NEET Reservation Criteria 2019
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NEET Reservation Criteria 2019 provides information about the percentage of seats reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and PH categories. The allotment of seats during the NEET counselling/state counselling will be done on the basis of NEET 2019 reservation criteria. Along with the general merit list, the category-wise merit list under NEET 2019 reservation criteria will also be released by the authority. The admission to NEET reserved criteria 2019 will be done through these category-wise merit list. Candidates who have successfully filled NEET application form can download NTA NEET admit card 2019 from April 15 onward. To download the admit card, one has to login using application number, date of birth, and security pin. NEET 2019 has been conducted in offline mode on May 5. NEET candidates can check the details on NEET reservation criteria 2019 for All India Quota, state quota seats, private colleges, deemed and central universities from the article below.

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As per the admission and NEET 2019 reservation criteria, 15% seats from all government medical and dental colleges will be reserved for All India Quota seats and NEET counselling 2019 will be done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Along with that, 100% seats from deemed and central universities will also be conducted by MCC. The remaining 85% state quota seats will be granted on the basis of NEET 2019 scores by the designated state counselling authorities. The scores of NEET 2019 will be the basis for MBBS, BDS and AYUSH courses across India, except for the institutes under AIIMS, New Delhi and JIPMER, Puducherry.

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NEET Reservation Criteria 2019 under 15% All India Quota seats

From all the government medical and dental colleges, except from Jammu and Kashmir will be reserved for 15% All India Quota seats. The admission to these reserved seats will be done by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of MCC. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined the scheme of AIQ from last year.

As per the NEET 2019 reservation criteria, 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, for ST aspirants the percentage of seats reserved is 7.5%, while 27% of the total seats have been reserved for the candidates belonging to OBC category. The admission to remaining seats will be done on the basis of NEET scores. Besides that, 5% horizontal reservation will be done for the Persons With Disabilities (PWD).

NEET 2019 Reservation Criteria from Persons with Disabilities

Under the reservation criteria of NEET 2019, out of 15% AIQ seats, 5% will be reserved for the PWD aspirants as per the provisions of reservation under Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. The admission to these seats will be done on the basis of NEET 2019 result. Candidates claiming for admission under PWD category under AIQ scheme must submit the Disability Certificate issued from one of the disability assessment boards, constituted at the four major cities as mentioned 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

Check the table below showing the percentage of reservation criteria of NEET 2019.

NEET Reservation Criteria for 15% AIQ

S. No.




SC candidates



ST candidates



OBC candidates



PWD candidates*


*Horizontal Reservation across all categories including general

Reservation Criteria of NEET 2019 for 85% State Quota seats

The admission to the seats other than 15% AIQ seats, which is, 85% state quota seats will be done by the respective state counselling authorities. However, candidates under state quota seats must fulfill the eligibility conditions as mentioned by the particular state and qualify in NEET 2019. Also, the 100% seats in private universities/colleges will also be done by the state counselling committee, subject to the policies of Government of India/State/Union Territory.

NEET 2019 Reservation Criteria for Deemed/Central Universities and ESIC

Apart from the allotment of seats under 15% AIQ scheme, MCC will also conduct the counselling for admission of all the seats offered by Deemed and Central Universities. Admission to ESIC institutes across India will also be done on the basis of NEET scores by DGHS only.

NEET Reservation Criteria 2019 for AFMC institute

Admission to AFMC, Pune will be done on the basis of norms prescribed by Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Candidates seeking admission to AFMC, Pune will be required to qualify in NEET 2019 and also apply for counselling through MCC.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How is NEET 2019?
Answer: The exam is conducted in offline (pen-and-paper) mode and is of three hours duration. Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry and Biology and are multiple-choice type. The number of candidates appearing in the exam is over 15 lakhs, making it one of the most competitive exams in the land. Candidates who have applied for the exam must download their NEET UG admit card 2019 for taking the exam.

Question: How can I get NEET 2019 admit card?
Answer: NEET admit card 2019 download is possible through NTA website. Click on the admit card link, which will redirect the candidate to a login panel - enter application number, date of birth and security code. Upon successful log-in, the admit card will be displayed on screen. Download and take a printout.

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