NEET 2021

NEET 2020 Cutoff Marks - State-wise Counselling Procedure

National Testing Agency wrapped up the national level entrance examinations recently. Several medical, dental and allied course aspirants have appeared for the National level tests. The students who wish to pursue under-graduate studies will be shortlisted on the basis of NEET cut off 2020. The NEET 2020 cut-off is a qualifying percentile which a candidate must score to meet the minimum requirements of the institutions. The final cut-off and percentile will be out on the official website once the results are released.

The reservation of seats in all government medical college under the 15% All India Quota is as follows:

  1. 15% of seats are reserved for the scheduled caste(SC) students
  2. 7.5% of seats are reserved for the students belonging to the scheduled tribe(ST)
  3. According to a central act, the seats for OBC students are reserved in central institutions. 27% of the seats are reserved for the OBC community
  4. 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped students

CBSE has decided to reduce the syllabus from Class IX to XII and this could also have an impact on the syllabus of NEET 2021. However, for those who are in class 11 or 12, their focus should be Exam Preparation. NEET syllabus is divided into four subjects - PhysicsChemistryBotany and Zoology. Students need to complete all 97 chapters of the NEET Syllabus in order to score a good rank in NEET Exam. Also, it is important to know steps to register for NEET application form. Aspirants of NEET seeking admission at the undergraduate level are advised to check the eligibility criteria of NEET.

Also, Check NEET Result here.

In accordance with previous year NEET statistics, out of 14,10,755 test-takers, only 7,97,042 candidates managed to qualify the exam by securing equal to or more than NEET cutoff qualifying percentile. As per last year, unreserved category aspirants had to secure at least NEET pass mark range of 701-134, in order to get equal to the 50th percentile. According to NEET  reservation criteria, candidates belonging to reserved categories had to secure marks range of 133-107.

The conducting authority will determine the NEET cut off for MBBS and BDS to shortlist the candidates for admission to 80,055 MBBS, 525 BVSc & AH, 26,949 BDS, and other AYUSH courses offered by government and private colleges of India. Based on the minimum qualifying percentile of the NEET 2020 exam, the merit list will be prepared By Medical Counselling Committees (MCC) for admission to 15% AIQ, deemed/central universities, AFMS & ESIC institutes. While the respective state counselling authorities will use NEET 2020 state wise cut off for granting admission to 85% state quota seats and other private institutes in the state. Read all the details related to NEET pass mark 2020 mentioning the minimum qualifying percentile, cut off ranks and trends, tie-breaking criteria, merit list and minimum marks for NEET 2020 for government college.

NEET 2020 Expected Cut off

Category Cut off Percentile Expected score
Other 50th Percentile 701-134
OBC 40th Percentile 133-107
SC 40th Percentile 133-107
ST 40th Percentile 133-107
UR & PH 45th Percentile 133-120
OBC & PH 40th Percentile 199-107
SC & PH 40th Percentile 119-107
ST & PH 40th Percentile 119-107

NEET 2020 cutoff Important dates

The dates related to the declaration of the NEET 2020 cutoff for MBBS and BDS and the result can be checked from the table below.

NEET cut off 2020 for MBBS/BDS - Dates

Events Dates
NEET exam September 13, 2020
Announcement of result Last week of September*
NEET cut off release Last week of September*
Counselling commences To be announced

*dates are tentative

NEET cut off percentile

It is mandatory for test-takers to secure minimum qualifying marks for NEET 2020 to qualify the national level offline entrance exam. The category-wise expected NEET cut off percentile to be secured is mentioned in the table below.

NEET UG 2020 expected cut off percentile for MBBS/BDS

Category Cut off percentile
General 50th
General-PH 40th
SC/ST/OBC 40th


Factors determining for NEET cut off marks for MBBS/ BDS

Below are the factors determining NEET MBBS/BDS cut off for admission:

NEET 2020 cut off - percentile vs marks

As per the official brochure, the NEET cutoff percentile (minimum qualifying marks for NEET 2020) provides the performance comparison of a candidate among others and gives aspirants an idea of how much marks required for NEET. This means that NEET 2020 cutoff percentile will be determined on the basis of the highest marks obtained in the merit list for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. For instance, the NEET pass mark 2020 percentile for the general category implies that students are required to score more than 50% of applicants from the same category.

