NEET Reservation Criteria 2020
Radhika, 21 Sep 2019, #NEET
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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 75, 893 MBBS and 26,693 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 Universites & 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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How much Marks to score in Neet to get admission in this college

Aditya kumar Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


I am extremely sorry to tell you but you haven't mentioned the name of the college for which you are interested in knowing marks required in neet to get a seat, let me know it so that I can help you with relevant and detailed informations. But generally if you belong to general category then you need to  get at least 550 marks or more to get  a seat in government medical college.  If you want to get a seat in top colleges like Maulana Azad Medical College then you should target at least 600+ marks,  also cut off marks for Medical Colleges keeps changing depending upon several factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks scored by students, toughness level of exam etc. So , prepare well for neet.


How can I prepare for neet exam in 15 months

Rehan Alam Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

15 months are more than enough for you to get into your dream medical college. The most important thing you need is just be consistent throughout your journey. Prepare everyday and with a proper fixed time table.

You should also familiarize yourself with the syllabus and prepare with the pace which suits your need and do not depend upon your school's pace.

Then go through all the NCERT textbooks and if you can afford, then buy some coaching material or better you should join one coaching as it will help you with the consistency part.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


which book is best for preparing neet exam

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019
For Physics, along with NCERT, study Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma and Objective Physics By DC Pandey.
For Chemistry-
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  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)

For biology,
NCERT books, these will help you to clear the basics. You can also study Objective Biology by Dinesh, Biology Vol1 and Vol2 by Trueman.


neet registration date 2020 will start when

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019
NEET 2020 will be held on May 3 in pen and paper-based mode.
Registration for NEET 2020 will be started on December 2, 2019 and the last date is December 31, 2019. And also te last date to submit the registration fee.
The correction window for the registered applications will be opened in January, 2020 (particular date not discloses yet).

In NEET For which chapters of biology the questions may come from other than NCERT ??

Ashish pal Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019

Hello dear aspirant .

It is very tough to predict that from which chapter questions will be out of NCERT Books.Most of the questions are asked from NCERT books as of now nearly 85-90%. It is advised that you should study NCERT Book thoroughly as much as you can. It will be sufficiently helpful for you..

Good luck..

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