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NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria (Age Limit/ Attempts)

Minimum Age Limit/ No. of Attempts Eligibility in NEET 2018: Last year there was the huge protest against the rule of 3 attempts and age limit criteria. After the introversion of Hon’ble Supreme Court the age limit and number of attempts rule was of for NEET-UG 2017 MBBS Entrance Exam.  The student can check their eligibility status for the NEET MBBS 2018 entrance test. Please note that the confirmation regarding the minimum eligibility standard rule for the year 2018 shall be available after the official bulletin is issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education at the time of online form registration.

CBSE has already issued minimum qualification (AGE/ EDUCATION/ ATTEMPTS) required for the candidate to fill NEET 2018 online form. As per the notification, the candidate minimum age is 17 years at the time of admission or will complete 17 years of age on before 31 December 2019 (admission to the 1st year of MBBS/ BDS course). The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years of age for the General/ Creamy Layer OBC (Unreserved Category) and 30 years for the ST/ ST/ OBC candidate.

NEET 2018 Eligibility

The age limit is very important and the candidate must check their age as on 31 December 2018. The minimum age required is 17 years (for all category) and maximum age limit is relaxed 5 years for the SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer)/ PH candidates. (as per the Govt. rule) Please check the table so that you can check age.

Age Limit

You can calculate your age through online AGE CALCULATOR for NEET 2018. The age calculator gives your age as per your DOB and the date on which you want to calculate. Set the date 31 December 2018 for the date you want to calculate the age.

The age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) 2018 is as follows.

For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 06.05.1994 and 01.01.2002 25 years as on 31 Dec 2018
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC Category born on or between 06.05.1989 and 01.01.2002 max. of 30 years as on 31 Dec 2018

Note: We are going to update the age limit section after the official bulletin is issued by the CBSE in December 2018.

Maximum Attempts

The Govt of India, Department of Health and Family Welfare issued Letter no. U.12023/16/2010-ME-II/MEP dated 03/02/2017, that maximum of three attempts shall be counted from NEET 2017 entrance test. If the student is appearing in NEET 2017 then his/ her attempt is counted as ONE, prior to NEET 2017 entrance test attempts are not counted.

Nationality Eligibility for NEET 2018

Are you from resident from USA/ CANADA/ Pakistan/ Russia/ Europe/ Bangladesh/ Sri Lanka/ Nepal or other countries. Please check the NEET-UG 2018 Nationality criteria required.

NRI/ Foreign Students

As per the Govt. letter no. U.12023/16/2010- ME-II dated 13.01.2016 received from MoH&FW), the student from Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG) 2018.

Indian National

All the Indian Nationals are eligible to appear for NEET-UG 2018 but check other eligibility criteria ie. age limit, education qualification, marks required.

Eligibility States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC/Central Quota

Here is the complete story of eligibility criteria 85% quota in govt/ private medical, dental colleges.

(a) Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas 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/Dental college/state.

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats

Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats

Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and J & K

(i) Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir candidate 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.

(ii) The online Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counseling and if found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be canceled 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 fulfillment of eligibility conditions.

Education Qualification

Eligible candidate can check the education qualification with percentage marks required for OBC/ ST/ SC/ PH (Male/ Female) candidates. The minimum qualification is 12th (Senior Secondary) pass from the state board or from the recognized University. The subject in Class XII must be Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English. Also check the minimum percentage or marks required in the board examination.

Percentage Criteria: Students must have secured minimum 50% marks in PCB group for general candidates and 45% (for general PH) and 40% (for SC/ST/OBC categories)

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123 comments

  1. can i apply for NEET 2018? my date of birth is 3-jan-1993
    Please reply me ( from unreserved category)

    • Hi Heena Khan even am too of your age…. But I applied for neet 2017…. I can write it in 2018 also..

    • Hi Heena, As you get any information regarding age limitation then kindly also let me know. I also want to appear first time in NEET – 2018 with unreserved category. Hope for the best & wait till December 2017.

    • Sir Meri age 17 Ho rahe h main 2018 march me 12th exam dungi can I apply this form????

  2. I am 27 years old.can i apply neet 2018? plese reply me(obc category).

  3. Is the 25 yra age limit applicable going forward ? Pls confirm.

  4. Hi.sir.iam prem.iwill completed intermediate 2014 .i will write 1st time neet 2017.my age 20. 4 yrs gap present between my intermediate completed year and next neet exam…this gap any problem…so plz give information about this dout.i will struggle for this dout.

  5. Shivapriya mukherjee

    Sir my marks in hs in 2015 in phys chem and bio are 56, 53, 74 respectively………i attempted neet 2016 (1, 2) and neet 2017……am i eligible for neet 2018?

