NEET UG National Eligibility and Entrance Test

National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling about 54,000 medical seats across the country. As per the Supreme Court’s order in 2016, NEET would be the only examination to fill the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level Quota seats across the country. The examination is also valid for filling the private college seats across the country.

Understanding the All India Quota Seats

  • It is important for students/ aspirants to understand the All India Seat Quotas. Understanding the quota would help when they fill the NEET 2023 Application Form.
  • There are three different kinds of seats available in all Medical Colleges across the country. In the Government Medical Colleges of the country, there is a 15 percent All India Quota.
  • Students from any part of the country can apply for the 15 percent seats. For instance, say one government medical college in State A has a total of 100 seats. Out of these 100,
  • 15 seats would be reserved for All India Quota. These seats are then further divided into reserved and general category.

Seat reservation for NEET:

Category Percentage of seats reserved
General 47.5%
OBC-NC 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Physically handicapped 3%

Also, there is a further horizontal reservation for Persons with disability of 3 percent. In case the candidates for the same are not available then the seats are allotted to the individuals belonging to that category. For instance, there are two students who both belong to the OBC category and are contending for the 4th seat, but one student has a physical handicap as well. Then that candidate would get the preference of the 4th seat before the other OBC candidate.

Point to remember

Students while filling the form would be asked to provide their preference. They can opt for both the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level seats. The selection, however, would be based on the Merit Lists created by CBSE. CBSE would release two Merit Lists – one for the All India Rank and another for the State Level Ranks. Students would be accordingly called for counseling. Hence, students should be very clear while filling the forms for NEET 2023. Understanding how the seats would be allotted can help you decide which colleges to opt for.

Best of Luck!!!

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