NEET Domicile Criteria
In the context of the NEET 2024 examination, the criteria for determining AP domicile status are outlined as follows:
Local Candidate Status: An individual will be deemed a Local Candidate in relation to the local area if they meet either of the following conditions:
a. They have undergone their schooling or college education in the local area for a minimum duration of four consecutive years, immediately prior to the year in which they intend to appear for the relevant qualifying examination.
b. They have resided in the local area for a minimum duration of four consecutive years, immediately preceding the year in which they plan to take the relevant qualifying examination.
Special Consideration: A candidate who does not qualify as a local candidate based on the above criteria but has pursued their education in educational institutions within the State for a continuous period of seven consecutive academic years, culminating in the year of their NEET application, may be considered local in relation to:
a. The local area where they have studied for the maximum number of years out of the aforementioned seven-year period.
b. In cases where the period of study is equal in two local areas, they will be eligible for consideration.
c. If the candidate has not studied in any educational institutions within the state but has resided in any local area or two local areas (for an equal duration) for a minimum period of seven consecutive years, they may also be considered under this category.
15% Unreserved Seats Eligibility: The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply for the 15% unreserved seats:
a. Candidates who have resided in the State for a cumulative period of ten years, excluding any periods of study outside the State. Additionally, candidates whose parents have resided in the State for a total period of ten years, excluding periods of employment outside the State, are also eligible under this category.
b. Candidates whose parents are employed by the state or Central Government, Public Sector Corporations, local bodies, Universities, Educational institutions, and other similar quasi-public institutions within the state.
c. Candidates whose spouses are employees of the state or Central Government, Public Sector corporations, local bodies, Universities, Educational institutions recognized by the Government or University, or other competent authorities, as well as similar quasi-Government Institutions within the state.
These criteria have been established to ensure fairness and equitable representation for candidates in the NEET 2024 examination, taking into account their domicile status in Andhra Pradesh.