The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Undergraduate or NEET-UG is the national level competitive examination. The aspiring medical students appear in it for securing admissions to various government, private, or foreign medical institutions. The candidates appearing for NEET-UG can secure admissions into undergraduate medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, etc.

The NEET - UG 2024 eligibility criteria are specified by the National Test Agency (NTA). It is crucial to be aware of and meet these eligibility criteria before you begin applying for this competitive examination.

Below are the details of the eligibility criteria for NEET - UG 2024.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET - UG Undergraduate

The following points include the eligibility criteria for students who wish to apply for NEET UG 2024.

1. Age Limit

There is no upper age limit anymore. However, the lower age limit of this entrance exam is that candidates must be at least 17 years old as of December 31, 2023.

2. Academic Qualification for NEET-UG

The applicants must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board before appearing for this entrance. Candidates who are currently appearing for their 10+2 examinations may also appear for this examination.

3. Mandatory Subjects for All Undergraduate Medical Courses

This examination is meant for admission into medical courses and hence, Biology/Biotechnology is one of the compulsory subjects along with Physics, Chemistry, and English that students should have studied in classes 11th and 12th standard.

4. Qualifying Examination Scores for All Categories

  • General Category: Minimum 50% aggregate in their 10+2 examination under the Physics/Chemistry/Biology stream.
  • For OBC, SC, and ST Category: Minimum 40% aggregate.
  • For PWD Category: Minimum 45% aggregate.

5. Maximum Number of Attempts

The restrictions on the number of attempts for NEET have been removed. Hence, as per the eligibility criteria for NEET-UG, candidates will be allowed to appear for the entrance exam as many times as they would like, depending upon other factors of eligibility.

6. All India Quota seats

Overseas Indian Citizens (also referred to as OCI), Foreign aspirants, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are entitled to reservation of seats in various medical colleges under the 15% of All India Quota seats. The candidates who are residents of J&K are, however, not eligible for these 15% seats reserved under the All India Quota.

Eligibility Criteria for NRI Students

The applicants applying for the NEET-UG examination who have completed their education from outside the country are required to fulfil the eligibility criteria for NEET in order to be able to appear for the NEET UG entrance exam.
The eligibility criterion specifies that the last examination to be passed by the NRI/Foreign students should be equivalent to a Class 12th qualification in their respective country. All the foreign/NRI candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their major subjects. Moreover, they must have passed the theory as well as the practical test in each of the three subjects as well as English as the qualifying examination.

How to Apply for NEET-UG 2024?

Here are the sequenced steps for registering and applying to appear in the NEET UG 2024.

  1. Go to the official website for NEET-UG 2024.
  2. Click on the 'New Registration' tab.
  3. Fill in the application form by providing your personal information such as your Date of Birth, Category, Mobile Number, etc. After the successful registration, you will receive your login credentials (Application Number & Password).
  4. Log in again on the portal using these credentials.
  5. Next, you will be required to fill out three exam centres based on your preferences.
  6. Fill in all the necessary details including your academic, personal, and other information carefully and recheck to avoid any mistakes.
  7. The next step will be to upload the necessary documents, like a photograph, signature, left thumb impression, your 10th-grade mark sheet, and others.
  8. Pay the Application Fee online.
  9. Once paid successfully, press the “Submit” button.
  10. Make sure to double-check all of the details and take a printout of the confirmation page and save it for future reference.

NEET UG 2024 Application Fees

All candidates applying for NEET-UG are required to pay an application fee in order to complete the NEET application form submission process successfully. Here is the fee for different categories.

  • General (UR) Category - 1600/- INR
  • OBC & EWS - 1500/- INR
  • PH, ST, and SC - 900/- INR

The application fee can be paid online using a debit or credit card, Net Banking, or Paytm/ UPI/ Google Pay.

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NEET UG 2024 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The application forms for NEET UG 2024 will be available online on the official website The dates of application release has not been announced yet.

The cut-off for NEET UG 2024 will be declared category-wise right before the results are declared. The result declaration date of NEET 2024 has not been announced yet. The cut-offs for candidates belonging to the general category are expected to be set at 50%. The expected cut-offs for PH candidates are 45% and 40% for the reserved category.

Qualifying codes are provided by the NTA for the variety of candidates who apply for NEET UG. While applying for NEET UG 2024, every candidate must select a qualifying examination code according to their academic qualifications. These codes can be found on the official NEET website. Applicants must choose these codes very carefully during the registration process since these codes will be validated during the NEET UG 2024 counselling process.

Yes, candidates with a gap year in their education are still eligible for NEET UG 2024 as long as they meet all other requirements of the eligibility criteria.

All applicants born on or before 31st December 2005 fall in the age eligibility criterion for NEET 2024. This criterion is the same for candidates of all categories including UR, EWS, SC, ST, OBC-NCL, and PwD.
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