NEET Reservation Criteria 2021: EWS, OBC, PWD, SC, ST & Others

NEET Reservation Criteria 2021: EWS, OBC, PWD, SC, ST & Others

NEET Reservation Criteria 2021 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the NEET 2021 reservation criteria through the brochure. As per the latest update on NEET-UG 2021 reservation criteria, the union government has decided to provide 27% reservation to Other Backward Class (OBC) and 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme. Notice for the same has been provided below.NTA released the notice regarding 27% OBC and 10% EWS Quota- Check here

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The decision on seat reservation of NEET 2021 will benefit nearly 1,500 OBC and 550 EWS candidates. Earlier the NEET-UG reservations for OBC and EWS were provided to central universities. Now, the reservation will be provided to state medical and dental colleges under All India scheme. Candidates must note that the NEET reservation criteria 2021 is directed under reservation guidelines of the Government of India (GOI). Besides EWS and OBC, 15% seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribe (ST). Medical aspirants must fill their reservation criteria of NEET-UG while registering for NEET 2021 admissions.

In every state, 85% of seats are reserved under State Quota candidates and NEET 2021 reservation criteria for them is decided by the concerned state authorities. NEET is the single undergraduate national-level medical entrance examination that was conducted on September 12 for admission to 83,075 MBBS and 26,949 BDS seats offered in the medical-dental colleges of India. For more details on the reservation criteria of NEET, candidates are advised to refer to the articles that follow.

NEET Reservation Criteria 2021 for 15% AIQ

As per the latest update, NEET 2021 reservation criteria will be provided to 27% OBC and 10% EWS categories. Out of total seats in all government MBBS/BDS colleges, 15% will be reserved for All India Quota (AIQ) seats. The seats under the 15% AIQ scheme will be allotted through NEET-UG reservation criteria. Earlier, the Supreme Court introduced NEET reservation to 15% seats for SC and 7.5% seats for ST categories. While, the 27% OBC reservation for NEET admissions were implemented in Central universities only. However, it was not extended to AIQ seats of state MBBS and BDS colleges. Click here to

The Government of India (GoI) has now taken a decision to provide 27% OBC and 10% EWS reservation in the AIQ scheme. The OBC and EWS students from across the country will be able to take admissions under the AIQ scheme. Check the OBC and EWS NEET 2021 reservation tweet below.

Our Government has taken a landmark decision for providing 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section in the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses from the current academic year. https://t.co/gv2EygCZ7N

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2021

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the counselling for 15% seats available for admission in all government medical and dental colleges. This does not apply to the colleges present in Jammu & Kashmir. As per the NEET 2021 reservation criteria there are certain percentage of seats reserved category-wise in government medical colleges, in the 15% AIQ. Candidates must note that the remaining unreserved seats are filled on the basis of merit secured in NEET result 2021.

NEET AIQ 15% Reservation Criteria

Category

Reservation

SC

15%

ST

7.5%

OBC-NCL

27%

GEN-EWS

10%

*Horizontal reservation across all categories including unreserved seats.

NEET Reservation Criteria - Economically weaker section

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has brought EWS quota in NEET-UG admission from the year 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 2021 reservation are listed below. It must be noted that those candidates whose family owns any of these will not be eligible.

  • 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

Participating institutes in NEET EWS reservation

1. Central University/Institutes

2. National Institutes

3. State Government Medical Colleges

NEET Reservation Criteria 2021 (EWS) - List of colleges

Given below is the list of colleges that undertake admissions through NEET 2021 EWS reservations. Also this reservation will only be available to candidates belonging to unreserved categories.

  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

  • University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

  • VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

  • Medical College of RML Hospital, New Delhi

  • Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi

NEET reservation criteria 2021 - Persons with disability

In compliance with the NEET reservation criteria 2021, those candidates who have 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.

Those candidates who claim to be eligible for NEET 2021 reservation criteria under the same will have to submit their Disability Certificate, issued to them by one of the below-mentioned disability boards.

  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029

  2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034

  3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata - 20

  4. Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai - 600003

Reservation Criteria of NEET 2021 - 85% state quota seats

The guidelines for NEET reservation criteria 2021 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 2021 reservation criteria.

Reservation Criteria of NEET 2021 - Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC colleges

DGHS conducts All India Counselling for seats available in Deemed/Central universities, ESIC college and AFMS institutes and NEET reservation criteria 2021 is applied here. Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India lays down rules and regulations for admission to AFMC, Pune.

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