NEET which is formally known as the National Eligibility Entrance Test is a national exam, which is conducted by the National Test Agency. It is a mandatory exam which has to be undertaken C by all the candidates who are seeking their admission into the bachelor medical programs such as the MBBS, BDS, etc.
It is an annually conducted exam which is taken by all the aspirants, particularly those who want to study MBBS. The exam is mandatory to be taken even by those candidates as well, who want to study MBBS from the abroad countries and want to start their practice in India or anywhere else in the world.
There are the wide numbers of the aspirants who keep their eyes upon this exam and on the associated updates about the exam. NEET exam often undergoes through any kind of changes and therefore all the aspirants must keep themselves update with the amendments in this exam so that they can appear in the exam along with the full information.
So, if you are preparing for the NEET 2020 exam and are looking forward to appearing in the same exam, then in this article we are basically going to provide you with the basic information of this exam including the eligibility criteria, age restrictions, etc.
We urge you to go through the entire article in order to make the most of it by attaining all the required information.
NEET Eligibility Criteria (Proposed)
The first thing first and the eligibility criteria of NEET exam is something which should be discussed before any other aspect of this exam since without knowing and qualifying the eligibility criteria no candidates can actually sit in this examination.
Recently the NEET exam was under the limelight due to a few significant changes in this exam regarding its eligibility criteria and the other things as well.
Here in this section, you can check out the full proposed and the applicable admission eligibility criteria of NEET 2020 exam.
The concerned candidates must have qualified the 10+2 exam from a recognized board of education.
Physics, chemistry and biology, English is the mandatory subjects of 10+2 exam,however, the English must be the medium of study.
The minimum age of the candidate should be 17 years while the maximum age is 25 years for the general candidates,however, the candidates from OBC and SC/ST category can enjoy 5 years of age relaxation.
The minimum aggregate of the marks in the 10+2 exam should be 50% for the general candidates while for the OBC, SC/ST candidates it is 45%.
The Indian and the Non-Resident Indians candidates or the foreign Nationals candidates can also apply for the NEET.
The Present Age Status of the Upper Age Limit Criteria in NEET 2020
The upper age limit criteria for the NEET exam has become a topic of talks for all the medical fraternity since the last year in 2018 there was made some significant changes in the upper age limit for the NEET exam.
The upper age limit from the NEET exam eligibility was officially removed last year as per the mandate of the supreme court, thus presently there is no as such upper age limit criteria for this exam.
We would like to make it clear that there is still final verdict pending on the NEET upper age limit criteria from the supreme court which would be finalized soon, however, as per the previous mandate of the supreme court, the age limit criteria from the NEET eligibility has been revoked.
Eligibility of Appearing in 2020 NEET Exam
If you are willing to appear in the NEET 2020 exam then you must be aware of the eligibility criteria of this exam so that you can accordingly make your application for the exam.
Here below we are dividing the various eligibility of NEET 2020 exam for your convenience.
Well, for NEET the minimum age has been kept 17 years which means no candidate below this age will be allowed to appear in this examination.
Further talking about the maximum age limit of the NEET exam which earlier used to be 25 years but now has been removed by the mandate of Supreme court. It clearly indicates that the candidate in the upper age limit criteria can make their application for NEET until any age.
NEET exam can be undertaken by all the Indian, Non-residents Indians, Foreign Nationals candidates equally. The qualifying scenario for all the above-mentioned community varies from the one community to the other.
Well, you can check out the entire academic qualification of the NEET exam in the earlier section of the article. The academic qualifications must be meet out by all the aspirants since without it no candidate can proceed further for the examination.
NEET Exam Examination Codes & Qualifications
Well, besides having the information about the educational qualification of NEET exam the candidates must make themselves aware of the examination codes as well. The examination codes must be filled by the candidates in accordance with their educational qualification. Here below we are mentioning all the examination codes of NEET 2020 exam.
Code 01- This code is for all the candidates who are appearing in the 10+2 exam and are waiting for their results. Those candidates are allowed to appear in the NEET,however, if the candidates unable to qualify the 10+2 exam then their NEET qualification will also be void.
Code 02- This code has to be filled by all those candidates who have qualified the 10+2 exam from a recognized board of education and with the subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology. The candidates who have qualified their 10+2 exam from the open school will not be able to fill their exam form through this code.
Code 03- This code is applicable for all those candidates who have qualified 10+2 from any recognized University with the compulsory additional subject of English.
Code 04- The candidates with the pre-medical or the pre-professional qualification in the subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology can make their application for the NEET.
Code 05- Any candidate who is studying the first year of any other degree program with the subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology can apply for the NEET examination.
Code 06- Candidates who have qualified the B.SC degree in any of the two subjects from Physics, chemistry, biology/mathematics can apply for the NEET through this code.
Code 07- This code is applicable for all the open school candidates who are having 10+2 educational from the open school or the state level open school. The compulsory subjects are physics, chemistry, and biology for these candidates to make their application for NEET.