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NEET 2021 Cut Off: Qualifying Marks And Previous Years Cut Off

NEET 2021 exam is most likely to be conducted in May 2021 and NTA will publish the NEET 2021 Cut off percentile soon after the NEET 2021 Result declaration. The NEET NEET 2021 cut off score will be the minimum marks that are required by the candidate to qualify the NEET 2021 examination.

  • Both the NEET 2021 cut off marks and cut off percentile will be mentioned on the scorecard.
  • The aspirants can enrol their names for NEET 2021 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 2021 Merit List will be considered.

NEET 2021 Cut Off – Expected Category Wise Cut off

NTA declares the NEET Cut off along with the NEET 2021 Result. NEET Cut Off is declared for candidates belonging to different categories, i.e., General, OBC, SC and ST.

The table below shows the expected NEET 2021 cut off score and cut off percentile for different categories.

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 720-147 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 146-113 40th
Unreserved- PH 146-129 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 128-113 40th

NEET 2021 Cut Off Expected

NEET 2021 Cut Off Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
NEET 2021 Exam Date by NTA 2nd May, 2021
Announcement of NEET 2021 result June 2021
NEET 2021 cut off releases June 2021
Counselling commences Not declared

Key Points for NEET 2021 Cut Off

  • Students must appear in the NEET 2021 examination for admission in various Undergraduate medical courses like MBBS, 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).
  • NEET 2021 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.
  • The decision for MBBS and BDS cut off for shortlisting to 76928, 525 (BVSc and AH) and 26949 to MBBS, BDS and AYUSH course work respectively is in NTA’s hands.

NEET 2021 Expected 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 2021 score card at the time of result.
  • Unlike JEE Main where cut off is much higher for counselling, NEET has a low percentile cut off of 50 percentile only.

The NEET 2021 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 6,82,406 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 88,674 40th
Unreserved- PH 99 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 321 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.

Category 2020 Cut off Score 2019 Cut off Score 2018 Cut off Score 2017 Cut off Score
UR 720-147 701 – 134 691 – 119 697 – 131
OBC/ SC/ ST 146-113 133 – 107 118 – 96 130 – 107
UR-PH 146-129 133 – 107 118 – 96 130 – 118
OBC/SC/ST/-PH 128-113 133-107 118 – 96 130 – 107

NEET Previous Year Cut Off Comparison

NEET Cut Off 2020

The NEET Cut off 2020 has been mentioned below. Cut off marks and cut off percentile for the year 2020 for different categories: Unreserved, OBC, SC, ST, Physically handicapped are given below:

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 720-147 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 146-113 40th
Unreserved- PH 146-129 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 128-113 40th

NEET Cut Off 2019

The NEET Cut off 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 133 – 107 40th
SC 133 – 107 40th
ST 133-107 40th

NEET Cut Off 2018

The NEET Cut off 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/ SC/ ST 118 – 96 40th
Unreserved- PH 118 – 96 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 118 – 96 40th

NEET Cut Off 2017

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

Category Cut off Score
Unreserved 697 – 131
OBC/ SC/ ST 130 – 107
Unreserved- PH 130 – 118
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 130 – 107

NEET Cut Off 2016

The NEET Cut off 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 685-145
OBC/ SC/ ST 599-118
Unreserved- PH 474-131
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 339-118

How to calculate NEET 2021 Cut off Percentile? 

NEET 2021 Cut off Percentile marks will be declared along with the NEET 2021 result with the scorecard in the month of June 2021. 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.

NEET 2021 Cut Off: Determining Factors

There are a lot of factors that can change the NEET cut off every year. Majorly, it is because of the batch and exam difficulty that the cut off for a particular year increases or decreases. If the batch performs exceptionally well in the top 10 percentile, the 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 2021 cut off determining factors-

  • The difficulty level of exam and the questions
  • Total available seats
  • Total number of candidates appeared for NEET 2021 exam
  • Batch Performance

NEET 2020 Cut Off For Top Government Colleges

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 2020 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 wants to appear in NEET 2021 can have a look at NEET 2020 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
SMS 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 2021 Result

  • The NEET 2021 Result will be declared later, once the answer key and OMR response sheet will be published.
  • The result will be declared online.
  • The NEET score card 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 2021 Rank List

Along with the declaration of the result, the All India Rank will also be declared in the NEET score card. The rank list will be drawn on the basis of the marks scored in the NEET 2021 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 2021

If students obtain the same marks in the NEET 2021 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 2021 Counselling and Seat Allotment 

After the declaration of the result of NEET 2021, candidates can register themselves for the NEET 2021 counselling round. They can participate in the counselling process according to the rank they score in the NEET 2021.

The NEET 2021 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 NEET 2021 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 2021 Exam

  • NTA will publish a 15% AIQ Merit List to complete the admission test to the dental and medical colleges.
  • The aspirants (except 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 Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can take part in the admission process to government medical and dental colleges under 15% AIQ.