NEET Cut off

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.

Dates for NEET 2021 are soon to be announced. As per statistics from NEET 2019, it had a cutoff of 134 out of 720 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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NEET 2021 Cut off

For seats in UG courses such as BVSc and Animal Husbandry under 15% AIQ (All India Quota), different veterinary colleges do accept NEET Cutoff score. 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:

Event Corresponding date
NEET 2021 exam date To be announced
NEET 2021 – Announcement of results To be announced
NEET 2021 – Release of cut-off scores To be announced
Release of OMR and answer keys To be announced
NEET 2021 – Commencement of counselling To be announced

NEET 2019 Cut-off for MBBS is as mentioned below:

Group/Category Cut off marks


Minimum Qualifying Percentile
General 701-134 50
General – Physically Handicapped 133-120 45
SC/ ST/OBC 133-107 40
OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped 133-107 40

Major Factors Which Decide NEET Cut off

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

  1. Total students appearing for NEET
  2. Availability of seats
  3. 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

  1. Admission is conducted in 2 modes – through State Counselling and AIQ Counselling (All India Quota). 15% of total available seats are covered under AIQ (All India Quota) counselling, while the rest 85% seats are for state counselling.
  2. Qualifying candidates will be provided with a seat on the basis of a students’ score, All India Quota Rank and college picked during counselling.
  3. Seats left unoccupied after the 2nd round of All India Quota counselling are assigned to State Quota.

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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 this year has 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 (Lowered)

Group/Category Cut-off scores (Lowered) Cut-off Percentile (Lowered) Cut-off score and percentile (Formerly)
General 701-107 40th 701-134 marks range – 50th
General – PH 106-096 35th 133-120 marks range – 45th
SC/ST/OBC 106-086 30th 133-107 marks range – 40th
SC/ST/OBC – PH 106-086 30th 133-107 marks range – 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

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.

Gender Candidates Qualified NEET Cut off Appeared Candidates Registered Candidates
Male 2,66,221 4,73,305 4,97,043
Transgender 5 8 8
Female 3,45,313 6,16,772 6,41,839
Total 6,11,539 10,90,085 11,38,890

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
Delhi Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) 44 49 58 32
Delhi Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) 106 82 107 157
Delhi University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) 128 185 165 171
Delhi Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) 263 369 314 5228
Mumbai Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) 408 297 296 638
Lucknow King George’s Medical University (KGMU) 506 725 703 908
Chennai Stanley Medical College (SMC) 2,264 3,858 3520  
Mumbai Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (GMCSJJGH) 408 1,018 1122  

NEET Cut off Ranks

Aspirants can refer to the previous year’s 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 is 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 in 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

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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  1. Srinivas Reddy Kandi

    Nice article

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

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