NEET 2020 Important Requirements for Filling Form

NEET 2020 Documents Requirement

Although the application form for the NEET 2020 Exam will most probably be available in the month of November 2019, it is wise to know the important requirements for filling the NEET 2020 exam application form in advance.

Nationality Requirement for NEET 2020

Candidates with the following nationality can appear for NEET 2020 Exam:

  • Indian
  • Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • NRI and Foreign Candidates

Age Requirement for NEET 2020

A candidate must not be younger than 17 years and not older than 25 years as or on 31st December of the year of the admission. For the candidates who belong to the reserved categories enjoy age relaxation for 5 years, which means the maximum age limit for such candidates 30 years.

How Many Times Can Candidates Appear for NEET Exam?

The NEET authorities have made some changes in the number of attempts for NEET-UG 2020. As per the recent notification, a candidate can appear in as many times as he/ she wants within the given age limit. Earlier, candidates could only apply for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Exam three times only.

Educational Qualification Requirement for NEET 2020

A candidate must clear his/ her 10+2 or HSC with at least 50% (40% for OBC/SC/ST candidates). He/she must have cleared Physics, Chemistry and Biology subject with at least 50% in aggregate. In case of PH/PWD category – a candidate needs to score 45% marks if he/she belongs to Gen-PH and 40% if he/she belongs to SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH.

How much Do I Need to Pay as Application Fee for NEET UG 2020?

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A candidate needs to pay Rs. 1400/- to complete the application process. The candidates belonging to SC, ST and PH categories need to remit Rs.750/-.

Important Documents Required for NEET 2020

  • The scanned copy of your recent photograph. It should be in JPG format and file size must be between 10KB and 100KB. Make sure that the photograph is taken with a white background and the candidate’s name and date of photo taken must be mentioned at the bottom of the Photograph.
  • The scanned copy of your signature. It should be in JPG format and file size must be between 3KB and 20KB.

Requirement for Aadhaar for the NEET Applicants 2020 –

The aadhaar card is not mandatory for the NEET exam 2020.

Additional Tips to Keep in Mind While Filling NEET 2020 Application Form –

  • Using prefixes in the name of Mother or Father is not allowed.
  • Name, date of birth, gender must be as per Aadhaar card or correction request.
  • Mobile number and email address must be provided when asked.
  • Remember to note down the registration number for future correspondence.
  • Make sure to keep your debit/ credit card or net banking credential ready to make the payment of fees.
  • Keep a copy of the fee payment and confirmation page safe for future correspondence.

These are some of the important requirements to consider when filling the application form for NEET 2020.

Sunita Roy

Sunita is a writer, blogger, and researcher with a special interest in the medical field. She has been covering the competitive examinations conducted at the national level for admission to medical and dental courses for the last 5 years. NEET UG, NEET PG, AIIMS MBBS, Nursing are some of the exams extensively covered by her.


  1. pH candidate ke liye disst. Hospital ka certificate chalega kya or if new performance show in the reply comments and kis hospital ka chalega

    • All the qualified NEET candidates need to produce the Diasbility Certificate from one of the prescribed disability assessment board only. The certificate issued by any other hospital will not be accepted by the MCC.
      The name of the four prescribed boards are:
      1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029 (Tel No.011-26190763 & 26163072)
      2. All India Institute of Physically Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai- 400034 (Tel No.022- 23544341)
      3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata-20 (Tel No.033- 22235181)
      4. Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai-600003 (Tel No.044 -25305301)

      PH candidates are required to carry their treatment papers related to their disability, including the investigation reports, at the time of reporting to the above mentioned designated institute authorized to issue disability certificate.

    • As per the official notification for NEET 2017, application fee for a candidate belonging to OBC category was Rs. 1400/-. For NEET 2018 application fee, you have to wait for the official notification.

    • Yes, as candidates belonging to reserved categories are required to produce category certificate at the time of applying for admission. Failing to produce any documents at the time of counselling/admission will result in cancellation of seat. You can check out the proforma of caste certificate in the official notification.

    • No, the provision of providing Aadhaar card for NEET exam is not applicable to students from states J&K, Assam and Meghalaya.

    • Yes, candidates belonging to reserved categories are required to present the community certificate but not for filling the form. While filling the form, you just need to mention your category. The certificate has to be produced at the time of counselling. The proforma for the certificate will be provided through the official notification.

    • Candidates need Aadhaar card number, scanned images of their photograph and signature and their class X marksheet (only for entering the DOB) for online NEET application process.

  2. We have keep photo copy of D.O.B also?
    And any other document?
    10 or 12 class marks certificate?

    • I am sorry but your question is not clear. For filling the online application form, you don’t need to upload any document. You just need your Aadhaar card number and scanned images of your signature and photo. Other than this, candidates are required to retain the printout of confirmation page, copy of self declaration for candidates belonging to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and J&K who have opted for seats under AIQ, proof of fee payment, copies of passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the online application form).