Aforementioned, to qualify NEET 2020 exam, medicos are required to secure NEET qualifying marks 2020 as specified by the authority. NEET cut off percentile varies for different categories. General category candidates must secure at least the 50th percentile, while for aspirants belonging to the reserved category have to secure the 40th percentile to pass the test. For NEET 2019, the minimum NEET exam pass mark 2020 for the unreserved category was 134 and for NEET 2020 cut off for OBC, SC, and ST students, it was 107. Check previous years category-wise NEET cutoff and marks below.

NEET cutoff MBBS/BDS marks- 2019, 2018

Category NEET cutoff percentile NEET MBBS/BDS qualifying marks (2019 NEET cutoff scores (2018)
Unreserved (UR) 50th 701-134 691-119
SC/ST/OBC 40th 133-107 118-96
Unreserved PH (UR-PH) 45th 133-120 118-107
SC/ST/OBC-PH 40th 119-107 106-96



NEET 2020 cutoff: tie-breaking process

In case, if two or more candidates have secured equal NEET cut off qualifying scores, the authority will use the tie-breaking criteria to prepare NEET merit list 2020. The below-mentioned steps in order of preference will be followed to break the tie:

NEET cutoff for admission

The cut off of NEET 2020 will be considered for admission to the following UG medical seats:

How much marks required for NEET for 15% All India Quota seats

As mentioned before, for admission to 15% AIQ seats, aspirants must secure NEET 2020 AIQ cutoff as specified by NTA. It must be noted that the AIQ cutoff of NEET 2020 will be the same as the qualifying percentile.

NEET cut off scores for All India Quota seats has been mentioned in the table below, which is equivalent to the percentile.

NEET cutoff for 15% AIQ

Category General SC/SC/OBC General-PH
Cutoff Scores (2019) 134 107 120
Cutoff Score (2018) 119 96 107

NEET cutoff for government medical colleges - AIQ

Name of Medical Colleges 2019 NEET closing rank 2018 NEET closing rank 2017 NEET closing rank 2016 NEET closing rank 2015 NEET closing rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 32 58 49 44 28
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 157 107 82 106 56
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 171 165 185 128 97
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi 360 254 278 162 158
Seth G.S Medical College, Mumbai 638 296 297 408 216
King George's Medical University, Lucknow 908 703 725 506 386
Stanley Medical College, Chennai 4572 3520 3,858 2,264 2,039
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak 1825 1178 1,481 1,035 674
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai 1329 1122 1,018 408 565

NEET cut off for MBBS deemed universities

Name of college NEET 2019 closing ranks NEET 2018 closing ranks Quota
Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry 448593 453885 Management
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram 168249 711901 Management
B.L.D.E University, Bijapur 407951 614993 NRI
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore 137508 135581 Muslim minority
SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth 243082 125138 Jain Minority

NEET cutoff for BDS deemed universities

Name of Medical Colleges NEET 2019 Closing rank NEET 2018 closing rank Quota
Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya 463354 634449 Management
SRM Katt. Dental College and Hospital, Chennai 81164 316989 Management
KM Shah Dental College, Vadodara 675641 633535 Jain minority

NEET 2019 cutoff: category-wise qualified candidates

category Registered Appeared Absent Qualified
OBC 677544 631473 46071 375635
SC 211303 193188 18115 99890
ST 96456 86210 10246 35272
UR 534072 499884 34188 286245
Total 1519375 1410755 108620 797042


NEET cut off 2019: Gender-wise qualified candidates

Gender Registered Appeared Absent Qualified
Male 680414 630283 50131 351278
Female 838955 780467 58488 445761
Transgender 6 5 1 3
Total 1519375 1410755 108620 797042


