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NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria: CBSE has published the eligibility appearing in NEET-UG 2018 is as stipulated by the Indian Medical Council. Students who wish to join MBBS/BDS courses in India should go through the eligibility criteria given below.

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

(a) He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st
December of the year of his/her admission to the 1styear MBBS/BDS Course
(b) The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for
candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST category. (As per letter no. U.12023/16/2010- ME-II dated 17.01.2017
received from MoH&FW)
The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG), 2017 is as follows:
For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) – born on or between 08.05.1992 and 01.01.2001
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC Category – born on or between 08.05.1987 and 01.01.2001
(c) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin
(PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2017. (As per letter no. U.12023/16/2010- ME-II
dated 13.01.2016 received from MoH&FW)

Eligibility for seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC/Central pool Quota

(a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian
Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules
and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of
India.
(b) Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state.

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats

(a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian
Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
(b) Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K
(i) Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all
India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they
claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed
automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling. The
draft self-declaration is given in Appendix – III.
(ii) The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if
found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled
and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them.
(iii) Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K can appear in NEET (UG)
for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed
Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.

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