    • As per NEET 2017 official notification, the candidates belonging to SC category are required to pay Rs. 750/- as application fee. The fee details for the year 2018 will be clear once the official notification is out.

  3. Sir, I am a repeater I already attended the NEET 2017,is there any submission of original copy of 12th puc marks card to respective state board ?another question is there for me sir, I am belongs to “3B CATEGORY ” and I m also a rural candidate ,so which category option ?I have to choose while filling an application form NEET 2018.

    • Hello,
      You don’t require submitting your mark sheet at the time of NEET application form filling process. Mark sheet and other documents are required to be produced at the time of counselling/admission.
      As per the official NEET notification, “Candidates from creamy layer and those who do not come under CentralList of OBC are advised to mention their category as Unreserved (UR).” So check the central government’s list to see if you fall under OBC category.

    • Creamy layer for OBC candidates are those which do not come under the Central List of OBC. So, you must check the same. As per NEET official notification, such candidates are advised to mention their category as Unreserved (UR) for NEET application.

        • I am sorry, may you please provide more details about what you are asking. Just tell me the area where you are facing problem.

    • At the time of online application, a candidate should have his Aadhaar number/Aadhaar enrollment number, class X mark sheet for entering his/her name, parents’ name and DOB as per the mark sheet. The candidate also requires uploading scanned images of his photograph and signature. Make sure you have details of you net banking log in or credit card/debit card details for fee payment.

      After online application, candidate must retain these documents: Printout of confirmation page of online application, proof of fee payment, 5 copies of identical passport size photographs (same as uploaded), 2 copies of post card size photographs (same as uploaded), copy of system-generated self-declaration (for candidates belonging to J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who have opted for 15{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523} AIQ). Along with these documents, candidates should carry their eligibility certificates (mark sheet and passing certificate of class X and XII), category certificate, self-declaration and other documents specified by the college authorities at the time of counselling.

    • Yes, candidates have to produce the community certificate for NEST as well as KEAM application.

    • Eligibility certificates (mark sheet and passing certificate of class X and XII), self-declaration, category certificate, identity proof etc. are required at the time of admission. Candidates should check out the list of documents prescribed by the college authorities before going for counselling/admission.

    • The official notification for NEET doesn’t include any clause for Nativity certificate. However, the colleges for which you are applying might ask for that. Check the instructions before appearing for the counselling.

    • NEET official notification states the specifications of scanned photograph. Please check and make sure that your photograph meets the specifications.

    • You need to enter the details of your parents’ income while filling the online application form. NEET official notification also provide codes for specifying your Parents’ income. However, the official notification doesn’t include anything on producing the Income certificate at the time of counselling. So, check out the instructions provided by the medical/dental college assigned to you before counselling.

      • hey sir ,
        actually u are the admin so may u specify your accademic qualifcations
        thank you

  4. What is the purpose and necessity of self declaration for students basically from Jammu but studying in other state?

    • The students, who are basically from J & K and have the Aadhaar card and other identity cards of J & K only; they need to file the self declaration to get the benefits of 15{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523} All India Quota seats. This is necessary because state of J&K has opted out of All India Scheme since its inception.
      But, for the students who are basically from J & K or their ancestors were; but living in other states with Aadhaar or identity card for the same states, doesn’t need to provide the self declaration while filling online form.

    • The income certificate is not required for NEET 2018 Exam, but students need to give the declaration in the given format as mentioned in the official notification of NEET 2018 Exam.

    • The Aadhaar number is mandatory while filling NEET 2018 form, but there are few alternatives for students who don’t have Aadhaar card or number with them. Students of Indian Nationals of all states need to provide Aadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID) or Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre while registering online. And, Indian Nationals belonging to Assam, Meghalaya or Jammu & Kashmir states can provide Aadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number, Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, Passport Number or Number of any other Identity Card issued by Government as permissible IDs. NRIs and Foreigners/OCI/PIO can use their passport number instead of Aadhaar number.

    • Yes, if a person who have both biology and mathematics in the 10+2 examination is eligible for NEET 20018.

    • There are reserved categories in NEET 2018 exam as SC, ST and OBC. Students need to refer the Central list of SC/ST/OBC to find their caste and sub-caste eligibility. If you are eligible, then apply in that specific category else go for the unreserved category.

    • Yes, the community or caste certificate is required for students, who are appearing in the particular reserved category for NEET 2018. You can submit your specific caste certificates in the given PROFORMA as mentioned in the official notification of NEET 2018 exam. There is no need to submit additional community certificate apart from mentioned above.

  5. Sir my obc certificate is issued 5 years earlier. I have never renewed it .will it be accepted during state or all india councilling ?AIIMS will not accept obc issued more than one year ago .Does Neet also follow the same rule ?please reply soon

    • You can submit a caste certificate as given in the NEET 2018 notification. There is no need to submit a separate certificate for reserved categories, while applying with NEET 2018 Exam. Students, who belong to a special reserved category, should fill up the caste certificate PROFORMA as mentioned in the official notification of NEET 2018.

