Karnataka NEET counselling 2021: Who can apply for MBBS BDS admission?

KEA will soon release the Karnataka NEET 2021 counselling dates. Candidates fulfilling Karnataka NEET 2021 domicile criteria can take admission to MBBS and BDS seats.

Karnataka NEET counselling 2021: Who can apply for MBBS BDS admission? Source: Shutterstock
Gargi Tomar | Dec 3, 2021 - 12:27 p.m. IST
Share Via

NEW DELHI: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), Bangalore will soon start the Karnataka NEET 2021 counselling for MBBS and BDS admissions in the state. The counselling will be done on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2021 scores for 85 per cent seats of state quota and 100 per cent seats in private medical colleges in the state.

Recommended: NEET Counseling begins!  Make Your MBBS/BDS college Preference list for All India & State level counseling as per your NEET Rank & CategoryClick Here 

Latest : Check your admission chances in BAMS, BHMS & BUMS courses in All India Counseling as per your NEET Rank. Click here

In order to participate in the Karnataka NEET-UG 2021 counselling process, students are required to fulfill the domicile criteria as well as qualify the NEET 2021 examination. As per the National Medical Commission’s (NMCs) data, as many as 9,495 MBBS and 3,445 BDS seats will be filled through the Karnataka NEET 2021 counselling process. Candidates can read the complete Karnataka domicile criteria mentioned below.

Karnataka NEET domicile criteria 2021

In order to qualify for Karnataka NEET 2021 state counselling, KEA has around 16 domicile criteria, of which candidates are required to meet any one of them. Check the Karnataka MBBS, BDS domicile criteria below.

  • Candidate must have studied in one or more government or government recognised schools in Karnataka for a minimum of 7 years, between class 1 to class 12.

  • Students should have passed class 11 and class 12 or equivalent examination from a government or a government recognised school in Karnataka, and their parents must have studied for minimum 7 years in Karnataka.

  • Candidate and his/her parent/s’ mother tongue should be either Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, and the parent/s must be a domicile in Karnataka. Candidate must have studied in an educational institution outside Karnataka and should be residing outside of Karnataka as of May 11 of the particular year. Candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language Test, conducted by the KEA.

  • Candidate’s mother tongue should be Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, and they should have studied for a minimum period of 7 years (between Classes 1 to 12) in the disputed Kannada speaking area of South Solapur or Akkalkot or Jath, or Gadhinglaj Taluka of Maharashtra, or Kasargod, Hosardurga, or Manjeshwar Taluks of Kerala. Candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language Test, conducted by the KEA.

  • Candidate whose parent/s are Defence Personnel and have served in Karnataka continuously for a minimum period of one year, while the candidate was appearing for classes 11 and 12 or equivalent, from a government or government recognised Institute of Karnataka.

  • Candidates who are children of Defence Personnel and have declared a place in Karnataka as their hometown while joining the Defence Services.

  • Candidates who are children of Defence Personnel currently serving outside of Karnataka, but the family has been allowed by competent authorities to stay in Karnataka. They should have passed the qualifying examination for a government or government recognised institution in the state.

  • Candidates who are children of ex-servicemen, who declared a place in Karnataka as their hometown while joining the Defence Services, would be required to produce proof of domicile. Candidates could have passed a qualifying examination from a recognised Institution located anywhere in the country.

  • Candidates whose parent/s are employees of the central government or Karnataka State government who are liable to be transferred anywhere in the country, but have served in Karnataka continuously for a minimum period of one year, while the candidate was appearing for classes 11 and 12 or equivalent, from a government or government recognised institute of Karnataka.

  • Candidates who are children of MP/s elected from Karnataka and should have passed Class 12 from a recognised institution anywhere in the country.

  • Aspirants whose parent/s are employed in All India Services of Karnataka cadre, or Karnataka State Government and is serving or has served outside the state of Karnataka in the period corresponding to the candidate’s study outside the state (Classes 1 to 12 or equivalent), can be added to make up the 7 years’ minimum requirement as in point 1.

  • Candidates whose parent/s are migrants from Jammu and Kashmir. Proof needs to be submitted to the competent authority.

  • Students who have studied 10 full years in Kannada medium. They need not appear for any language test by KEA and should have passed the qualifying examination from any government or government recognised educational institution within the country.

  • Candidates whose parent/s are or were employed with the Central Armed Police Force and had declared a place in Karnataka as their hometown while joining the CAPF. Proof of domicile should be obtained and furnished from and to the competent authorities. Candidates could have passed Class 12 from a recognised Institution anywhere in the country.

  • Aspirants must have studied from a Karnataka-based institution from classes 9 to 12, or 1 and 2 year of PUC. Also, the candidate’s parent/s must have studied from Karnataka for a minimum of 7 years.

  • If the candidate has passed Class 12 from an institution outside of Karnataka, their parents must be a Karnataka domicile holder. Also, in this case, the candidate or the parent/s must have Kanada, Kova or Tulu as their mother tongue, and the candidate would be required to take the Karnataka Language Test.


Follow us for the latest education news on colleges and universities, admission, courses, exams, schools, research, NEP and education policies and more..

To get in touch, write to us at news@careers360.com.

Know More About
Download Exam Brochure
Back to top