  6. Is any board marks aaplicable to get admission.

  7. I got 12cls 49.2% my pcb 55% can i eligible for NEET exam

  8. Sir, I want to know if my math marks, which is only 30 yet, exempted by Kea board, be considered for NEET critation?

  9. Sir my percentage in PCB is 64.44.And I m 17 years old.Can I apply NEET 2018

  10. Sir I scored 55 45 45 in bcp I Belongs to general category can I give meet exam?

  11. sir i have given neet 2014-15-16 and 2017 simultaneously…..can i appear for neet 2018 my age is 20 and ur category.
    plz sir…needed urgent reply..
    regards

  12. Sir my date of birth 6/8/1992,can I eligible for neet 2018.general category.

  13. I’m currently studying zoology hons 1st year I’m 20 years old am I eligible for neet 2018?

  14. Sir in 12 class i have got 47 marks out of 100 in chemistry so i m not eligible for neet

  15. sir,i have given neet 2015-16 and 2017 simultaneously…can i appear for neet 2018???my age is 19.category obc
    heard that neet 2017 is considered as first attempt for all.is my attempt is 2nd???
    plz sir..need urgent reply..

    regards

  16. Sir i comes in general in center bt in obc in state my dob is september 1993 can i give neet 2018 plz rply soon sirrr ……

  17. Sir, I was born on 09.07.2002, Am I eligible for neet 2019? At Present I am Joined Jr Inter(2017-2018)

  18. Sir i gave my 12th board from cbse i have hindi core as my optional subject and everyone is saying elective subject is compulsory so i m eligible or not

  19. Sir i am 37 year old can i apply neet exam 2018

  20. if some one has given boards through national shcool of open learning will they be eligible for the exam

  21. In 2018 My agewill be i 28.DOB 12.1.1990 And I am from tamil nadu,coimbatore. belong to BC (backward class) Muslim.
    Am I eligible to write NEET exam?please reply…

  22. Attempt Will be continuous or discontinuous

  23. suresh kumar .s

    hai sir/madam i wrote neet 2017 but i failed now i want apply for neet 2018 but i studying microbiology whether can i write plz reply me

  24. Obc max age limit kya h . Sir plz tell me …..

  25. Sir, i obtained a PCB mark 62% but in my physics marks only 47 marks and there is star on physic marks then can i egligble to give the NEET 2018 .PLZ reply sir

    • Sir, i obtained a PCB mark 62% but in my physics marks only 47 marks and there is star on physic marks then can i egligble to give the NEET 2018 .PLZ reply

  26. Sir, i obtained a PCB mark 62% but in my physics marks only 47 marks and there is star on physic marks then can i egligble to give the NEET 2018 .PLZ reply sir

  27. Sir I passed hs nd I got overall percentage 67 nd in pcb percentage 56.33 but sir in chemistry I failed in theory paper but I passed in practical nd I got 40 in chemistry sir can I eligible for neet

  28. My dob 5march 1993 obc category hai , kya mai 2018 me form bher sakti hu

  29. Sir my dob 10/06/1993 can I apply neet 2018

  30. SHASHANK SHEKHAR

    what is the upper age limit for neet 2018, my DOB is 22/12/1992, am I eligible for neet 2018

  31. dr salma parveen

    Sir
    My sister did her 12 in physics, chemistry, and maths. And next year she gave an individual exam of biology separately. Is she eligible for the neet exam. Ya teeno subjects physics, chemistry, and maths same year me pass krne zaruri h .
    Plz reply sir as soon as possible

  32. I have completed my Olevels (Edexcel, British curriculum) in 2015 and Alevels ( Edexcel , British curriculum) in 2017
    In Olevels(11th grade) i have scored Bio-91% ,Phy-95%, Chem-97%
    In Alevels(12th and 13th grade) i have scored Bio-52%, Phy-52%, Chem-57%
    Am i eligible for the neet examination of 2018?

  33. Sir iam 32 years old working as staff nurse am I eligible for applying neet..iam applying for nurses qouta in my state

  34. Eligibility criteria says ‘Marks Required: In the qualifying exam (PCB group), students should have obtained at least 50% marks for general,: What does it mean? Is it average for the 3 subjects together should be more than 50% or each subjects requires more than 50%?

  35. Kya neet 2018 me limit h kyu ki 2017 me neet ne age limit hta di thi

  36. Surya kanta pradhan

    Sir what is the qualifying mark in neet for OBC category

  37. Sir in 12th math became my main subject & bio is in extra can i eligible for neet 2018

  38. Malik Mohd. Ahmad

    Sir my son has passed inter exam in2016 with Hindi ,physics ,chemistry mathematics and biology and secured more than 50% mark in every subject .he also passed inter in 2017 with English and secured 68 marks .his date of birth is7/1/2000.Is he eligible for neet 2018?

