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NEET Cut Off: Qualifying Marks And Previous Years Cut Off for all the Categories

The NEET 2020 examination will be conducted on 26th July 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic) for which the result and the cut off will be declared tentatively in August 2020. NTA will also publish the NEET Cut off percentile along with the NEET result. The NEET cut off score is the minimum marks that are required by the candidate to qualify the NEET examination. In 2020, NEET cut off score for each category has increased by 15 marks.

Every year NEET releases the cut off which is based on several factors like the number of candidates appearing for the examination, the performance of the candidates in the entrance exam, cut off of the last year, the difficulty level of the paper etc.

  • Both the cut off marks and cut off percentile will be mentioned on the score card.
  • The aspirants can enroll their names for NEET 2020 counselling process if they meet the cut off marks.
  • To take admission (under 15% AIQ) to the veterinary colleges for the undergraduate courses such as BVSc and Animal Husbandry, NEET Merit List will be considered.

NEET 2020 Cut Off – Expected Category Wise Cut off

NTA declares the NEET Cut off along with the NEET 2020 Result. NEET Cut Off is declared for candidates belonging to different categories, i.e., General, OBC, SC and ST.

NEET 2020 cut off for General category candidates is 50th percentile, while 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC category aspirants. The table below shows the expected NEET cut off score and cut off percentile for the year 2020 for different categories.

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 701 – 134 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 133 – 107 40th
Unreserved- PH 133 – 120 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 119 – 107 40th

NEET Cut Off Score

Key Points for NEET 2020 Cut Off

  • NTA will release the scorecard of the NEET 2020 Examination in the month of June 2020 which will have the Cutoff score, the number of candidates appearing for the paper and the NEET Cutoff percentile.
  • After the announcement of NEET 2020 Cut off, the students who clear the cut off have to register themselves for the NEET 2020 Counselling which is expected to commence by the end of June 2020.
  • Students must appear in the NEET examination for admission in various Undergraduate medical courses like MBBA, BDS, BAMS, etc.
  • Students must give the NEET examination for the admission into the undergraduate courses in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy).
  • The merit list of the candidates will also be prepared according to this NEET 2020 Cut off score. NEET Merit List will now be used to allot seats in veterinary colleges for undergraduate courses like BVSc. and Animal Husbandry under 15% All India Quota.
  • NTA will decide the MBBS and BDS cut off for shortlisting to 76928, 525 (BVSc and AH) and 26949 to MBBS, BDS and AYUSH course work respectively.

NEET 2020 Expected Qualifying Cut Off Percentile

The method to calculate the percentile marks has been given in the minimum qualifying percentile section down below. The percentile cut off is declared along with the NEET 2020 scorecard at the time of result. Unlike, JEE Main where cutoff is much higher for counselling, NEET has a low percentile cut off of 50 percentile only. The expected cut off percentile and the number of candidates that will be appearing for the entrance test are given in the table below:

Category Number of Candidates Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 704335 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 90243 40th
Unreserved- PH 266 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 388 40th

NEET Previous Year Cut Off Comparison

Candidates can see the table mentioned below for the comparison of the previous year cut off. From the past few years, NEET cut off increases every year for each category.

Previous Year Cutoff Comparison

Category 2019 Cut off Score 2018 Cut off Score 2017 Cut off Score 2016 Cut off Score
UR 701 – 134 691 – 119 697 – 131 685-468
OBC/ SC/ ST 133 – 107 118 – 96 130 – 107 468-352
UR-PH 133 – 107 118 – 96 130 – 118 466-214
OBC/SC/ST/-PH 133-107 118 – 96 130 – 107 209-130

NEET Cut Off 2019

The NEET Cut off for the year 2019 has been mentioned below. Cut off marks and cut off percentile for the year 2019 for different categories: Unreserved, OBC, SC, ST, Physically handicapped are given below:

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 701 – 134 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 133 – 107 40th
Unreserved- PH 133 – 107 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 133 – 107 40th

NEET Cut Off 2018

The NEET Cut off for the year 2018 has been mentioned below. Cut off marks and cut off percentile for the year 2018 for different categories: Unreserved, OBC, SC, ST, Physically handicapped are given below:

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 691 – 119 50th
OBC 118 – 96 40th
SC 118 – 96 40th
ST 118 – 96 40th

NEET Cut Off 2017

The NEET Cut off for the year 2017 has been mentioned below. Cut off marks and cut off percentile for the year 2017 for different categories: Unreserved, OBC, SC, ST, Physically handicapped are given below:

Category Cut Off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 697 – 131 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 130 – 107 40th
Unreserved- PH 130 – 118 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 130 – 107 40th

