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NEET Cut Off 2018 - Candidates who have appeared for NEET 2018 on 6 May can check their scores online. Along with the result, NEET cut off 2018 scores and total number of candidates passed are also available. A link to check NEET result 2018 is also available here. NEET cut off marks are the minimum scores that candidates must obtain to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds. Compared to previous year, cuf off for NEET 2018 for all the categories are lower. Also, the number of qualified candidates are higher in each category. As per the NEET result, merit list will be prepared for admission to the participating government colleges under 15% All India Quota. The test was held in a paper-based mode for admission to around 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats of various participating institutes. Students can check NEET 2018 cut off for MBBS and BDS on this page. Know more about NEET cut off 2018, analysis, total number of candidates passed, etc. available here.

NEET Cut off 2018 - Important Dates

The conducting authority, CBSE, has released NEET cut off 2018 on 4 June along with the result. With the help of NEET cut off, the merit list of candidates for participating in 15% All India Quota seats will be prepared.

Events

NEET Cut off Dates

Exam to be conducted

6 May 2018

NEET 2018 cut off and result date

4 June 2018

 

NEET Cut Off 2018 - Latest Updates

To know about the latest updates regarding NEET 2018 cut off, check the points below -

  • More than 13 lakh medical aspirants appeared for the test
  • Physics paper was lengthy but overall paper was moderate
  • As per experts, NEET cut off marks 2018 may drop

NEET Cut off 2018 - Qualifying Percentile

In order to qualify NEET 2018, test takers must obtain the minimum required marks. However, the minimum NEET cut off 2018 will vary with the category of candidates. As mentioned in the NEET brochure, the category-wise NEET Cut off percentile are given below – 

Category

NEET Cut Off (Qualifying)

Unreserved

50 percentile

Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)

45 percentile

Scheduled Caste (SC)

40 percentile

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

40 percentile

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

40 percentile

 

NEET Cut off 2018 Scores

Along with the result, NEET cut off scores are also available along with the total number of candidates. Go through the table below to know more about NEET 2018 cut off scores

Category

NEET Cut off 2018 Score

Number of candidates qualified

Unreserved

691-119

6,34,897

 

OBC

118-96

54,653

SC

118-96

17,209

ST

118-96

7,446

Unreserved PH

118-107

205

OBC-PH

106-96

104

SC-PH

106-96

36

ST-PH

106-96

12

Total

7,14,562

 

NEET Previous Year Cut off Scores 

It is expected that the NEET cut off scores will be similar to that of previous years. Candidates can check the previous year NEET Cut off marks from the tables provided below to know more

NEET Cut off 2017 score

Category

NEET Cut off 2017 Score

Number of candidates qualified

Unreserved

697-131

5,43,473

OBC

130-107

47,382

SC

130-107

14,599

ST

130-107

6018

Unreserved PH

130-118

67

OBC-PH

130-107

152

SC-PH

130-107

38

ST-PH

130-107

10

Total

6,11,739

 

Latest Update - NEET Result 2018 Declared - Check Here

NEET Cut off 2016 All India Rank scores 

The cut off scores of NEET required for candidates for counselling under 15% All India Quota seats are:

Category

Cut off marks

Category

Cut off marks

Unreserved

685-468

Unreserved-PH

466-214

OBC

468-465

OBC-PH

213-210

SC

468-352

SC-PH

209-130

ST

466-303

ST-PH

213-118


NEET Cut off 2016
 

Category

NEET Cut Off 2016 Score

Number of candidates

Unreserved

685-145

1,71,329

OBC

678-118

1,75,226

SC

595-118

47,183

ST

599-118

15,710

Unreserved-PH

474-131

437

OBC-PH

510-118

597

SC-Ph

415-118

143

ST-PH

339-118

36

Total

4,10,661

 

Factors affecting NEET Cut off 2018

The following are the factors on which NEET cut off will be prepared 

  • Number of medical seats available
  • Difficulty level of the test
  • Total number of candidates who have appeared for the test
  • Highest marks obtained in the test

NEET Cut off ranks - Top 10 Government Medical colleges (AIQ)

The table below provides the closing NEET Cut off ranks of the top 10 medical colleges under 15% All India Quota seats.

