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NEET 2018 Reservation

Updated On - December 14th 2017 by PRAKRITI BHAT

NEET 2018 will be conducted by CBSE on May 10, 2018. This national level entrance exam is the key to getting into several medical and dental colleges spread across the country. NEET has its own reservation policy where some seats are reserved for certain categories. There is also an All India Quota where 15% of the seats will be filled through central counselling conducted by MCC while the remaining 85% of the seats will be filled through state counselling for which candidates will have to contact their respective state counselling authorities. 

Reservation under 15% All India Quota

Once the result for NEET has been declared, a merit list for All India Quota (AIQ) will be released. All central, state and private colleges/universities will participate in All India Quota counselling through which 15% of the total seats will be filled via 2 rounds of centralized counselling conducted by MCC. The students will have to register themselves for NEET counselling on the official website of MCC for the same. J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shall not participate in All India Quota Counselling.

NEET Counselling for admission in 85% state seats will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. Candidates can check out the process and dates of NEET State-wise Counselling.

State NameCounselling
Arunachal Pradesh State CounsellingClick Here
Mizoram State CounsellingClick Here
Assam State CounsellingClick Here
Chhattisgarh CounsellingClick Here
Himachal PradeshClick Here
Nagaland Click Here
Jammu & KashmirClick Here
JharkhandClick Here
Tamil NaduClick Here

Under the All India Quota, there is reservation of seats in medical colleges as well as dental colleges for SC, ST, OBC and Physically Handicapped candidates.

CategorySeats Reserved (Percentage)
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
OBC (Non creamy layer)27%
Physically handicapped3%

Note: No seats shall be reserved for candidates from OBC-Creamy layer.

Reservation for Physically Handicapped Candidates under AIQ

3% of the seats under AIQ are reserved for Physically Handicapped Candidates and will be available only to students with locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 50%-70%. If these seats remain vacant, they will be made available to candidates with locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 40%-50%.

For admission under the Physically Handicapped category, candidates are required to produce a disability certificate issued from any of the following institutions, at the time of admission:

  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi
  2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
  3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
  4. Madras Medical College, Chennai

Reservation for seats other than All India Quota

Under the state quota, 85% of the seats are filled through state counselling conducted separately by each state/Union Territory. Candidates must contact their respective state counselling authority to know the dates and procedure for the same. A merit list will be released by the state based on candidates’ All India Rank.

Admission through state quota will be subject to the eligibility criteria and reservation policy applicable in the State or Union Territory where the student seeks admission. Students must carefully go through the rules and regulations stipulated by their state counselling authority.

Those who seek admission in AFMC Pune are required to register on their official website for further screening tests. They have a separate selection process and NEET is only the first step. Please note that just qualifying NEET does not ensure admission into AFMC Pune.

Things to Remember

  • All India Quota has no reservation for Defence quota candidates. However, some states may have reservation under Defence quota in NEET. Candidates must contact their state counselling authority for details.
  • Management Quota is not applicable in AIQ but private universities may have a few seats reserved under that category. Contact the concerned institute for more details.
  • Candidates are advised to check whether they’re available for reservation under All India quota and state quota seats before applying.


Ques. I belong to the unreserved category. What is the minimum qualification required for me to apply for the exam?

Ans. Higher secondary (12 th ) or equivalent with the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English subjects, and 50% marks in the qualifying exam.

Ques. What is the upper age limit for candidates appearing in NEET?

Ans. The upper age of candidates applying for NEET should not exceed 25 years on the examination date (5 years’ relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC candidates).

Ques. What are the qualifying marks required in class 12 th to appear for NEET?

Ans. The eligibility of qualifying marks in class 12 th for candidates appearing in NEET is mentioned below:

  • Unreserved - 50%
  • SC, ST and OBC - 40%
  • PWD - 45%

Ques. I belong to the OBC category and have passed 12 th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 46% marks. Am I eligible for appearing in the exam?

Ans. Yes.

Ques. I am 26 years old and belong to the unreserved category. Am I eligible to appear for NEET 2018?

Ans. No.

Ques. Who all can avail 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. The following residents can avail the 15% All India Quota seats in NEET Exam:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals

Ques. I am opting Oriya as the question paper medium. Am I then eligible for 15% All India Quota?

Ans. You are eligible for All India Quota and other quotas (per the required norms) irrespective of the medium in which examination is attempted.



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Aditya Srivastav

Sir Kya NEET me PH ka Certificate DIstrict Hospital wala value nahi hai kya. Sir mera bhai ka 45% hai PH certificate me. Abhi wo 12th me hai aur wo NEET karna chata hai to Sir wo kya kare.

28 Aug, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Aditya, The eligibility criteria for NEET is Candidate must pass 10+2 with PCB Group ( Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and the minimum Percentage for PH/PWD candidate is 45%. for further information please check this link Eligibility for NEET

28 Aug, 2017 11:10
Gadipudi Rishita

Is there any reservation for ex-servicemen wards in NEAT

19 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Rishita, no, there is no such quota or reservation for ex-serviceman in NEET exam but, different colleges have different reservation policies. You need to check official website of the respective colleges for detailed information regarding  reservation.

22 Mar, 2017 12:30

How many marks should I get to achieve medical seat in mbbs my category is bc-d

15 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Krishnapriya, you may have an idea for required marks to get the seat in MBBS by NEET cut off list of the previous year. Please find the link for same

24 Mar, 2017 11:52

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