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NEET 2020 application form and eligibility of candidates from J&K and Ladakh – important guidelines


NEET 2020 application form and eligibility of candidates from J&K and Ladakh – important guidelines

Last Updated on : 2 Dec,2019 | Source : Universal News Timeline

New Delhi:
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2020 notification has been released by National Testing Agency. The NEET 2020 online application form would be made available from 4 pm today on the official website The two big changes to look out for in the notification is the eligibility changes (if any) in regards AIIMS, JIPMER admissions as well as eligibility of candidates from the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir and the newly constituted union territories of Ladakh and J&K.

The eligibility criteria of students from the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir as well as Ladakh have been explained below. At the onset, please note that the basic rules regarding the nationality, age limit and educational qualification of NEET 2020 remain same as is applicable to all. The basic variation is in the eligibility of candidates from J&K, Ladakh in the 15% All India Quota seats.

In continuation to the status as per last year, the students from Jammu and Kashmir as well as Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota as the erstwhile state had opted out of the All India Quota Scheme. Hence, all those candidates who wish to apply for the All India Quota (this also includes admission to AIIMS and JIPMER), the students of the union territories mentioned are required to submit an online Self Declaration form, which would be generate and printed automatically during confirmation page.

Further, the notice clarifies that the new UTs have not yet shared their decision in regards the option of All India Quota. Moreover, Ladakh as a UT does not have any medical college in the area. NTA has specified that the clarity on the administration’s decision in regards the same has been sought and any update would be duly notified.

In the interim, hence, all those students who wish to apply for any of the INI’s or Institute of National Importance, like AIIMS and JIPMER, may fill the self-declaration and opt for the 15% All India Quota. The option, by default, becomes mandatory for students from Ladakh. As for Jammu and Kashmir, the students may either wait for further clarification or decide to fill the self-declaration form as required.

The notification further clarifies that ‘candidates from the UT of J&K and Ladakh can appear in NEET (UG) 2020 for admission to Private Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER subject to the fulfilment of respective eligibility conditions.’

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