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NEET UG 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released information related to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), (UG), 2020, eligibility criteria on its official website.

As per the notification the queries are being received regarding filling up of choice under “State of Eligibility (for 15% All India Quota)” column in the Application Form of NEET (UG) – 2020.

On which the agency has clarified that all the candidates are eligible for this quota independent of their choice under State of Eligibility. Therefore, the candidates can fill in any State/UT (e.g. State/UT of their Class XII School, Home State/UT etc.) against this choice.

Notice further says, that the candidates from erstwhile state of J & K (now known as UTs of J & K and Ladakh) are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as the erstwhile state of J & K had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self- Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for record and to present the same during counselling/admission. The format/content of self-declaration is given in Appendix – III of the Information Bulletin of NEET (UG) -2020.

As per the notice, the above is applicable to 15% All India Quota seats only. For State/UT quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States/UTs, the domicile will be governed by the respective State rules and will be required at the time of Counselling by the State/UT Authorities. It is also reiterated that under various categories, State list Category Candidates who are not in Central List must choose General.

The NEET (UG)-2020 is scheduled to be conducted on 3 May 2020.

News Courtesy: ZEE Business

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