NEET Cut Off 2021: The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the cut off list. In addition, the Cutoff Marks are the minimum marks that have to be scored by the candidates in the exam. The NEET 2021 Cutoff Marks denotes the qualifying status of the candidates. Moreover, the cut off list includes the All India Rank, State Rank, Eligibility, Category, etc. Candidates who score marks equal to or more than the cutoff are granted admission to different Government and Private Medical Colleges. In this article, we have provided details regarding NEET Cut Off 2021, Minimum Qualifying Percentile, Percentile, Tie-Breaker Criteria, etc.

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NEET Cut Off 2021

The cutoff marks for each category is different. Moreover, the cutoff marks of some of the medical institutes may also vary. NTA NEET 2021 Cutoff list is released on the NTA website in pdf format. In addition, the cutoff marks for this session are expected to be high as last year the topper scored full marks. However, it is just an assumption.

Highlights of NEET UG Cutoff 2021

  • The National Testing Agency releases the NEET-UG Cutoff 2021.
  • The Cutoff Marks shall be available online on the official website of NTA –
  • In order to participate in the further rounds of selection, candidates have to qualify for minimum cut-off marks of NEET.
  • On the basis of the cutoff marks, seats are offered in Medical, Dental, and other Allied Seats.
  • The Cutoff Marks is different from category to category.

NEET 2021 Result has been Announced – Check Here

Latest Updates on NEET MBBS Cutoff 2021

  • NEET 2021 is the single exam for admission to undergraduate medical courses in India. Hence, now admission to AIIMS & JIPMER is also through NEET.
  • The NEET Merit List shall now be applicable for admission in Veterinary Colleges for undergraduate courses like BVSc and Animal Husbandry under 15% All India Quota.
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling. You don’t have to submit any self-declaration anymore.
  • Lastly, for admission into UG courses in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy).

NEET MBBS 2021 Cutoff Marks – State-Wise Counselling Process

The Reservation of the Seats in all the Government Medical College under 15% All India Quota is as follows-

  • 15% of seats are reserved for the scheduled caste students.
  • 7.5% of seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes.
  • As per the Central Act of the Seats, 27% of the seats are reserved for the OBC Community.
  • 3% Seats are reserved for the PWD Candidates.

State-Wise NEET Cutoff List

NEET Qualifying Cut Off 2021

The Minimum Qualifying Marks is the minimum set of marks that are set by the National Testing Agency to select the aspiring candidates. The NEET Cutoff Marks depends on the relative performance of the candidates in the entrance examination. The Cut off Marks depends on the following factors of the candidates-

  1. The number of candidates who appeared in the entrance examination.
  2. The Difficulty Level of the Examination.

Minimum Qualifying Percentile of NEET 2021

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Percentage
Unreserved (UR)50%
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)45%
Scheduled Caste (SC)40%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)40%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)40%

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NEET Cut Off 2021 – Percentile Mode

The NEET-UG Cutoff Marks shall be available in the form of a percentile. The Percentile performs a certain percentage of scores that fall below that number. Candidates scoring more than the cut-off marks are eligible for the further round of the selection process. The Cutoff Percentile Modes depends on various factors such as the Number of Candidates who appeared in the exam, preparation level of the exam, and difficulty level of the exam paper.

How to Calculate NEET Percentile 2021

Suppose out of 10, 00, 000 students your rank score is 100 in NEET. Then your percentile is (600000-50) / 600000 X100= 99.99%.

How to Check NEET Cutoff 2021?

The Step by Step Process to check the NEET Cutoff Marks is as follows-

  1. Visit the Official Website of the National Testing Agency.
  2. Note Down the Correct and Incorrect Answers by referring to the NEET Answer Key 2021.
  3. Calculate the NEET Answer Key on the basis of the NEET Marking Scheme
  4. If your answer is correct then four marks shall be rewarded and for a wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted.
  5. Zero Marks are calculated for the unanswered question and for more than two answers.

How to Calculate NEET 2021 Score?

Candidates can calculate their score themselves to cross-check. The NEET Scores can be calculated using the following formula-

(Number of Correct Answers X 4) – (Number of Correct Answers X 1)

NEET Admission Process 2021

The Admission of NEET 2021 is done in two ways – All India Quota Counselling and State Counselling.

  • 15% of seats are reserved under the All India Quota
  • The rest of the seats can be filled by the State Quota Counselling.
  • The Seats are granted on the basis of your NEET Score, Rank, Colleges, during the online counselling and cutoff.
  • If any seats remain vacant then, two rounds of counselling shall take place.

Tie-Breaking Criteria of NEET Cutoff 2021

The Tie-Breaking Criteria is used when more than two candidates score the same number of marks in the examination. The Tie-Breaking Criteria depends on the following order-

  1. Marks obtained in Biology
  2. Total Marks scored in NEET Chemistry 2021
  3. Total Number of Wrong Answers

NEET Previous Years’ Cutoff

Candidates can check out the Previous Years’ cutoff here to get an idea about the qualifying marks. However, the 2021-22 session cutoff will be different as it depends upon different factors. Candidates preparing for the exam can still refer to it.

2020 Cutoff List

NTA NEET Cutoff 2020 was released category-wise. A total of 7,71,500 students had cleared the exam. The 2020 exam category-wise cutoff list is further provided below for reference.

