NEET UG State and All India Quota Reservation

NEET is one of the most prestigious entrance examinations in India. As you know, any medical aspirant needs to pass this examination to pursue medical courses like MBBS or BDS or AYUSH courses. 

Reservation criteria of NEET not only include the percentage of seats reserved for categories like SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD but also seats comes under state or all India quota. Among the total number of seats, 85% of them are reserved for NEET UG state quota, while the other 15% seats are restricted for all India quotas.

All government and private medical colleges and universities conduct their admission procedure by the account of this rank. During NEET UG counselling 2020, you can choose your preferred medical academic institutions as per your rank in NEET. 

NEET UG State Quota 2020

According to the latest news, the 2020 NEET offline examination has been rescheduled, and the fixed date is 26th July 2020. Also, you can look for the admit card from the first week of the similar month.

Noteworthy, there are exactly 535 colleges authorised by the MCI as of 2020. These MCI recognised medical institutions are capable of offering 79,148 seats across the country. 85% of these total seats are under NEET UG state quota. 

Candidates who are domicile of respective states can apply under this quota during the time of counselling for NEET UG 2020.

  • Admission under this quota depends on reservation norms and qualification criteria decided by the respective state and union territory. Also, the concerned state or union territory can change these reservation policies and notify accordingly.

  • The reservation of all seats under SQ for the respective categories can be decided by the respective state or union territory as per the prevalent regulations.

  • The admission for MBBS or BDS courses in all private medical colleges, including medical check-up and other necessities, depend on terms and conditions of the concerned state or union territory.

  • For admission in Armed Forces Medical Services, Pune, the Directorate General of the respective institution determines all policies.

NEET UG All India Quota 2020-05-31

The remaining 15% seats of MBBS and BDS are under AIQ. Notably, students who are domicile of states or union territories like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir, cannot take admission under All India Quota or AIQ.

  • Depending on the score accumulated in NEET examination, the CBSE creates the final merit list of candidates who are eligible for admission under 15% AIQ seats.

  • Also, this final merit list will be prepared by the CBSE as per availability of seat numbers under all India quota.

  • The Medical Council Committee or MCC NEET UG arranges online counselling for the qualified candidates under AIQ.

  • The MCC, a centralised counselling committee of NEET allots seats under this quota as per the merit list and counselling result.

Inter Se Merit Determination Policy

Students can select colleges as per their preference during the counselling of MCC or State/ UT authority. However, the admission for MBBS or BDS courses will be processed as per the following reservation policy.

If candidates obtain similar marks in NEET 2020, the final ranking will be decided for AIQ according to the below-mentioned guidelines in this following order-




The first preference will be given to the candidate who has scored higher in Biology.


The second preference is awarded as per the marks obtained in Chemistry.

Negative marks or wrong attempts

After the above two, candidates who have attempted lesser wrong answers in all subjects will be preferred.


Candidates with seniority in age are to be given a higher rank.

Also, you should know that admissions for AIIMS and JIPMER are decided by the entrance examination arranged by the respective institutions. However, the NEET rank is also a part of their scrutiny process along with their individual examinations. Other than NEET, any other medical entrance test from any state or UT is invalid for NEET 2020.

Put in the Extra Effort in This Last Minute!

To sum it up, if you are applying under 85% NEET UG state quota, your domicile state authority provides you choices of colleges for admission. You can contact the counselling authority or check online for details like counselling date and places. For instance, if you are from the state of Rajasthan, you can check all details in the Rajasthan NEET UG counselling 2020 official website.

However, if you are planning to apply under 15% AIQ, the counselling will be through MCC. So, prepare yourself with determination and practice different question papers regularly. You should revise the entire syllabus. However, avoid learning new topics when the examination is near.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How do the Domicile Criteria Work for NEET Reservations?

Ans. For admission under 15% AIQ, candidates are not required to fulfil all domicile criteria of NEET. However, candidates need to meet the domicile and all other eligibility criteria determined by the authority while taking admission under state quota.

2. What is the Application Process of NEET UG State Quota?

Ans. 85% of the entire medical course seats are filled by the state counselling bodies separately by respective states or Union Territories. Candidates who want to apply under this quota need to contact the concerned state counselling bodies for dates and other procedures.

3. What are the Eligibility Criteria of AIQ?

Ans. As per the score obtained in NEET, the examination conducting body CBSE prepares a merit list of candidates eligible for AIQ. 15% of the total seats are under AIQ. But, students from Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh cannot apply under this quota.

4. What Does Happen if Candidates Apply for Both Quotas?

Ans. Candidates can apply through AIQ as well as state quota counselling. But, during the last phase of the procedure, students need to select a college through either state or all India quotas.