NEET Merit List 2021: The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the rank list result. It is published on NTA Official Website ( Moreover, the merit list indicates the names of selected candidates who further are eligible for the NEET 2021 admission process. The main purpose of preparing this list is to segregate students on the basis of merit. In addition, the students are called for counselling as per this merit list only. The NTA pass on the NEET Merit List 2021 to the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS), which conducts centralized counselling. For more details about the rank list, and the admission process, read further.

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NEET Merit List 2021

Only the students whose names are present on the NTA NEET Rank List can participate in counselling. The rank list is further released in PDF format. Moreover, candidates wanting to claim eligibility independently need to submit an online self-declaration. Its printout should be taken along with the confirmation page and has to be submitted during counselling.

Declaration of Result– 1st week of June 2021 –
NEET 2021 Rank Letters (AIQ and All India Rank)– June 2021 –
First Round Counselling
Second Round Counselling
Mop-Up Round Counselling for Deemed and Central Universities
State Counselling

NEET is a national level exam that is conducted every year for admission to government/ private medical colleges across the nation. Moreover, it is conducted in 154 cities. The number of students appearing for the exam has increased over the years.

How To Download NEET 2021 Merit List?

The step by step guide to download the merit list is given below. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to easily download or check the NEET Rank List 2021.

  • Visit the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) –
  • On the homepage, click on the link to “NEET Merit List”
  • The rank list then opens in a new window. It shall be available in PDF format.
  • Candidates can thus press Ctrl+F to look for their names on the list.
  • If your name is there, then you are eligible for counselling. Further, click on the download button and save the merit list on your system.

Furthermore, students should check their names and other details on the rank list carefully. As there could be another student of the same name. Thus, to avoid confusion you should check other details as well, such as the application number, guardian’s name, etc.

NEET CutOff List 2021

The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks, which each candidate must score for being eligible for the merit list. In addition, students who did not score cutoff marks in NEET Exam are not eligible for admission. NEET CutOff List is further prepared after considering certain factors, such as seat availability, no. of students who appeared for the exam, and difficulty level of the exam.

Previous Years Category-Wise CutOff List


NEET Cut off 2019



50th Percentile



40th Percentile



40th Percentile



40th Percentile


Unreserved – PH

45th Percentile


Minimum Qualifying Marks

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks
Unreserved (UR)119 marks
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)107 marks
Scheduled Caste (SC)96 marks
Scheduled Tribe (ST)96 marks
Other Backward Class (OBC)96 marks
SC-PH96 marks
ST-PH96 marks
OBC-PH96 marks
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Types of NEET Rank List 2021

The students participate in large numbers for this national level entrance exam. Hence, for allowing students to easily check the merit list, it is released in different formats. For example, it is released category-wise, state merit list, and AIQ (All India Quota) List, etc. In addition, an overall merit list is also released, wherein all the selected student’s names are mentioned. Furthermore, the state merit list is also released, which indicates the state-wise rank of students. This merit list allows authorities to carry out the process of counselling smoothly. All the types of merit lists are further explained briefly below.

Types of NEET Merit List

Rank provided

All India Merit List/Overall Merit List

All India Rank (AIR)

AIQ Merit List

All India Quota (AIQ) Rank

States’ Merit Lists

State Rank

All India Merit List/ Overall Merit List

This merit list consists of the names of all the students across the nation who are eligible for counselling and further admission processes. In addition, the rank of students in this list is the All India Rank (AIR). Therefore, factors such as category, state, and AIQ position are not considered during the preparation of this rank list.

AIQ Merit List

This merit list contains the names of students eligible for All India Quota Seats. The students belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for admission under this quota. However, if they want to apply, then a declaration has to be submitted during the application process. The counselling for these quota seats is conducted by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on the behalf of MCC (Medical Counselling Committee).

States’ Merit Lists

The state medical councils prepare their own merit list on the basis of All India Rank. This rank list is prepared considering certain factors that include eligibility of the candidate as per domicile requirement. Further, the students who satisfy eligibility criteria and have their names included in the state merit list are eligible for state counselling. However, the students have to register for the same first.

NEET Tie-Breaking Criteria 2021

The tie-breaking criteria as prescribed by the authorities for ranking students correctly in case two students end up scoring the same marks. Further, the NEET 2021 Tie-Breaking Criteria is as follows:

  • The preference is given to the students who have scored more marks in Biology (Zoology + Botany). Thus, that student is ranked higher in the merit list.
  • If the tie continues, then the student with more marks in Chemistry is given preference.
  • Furthermore, in case of a further tie, the student who has less number of incorrect responses is placed higher in the merit list.
  • At last, if the tie continues, then the student who is older in age is ranked higher in the merit list.

NEET 2019 Toppers’ List

Topper’s NameNEET ScorePercentile ScoreNEET AIR
Nalin Khandelwal70199.99992911
Bhavik Bansal70099.99978732
Akshat Kaushik70099.99978733
Swastik Bhatia69699.99971654
Anant Jain69599.9993625
Bhat Sarthak Raghavendra69599.9993626
Madhuri Reddy G69599.9993627
Dhruv Kushwaha69599.9993628
Mihir Rai69599.9993629
Raghav Dubey69199.999220310
Hemant Khandelia69199.999220311
Sameer Godara69099.998086112
Ravi Makhija69099.998086114
Kirti Agrawal69099.998086115
Qureshi Asra69099.998086116
Ridham Agarwal69099.998086117
Harshvi Nayan Jobanputra69099.998086118
Arunangshu Bhattacharyya69099.998086119
Satvik Lodha69099.998086120

NEET Counselling 2021

The NEET 2021 Counselling begins soon after the result declaration. In addition, the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) conducts the counselling round on the behalf of MCC (Medical Counselling Committee). Candidates’ are called for counselling as per the merit list. Moreover, seats are allotted to students on the basis of counselling. Wherein, students rank in the merit list, and eligibility is the factors for selection. The procedure of document verification is carried out on the same day. Thus, the students have to carry a set of documents as well. Further, candidates should have both the originals and photocopies. The list of documents you should have is as follows:

  • NEET Admit Card 2021
  • Score Card or Rank Letter of NEET
  • Class 10th Class Passing Certificate
  • 10th Class Marksheet
  • 12th Class Passing and Marksheet Certificate
  • Valid Photo Identity Proof (Voter ID/ Aadhaar Card/ Passport/ Driving License etc.)
  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
  • Eight Passport Size Photographs
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (if required)

NEET Merit List 2021 FAQs

Ques: What is NEET Rank List?
Ans: The merit list contains the names of candidates who have cleared the entrance exam. This list is prepared for counselling. Candidates are further ranked in order of merit.
Ques: How is the NTA NEET Merit List prepared?
Ans: The merit list is prepared in accordance with the ranks of students provided by the NTA.
Ques: Who is responsible for releasing the All India Quota Seats Merit List?
Ans: The National Testing Agency will prepare the rank list on the basis of students’ performance in the NEET Exam.
Ques: Who is responsible for releasing the State Quota Seats Merit List?
Ans: On the basis of the All India Rank List, the respective state counselling committees will prepare the state merit list.
Ques: Will the NTA release a waiting list for All India Quota seats?
Ans: Yes, the National Testing Agency will release a waiting list, which will be equal to 4 times the rank list.
Ques: In which format the NEET Merit List will be released?
Ans: The NEET Rank List will be released in PDF Format. So, the students face no difficulty while downloading it.


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