ABOUT RESERVATION

 

NEET Reservation policies and criteria are applicable for 15 % All India Quota (AIQ) seats as per Government of India norms. On the other hand, criteria for reservation in state quota seats are subject to the rules of the state governing body/counselling authority. To claim seats under reserved categories through NEET, candidates must satisfy additional criteria specified in the official notification.

As per the latest updates, the National Testing Agency will hold the competitive entrance examinations that were organised by CBSE earlier. NEET and JEE Main are the first two exams that will be conducted by NTA once a year in offline mode. The medical examination is scheduled for May 5, apply online before November 30 at nta.ac.in.

Reservation under 15% All India Quota

The reservation of seats for 15% All India Quota is indicated in the table below:

Category Seats Reserved (Percentage)
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 27%
Physically handicapped 3%

Note:There is no reservation of seats for candidates from OBC-Creamy layer.

  • 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.
  • There will be 2 rounds of centralized counselling conducted by MCC.
  • Students will have to register themselves on the official website of MCC for the same.
  • As per latest notification, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shall also participate in All India Quota Counselling from this year. Thus, they no longer need to submit a self declaration form.
  • Candidates from J&K still need to submit a self declaration to take part in (AIQ) counselling. Read More
  • Under the All India Quota, there is reservation of seats in medical colleges and dental colleges for SC, ST, OBC and Physically Handicapped candidates. Only those who meet the cutoff for NEET shall be eligible for counselling.

NEET 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

  • Merit List will be released by the state based on candidates’ All India Rank.
  • 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.

Documents Required for Claiming Reservation

All the candidates claiming reservation of seats under various reserved categories should produce the relevant documents stipulated by NTA to validate their claim for seat reservation failing which, they may be debarred from counselling and seat allotment process.

The nodal authorities for issuing these documents is also clearly indicated in the certificate formats published in NEET Information Bulletin.

Category Nodal Authority Certificate Format
PwD (Locomotor Disability) Duly Constituted Medical Board at Selected Central Government Hospitals Click Here
OBC-NCL District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner
OR
Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate, Revenue Officer (not below rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer
Click Here
SC/ST District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner
OR
Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate, Revenue Officer (not below rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer
Click Here

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.
  • Candidates must note that Deemed Universities conduct their own counselling.
  • 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 eligible for reservation under All India quota and state quota seats before applying.
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