NEET cut off closing rank

Name of college

NEET 2017 closing rank

NEET 2016 closing rank

Maulana Azad Medical College

49

44

VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

82

106

University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

185

128

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

369

263

Government Medical College, Chandigarh

278

162

Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai

297

408

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

752

506

Stanley Medical College, Chennai

3858

2264

PDGIMS, Rohtak

1481

1035

GMC, Mumbai

1018

408

 

NEET 2018 Cut off Percentile Vs Marks

Candidates who will secure minimum NEET cut off percentile in the exam will be declared qualified. To pass NEET 2018, general category candidates must secure at least 50 percentile, while SC/ST/OBC aspirants it is 40 percentile. Last year, the 50 percentile was equal to 697-131 marks range and 40 was equivalent to 130-107 marks out of 720. The table below shows the last year qualifying NEET 2018 cut off percentile.

Percentile Vs Percentage - A percentile rank shows the performance of candidates in comparison to others, while percentage represents how much a candidate obtained in the test itself. On the basis of percentile secured by aspirants, the merit list will be prepared and admission will be granted as per candidate’s merit position.

NEET Cut off Percentile - Important Fact

Candidates must note that in case the number of candidates in each category did not manage to obtain the minimum NEET cut off percentile in comparison to the availability of seats. Then, the Government of India reserves the right to revise or lower the NEET 2018 cut off percentile in consultation with MCI (Medical Council of India) and DCI (Dental Council of India) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses

Types of NEET 2018 Cut off

The cut off for NEET 2018 will be used for admission to medical and dental courses offered under the following:

  • NEET cut off for 15% All India Quota seats (except Jammu & Kashmir)
  • NEET cut off for 85% State Quota seats
  • NEET cut off for Deemed University
  • NEET cut off for AFMC
  • NEET cut off for ESIC

NEET UG 2018 Cut off for 15% All India Quota

To be included in the merit list of All India Quota seats, candidates must qualify NEET by securing more than or equal to marks as preferred in NEET cut off (except for Jammu & Kashmir).

Till last year, the state Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir did not participate in AIQ seats and candidates from these states had to fill a declaration form while filling the NEET application form. While, from the year 2018, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will contribute under central pool seats for counselling.

NEET 2018 Cut off for 85% State Quota seats

The state merit list for SC/ST/OBC for admission to MBBS and BDS courses under government and private medical colleges will be prepared by designated state authority. On the basis of marks secured in the exam, NEET cut off 2018 for 85% state quota seats will be prepared. While preparing the state merit list, the domicile of candidates will also be considered along with the cut off score.

State NEET Cut off
Rajasthan Rajasthan NEET Cut off
Uttar Pradesh UP NEET Cut Off 

 

NEET 2018 Merit List & Tie-breaking method

The merit list for AIQ will be prepared on the basis of NEET cut off scores obtained in the entrance test. NEET merit list will display the merit rank of the candidates and on the basis of this rank, admission to the undergraduate medical and dental courses will be done.

In case, the rank of two or more candidates will be equal, then the authority will follow the inter-se merit procedure as per the following.

  1. Marks secured in Biology – Aspirant with higher marks in Biology will be awarded higher rank in the merit list.
  2. Marks in Chemistry – Candidates with better marks in Chemistry section of NEET 2018 will be placed higher in the rank list.
  3. Number of incorrect answers – In case, if the tie still persists, then candidates with a lesser number of wrong attempts will be allotted higher rank in the merit list.
  4. Age – If the tie still remains, then at last, candidates elder in age will be considered. Aspirants senior in age will be given higher merit order than the younger ones.

Previous year NEET Statistics

Last year, NEET was conducted for 720 marks. The category-wise number of candidates who qualified for the test is mentioned in the table below.

