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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is one of the prestigious examination conducted for BDS and MBBS courses offered in various colleges of India. It is conducted by the CBSE every year and this year, the national level examination will be conducted on 6th of May 2018.

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Just a few days after the result, the cut-off of NEET 2018 will be released. The cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score to be eligible for admission to both MBBS and BDS programmes. All those who score marks equal to or more than the cut-off will be called for counselling. However, during the counselling process, the NEET 2018 cut-off will be used to screen the candidates for admissions. Only those who meet the admission cut-offs will be allotted seats to the various participating institutes.

The cut-off that will be released will depend on the following factors:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the examination
  • Number of candidates passing the exam
  • Availability of seats
  • Difficulty level of question paper
  • Previous years’ cut-off

Category Wise Cut-Off for NEET 2018

  • Last year for NEET 2017, a large number of candidates registered and 5,43,473 candidates qualified the National Eligibility cum Entrance test. The cut off for NEET 2017 was as follows:
Category Range of marks No. Qualified students
General/UR 697 – 131 5,43,473
Scheduled caste 130 – 107 14,599
Scheduled tribe 130 – 107 6,018
OBC 130 – 107 47,382
Physically handicapped 130 – 118 67
SC – PH 130 – 107 38
ST – PH 130 – 107 10
OBC – PH 130 – 107 152
  • NEET 2017 Cut off for General Category last year was 131.
  • The cut-off score for OBC-NCL/SC/ST category was 107.
  • Candidates securing marks above the NEET Cut Off will be eligible for NEET Counselling.

Tentative Qualifying Cut-off for NEET 2018

Sr. No. Category Cutoff Percentile
1 Unreserved 50th Percentile
2 OBC 40th Percentile
3 SC 40th Percentile
4 ST 40th Percentile
5 PwD 45th Percentile

NEET 2018 Merit list

The cut-off will be a determinant of the Merit list. The candidates listed in the merit list will be called for the counselling and seat allotment procedure. The merit list will be available online for the candidates to check. The rank of each candidate will decide the seat allotment process. States participating in the NEET 2018 examination will release their own merit list, in accordance with the domicile of the candidate. The Board will also release a waitlist. The candidates enlisted in this list will be given seats and admission provided there are vacant seats in the respective college/institution.

Seats Reservation For NEET 2018

According to the NEET reservation policy, there are a certain number of seats kept solely for the reserved category of SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD. Their reservation is based on various factors such as age, the number of attempts and educational background of the candidate.

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC- NCL 27%
PwD 3%

NEET 2018 Reservation for 15% Quota

15% All India quota seats are the seats which are under the direct purview of DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services), Government of India in various Medical/Dental colleges across the country except in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Telangana. NEET Reservation in government medical colleges as per the 15% All India Quota based on different categories is as given below:

  • For candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) Category, 15% of total seats under All India Quota has been reserved. For candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) Category, 7.5% seats have been allocated.
  • For candidates who belong to the Non-Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL), 27% of the available seats have been reserved, as per the Central Act. This reservation is applicable only for Central Educational Institutes and to those that have been mentioned in the Central List of OBC.
  • Candidates who belong to the creamy layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC) and those who are not mentioned in the Central List are advised to state their category as General. They will not be given any reservation.

NEET Reservation for Other than 15% All India Quota Seats

Every state participating in NEET have some reserved seats under State Quota. As per MCI regulatory act, 15% seats in every state are reserved under All India Quota except Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. These states will conduct their own counselling and will follow their own NEET reservation rules.

  • The reservation under this quota will depend on state-wise laws prevailing in the concerned State or Union Territory.
  • For admissions into private medical colleges for courses of MBBS/BDS, NEET 2018 Reservation would be as per the State’s or Union Territory’s norms.
  • For admissions into Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, the policies applicable would be the norms prescribed by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence and Government of India.

The date and link of the announcement of the result will be provided here as soon as it released. Candidates must make sure to keep visiting the official website for any information regarding the 2018 NEET results. Also keep in mind that since the results are evaluated by OMR reader machine, there is no way to give your answer sheet for re-checking. Any request for revaluation will be automatically rejected.

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