▪ basic , main , primary ( esp. AmE )
▪ strict , stringent
▪ admission , eligibility , inclusion , selection
… OF CRITERIA
▪ range , set
VERB + CRITERION
▪ fit , fulfil/fulfill , meet , satisfy
She failed to meet the stringent selection criteria.
▪ define , develop , establish , lay down ( BrE ), lay out ( AmE ), set
▪ adopt , apply , use
The other groups agreed to adopt our criteria.
▪ according to a/the ~
Team members will be selected according to strict criteria.
▪ by a/the ~
By this ~, very few people are suitable.
▪ ~ for
The report lays down criteria for disciplining staff.