Gender-wise number of qualified candidates

Gender

Registered

Appeared

Absent

Qualified

Male

4,97,043

4,73,305

23,738

2,66,221

Female

6,41,839

6,16,772

25,067

3,45,313

Transgender

8

8

-

5

Total

11,38,890

10,90,085

48,805

6,11,539 

 

NEET Cut off scores - 2017 Vs. 2016

Aspirants can take a look at category-wise cut off scores of NEET 2017 and 2016. Candidates from different categories who secured more than or equal to the required percentile were declared qualified in the test. The minimum qualifying percentile for both years was same as mentioned above.

NEET Cut Off score 2016 Vs. 2017

 

NEET Cut off AIQ ranks for admission

As per the previous year NEET counselling data, unreserved candidates up to 8,317 were selected for MBBS admission under All India Quota seats, while for BDS, rank up to 12,419 aspirants were selected.

Candidates appearing for NEET 2018 can check the AIQ ranks from various categories for admission to MBBS and BDS seats in NEET 2017, NEET UG 2016 and AIPMT 2015 from the graphical representation below.

NEET AIQ Cut off Ranks for Admission (MBBS)

NEET Cut off AIQ Ranks for Admission (MBBS)

NEET AIQ Cut off Ranks for Admission (BDS)

 

NEET Cut off AIQ Ranks for Admission (BDS)

 

NEET 2017 Topper Details

In the year 2017, Navdeep Singh bagged AIR 1 in NEET with securing 697 marks corresponding to 99.999908 percentile scores. Candidates can check the complete details of top 10 toppers and their scores in the table below.

Name of candidate

Marks secured

Percentile score

AIR

Navdeep Singh

697

99.999908 

1

Archit Gupta

695

99.999725 

2

Manish Mulchandani

695

99.999725 

3

Sankeerth Sadananda

692

99.999633 

4

Dogra Abhishek Veerendra

691

99.999358 

5

Deric Joseph

691

99.999358 

6

Kanishh Tayal

691

99.999358 

7

Nikita Goyal

690

99.999174 

8

Aryan Raj Singh

690

99.999174 

9

Tanish Bansal

686

99.999083 

10

 

NEET 2018 Result

The result of NEET 2018 was declared on 4 June, by the CBSE. It will be released in the form of the scorecard. To check NEET result 2018, the registration number and date of birth must be entered. It will contain the roll number, personal details, subject-wise and total marks secured, NEET All India Rank, 15% AIQ rank, percentile score. NEET cut off will be declared along with the result. The merit list of NEET for admission in a different state will be done by the respective state counselling committees. However, the merit list of All India Rank will be prepared by CBSE for counselling process which will be done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on the basis of the same. Two separate merit list will be prepared – Overall merit list and category-wise merit list.

NEET Counselling 2018

The counselling authority, MCC under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), New Delhi will conduct NEET counselling for 15% AIQ seats for admission to MBBS and BDS seats offered by government medical colleges across the country. Only except the state of Jammu & Kashmir, all the state contributes 15% of their medical and dental seats from government colleges for All India Quota. NEET 2018 counselling will begin tentatively from July 2018 in online mode. As per the directive of the Supreme Court, the counselling will be conducted in two rounds only. The schedule for NEET counselling by MCC and for different states will be provided as soon as it will be released.

NEET Cut off 2018 – FAQs

Question: What does the minimum qualifying percentile of NEET cut off means?

Answer: The minimum qualifying percentile of NEET cut off implies the cut off required to be eligible for the admission. The minimum qualifying percentile of NEET cut off depends on many factors like the number of students taking the exam and the difficulty level of the question paper.

Question: Is securing the NEET 2018 Cut off percentile ensures admission to the medical and dental colleges?

Answer: Candidate securing the NEET 2018 Cut off percentile only becomes eligible for admission process and counselling. The cut off score will vary for admission to medical and dental colleges.

Question: Why does the NEET Cut off percentile remain the same while the Cut off marks vary every year?

Answer: NEET Cut off percentile has been provided by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI).  It is fixed at 50th percentile for unreserved category candidates and 40thpercentile for reserved category candidates.  However, the percentile depends on the relative score of all the candidates who have appeared in the exam. Therefore, the cut off marks vary each year depending on the performance of candidates. 

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