NEET Cut Off from 2017-2021

Candidates appearing in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test can check NEET Cut Off 2021 here. The National Testing Agency conducts this national level exam for medical aspirants. NTA has recently released NEET 2021 Cut off and the brochure on the official website Many students have been concerned about NEET Cut Off for this year. Here you can check the NTA NEET Cut Off percentile as the expert academies have predicted the pattern of results for this year. Read further for the full list of NEET Cut Off from 2017-2021

This is to inform the candidates that the percentile marks and scores will be calculated out of the total of 720, up to which students will be eligible for a 15% quota for counselling. To check NEET Cut Off for the previous years, it’s important to check the information provided in the following segments of this news.

NEET Cut Off from 2017-2021

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a renowned examination held every year for medical aspirants. This test is conducted for candidates willing to apply for admission to various UG/PG graduation and diploma courses in Indian Colleges and Universities. This exam is conducted and organized at a national level by the National Testing Agency. MHRD, Government of India established NTA with a motto to conduct efficient, transparent, and international standards tests for admissions to national institutes.

About NEET Cut Off 2021

Medical aspirants will be shortlisted on the basis of NEET cutoff 2021 for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc & AH and BSc nursing courses. Candidates willing to study MBBS/BDS abroad must obtain NEET 2021 cutoff percentile and scores. According to last year statistics, out of 15,97,435 test takers, only 7,71,500 aspirants managed to pass the exam by securing NEET minimum qualifying percentile.

NEET Cutoff 2021

Category NEET Cut Off Percentile NEET Cut Off Marks
General 50th 720-138
SC/ST/OBC 40th 137-108
General-PwD 45th 137-122
SC/ST/OBC-PwD 40th 121-108


About NEET Cut Off 2020

As per rules, NEET Cut off remains the same every year under which students from the general category must secure a minimum 50th percentile, SC/ST candidates need to secure at least 40th percentile. In contrast, PwD candidates need to manage the 45th percentile. NTA releases NEET Cut Off along with results to communicate students further. As of NEET Cut Off 2020, the scores for the UR category were 720-147, while for SC/ST/OBC, it was 146-113. Students may check the previous year’s score distribution in the table given below.

NEET Cutoff 2020

Category NEET Cut Off Percentile NEET Cut Off Marks
Other 50th 720-147
UR-PH 40th 146-129
ST 40th 146-113
ST-PH 40th 128-113
SC 40th 146-113
SC-PH 40th 128-113
OBC 45th 146-113
OBC-PH 40th 128-113


As per last year’s statistics, The total number of examinees was 15,97,435, whereas only 7,71,500 aspirants were able to pass the exam. Experts speculate that the number of passing students will increase due to a year’s gap.

NEET Cutoff 2019

Category Cut Off Percentile Cutoff Score Qualifying Candidates
Other 50th 701-134 704335
UR-PH 40th 133-120 266
ST 40th 133-107 8455
ST-PH 40th 119-107 14
SC 40th 133-107 20009
SC-PH 40th 119-107 32
OBC 45th 133-107 63789
OBC-PH 40th 119-107 142


NEET Cut Off 2018

Category Cutoff Percentile Cutoff Score Number of Candidates
Other 50th 691 – 119 634897
UR-PH 40th 118– 107 205
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
OBC-PH 40th 106-96 104


NEET Cut Off 2017

Category NEET 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
Other-PH 45th 130-118 67
OBC-PH 40th 130-107 152
SC-PH 40th 130-107 38
ST-PH 40th 130-107 10


NEET Cut Off  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017- Comparison

The NEET rank and final scores are based on 15% All India Quota (AIQ) and 85% state Quota. Considering the same criteria, the state and central universities proceed to the next phases of admission accordingly. The admission bodies will carry out other processes on the basis of categories and minimum qualifying percentile, hence resolving ties. Upon overall speculation, the cut off will remain slightly lower than the previous years due to last year’s gap.

NEET percentile and scores

Category NEET 2021 Cutoff
Unreserved 50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile
General-PwD 45th percentile
SC/ST/OBC-PwD 40th percentile


How NEET Cut off Score is calculated

NEET Cut off marks are determined primarily based on marks obtained by students in the entrance exam. The maximum marks are 720, and candidates are required to secure the required percentile to qualify for subsequent admission processes.

The cut off marks vary every year mainly due to the number of examinees and the difficulty level of the exam. If many candidates fail to obtain the minimum percentile, then the government bodies have the discretion to lower the cut off criteria for admission.

NEET Cut Off Normalization Process

The examination and admission authorities follow the same criteria every year. Students are required to secure a minimum marks range out of 720 based on their categories. The 50th or 40th percentile in NEET cut off indicates that students are eligible to proceed with further admission phases such as Counselling. It’s also to be noted that those securing higher than the required percentile are only eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.

NEET Percentile is calculated on the basis of the following formula:

Percentile = (No. of candidates having less rank than a student ÷ Total no. of candidates appeared) X 100

Using the formula mentioned above, students can self-determine their percentile and hence, their eligibility.

Note: The state authorities release their Cutoff marks list for the counselling phases for the seats reserved for the state quota. Students fulfilling the conditions and cutoff criteria can also apply for state colleges and universities.


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