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NEET Cut off 2022

NEET Cut-off Definition

“NEET Cut off is the minimum score a candidate must secure to successfully qualify for medical counselling. The regulatory body for NEET, the NTA (National Testing Agency), announces the NEET Cut off marks along with the declaration of results.”

NEET enables medical aspirants to seek entry to medical institutes across the country. NEET 2022 took place on 17th July 2022. NEET 2022 cut off for Unreserved category is 715-117. As per statistics from NEET 2020, it had a cutoff of 720-147 for the general category. It should, however, be noted that the score mentioned is the score of the last candidate admitted to MBBS in the open round. NEET cut off marks are different for students belonging to different categories. Those candidates who score marks equal to the cut-off or more will qualify to secure an All India Rank (AIR).

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For seats in UG courses such as BVSc and Animal Husbandry under 15% AIQ (All India Quota), different veterinary colleges do accept NEET Cutoff scores. For admissions to the AYUSH courses as well, NEET is the qualifying test, which was recently upheld by the Supreme court. The process of admissions at various medical colleges will hence be commenced by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on the basis of the NEET cut-off.

Some important dates regarding NEET 2022:

Event Corresponding date
NEET 2022 exam date 17th July 2022
NEET 2022 – Announcement of results 7 September 2022
NEET 2022 – Release of cut-off scores 7 September 2022
Release of final set of answer keys 7 September 2022
NEET 2022 – Commencement of counselling To be announced

NEET 2022 Cut off

Category Marks Range Qualifying Criteria
UR/EWS 715-117 50th Percentile
OBC/SC/ST 116-93 40th Percentile
UR / EWS & PH 116-105 45th Percentile
OBC/SC/ST & PH 104-93 40th Percentile

NEET 2021 Cut off

Category  Cut off marks  Cut off percentile 
Unreserved/EWS 720-138 50th Percentile 
OBC/SC/ST 137-108 40th Percentile
Unreserved/EWS – PWD 137-122 45th Percentile
OBC/SC/ST – PWD 121-108 40th Percentile

NEET 2020 Cut off

NEET 2020 Cut-off for MBBS/BDS is as mentioned below:

Group/Category Cut off marks


Minimum Qualifying Percentile
General 720-147 50th
General – Physically Handicapped 146-129 45th
SC/ ST/OBC 146-113 40th
SC/ST- Physically Handicapped 128-113 40th

Major Factors Which Decide NEET Cut off

Listed below are the important factors contributing to deciding the NEET cut-off:

    1. Total students appearing for NEET
    2. Availability of seats
    3. The difficulty level of the NEET question paper
    4. Marking Scheme and NEET cutoff trends from previous years
    5. Reservation policy of the government as per category

NEET Admission Process

Seats are available in the following different quotas:

  • All India Quota Seats
  • State Government Quota Seats
  • Central Pool Quota Seats
  • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University
  • All seats including NRI Quota and Management Quota, in private aided/unaided minority/non-minority medical colleges
  • AIIMS and JIMPER Institutes across India

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NEET Cut off Marks

The cut-off is the least score that should be attained to qualify for the entrance examination. The cut-off for NEET Exam will be published by the NTA a month later along with the result declaration. The list will contain the All India category wise ranks of the qualified candidates. According to that, all the participating states will prepare their own merit list for the process of counselling. The NEET cut off for each category the previous year was shot up by 15 marks.

The NEET cut-off percentile will be declared on the scorecard in addition to the cut-off score and the number of applicants. The candidates who have cleared the cut-off will be required to then register themselves for the NEET Counselling process which is scheduled to take place weeks after results declaration.

Listed below are some of the statistics from NEET 2019:


NEET Cut-off percentile 2020

Group/Category Cut-off scores  Cut-off Percentile
General 720-147 50th
General – PH 146-129 45th
SC/ST/OBC 146-113 40th
SC/ST/OBC – PH 128-113 40th

NEET cut off 2019 – Reviewed qualifying criteria

Group/Category Lowered cutoff score Revised cutoff percentile No. of candidates
UR 701-107 40th 8,45,015
SC 106-086 30th 20,384
OBC 106-086 30th 61,479
ST 106-086 30th 9,911
UR-PH 106-096 35th 99
OBC-PH 106-086 30th 272
SC-PH 106-086 30th 65
ST-PH 106-086 30th 18
Total 9,37,243

NEET cut off 2019 – Qualifying criteria (previously)

Group/Category Cutoff score Revised cutoff percentile No. of candidates
UR 701-134 50th percentile 7,04,335
SC 133-107 40th percentile 20,009
OBC 133-107 40th percentile 63,789
ST 133-107 40th percentile 8,455
UR-PH 133-120 45th percentile 266
OBC-PH 119-107 40th percentile 142
SC-PH 119-107 40th percentile 32
ST-PH 119-107 40th percentile 14
Total 7,97,042

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NEET Cut off Percentile Calculation

Suppose 1,00,000 aspirants appeared at the exam, “A” secures rank 100, then the NEET cutoff percentile is as given below:

[(10,00,000 – 100) ÷ 10,00,000] × 100 = 99.99.

