NEET Reservation Criteria 2020
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NEET reservation criteria 2020 reflects the percentage of seats that are reserved for the scheduled castes(SC), scheduled tribes (ST), other backward castes (OBC), economically weaker section (EWS) and for candidates with physical disabilities (PwD) for admission to MBBS, BDS and AYUSH courses through NEET 2020. Candidates who will qualify the entrance test will be invited to participate in the counselling process where the admission is taken on the basis of NEET 2020 reservation criteria. The reservation criteria of NEET 2020 is applicable on the 15% seats offered in All India Quota. For the 85% state quota seats, each state has its own NEET reservation criteria 2020 which is applicable at the time of state counselling. In addition to that, all NEET seats offered in central/deemed Universities and private colleges are also under the purview of NEET 2020 reservation criteria. To bring the disadvantaged section of the society at a level playing field, the NEET reservation criteria has been brought in effect.
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NEET 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on May 3, 2020, in offline mode for admission to 76, 928 MBBS and 26,949 BDS seats offered in the medical-dental colleges of India. Interested candidates can check the detailed information on the NEET 2020 reservation criteria for the upcoming academic session in the article below.

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NEET Reservation Criteria 2020- 15% AIQ

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the counselling for 15% seats offered in all government medical colleges except for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. As per the reservation criteria of NEET 2020, out of the total 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, for ST candidates 7.5 % seats will be kept reserved while 27% of the seats are reserved for OBC candidates. Rest of the unreserved seats will be filled based on the merit achieved in NEET 2020. From the year 2018, states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana also participate in the AIQ counselling.

NEET Reservation Criteria 2020- Economically weaker section

With effect from 2019, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has brought EWS quota in NEET-UG admission. As per the official rule, 10% of the seats will be reserved for the candidates financially unsound background. Such candidates must not be covered under any other reservation scheme and the gross family income should not exceed Rs. 8,00,000/-. Clear criteria and guidelines have been issued by the authority based on which the beneficiaries of the EWS reservation will be distinguished. The EWS category will be applicable to PwD and CW category seats available in Delhi University and medical college of RML Hospital. Following are the detailed criteria.

Those candidates whose family own any of the following assets will not be considered eligible to avail admission under EWS quota.

  1. 5 acres of agricultural land and above

  2. Residential flat of 1000 sq ft. and above

  3. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities

  4. Residential plot of 200 sq yards and above in areas others than the notified municipalities.

Candidates must note that EWS reservation at all India level will be offered in the central universities only. For the 85% state quota seats, respective state counselling authority will release their own criteria based on which EWS reservation will be implemented. To accommodate the 10% reservation criteria, seats have been increased so that pre-existing NEET reservation criteria is not disturbed.

NEET reservation 2020 (EWS) - List of colleges

Reservation criteria for NEET 2020 at all India level will be applicable only in central education institutions/ central universities for whom the LoPs have been issued by the Board of Governors, Medical Council of India and will be applicable only for UR category candidates.

  1. Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi

  2. University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

  3. VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

  4. Medical College of RML Hospital, New Delhi

  5. Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi

NEET reservation criteria 2020- Persons with disability

In accordance with the NEET 2020 reservation criteria, candidates with benchmark physical disability will get a reservation of 5% out of the total seats available. This provision has been brought in effect under the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. Candidates claiming reservation under the said act (AQI seats) will be required to submit a Disability Certificate issued by one of the disability assessment boards as listed below.

  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029

  2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034

  3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata - 20

  4. Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai - 600003

NEET reservation criteria for 15% AIQ



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Other Backward Castes


Economically Weaker Section


Persons with Disability (PwD)*


*Horizontal reservation across all categories including unreserved seats.

Reservation Criteria of NEET 2020 - 85% state quota seats

The reservation criteria of NEET 2020 for seats under state quota seats will be subjected to the latest reservation policy prevailing in the state released by the counselling authority. Each state has its own reservation policy for various indigenous categories which are governed under the state rule. Admission to all seats offered in private medical and dental colleges are also governed by the respective state counselling authority which does not necessarily have NEET reservation criteria.

Reservation Criteria of NEET 2020- Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC colleges

All the seats offered in Deemed/Central universities, ESIC college and AFMS institutes are also filled through All India counselling conducted by DGHS and the same NEET 2020 reservation criteria will be applicable here. However, admission to AFMC, Pune shall be subject to the rules and regulations prescribed by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

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To get good marks in NEET you need to study very hard,

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