NEET Reservation Criteria 2023: EWS, OBC, PWD, SC, ST
NEET Reservation Criteria 2023 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the detailed NEET 2023 reservation criteria in the information brochure. The NEET-UG reservation is provided to state medical and dental colleges under the All India scheme along with central universities.
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The decision on seat reservation of NEET UG benefits nearly 1,500 OBC and 550 EWS candidates. Candidates must note that the NEET reservation criteria 2023 is directed under reservation guidelines of the Government of India (GOI). Besides EWS and OBC, 15% seats for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 5% seats for Persons with Disability (PwD). Medical aspirants must fill their reservation criteria of NEET-UG while registering for NEET 2023 admissions.
In every state, 85% of seats are reserved under State Quota candidates and NEET 2023 reservation criteria for them is decided by the concerned state authorities. NEET is the single undergraduate national-level medical entrance examination. Based on the NEET result 2023, admissions to 100,388 MBBS and 27,868 BDS seats, 52,720 AYSH seats, and 603 BVSc & AH seats will be offered in the medical-dental colleges of India. For more details on the reservation criteria of NEET, candidates are advised to refer to the articles that follow.
NEET Reservation Criteria 2023 for 15% AIQ
NEET 2023 reservation criteria will be provided to 27% OBC and 10% EWS categories. Out of total seats in all government MBBS/BDS colleges, 15% will be reserved for All India Quota (AIQ) seats. The seats under the 15% AIQ scheme will be allotted through NEET-UG reservation criteria. Earlier, the Supreme Court introduced NEET reservation to 15% seats for SC and 7.5% seats for ST categories. While, the 27% OBC reservation for NEET admissions were implemented in Central universities only. However, it was not extended to AIQ seats of state MBBS and BDS colleges.
The Government of India (GoI) took a decision to provide 27% OBC and 10% EWS reservation in the AIQ scheme. The OBC and EWS students from across the country are able to take admissions under the AIQ scheme. Check the OBC and EWS NEET reservation tweet below.
Our Government has taken a landmark decision for providing 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section in the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses from the current academic year. Click here
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2021
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts the counselling for 15% seats available for admission in all government medical and dental colleges. This does not apply to the colleges present in Jammu & Kashmir. As per the NEET reservation criteria, there are certain percentage of seats reserved category-wise in government medical colleges, in the 15% AIQ. Candidates must note that the remaining unreserved seats are filled on the basis of merit secured in NEET result 2023.
NEET AIQ 15% Reservation Criteria
|Persons with Disability (PwBD) ||5%|
*Horizontal reservation across all categories including unreserved seats.
NEET Reservation Criteria - Economically weaker section
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has brought EWS quota in NEET-UG admission from the year 2019. Under this quota 10% of seats are reserved in the government medical colleges for candidates from financially unstable backgrounds. The distinguishing criteria for EWS category in NEET 2023 reservation are listed below. It must be noted that those candidates whose family owns any of these will not be eligible.
Annual income of the family must not be more than ₹8,00,000
5 acres of agricultural land and above
Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above
Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas others than the notified municipalities
Participating institutes in NEET EWS reservation
1. Central University/Institutes
2. National Institutes
3. State Government Medical Colleges
NEET Reservation Criteria 2023 (EWS) - List of colleges
Given below is the list of colleges that undertake admissions through NEET 2023 EWS reservations. Also this reservation will only be available to candidates belonging to unreserved categories.
NEET reservation criteria 2023 - Persons with disability
In compliance with the NEET reservation criteria 2023, those candidates who have benchmark physical disability are eligible for getting a reservation of 5%. Candidates will be getting this provision under effect of the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.
Those candidates who claim to be eligible for NEET 2023 reservation criteria under the same will have to submit their Disability Certificate, issued to them by one of the below-mentioned disability boards.
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata - 20
Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai - 600003
Reservation Criteria of NEET 2023 - 85% state quota seats
The guidelines for NEET reservation criteria 2023 for the seats which are under state quota will be set by the state counselling authorities on the basis of the prevailing reservation policies. Candidates must be aware that all the states have their own reservation policies. These reservation policies are strategized for different indigenous categories that are governed under state rule.
Also, the concerned state counselling authorities govern the admission process in the government and dental colleges of the particular state. Their reservation policy might not match with NEET 2023 reservation criteria.
Reservation Criteria of NEET 2023- Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC colleges
DGHS conducts All India Counselling for seats available in Deemed/Central universities, ESIC college and AFMS institutes and NEET reservation criteria 2023 is applied here. Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India lays down rules and regulations for admission to AFMC, Pune.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET Reservation Criteria 2023: EWS, OBC, PWD, SC, ST
Question: What are the reservation criteria for NEET aspirants?
As per the reservation criteria, seats for SC, ST, OBC, EWS and PwD candidates will be reserved. The admission to 15% AIQ, 85% state quota and other seats will be allotted through NEET 2023 scores.
Question: How many seats are reserved for general category candidates under NEET reservation?
The seats left after the constitutional reservation for NEET exam will be available for general category candidates.
Question: How many seats are reserved in a government college?
15% seats will be reserved for All India Quota seats, while 85% seats will be reserved for state quota. The seats under this reservation will be allotted as per the NEET reservation criteria 2023.
Question: Is domicile required for NEET reservations?
For admission to 15% AIQ, seats will be allotted irrespective of the domicile NEET criteria. While for 85% state quota seats, candidates need to fulfill the domicile and other eligibility conditions asked by the respective authority.
Question: How many seats are reserved for SC and ST under AIQ?
As per government regulations for NEET reservation criteria, 27% seats for OBC, 10% seats for EWS, 15% seats for SC and 7.5% seats for ST are reserved in Central Universities and state medical colleges.
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