NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II Age/ Nationality/ Qualifying Codes

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II

Let’s take a closer look at the NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II, and you should check them out. So, here goes!

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Age

You must be 17, i.e. completely 17 at the time of admission. Either this, or you should be 17 on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Category based Age limits

First of all, You must know that a candidate on the wrong side of 25 can no longer appear in NEET 2018, if you are a General Category candidate. While, belonging to SC/ST/OBC Category gives you an additional 5 years or belongs to Physically Handicapped Category.

Let’s be a bit more specific:

If you belong to Unreserved Category – born on or between 07/05/1993 and 01/01/2002, while for SC/ST/OBC/PH, it has to be between 07/05/1988 and 01/01/2002.

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Nationality

To be eligible, you have to be an Indian National; also you could be a Non Resident Indian (NRIs), in addition, you would also be eligible if you are an Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs). Furthermore, you may appear if you are a Person/s with Indian Origin (PIOs).

Finally, you would do good to confirm your eligibility if you are a Foreign National.

Especially relevant, NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria: 15% All India Quota Seats

Since Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs & PIOs are eligible for admission in 15% All India Quota Seats, please explore this option.

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: State of J & K

If you are from J & K, you are not eligible to claim seats under the 15% All India Quota Seats, yet, if you produce an Online Self Declaration, Board will consider.

Please remember that, if at any point, the Board finds that the Self Declaration was not genuine, your candidature will be jeopardized and consequently, you may even be liable to persecution.

Hence, in conclusion, if you are from J & K, you need to do the above and thereby, appear in NEET 2018 Exam (UG).

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

So, if you belong to Andhra Pradesh/Telangana, you are eligible to claim the 15% All India Quota seats if you clear the Exam.

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Qualifying Examination Codes

CODE – 01

This is your code if you are appearing in 12th Standard in 2018 and you are yet to receive your result. You may apply and take the Test but if you do not pass the Exam with the required %age, you will no longer be eligible.

CODE – 02

If your education follows the pattern equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study. In addition, the last two years should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology (including Practical Tests) and Mathematics or any other elective.

English must be at a level equivalent to the Core Course for English as per NCERT.

Most noteworthy, there must be 2 years of regular & continuous study of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Bio-technology.

You won’t be eligible for NEET 2018 if you have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as private candidate.

Furthermore, studying Biology/Bio-technology as an additional subject at 10+2 level is also not acceptable.

Finally, if your course content is different from that prescribed for 10+2 curriculum of the National Committee, you will go through a one year training program before admission to the Medical Colleges.

CODE – 03

Your code is 03 when you have Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science from an Indian University/Board with Physics, Chemistry, biology/Bio-technology (with Practical) & also, English is compulsory.

CODE – 04

You have code 04 if you have cleared the Pre-professional/Pre-medical Exam (with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology with Practical & English) after passing either of these – Higher Secondary Exam/Pre-university/an equivalent examination.

CODE – 05

This Code represents the First year of the three years’ degree course from a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including Practical tests. Most of all, this is applicable only if the exam is a University one and the aspirant has passed earlier qualifying exam with specified subjects.

CODE – 06

This is applicable if you have passed BSc Examination of an Indian University. At least two subjects must be among Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology. Further, the earlier qualifying examination should be with physics, chemistry, biology and English.

CODE – 07

This code will apply if you have passed any examination at par with the intermediate science examination of an Indian university/Board with physics, chemistry and biology/biotechnology including practical tests and of course, English.

It is imperative to keep in mind that you must have scored at least 50% in physics, chemistry and biology/biotechnology taken together.

If you belong to SC/ST/OBC, this score would be 40% and for those with Bench mark Disabilities it will be 45% for General and 40% the SC/ST/OBC.

If you were educated abroad, you must have scored 50% aggregate in physics, chemistry and biology/biotechnology and English. While, the Medical Council of India and the concern university will confirm the equivalency.

The Pre-medical may be a Medical college or a Science college.

The Board will not consider marks acquired in mathematics for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

If you have studied from a Forging/International Board, you must ensure that the qualifying examination conforms to the specification in CODE – 07.

If you do not find yourself in any of the course, it will be your responsibility to ensure your eligibility.

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Selection/Reservation


Candidates will get ranks based on marks of NEET 2018 exam and will get admission as per the reservation policy.

You will get invitation for counseling from Admitting Authorities based on the merit list.

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Pattern of Reservation


SC -15%

ST – 7.5%

OBC – 27% – for non creamy layer candidates only in central educational Institutions. This reservation is valid only for the casts which are there in the Central list of OBC. Such candidates must fill OBC-NCL in the category column others (from creamy layer/not from Central list) should write Unreserved (UR).

MCI guidelines – Differently abled  candidates  :


For the Aspirants and entitled for reservation – the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016- there is a provision of 5% seats reserved for  Bench Mark Disabilities.

If such seats remain unfilled, the Board will include them in respected categories (Visit / .

Eligible candidates should ensure that they have certificate from any Government Medical College/ District hospital/Government hospital.

Most note worthy, after selection under PH category the examinee must submit DC from any of the following disability assessment Board.

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College Safdrjung Hospital Ansari Nagar ring road new Delhi 110029.(Tel No. 011-26190763 & 26163072 ).


All india institute of physical Medicine and rehabilitation Haji Ali Park K. Khadya marg Mahalaxmi Mumbai -400034  .(Tel No. 022-23544341).


Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and research,244 Acharya J.C Bose Marg Kolkata-20 .(Tel No. 033-22235181 ).


Madras Medical College Paak town Chennai – 600003 .(Tel No. 044-25305301).



The Board will reserve seats as per 2200 point reservation roaster ( ).

NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria II: Admission in State Medical Colleges/ Universities/Institutions/Private Medical Colleges (other than 15% All India Quota)


Under the State quota, admissions depend upon policy of reservation and criteria of eligibility as specified by the respective State/Union/Territory.

While, in MBBS/BDS courses form private Medical colleges, admission will be according to government of India/State/Union territory policies.


First of all, DGHS shall conduct admission to Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC including BHU and AMU according to rules and regulations of the respective university or institution.

Also, the norms set by the directorate general of armed forces medical services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India will decide admission to AFMC, Pune.

If you apply for NEET 2018 and are also interested in AFMC,you will have to reply to AFMC on If shortlisted, you would be appearing for a second stage test conducted by AFMC.

Finally, DGHS will conduct the counseling for this.


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