1st Attempt बर्बाद? Get 99%ile in 2nd Attempt & Dream IIT | Limited Seats

Difference Between Qualifying Marks And Cut Off in NEET

JEE Mains & Advanced

NEET is the entrance examination in India for admission to undergraduate medical courses (MBBS/BDS) in various government and private medical colleges in India.

The qualifying marks for the NEET exam are usually expressed in terms of the percentile. Candidates are required to score equal to or more than the minimum NEET qualifying marks to be eligible for admission to undergraduate medical courses (MBBS/BDS) in various government and private medical colleges in India. NEET qualifying marks are calculated based on the candidate's relative performance compared to other candidates.

NEET passing marks may vary for different categories such as General, OBC, SC, and ST. Additionally, NEET passing marks can also depend on factors like the difficulty level of the exam and the number of candidates appearing for the test.

NEET qualifying marks are different from NEET cutoff marks. If you thought otherwise all these years then you are right. NEET qualifying marks are the marks that you have to score to get selected for NEET counseling. There is a common misconception that NEET qualifying marks should be 50% of NEET score i.e. half of 720 = 360.

NEET qualifying marks are 50th percentile and there is a distinction between percentage and percentile. Therefore, you need to score higher than 50 percent of the total number of aspirants who have taken the test.

NEET qualifying marks vary from year to year and are usually between 150 and 200.

NEET CutOff Marks

The NEET cutoff marks are the minimum qualifying scores a candidate has to achieve in the NEET to be eligible for MBBS/BDS admissions in different government and private institutions in India.

NEET cutoff marks are determined based on the percentile system. This system takes into account a candidate’s relative performance in comparison to other candidates who have appeared in the exam.

The percentile score indicates the percentage of candidates who scored equal to or less than a given score.

NEET cutoff marks are generally specified for General, Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Caste, ST, and in some cases other reserved categories.

It is important to note that NEET cutoff marks can change from year to year and candidates need to meet or exceed the cut-off marks to be eligible to be admitted to MBBS/MBDS colleges.

NEET cutoff marks are generally announced along with NEET results.

What are the Cut Off Marks for NEET?

The NEET cutoff marks change annually based on many factors. It is the minimal number of points an applicant has to receive to pass NEET, move on to NEET counseling, and ultimately get admitted. The cutoff is announced for a variety of categories, including SC/ST, unreserved, and reserved. For your information, please see the NEET 2020, 2022, and 2021 cutoff dates below. The NEET 2023 cut-off will be updated as soon as the relevant authorities release the data.

Mentioned NEET Cutoff marks for the last 5 years

NEET cutoff marks change annually based on many factors. It is the minimal number of points an applicant has to receive to pass NEET, move on to NEET counseling, and ultimately get admitted. The cutoff is announced for a variety of categories, including SC/ST, unreserved, and reserved. For your information, please see the NEET 2020, 2022, and 2021 cutoff dates below. The NEET 2023 cut-off will be updated as soon as the relevant authorities release the data.

Category-wise NEET Cut Off 2023

                                                  Cutoff marks for NEET 2023

Category

Qualifying criteria

Marks range

Number of candidates

UR/EWS

50th Percentile

720-137

1014372

OBC

40th Percentile

136-107

88592

SC

40th Percentile

136-107

29918

ST

40th Percentile

136-107

12437

UR / EWS & PH

45th Percentile

136-121

405

OBC & PH

40th Percentile

120-107

179

SC & PH

40th Percentile

120-107

50

ST & PH

40th Percentile

120-108

23

NEET 2022 Cut-off

Category

Marks Range

Qualifying Criteria

UR/EWS

715-117

50th Percentile

OBC/SC/ST

116-93

40th Percentile

UR / EWS & PH

116-105

45th Percentile

OBC/SC/ST & PH

104-93

40th Percentile

NEET 2021 Cut-off

Category

Marks Range

Qualifying Criteria

Unreserved/EWS

720-138

50th Percentile

OBC/SC/ST

137-108

40th Percentile

Unreserved/EWS – PWD

137-122

45th Percentile

OBC/SC/ST – PWD

121-108

40th Percentile

NEET 2020 Cut-off

Category

Marks Range

Qualifying Criteria

General

720-147

50th Percentile

General – Physically Handicapped

146-129

45th Percentile

SC/ ST/OBC

146-113

40th Percentile

SC/ST- Physically Handicapped

128-113

40th Percentile

NEET 2019 Cut-off

Category

Marks Range

Qualifying Criteria

Unreserved (UR)

701-134

50th Percentile

Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)

133-120

45th Percentile

Scheduled Caste (SC)

133-107

40th Percentile

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

133-107

40th Percentile

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

133-107

40th Percentile

SC-PH

133-107

40th Percentile

ST-PH

133-107

40th Percentile

OBC-PH

133-107

40th Percentile

 

Close
faculty

Click here to get exam-ready with eSaral

For making your preparation journey smoother of JEE, NEET and Class 8 to 10, grab our app now.

Download Now