  39. sir,
    I belong to Srilankan refugee, I have completed my higher secondary in Tamilnadu government school
    is there possible to writing a NEET exam to get a medical college in our nation

  40. Dear sir my DOB year 2001 and month March I am eligible for NEET 2018 or not

  41. dear sir

    i have only 46% in pcb can i qualify in neet

  42. i have only 50% in 12th but we have in PCB 46% CAN I QUALIFY IN NEET

  43. Sir,
    I am 32 years old. Whether i am eligible to write NEET. Please clarify.

  44. i have given AIPMT and MHCET 2015 and 2016 also
    WILL it be counted as attempts for neet 2018?
    as the maximum attempts are 3

  45. Hi sir, i am alam. i will completed 10th in 2010 from west Bengal and 12th appearing this year from Bihar intermediate (for 2018 February fimal exam ) with PCB -100/100/100 & English-50,Hindi-50 & Bengali-100 . will write neet 2018. my age 24. 8 yrs gap between my 10th & intermediate completed year and next neet exam…this gap any problem…so plz give information about this dout.i will struggle for this dout. If eligible, which state 85% seats are eligible for me? My domicile in West Bengal

  46. Hi sir, i am alam. i completed 10th in 2010 from west Bengal board and 12th appearing this year from Bihar intermediate board (for 2018 February fimal exam ) with PCB -100/100/100 & English-50,Hindi-50 & Bengali-100 . will i write neet 2018. my age 24. 8 yrs gap between my 10th & intermediate completed year and next neet exam…this gap any problem…so plz give information about this dout.i will struggle for this dout. If eligible, which state 85% seats are eligible for me? I have domicile in West Bengal

  47. my date of birth is 30 november2001 when i will be eligible for NEET

  48. MY DATE OF BIRTH IS 22-05-2002 AND I HAVE STUDIED ALL CLASSES REGULARLY AND I GOT 10/10 IN XTH STANDARD. PL CLARIFY WHETHER I AM ELIGIBLE FOR 2018 NEET EXAM.

  49. MY DATE OF BIRTH IS 22-05-2002 , I AM ELIGIBLE FOR 2018 NEET EXAM PL CLARIFY ,AS MY AGE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION WILL BE 16 HALF YEARS. BY THE TIME OF ADMISSION I WILL COMPLETE 17 YEARS.PL GUIDE ME .

  50. Sir, I had passed 10th in 2010 with 87% marks from west Bengal board.then 12th passed in 2013 but physics failed and given me already passed with optional or 4th subject with CMB (chemistry, mathematics, biology) from West Bengal board. Then,I break my study, but I restarting my study with readmission to intermediate from Bihar board with PCB(100/100/100) & English (50),Hindi 50,Bengali 100 as total marks,my final exam 2018 February, 8 yrs gap present between my 10th passed & intermediate completed year and next neet exam…is this gap & previous 12th result(West Bengal 12th result) any problem…so plz give information about this dout.i will struggle for this dout. sir can I give neet 2018 & am I eligible to admission for MBBS ? If is, which state choose me for 85% state seat ? My domicile have in West Bengal, sir please true answer, I lose oneself

  51. Sir i want to do B.A.M.S (Ayurveda), I have good knowledge of Ayurveda. I realized the importance of life now & want to dedicate my onward life in serving people.

    1. DoB :20 Dec, 1987
    2. XII (2005) without biology 61.33% (Maharashtra)
    3. XII (2017) Biology & Hindi (isolated), Now PCB became : 154/300 (Maharashtra)

    So please let me know ? Am i eligible for NEET 2018 ? Must reply, your suggestion is most valuable to me.

  52. I want to do B.A.M.S (Ayurveda), I have good knowledge of Ayurveda. I
    realized the importance of life now & want to dedicate my onward life
    in serving people.

    1. DoB :20 Dec, 1987
    2. XII (2005) without biology 61.33% (Maharashtra)
    3. XII (2017) Biology & Hindi (isolated), Now PCB became : 154/300 (Maharashtra)

    So please let me know ? Am i eligible for NEET 2018 ? or Is there any
    other alternative to this ? Must reply, your suggestion is most
    valuable to me.

  53. Sir meri dob 5 march 1993 obc category hai , kya mai is bar 2018 me form bhar sakti hu, sir plz tell me ………

  54. Sir. I ll turn 17 nxt year in the month of june. Am i eligible to give the NEET exam?

  55. Sir meri dob 5 March 1993 obc category hai , kya mai 2018 me form bher sakti hu

  56. Sir meri dob 5 march 1993 obc category hai , sir plz tell me … mai 2018 me form bher dakti hu … please ……sir tell me….. please…..

  57. Sir i m married n have a child . My dob s 15 4 90 obc category. Can i apply for neet 2018. I got 85 % in pcb 12th

  58. Sir which book is best to clear Neet

  59. Sir, I have passed HS in 2014 and then I persued B.Sc. honours in Microbiology 2014-2017. I gave aipmt 2014 only..Now I want to Apply for Neet 2018..am I eligible for the exam according to qualification and age? Kindly pls help me to clear my confusion about this matter.