  6. Sir my father’s name is not same in my adhar card and high school certificate…is it a problem? Kya mujhe adhar card m correction krana hoga or it is ok… plz tell me wht should i do ??

    • Considering that your father’s name is incorrect in the Aadhaar card; in that case, you should get the correction done with it. You should fill your father’s name as per your respective school records.

  7. My permanent address is in jharkhand…and i have completed my 12th in jharkhand….
    But i had completed my 10th in bihar…
    I want to ask where is my domicile??

  8. sir i belong to General category,but in NEET application General option is not available,what shall i choose then.

  9. I have my name with my father prefix in adharcard but as per my school record I have my name with initial not with my father’s prefix….help me out please. …

  10. I have applied neet through adhar enrollment number….i have my name with my father’s name as prefix but as per my school record my name is only with initial..so should I change my name with initial in adharcard….if I do so they tell new enrollment number will be given… But already I have applied neet through
    existing enrollment number… Please reply.. And help me please

  11. Is date and name of of the student
    Mandatory below the photographs because of of my friend uploaded photos without name and date and it was accepted please tell me what to do ?? And do we need to upload thumbprint ??

  12. SIR,
    1.I BELONG TO 3B CATEGORY IN MY STATE I’e OBC In my state (Karnataka).is I am belong Obc In Central or Unreserved. My caste is not mentioned in central Obc List.
    2.Is Muslims comes under Ur category Or in OBC.
    3.i uploaded photo without white background.is it any problem,
    4.how to avail OBC certificate.
    5. i studied 10th std in ICSE Syllabus. How can i enter My percentage in application.
    6.I have OBC certificate For Appointment under Government of India. is that certificate can be used for education purpose or not.

  13. sir/madam,
    when i was attemptng to fill online application NEAT 2018, asking income details and in that page asking both father and mothers income details.since mother is houswife no income no salary.so problem arisng when skipping mothers income.if i divide equal amount to both annual income for father and mother i can able to go to next step.but the real problem will araise when submitting income certificate during admission..please tell me the solution..is there any problem for dividing the annual income to father and mothers column??

  14. Fathers income entered wrongly.Will it be allowed to correct it on the given correction dates

  15. Sir is the OBC cert necessary for neet councelling…I have only the local cert indicating caste along with sub caste….is that valid instead of OBC cert….

  16. Hello sir! I belong to SC caste and I haven’t registered it in my HSC board form as I entered my caste as open category. So if I fill my neet form putting my caste as SC so will my formbe considered ..? Please reply. .?

    • Yes, your form will be considered if you apply under SC category. You only have to provide the category certificate at the time of counselling. The Proforma for category certificate is provided in the official information bulletin.

  17. Sir,
    I’m a repeater, is there any different procedure for us or we can proceed through the same as freshers. And what are the documents required for repeaters. Kindly reply soon.

    • No, you do not have to apply as a fresher candidate. Click on ‘Candidate Login’ under the ‘Online Services’ tab at the official website and apply for the exam. You don’t require any document, just update your photograph. As per the information bulletin, the photograph must be taken on or before 01 January 2018.

  18. Sir in aadar card and school records my DOB is different in this case what should i do

    • As per a recent notice released by CBSE (NEET conducting authority) in this regard, candidates can apply for the exam as per their details in the Aadhaar card and then take necessary actions to correct the mismatching details.

  19. Sir I has entered Rajasthan in 15percent state of eligibility but I am having adhaar card of Chhattisgarh I studied up to 10 from Chhattisgarh and 11-12 from kota( Rajasthan ) whether I will be eligible for 85percent quota for Chhattisgarh in state counselling I need your valuable suggestions please help thanks

    • Yes, you will be eligible for 85{56616362fbff030623cdc1a764e361ba30723d58364aefe96fbffdd47beb6523} quota from Chhattisgarh in state counselling as your aadhaar card is of that state only.

  20. My name in X Marklist and Aadhar card are different. What should I do?

  21. Iam a BC E category person and i want to apply for NEET 2018. In NEET i will come under OBC or UR. Please tell me

  22. I have studied in india under ISC board
    But I don’t have any Indian government document so which nationality should I choose NIR,OIR,or foreign while applying for NEET
    and is it necessary to show your cast certificate during appearing for NEET Exam or we can show it later during the college admissions

  23. What is the mark criteria required for a foreign nationality in NEET exam even if that person is a ST/SC .
    And is it necessary to show tribe/cast certificates while appearing for NEET exam

  24. sir i have entered incorrect income while filling the form and i belong to sc category please reply what would happen during councilling

  25. sir for my daughter community certificate is issued one year before. in january 2017. by govt. of pondicherry. my daughter application is submitted. does community certificate filing require recently issued community certificate that means within six months period? does one year before issued certificate will be rejected that means the application will get rejected ? what to do if there is any dispute in acceptance of community certificate which was issued in 2017? please clarify sir…

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