National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2021 Notification Released
Notification Date: 2021-07-13
Last Updated on: 2021-07-14
He/ she has completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Course. Accordingly, the lower age limit shall as under:
For Candidates of General (UR)/ General-EWS
born on or before 31.12.2004
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwBD Category
The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL category and PwBD Candidates.
Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses in a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).
Criteria for NRI/ OCI/ Foreign Nationals:
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/ Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and Government of India, as the case may be. The NRI and OCI Applicants/ Candidates have to upload a Certificate from the concerned Indian Diplomatic Mission in the country of their residence in support of their claim as an NRI/ OCI Candidate, along with their online application form for NEET (UG) 2021 and retain the original of such document for producing it at the time of Counselling/ Admission to the Courses covered under NEET (UG). Similarly, a foreign applicant for NEET (UG) 2021 shall also upload Documentary Proof (e.g. relevant pages of a valid passport or a Certificate from Competent Authority in the country of his/her nationality regarding his/ her citizenship status) in support of his/ her Nationality, along with online application form. The Embassy Certificate and Citizenship Certificate or any Documentary proof of Citizenship are given in Annexure - XIV A and XIV B.
Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/ Dental/ College/State.
Eligibility of OCI cardholders for NEET (UG): The Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification dated 4th March 2021 specified the rights to which an OCI cardholder shall be entitled under the Citizenship Act, 1955. Clause (4) (ii) of the said Notification reads as under: "(4) parity with Non-Resident Indians in the matter of,-
(ii) appearing for the all India entrance tests such as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Joint Entrance Examination (Mains), Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) or such other tests to make them eligible for admission only against any Non-Resident Indian seat or any supernumerary seat:
Provided that the OCI cardholder shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens." The above Notification provides the following Explanation:
"The OCI Cardholder (including a PIO card holder) is a foreign national holding passport of a foreign country and is not a citizen of India."
Similarly, the PIO cardholder and foreign nationals shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens.
Mode of Application: Online
Category of Candidate
In India (Fee in Rs)
Outside India (Fee in Rs)
Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable