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NEET 2024 Reservation Criteria: EWS, PWD, SC, ST, Defence Quota etc.

NEET 2024 Reservation Criteria

NEET 2024 Reservation Criteria

Every year, thousands of students apply for admission to medical schools. There are differences in the qualifying examinations depending on the reservation criteria. NEET UG exam is an essential step to take admission in medical colleges in India which is conducted by NTA every year.

NEET 2024 is scheduled to be held on May 5, 2023. The body conducting the NEET exam has been shifted from CBSE to NTA. However, students need to keep in mind that the reservation in NEET will remain the same.

Before starting the NEET registration process, candidates need to understand the NEET 2024 reservation criteria to avoid any inconvenience in the admission process.

NEET 2024 reservation criteria for admission to state medical and dental colleges and central universities is available through MCC All India Counselling. It is important to select the correct NEET reservation category during registration as no changes are allowed later

NEET 2024 Reservation Percentage
CategoryPercentage Reserved
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)27%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)10%
Persons with Disability (PWD)5%

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare brought EWS quota in NEET-UG admission in 2019. Under this quota, 10% of seats are reserved in the government medical colleges for candidates from financially unstable backgrounds. The distinguishing criteria for EWS category in NEET 2024 reservation are listed below. It must be noted that those candidates whose family owns any of these will not be eligible.

Regardless of what the family income is, if the candidates fall under any of the following, they can avail the benefits of EWS quota: 

  • Annual income of the family must not be more than ₹8,00,000
  • 5 acres of agricultural land and above
  • Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above
  • Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
  • Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas others than the notified municipalities

Authorities which can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’

District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/Additional’ Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate! Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant CommissionerChief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
Revenue Officer not below the rank of TehsildarSub-Divisional Officer or the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides

Sample of EWS Certificate

NEET reservation criteria 2024 – Persons with disability

In compliance with the last year NEET reservation criteria, those candidates who have a benchmark physical disability are eligible for getting a reservation of 5%. Candidates will be getting this provision under effect of the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.

Disability Centre Designated by MCCDisabilities for which the designated Disability Centre is capable of issuing Certificate
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, New DelhiAll 21 disabilities as per MCI Guidelines except Ophthalmology Tests
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (for Locomotor Disability only), MumbaiOnly for Locomotor Disabilities
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, KolkataAll 21 disabilities as per MCI Guidelines
Madras Medical College, Chennai
Grant Government Medical College, J.J. Hospital Compound, Mumbai
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector32, Chandigarh
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
SMS Medical College, JaipurAll 21 disabilities except Neurology, ENT, Orthopaedics
AIIMS, Nagpur, MaharashtraLocomotor Disability, Visual Impairment, Speech and Language Disabilities,  Disabilities due to blood disorders
Goa Medical College, GoaResponse Awaited
Govt. Medical College, Agartala, State Disability Board, Agartala, Tripura

Documents Required to Claim Reservation

Those who claiming reservation of seats under various reserved categories should show the relevant documents demanded by NTA to validate their claim for seat reservation failing. They may be debarred from counselling and the seat allotment process.

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

CategoryNodal Authority
PwD (Locomotor Disability)Duly Constituted Medical Board at Selected Central Government Hospitals
OBC-NCLDistrict 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 the rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer
SC/STDistrict 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 the rank of Tehsildar), Sub-divisional Officer

NEET Reservation 2024 For 85% State Quota Seats

The guidelines for NEET reservation criteria for the seats which are under state quota will be set by the state counselling authorities on the basis of the prevailing reservation policies. Candidates must be aware that all the states have their own reservation policies. These reservation policies are strategized for different indigenous categories that are governed under state rule.

Also, the concerned state counselling authorities govern the admission process in the government and dental colleges of the particular state. Their reservation policy might not match with NEET 2024 reservation criteria.

Note: AFMC, Pune has its own reservation policy wherein there are no concessions for Physically Handicapped candidates. Those who seek admission in AFMC must check out the same on their official website. Applicants 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. Qualifying NEET does not ensure admission into AFMC, Pune.

Ques: Is there girl Reservation in NEET?

Ans: There is no NEET reservation for female candidates in 15% AIQ seats pool, however, under 85% state quota seats some of the state might offer special reservation to female candidates. Maharashtra , Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand are one of the states to offer a certain percentage of reservations female candidates under 85% state quota counselling.

Ques: Is there any Defence quota of NEET reservation in the admission process?

Ans: Yes, Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India lays down rules and regulations for admission to AFMC, Pune. Also, the spouses and children of terror attack victims can get reservations after qualifying NEET and the seats for those candidates are reserved under the central pool of seats for medical admissions.
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