In India, all medical aspirants are aware of the fact that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is extremely important to secure medical admissions in India for various medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, BVSC & AH, Nursing, Pharmacy, Ayush, etc. The NEET exam is now mandatory for even those students who want to pursue their MBBS degree from Abroad, as per new rules. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by National Testing Agency every year and this year it had been conducted on 12th September 2021. So all those students aspiring to pursue their degree from any other country also need to appear as well as qualify for the NEET Exam 2021. After qualifying on this exam, then the medical aspirants can proceed for their further process of counseling sessions for various medical colleges in India. All the candidates are now extremely excited to know their scores.
As the examination, has now been successfully conducted all over India, and all the medical aspirants who have appeared for the entrance exam can collect their NTA NEET Result 2021 along with the NEET cut off scores for all the categories i.e. General, ST, SC, OBC. The minimum scores that are important to secure on this entrance exam for enrolling in any best medical university in India changes every year. Officially, it has been recorded that, the Neet 2021 Exam has been taken by approximately 15.5 lakhs students all over India. As per last year’s statistics, only 7,71500 candidates managed to pass the exam by scoring minimum NEET percentile score, out of 15,97,435 test takers. Moving further, the passing ratio will only be available when the NEET UG Result 2021 will be officially declared on its website. The scores are important for the entrance and the board will select candidates only on the basis of the scores obtained by them on this entrance exam.
The minimum passing scores for NEET 2021 will be decided by the officials only after taking into consideration of the candidate’s performance on this entrance exam. For general category candidates, the NEET UG 2021 cutoff is 50th percentile, respectively whereas for ST/SC/OBC and general-PH candidates, NEET qualifying percentile is 40th and 45th percentile, consecutively. Precisely, NEET cutoff scores last year, 720-147 was for the general category, 146-113 was for ST/SC/OBC. In consultation with the National Medical Commission (NMC) and Dental Council of India (DCI) NTA may reduce the NEET cutoff, in case of any vacant seats left.
The NEET merit list 2021 will be prepared by NTA on the basis of NEET cutoff scores. , the admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota, ESIC/AFMS institutes, deemed/central university, AIIMS and JIPMER colleges will be done. Depending on the NEET 2021 cutoff, admission to 15% All India Quota, deemed/central university, AIIMS, JIPMER and ESIC/AFMS will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee. Various state counselling authorities will conduct admission procedure for 85% state quota seats on the basis of NEET 2021 cutoff. Medical aspirants who managed to score more than the actual NEET cutoff score will become highly eligible for securing admissions in the best medical University in India. But, however as the Neet cutoff varies for medical aspirants belonging to unreserved and reserved categories, the possibility is reserved category students are more likely to secure in any best medical university in India, irrespective of low scores as compared to unreserved category students who have secured highest than them. Recently, the Dental Council of India, reduced the NEET cutoff by 10 percentile for securing BDS admissions.
|Category||Cutoff percentile||Expected NEET cutoff score|
|Category||Cutoff percentile||Expected score|
|UR & PH||45th Percentile||133-120|
|OBC & PH||40th Percentile||119-107|
|SC & PH||40th Percentile||119-107|
|ST & PH||40th Percentile||119-107|
Following factors are considered to be most important for determining NEET cutoff 2021 for MBBS/BDS admissions:
As per NTA’s definition, “A percentile rank is the percentage of scores that fall under a given score in a group.”
NTA will be applying the formula mentioned below to calculate NEET cutoff percentile scores.
100* Number of Aspirants appeared with raw score Equal to or less than the candidate
Total number of the Medical Aspirants appeared for the test
Under any circumstances, if the score of two or more test takers is equal then the knock out round criteria to break NEET cutoff scores will be considered. The following mentioned steps in order of preference will be taken into consideration to break the tie of the NEET result. As per the latest update on NEET 2021, this year the method of using age to break the tie has been cancelled.
Kindly take it into consideration that the NEET AIQ cutoff will be same as the qualifying percentile and scores.