NEET 2019: Nationality-wise qualified candidates

Nationality Registered Appeared Absent Qualified
Indian 1526066 1408051 108015 795031
Foreigner 687 483 204 314
NRI 1884 1612 272 1209
OCI 675 552 123 441
PIO 63 57 6 46


NEET 2018 cutoff: category-wise qualified candidates

Category Qualified candidates (By obtaining NEET cut off)
UR 2,68,316
OBC 3,27,575
SC 87,311
ST 31,360


NEET 2018 cutoff: Gender-wise qualified candidates

Gender Registered Candidates Appeared Candidates Qualified Candidates (By obtaining NEET Cut off)
Male 5,80,649 5,53,849 3,12,399
Female 7,46,075 7,16,072 4,02,162
Transgender 1 1 1
Total 13,26,725 12,69,922 7,14,562


NEET 2018: Nationality-wise qualified aspirants

Nationality Registered Candidates Appeared Candidates Qualified Candidates (By obtaining NEET Cut off)
Indian 1323673 1267229 712635
Foreigner 621 518 324
NRI 1,842 1,651 1,200
OCI 529 461 367
PIO 70 55 36


NEET cutoff 2017: qualifying percentile and marks range

Category Minimum cutoff Marks Range No. of Candidates Qualified
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 697-131 5,43,473
UR-PH 45th Percentile 130-118 67
Schedules Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 130-107 14599
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile 130-107 6018
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile 130-107 47382
SC-PH 40th Percentile 130-107 38
ST-PH 40th Percentile 130-107 10
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 130-107 152

NEET result in 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the result in form of a scorecard. Aspirants can check their NTA NEET 2020 result by clicking on the link, which will be provided above on this page when declared. In order to download NEET 2020 result, aspirants need to enter their NEET roll number, date of birth and security pin. The result-cum-scorecard of NEET 2020 will mention the name, date of birth, the application number, total as well as subject-wise marks obtained and NEET All India Rank (AIR). Also, the result will display NEET cutoff 2020 and qualifying status.

NEET counselling 2020

On the basis of AIR, the exam conducting authority will prepare NEET merit list 2020 indicating the rank-wise names of candidates who have qualified the exam. The merit list will be forwarded to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for conducting NEET 2020 counselling for 15% AIQ, seats in deemed/central universities, ESIC, AFMS and central pool seats.

While the remaining 85% state quota seats in government colleges will be allotted by respective state counselling authorities based on the scores and rank secured in NEET 2020 examination. The state counselling body will also be responsible for granting admission to private medical/dental colleges located in a particular state.

NEET counselling procedure

The counselling of NEET is conducted tentatively within one week of the declaration of the NEET Result. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), is the body responsible for conducting the counselling for NEET 15% All India Quota seats, as well as for seats in Deemed and Central Universities.

NEET Counselling is conducted online in two rounds only for all those candidates who qualify for admissions in government medical and dental colleges across India. States will conduct separate two-round counselling process for admission to state quota seats in both government and private institutions. In order to participate in NEET Counselling, qualified candidates will have to first register themselves for the counselling process during the stipulated period.

NEET Counselling Procedure Overview

Candidates who will qualify for 15% all India quota seats can directly appear for the procedure of NEET counselling.

Candidates will be required to take along with them their set of original documents when appearing for NEET Counselling. In case a candidate is unable to produce original documents they won't be allowed to take admission in any MBBS or Dental college through NEET.

List of Documents required for counselling:

●  NEET Admit Card

●  Result of NEET (in form of rank letter and scorecard)

●  Matric Certificate (for date of birth proof)

●  Class XII certificate

●  Passport size 10 photographs (same as affixed on NEET application form)

●  Identity proof

●  SC/ST proof certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)

●  OBC certificate issued by the competent authority(if applicable)

●  Physically Handicapped Certificate issued by the medical authority as mentioned in NEET prospectus (if applicable.

Check out the details of NEET Counselling procedure here.