Highlights of NEET 2020

No. of Candidates registered 1597435 Unreserved      475534
No. of Candidates present 1366945 SC 221253
Male 716586 ST 100519
Female 880843 OBC 706214
Transgender 6 EWS 93915

AIQ NEET Cutoff ranks of Top Medical Colleges

Provided below is the NEET cut off trends of top medical colleges of India collated from the past years:

Top 10 Medical Colleges All India Quota Closing rank (General Category)

Location College NEET Closing Rank
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Delhi Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) 44 49 58 32 90
Delhi Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) 106 82 107 157 163
Delhi University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) 128 185 165 171 324
Delhi Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) 263 369 314 489 571
Mumbai Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) 408 297 296 638 457
Lucknow King George’s Medical University (KGMU) 506 725 703 908 1800
Chennai Stanley Medical College (SMC) 2,264 3,858 3520 4572 5253
Mumbai Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (GMCSJJGH) 408 1,018 1122 1329 2828

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NEET Cut off Ranks

Aspirants can refer to the previous years’ NEET Cutoff trends of renowned medical colleges from the table mentioned below.

Given below is the statistics for NEET 2018:

Category MBBS BDS
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Ranking
OBC NCL 53 5922 5805 10891
General 1 5579 3792 10920
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 224 62604 61096 84770
SC (Scheduled Caste) 97 38660 14000 49936

Tabulated below are the NEET 2017 cutoff ranks for MBBS/BDS under AIQ (All India Quota) category

Category MBBS (Round 1) BDS (Round 1)
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Ranking
OBC NCL 53 5922 5805 10891
General 1 5799 3792 10920
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 224 62604 61096 84770
SC (Scheduled Caste) 97 38660 14000 49936

NEET cut off ranks – All India Quota Round 2

Category MBBS (Round 2) BDS (Round 2)
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Ranking
OBC NCL 152 5234 7317 9254
General 45 5922 5314 10896
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 5332 62604 61096 73861
SC (Scheduled Caste) 1762 38177 38558 47695

NEET cut off ranks – Deemed University Round 1

The table below indicates the NEET cutoff rank for medical courses from previous years at Deemed University.

Category MBBS (Round 1) BDS (Round 1)
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Ranking
OBC NCL 465 2514 9607 12165
General 4 647124 5130 614065
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 6309 42693 78677 100687
SC (Scheduled Caste) 2046 20687 35045 54965

NEET cut off ranks – Deemed University Round 2

Category MBBS (Round 2) BDS (Round 2)
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Ranking
OBC NCL 1148 5680 12235 13672
General 90 639759 8020 499849
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 27581 64283 88136 92328
SC (Scheduled Caste) 16754 43253 59095 72836

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NEET Counselling

NTA will declare NEET Results a few weeks after NEET concludes. The counselling process will commence from there onwards. To begin with, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) shall conduct counselling for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) and then counselling for 85% state quota seats that will be carried out individually by corresponding state counselling officials. To participate in counselling, aspirants must register through the online mode.

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Frequently Asked Questions on NEET cut off

What was NEET 2020 cut off?

NEET 2020 cut off for the general category was 720-147 while for SC/ST/OBC category, the NEET 2020 cut off was 146-113.

What is NEET 2022 Cut off?

NEET 2022 cut off for the general category is 715-117 while for SC/ST/OBC category, the NEET 2022 cut off is 116-93.

What is the minimum percentile to qualify NEET 2021?

The minimum percentile for NEET-UG 2021 is as follows – Unreserved/EWS: 50th Percentile, OBC/SC/ST – 40th Percentile and for Unreserved/EWS – PWD category it is 45th percentile.

Are NEET cut off marks and percentile the same?

No, NEET cut off marks are different from the NEET percentile. NEET percentile is constant.

What is the difference between NEET cut off and NEET percentile?

NEET cut off percentile is specified by the DCI and NMC authorities and is constant for different categories, for instance, for the General category, it is 50th percentile. NEET cut off marks are subject to vary every year depending on the number of candidates participating in the test, the difficulty level of the paper and such criteria, hence it varies.

What is the AFMC Cut off 2020?

For admissions to Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), NEET is now the qualifying exam. NEET cut off the minimum score selected by the officials as the last qualifying mark a candidate has to score in order to qualify and appear for the further processes. The officials at AFMC declare their cut-off. The AFMC 2020 cut off for boys was 618/720 while for girls it was 637/720.


  1. Srinivas Reddy Kandi

    Nice article

  2. Thank you for the analysis. It is really helpful

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