NEET Cut Off 2021 – National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the NEET-UG cutoff along with the result on the official webiste ntaneet.nic.in. The NEET 2021 Cutoff indicates the minimum percentile marks and score out of 720 up to which the candidates are eligible for the 15% All India Quota Counselling. Candidates can check the NEET-UG Cutoff of the previous year from this page. Unlike other exams, the NEET cutoff is determined in percentile, where candidates of UR category need to secure more than 50th percentile, SC / ST/OBC and PwD candidates have to secure 40th percentile and 45th percentile respectively. Check details on NEET Cut Off 2021 from the article below.
NEET Cut Off 2021
NEET cut off percentile criteria given by the NTA remains the same every year. However, the score keeps on changing every year on the basis of the candidates appeared. NTA releases the minimum cutoff score along with the result of NEET. Candidates can check NEET cut off score and percentile 2021 and of previous year from below:
NEET Cutoff 2020
|Category||NEET Cut Off Percentile||NEET Cut Off Marks|
NEET Cutoff (2019)
|Category||Cut Off Percentile||Cutoff Score||Number of Qualifying Candidates|
NEET Cut Off (2018)
|Category||Cutoff Percentile||Cutoff Score||Number of Candidates|
|Other||50th||691 – 119||634897|
|SC||40th||118 – 96||17209|
|ST||40th||118 – 96||7446|
|OBC||45th||118 – 96||54653|
|SC-PH||40th||106 – 96||39|
|ST-PH||40th||106 – 96||12|
NEET Cut Off (2017)
|Category||Cutoff Percentile||Cutoff Score||Number of Candidate|
|Other||50th||697 – 131||543473|
|OBC||40th||130 – 107||47382|
|SC||40th||130 – 107||14599|
|ST||40th||130 – 107||6018|
NEET Cut Off (2016)
|Category||Marks Range||Qualifying Criteria||Number of Candidates|
|UR||685 – 145||50th||1,71,329|
|OBC||678 – 118||40th||1,75,226|
|SC||595 – 118||40th||47,183|
|ST||599 – 118||40th||15,710|
|UR PH||474 – 131||45th||437|
|OBC PH||510 – 118||40th||597|
|SC PH||415 – 118||40th||143|
|ST PH||339 – 118||40th||36|
NEET Cut Off (2015)
|Category||Marks Range||Rank Range (All India Quota Seats)|
|UR||695 – 453||1 – 14052|
|UR – PH||449 – 324||15149 – 61494|
|OBC||453 – 450||14053 – 14905|
|OBC – PH||322 – 312||62218 – 67788|
|SC||453 – 324||14200 – 61238|
|SC – PH||315 – 302||66314 – 73737|
|ST||451 – 288||14481 – 83162|
|ST – PH||NA||NA|
NEET Cut Off (2014)
|Category||Marks Range||Rank Range (All India Quota Seats)|
NEET Cut Off (2013)
|Category||Marks range||Qualifying Criteria||No. of Candidates|
How NEET Cut Off Score 2021 is Calculated?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test cutoff marks are prepared on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in NEET-UG 2021 out of 720. First candidates are required to meet the requisite percentile as per category, after that they will be selected based on the Cutoff score. Every year, cutoff score keeps on changing because of the given factors :
- First, it depends on the number of candidates participated in the exam every year, according to which minimum cutoff marks are prepared
- Secondly, it depends on the level of difficulty of exam
In a case when sufficient number of candidates in respective categories fails to meet the requisite percentile or minimum marks, then Central Government along with consultation of Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India shall lower the marks required for admissions.
NEET Cut Off 2021 Percentile vs Marks
NTA releases the Category wise and State wise no of candidates who have qualified the exam. Candidates who fulfill the minimum percentile required and also his/her marks lie in the minimum marks range provided by the NTA will be qualified for the counseling process.
Percentile score is the percentage of the candidates caculated on the basis of the rank and score. To qualify the exam general candidates have to score more than 50th percentile , SC/ST/OBC have to score 40th percentile and candidates belonging to PwD category have to score more than 45th percentile.
NEET Cut Off Normalization Process
Every year minimum marks range is decided on the basis of marks secured by the number of candidates as per categories out of 720. Whereas, the minimum percentile required to qualify the exam remains the same for all the category. The 50th or 40th in NEET cut off indicates the percentile. As per the norms of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, only those candidates who have scored more than the required percentile become eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.
Percentile of a candidate is calculated on the basis of the given formula:
Percentile – No. of candidates having less rank than him/her ÷ Total no. of candidates appeared × 100
By this candidates can get his/her percentile score and check the eligibility to apply for counselling.
For State quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, State Authorities release their Cutoff mark list for the counseling process. Candidates who fulfill the cutoff criteria can apply for counseling as per State rules.
National Testing Agency holds NEET in offline mode and across various test centers across the nation. From 2021, NEET remains the only UG medical entrance exam. AIIMS and JIPMER, from now on, shall admit students based on NEET scores only. Candidates can apply online on the official website. Cracking the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) allows the candidates to take admission in 15% All India Quota seats via MCC counselling. For 15% All India seats the candidates who score up to 50 percentile in general category are selected.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an examination conducting body, established by the Ministry of Human Resource and Department, Government of India. NTA is conducts NEET-UG every year in online mode. Rather than NEET-UG, NTA conducts the various national level exam like Joint Entrance Exam (JEE- Main), NEET-UG, NET etc. Its objective is to conduct efficient, transparent and international standards tests for admissions.
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