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    About NEET

    The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (or NEET (UG)), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is a pan India level medical entrance test for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS) and equivalent AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and also, for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification abroad.

    The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and State Counseling Authorities for seat allocation.

    NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India in colleges including All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)


    • Candidates must have completed their 12th standard or any equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology with English from CBSE or any other state board.
    • Candidates who are already in 12th standard can also apply for NEET, but they will have to show their passing certificates with the required percentage to take admission in medical and dental courses.
    • The maximum and minimum age limit for NEET¬† is as follows:
      1. The lower age limit for candidates aspiring for NEET should be 17 years as of December 31 of the admission year.
      2. The upper age limit for General Category is 25 years.
      3. The upper age limit for Reserved Category and PwD is 30 years.

    NEET Eligibility Criteria for State Quota and All India quota 2021

    About 85% of the medical and dental seats are reserved for the students falling under NEET state quota. State quota candidates have to be residents of India and should have completed their Class 12 from their respective states. About 15% of seats are reserved for All India Quota candidates in various medical and dental colleges of India.The candidate falling under this category should be Indian Citizen, Person with Indian Origin, Non-Resident Indian, or Foreign National.

    Candidates from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir do not fall under 15% All India Quota Seats, however, such candidates can take admission in the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.