The candidate applying for NEET 2017 must be a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India.
Candidates must have completed the age of 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of Admission.
The upper age limit is 25 years (There will be 5 years relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC candidates) as on or before 31st December of the year of Admission.
Candidates who belong to J&K, AP and Telangana are eligible to appear the exam only for the admission to the AFMC, Pune on the basis of self-declaration.
Number of attempts:
There is no limit on the number of attempts.
For Seats in Participating Bodies:
The OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) may also appear for the exam according to the rules of government of India.
The upper age limit shall be considered as per the rules of states/ universities/ institutions for those candidates, seeking admission under the control of participating Institutions/ Universities/ States.
12th Board (or equivalent exam):
The candidates must have passed the 10+2 or its equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology with English.
The minimum percentage required is as follows:
General category: 50%
General PH(Physically Handicapped): 45%
SC/ST/OBC Handicapped: 40%.
Candidates must show their passing certificates complying with the percentage criteria at the time of first round of counselling.
Note: Marks obtained in math shall not be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
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