    • Sir, I have passed HS in 2014 and then I persued B.Sc. honours in Microbiology 2014-2017. I gave aipmt 2014 only..Now I want to Apply for Neet 2018..am I eligible for the exam according to qualification and age? Kindly pls help me to clear my confusion about this matter.

  60. Sir in 2012 I completed my puc n after that I completed my be and now this year can I write neet exam!?

  61. Bigyananada Nongthombam

    Sir i have fail to give neet 2017 Because of traffic germ Even though i have admit card for neet 2017.May i be counted one.

  62. Sir obc ki max age limit kya hai

  63. Sir, I am studying in class 12 CBSE with subject combination like Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology and Maths and would appear for the board exam 2018. Am i eligible for Neet 2018?

  64. My brother date of birth is 18 February 2002….is he elgible for neet ug xm?

  65. Sir my date of birth is 23 jan 2001 ..can apply for neet 2018

  66. I m a Bsc nursing final yr student..I complet my course in Aug 2018 …Can I apply neet 2018..And appear may 6 th examination???

  67. Sir max age limit for obc category

  68. Sir notification kb release hongye……

  69. Sir I have secured 48% pcb and i belong to bc category.can I appear for neet 2018? Mbbs is my passion .

    • Yes, for OBC category the minimum percentage required is 40%. Wait for the official notification to publish.
      All the best

  70. Sir notification kb tk release honge…

  71. Each subject will required 50 marks in pcb group for neet qualifications for open category?

  72. Sir nios ke student Ke liye kya decision h

  73. Sir maine 2017main hs pass kiya hay west Bengal board se…. But main 2019 meh neet ka exam dene wali hoon….. So ish meh koi problem toh nahi hogi?????

    • Hello Rupsa,
      There is no problem in that, but yoy must check the minimum age limit is 17 years and the maximum is 25 (UR category). So you must qualify it.

      All the best.

  74. My Don’t is 22/5/2002 ,I am eligible for 2018 neet or not PL give your guidance.Ifam not eligible also can I write the exam and in that case my attempt is considered as one or not PL advice as I am in confusion to write the exam or not

  75. I have passed 12th in 2015. Am i eligible for NEET 2018.

  76. Hello sir…. Mai BSC 2nd year ka regular student hu or mene neet 2017 attend kiya tha…. Neet 2018 attend kar sakta hu kya… Koi problem to nahi hai

    • Hello Chana Ram
      Before applying for the NEET 2018, kindly check upper age limit, relaxation. Also check NEET 2018 information bulleting regarding education qualification, age limit.
      All the best.

  77. I am in class 12 now.I am eligable for 2018 NEET .but if i will not appearing in 2018 can i will appearing in 2019,2020 and 2021(three years)?

    • Hello Krishna,
      Yes you can appear in NEET 2019, 2020, 2021. Kindly check upper age limit and other eligibility
      All the best.

  78. sir my dob is 4-10-2002
    now I m 16 bt October 2018 I will be at 17
    am I eligible for neet 2018

    • Hello Neha,
      You should be minimum 17 years as on 31 Dec 2018. Your DOB is 4 Oct 2002, so your age as on 31 Dec 2018 shall be 16 years 2 months 27 days.
      Good Luck.

  79. My dob is 14/04/1994 am I eligible for 2019

  80. Sir my DOB is 5/4/2001 am I eligible for NEET 2018

  81. SIR MY BROTHER STUDIED FROM UP BOARD PRIVATELY I MEAN DIRECT 12 PRIVATE .CAN HE APPEAR FOR NEET 2018

  82. Md Tasleem Hassan

    Hello sir my Dob is feb 01 2002.can I attempt the neet.

  83. I passed my intermediate pcm in 2016 and only bio in 2017
    Am i eligible.

  84. Sir mera 12th mein main subject math tha aur side mein biology. Kya mein neet ka paper de sakta hoon?

  85. Kya mai genaral catogori se hui bihar board se12 pass 50 prcent marks. NEET 2018 examinatio me MBBS kelia apply ker sakta hui.

  86. Dear sir,
    I am from telanagana state and my date of birth 16/06/1992 from obc shaik am I eligible for neet 2018
    Shaik are permitted under state obc cast category please requesting you please tell me eligibility

  87. Meri ikloti beti uski dob 29jan2002 h..sc catagari me aati kya neet ya any medical entrance ke liye 1month age relaxation nhi ho sakti yadi upper age me ki she is dps student 9.8 cgpa in class 10 ..meri mci se request h. Kya kru.please bataye

  88. What is meant by’regular and CONTINUOUS study of pcb is required’ in code 2?
    Is a year drop in 12th standard ineligible?
    Please Help!

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