NEET 2021: Know category-wise NEET cut-off rank and score to pass exam

NEET Cut-Off 2021: NTA will declare NEET cut-off percentiles and scores, the minimum scores required for admission along with the result.

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Priyam Dave | Jun 16, 2021 - 6:54 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on August 1, 2021. Class 12 Biology students who wish to appear for NEET 2021 must meet the minimum cut-off percentile to qualify the medical entrance exam. While the scores corresponding to NEET UG 2021 cut-off percentiles will be announced along with the result, the previous year’s scores are a good indicator of where the NEET cut-off percentiles usually lie and how well a candidate needs to perform.

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The NEET cut-off percentile varies with the category. In public institutions and government quotas, seats are reserved for historically-marginalised communities - Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), the disabled (PH) -- and economically weaker sections (EWS). Every year, the NEET cut-off for the unreserved seats is 50th percentile. While, the reserved category candidates must secure at least in the 40th percentile to qualify NEET entrance exam. The corresponding scores change.

NEET 2021 Cut-Off Percentile: Previous Year’s Scores

The NTA announces the NEET cut-off percentile with the result. The cut-off scores equivalent to the percentile is announced with the result. The previous years’ NEET cut-off percentiles and scores at which candidates cleared the exam are given below.

NEET cutoff

Category

NEET cut--off percentile

NEET cut-off scores 2020

NEET cut-off scores 2019

General category

50th

720-147

701-134

SC/ST/OBC

40th

146-113

133-107

General-PH

45th

146-129

133-120

SC/ST/OBC -PH

40th

128-113

119-107


NEET cut-off ranks for admission to medical colleges

Last year’s NEET cut-off ranks and scores will help students to get an idea of marks to be obtained for admission to top medical colleges. It will also help them to strategise their preparation accordingly. Admission to top centrally-run institutions, deemed-to-be universities and 15% seats in state-run institutions is via the all-India Quota. There are roughly 12,796 seats in this quota and counselling is centralised and conducted by a body under the ministry of health and family welfare. The scores NEET candidates had to obtain last year to secure admission in AIQ quota in top state-run medical colleges are given below.

NEET AIQ cut-off of top 5 medical colleges

Name of medical colleges

NEET 2020 cut-off rank for General

NEET cut-off rank for SC

NEET UG cut-off for ST

Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

90

1475

--

Government Medical College, Chandigarh

776

16,444

--

Stanley Medical College, Chennai

5,253

42,321

57,079

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

1,800

7,765

38,458

Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai

457

2,065

26,559


NEET 2021 will be conducted in a pen-and-paper mode in 11 languages for MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc and AH admissions. NEET-UG scores may also be considered for admission to BSc nursing and BSc life science courses in accordance with the rules and guidelines.

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