CategoryMarks RangeNo. of Candidates
UR & PH146-12999
OBC & PH128-113233
SC & PH128-11370
ST & PH128-11318

The Cutoff list released by the Aakash Institute is also provided here for reference. However, this was released before the official cutoff list for reference. Aakash Institute shall also release the expected cutoff list for this session.

CategoryExpected PercentileMarks Range
Others50th Percentile701-134
OBC40th Percentile133-107
SC40th Percentile133-107
ST40th Percentile133-107
UR & PH45th Percentile133-120
OBC & PH40th Percentile119-107
SC & PH40th Percentile119-107
ST & PH40th Percentile119-107

NEET 2019 Candidate Statistics and Cutoff Marks

Note that the cut-off marks are different for each state’s nursing colleges. Hence, the expected cut-off list state-wise is given down below. This list is as per the last years’ records.


The number of Candidates who appeared the exam14, 10, 755
Number of Qualified Candidates7, 97, 042
NEET Cutoff (UR Marks)134 marks, equal to 50th percentile
NEET Cutoff for ST/SC Candidates107 marks, equal to 40th percentile

NEET 2018

The NEET 2018 Previous Year Cutoff, Category Wise is as follows-

CategoryNEET Qualification PercentileNEET Qualifying Score (out of 720)Qualified Candidates
UR50th Percentile1192,68,316
OBC40th Percentile963,27,575
SC40th Percentile9687,311
ST40th Percentile9631,360

The Gender-Wise Previous Year Cut-Off Marks of NEET 2018 is as follows-

GenderRegistered CandidatesAppeared CandidatesQualified Candidates

The NEET National-Wise NEET Cutoff Marks 2018 is as follows-

NationalityRegistered CandidatesAppeared CandidatesQualified Candidates

The NEET 2018 Cutoff Marks of All India Category Wise is as follows-

CategoryNEET 2018 AIR2018 MarksAllotted College
General10, 443537Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research, Falkwan
OBC10,449537Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research, Falkwan
SC64,642417Thoothukudi Medical College, Thoothukudi
ST77792399Tezpur Medical College
General PH397544184Government Medical College, Siddipet
OBC PH379480210Silchar Medical College, Silchar
SC PH725351101Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Kodagu
ST PH60700125Government Medical College, Rajnandgaon

NEET Cutoff Marks 2018 – All India Cutoff for BDS

CategoryNEET AIRNEET MarksAllotted College
General17093513Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai
OBC15684517ESIC Dental College, Delhi
SC79166398Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences, Imphal
ST99791373Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences, Imphal
General PH476405158Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences
OBC PH470739160RUHS College of Dental Science, Jaipur

Cutoff Marks – 2018 Vs 2017

As per the records, it has been found out that the NEET Minimum Qualifying Marks were the same for both 2017 and 2018. But the cutoff scores based on the percentile methodology had a quite difference between the two years.

CategoryLowest Marks to Qualify NEET 2017Lowest Marks to Qualify NEET 2018

NEET Cutoff of Top 10 Government Medical Colleges (Closing Ranks)

Name of the College/University20182017201620152014
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi5849442859
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi1078210656105
University College of Medical Sciences16518512897158
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi314369263117284
Government Medical College, Chandigarh254278162158303
Seth G.S Medical College, Mumbai296297408216459
King’s George Medical University, Lucknow703725506386776
Stanley Medical College, Chennai35203858226420392003
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak1178148110356741512
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai112210184085651008

Check – NEET Exam Analysis

Cutoff 2018 – Deemed Universities Cut-offs for MBBS

QuotaNEET AIRNEET MarksAllotted College
Management/Paid (General Category)453885165Sri Lakshmi Narayan Institute of Medical Sciences
NRI (OBC Candidates)711901104Saveetha Medical College, Chennai
NRI (UR Candidates)614993123B.L.D.E University, Bijapur
Muslim Minority135581337Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
Jain Minority125138347SBKS Med Inst. and Research Centre Vadodara
QuotaNEET AIRNEET MarksCollege Allotted
Management/Paid634449119Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya
NRI316989220SRM Katt. Dental College, Chennai
Jain Minority633535119K.M Shah Dental College, Vadodara

NTA NEET 2021 Result

NTA releases the individual scorecard and a merit list as well. Candidates can hence check their results by visiting the NTA NEET website. However, to check NEET-UG 2021 Result, candidates have to login first by entering the registration ID and password. A merit list is also published separately for each quota seat so that the admission rounds can be carried out with ease. Soon, after the result declaration, counselling starts after which seats are allotted.

NEET Counselling 2021

The Counselling starts soon after the release of the Merit List. Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Merit List with NEET Cutoff Marks are called out for Counselling. The NEET 2021 Counselling takes place for 15% of All India Quota Seats conducted by the Directorate General of Health Sciences on the behalf of Medical Counselling Committee. The Counselling process takes place in online mode. The Number of Seats is displayed by the regulatory bodies.

Seat Allotment of NEET 2021

The Seat Allotment Process of NEET 2021 take place on the basis of merit cum preference. The NEET Seat Allotment 2021 takes place after the counselling round. In the Seat Allotment Process, you are allotted a college seat along with the course in each round of counselling. The seat is allotted on the basis of your NEET Score and Rank 2021.


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