For All India Quota seats, NEET cutoff scores has been mentioned in the table below, which is equivalent to the percentile.
|Cut off scores (2020)||147||113||129|
|Cutoff scores (2019)||134||107||120|
|Cutoff scores (2018)||119||96||107|
|Name of Medical Colleges||2020 NEET closing cutoff rank||2019 NEET closing rank||2018 NEET closing rank||2017 NEET closing rank||2016 NEET closing rank||2015 AIPMT closing rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||90||32||58||49||44||28|
|VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi||163||157||107||82||106||56|
|University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||324||171||165||185||128||97|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi||571||489||314||369||263||117|
|Government Medical College, Chandigarh||776||360||254||278||162||158|
|Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai||457||638||296||297||408||216|
|King George's Medical University, Lucknow||1800||908||703||725||506||386|
|Stanley Medical College, Chennai||5253||4572||3520||3858||2264||2039|
|Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak||6573||1825||1178||1481||1035||674|
|Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai||2828||1329||1122||1018||408||565|
|Name of college||Quota||NEET 2020 cutoff closing ranks||NEET 2019 closing ranks||NEET 2018 closing ranks|
|Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry||Management||662903||448593||453885|
|Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram||Management||366140||168249||711901|
|B.L.D.E University, Bijapur||NRI||554308||407951||614993|
|Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore||Muslim minority||170227||137508||135581|
|SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth||Jain minority||191841||243082||125138|
|Name of Medical Colleges||Quota||NEET 2020 closing rank||NEET 2019 closing rank||NEET 2018 closing rank|
|Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya||Management||231800||463354||634449|
|SRM Katt. Dental College and Hospital, Chennai||Management||384660||81164||316989|
|KM Shah Dental College, Vadodara||Jain minority||322909||675641||633535|
On the basis of NEET 2021 state wise cutoff scores the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by respective state counselling committees after 15% AIQ. After the completion of admission, the cut off of NEET 2021 for 85% state quota seats will be released by designated authorities. The NEET 2021 state wise cutoff for state quota seats can be taken into consideration from the table below.
(By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
|Gender||Registered Candidates||Appeared Candidates||Qualified Candidates
(By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
|Nationality||Registered Candidates||Appeared Candidates||Qualified Candidates
(By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
|Category||Marks Range (2020)||No. of Candidates Qualified (2020)||Marks Range (2019)||No. of Candidates Qualified (2019)|
|Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)||146-129||99||133-120||266|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||146-113||19,572||133-107||20,009|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||146-113||7,837||133-107||8,455|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||146-113||61,265||133-107||63,789|
Though the eligibility criteria is different from state to state, the basic counselling process remains the same. Medical Aspirants can check the stepwise procedure:
Registration: The first and the most important step is registration where candidates will have to fill in personal, academic and other mandatory details.
Merit List Publication: The state merit list will be released, after registration, by the authorities. The merit list will include test taker’s roll numbers along with their merit rank.
Choice Filling: Medical aspirants can list the universities according to their preferences or choices.
Allotment of Seat: Medical seats will be allotted to the aspirants only on the basis of their merit, state merit rank, preferences, availability of seats, category and other essential factors.
Reporting to the College: Medical aspirants have to report to the college for completing the admission formalities after seat allotment.
All these details and NEET cutoffs are mentioned by comparing the previous year’s merit list which are mentioned and listed on various websites through out the years. Moreover there is always a lot of stress, competition and huge efforts that involves and revolves around the medical admission procedure in India. In India, everyone prefers to secure admissions in government universities because of major reasons , one of them being less fees. But the number of seats in the top medical colleges in India is less as compared to the number of students appeared for the NEET entrance. Not only this but the difficulty level of the entrance test also plays an important role in securing good scores and getting a seat in any best government medical college in India. Moving ahead, the reserved category medical aspirant gets an advantage of securing admission in any top medical college easily because of the reserved category seats easily available to them in the best medical colleges in India. Moreover, now coming to the other most difficult scenario in the medical admission world is taking or securing a medical seat in the private medical colleges in India is like you will spending all your hard earned money in the donations you need to give for a private medical college.
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