NEET Cut Off 2016

The NEET Cut off for the year 2016 has been mentioned below. Cut off marks for the year 2016 for different categories: Unreserved, OBC, SC, ST, Physically handicapped are given below:

Category Cut off Score
Unreserved 685-468
OBC/ SC/ ST 468-352
Unreserved- PH 466-214
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 209-130

NEET Cut Off 2015

The NEET Cut off for the year 2015 has been mentioned below. Cut off marks for the year 2015 for different categories: Unreserved, OBC, SC, ST, Physically handicapped are given below:

Category Cut Off Score
Unreserved 695-453
OBC/ SC/ ST 453-324
Unreserved- PH 449-324
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 315-302

NEET 2020 Minimum Qualifying Percentile

NEET Cut off Percentile marks will be declared along with the NEET 2020 result with the scorecard at the end of June 2020. The percentile marks can be calculated by the following method:

  • Suppose, a candidate has scored Rank x in the examination and the total number of candidates appearing in the entrance test is y.
  • The formula to calculate the percentile will be: [(y-x)/y]*100.

Cut Off Determining Factors of NEET 2020

There are a lot of factors that can change the cutoff for NEET every year. Majorly, it is because of the batch and exam difficulty that the cutoff for a particular year increases or decreases. If the batch performs exceptionally well in the top 10 percentile, cutoff is subject to increase. Similarly, if the exam is really easy, with a large number of students performing well, cut off could increase by a large margin. Following are a few NEET 2020 cutoff determining factors-

  • The difficulty level of exam and the questions
  • Total available seats
  • Total number of candidates appeared for NEET 2020 exam
  • Batch Performance

NEET Cut Off For Top Medical Institutes

There are government medical colleges offering MBBS in Maharashtra, MBBS in Tamil Nadu, MBBS in Gujarat, MBBS in Uttar Pradesh and other states. The NEET Cut off for the top medical colleges for the year 2019 has been given below. The list of the top medical colleges has been given along with the number of seats and the closing rank of the medical institutes. Candidates who will be appearing in NEET 2020 can have a look at NEET 2019 cut off for MBBS of the top medical institutes of India-

Medical College Number of Seats Closing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College 250 32
VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital 150 157
University College of Medical Science 150 171
Govt. Medical College 250 360
Seth G.S Medical College 180 638
Sardar Patel Medical College 250 1083
Madras Medical College 250 501
Dr S.N Medical College 250 1128
Lady Hardinge Medical College 150 489
CSM Medical University 250 3692
S. M. S Medical College 250 356
Dr S.N Medical College 250 1128
T. D. Medical College 150 747
M. G. M. Medical College 100 1375
Rural Institute of Medical Science & Research 150 1953

NEET 2020 Result

The NEET 2020 Result will be declared later, once the answer key and OMR response sheet will publish. The result will be declared online. The scorecard along with the cut off marks and cut off percentile will be made available to the students through the online mode only. No scorecard will be provided via offline mode.

NEET 2020 Rank List

Along with the declaration of the result, the All India Rank will also be declared in the scorecard. The rank list will be drawn on the basis of the marks scored in the NEET entrance test. The rank will be released online only.

Students will get admission in the various UG courses like MBBS and BDS in the top medical colleges of the country through this test.

Tie-Breaker in NEET 2020

If students obtain the same marks in the NEET exam then the tie-breaking rule will be applied. The following method will be used for tie-breaking:

  • First, the student securing higher marks in Biology will be given a higher rank.
  • Then, the student securing higher marks in Chemistry will be given a higher rank.
  • After that, the student with less number of wrong answer attempts among the two will be given a higher rank.
  • Finally, if the tie continues, students older in age will be given priority.

NEET 2020 Counselling and Seat Allotment 2020

After the declaration of the result of NEET 2020, Candidates can register themselves for the NEET 2020 counselling round. They can participate in the counselling process according to the rank they score in the NEET 2020.

The NEET counselling for the 15% All India Quota seats will be organized by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and counselling for rest 85% state quota seats are regulated by the respective authority.

The counselling process will be conducted online and candidates can fill the choice of the colleges according to their rank list.

15% AIQ Merit List of NEET 2020 Exam

NTA will publish 15% AIQ Merit List to complete the admission test to the dental and medical collges. The aspirants (expect from J&K), who will get equivalent or more marks than the cut off score, will be eligible to avail the 15% AIQ for admission process. Even the students from Telengana and Andhra Pradesh can take part in the admission process to government medical and dental colleges under 15% AIQ.