission in KMC Manglore. And must passed in 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics, and English as compulsory subjects and Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or any technical vocational subject as optional with at least 50% marks in Physics, Mathematics, and one of the optional subjects in aggregate.
What does NTA have to say about NEET 2023 exam postponement?
NTA has not released any official notification regarding postponing NEET 2023.
What are the chances of NEET 2023 postponement?
Although the students are pleading with the authority to postpone NEET 2023, it is tough to estimate anything at this stage.
What is the NEET 2023 exam date?
NEET UG 2023 exam date is May 7.
Is NEET UG 2023 postponed?
There is no official statement regarding NEET UG 2023 postponement.