NEET Cutoff 2021 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced NEET cut off 2021 on November 1 along with the result. NEET qualifying cutoff 2021 is now provided on this page. NEET cutoff passing marks for general category is 720-138, while for SC/ST/OBC it is 137-108. NEET 2021 cutoff percentile for general category is 50th and for SC/ST/OBC it is 40th. NEET result 2021 cut off is the minimum marks required to pass the entrance exam. NEET passing marks will be announced at neet.nta.nic.in, ntaresults.nic.in or nta.ac.in. The expected cut off marks for NEET 2021 for general category is 715-145.
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Last year, NEET cutoff scores for the general category were 720-147, while for SC/ST/OBC it was 146-113. NEET-UG exam was held on September 12, 2021. Meanwhile, coaching institutes like Career Point and Career Xpert have released NEET 2021 expected cutoff marks to pass the exam based on the difficulty level. As per the expert, NEET expected cut off will be slightly less than last year.
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The cutoff scores of NEET 2021 will be announced along with the result on the official website. The minimum NEET 2021 cut off marks must be secured to pass the offline medical entrance examination. The minimum marks that are required in NEET for MBBS or other medical courses vary every year. The category-wise NEET UG 2021 cutoff percentile and scores can be checked below.
|Category||NEET 2021 cutoff||NEET cut-off marks|
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.
In case of vacant seats left, NTA in consultation with the National Medical Commission (NMC) and Dental Council of India (DCI) may lower the NEET cutoff. NTA will prepare the NEET merit list 2021 on the basis of NEET cutoff marks. Based on the NEET 2021 cut off, the admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota, deemed/central university, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS and JIPMER colleges will be done. NEET counselling for 15% AIQ, deemed/central university, AFMS/ESIC, AIIMS and JIPMER will be done by the Medial Counselling Committee (MCC). While on the basis of NEET 2021 cutoff, various state counselling authorities will conduct admission process for 85% state quota seats. Check the category-wise expected NEET cut off 2021, minimum qualifying percentile, cutoff ranks, tie breaking method and other details here.
|NEET Result 2021||NEET 2021 Marks vs Ranks||NEET Toppers|
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NEET 2021 cut off for government colleges
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The leading coaching institutes like Aakash, Career Point and Career Xpert will release expected NEET cutoff marks equivalent to the percentile. With the help of the expected NEET cutoff 2021, aspirants can have an idea of the rank to be secured using NEET marks vs rank. Based on the NEET rank, aspirants can make a list of colleges to which they can get admission.
Based on the difficulty level of the exam, Gaurav Tyagi, the founder of Career Xpert has announced the category-wise expected cut off of NEET 2021. Check the table below to know the NEET expected cut-off by Career Xpert.
NEET expected cut off marks by Gaurav Tyagi, Career Xpert
|Category||Cut-off percentile||NEET cutoff expected scores 2021|
After the completion of the exam, Shailendra Maheshwari, Academic Director of Career Point coaching centre has announced NEET expected cutoff. As per Career Point expected cutoff of NEET 2021, the exam was moderate to difficult, therefore, the NEET-UG cut off for General category will be around 715-145. Check the table below
Expected NEET cutoff by Career Point
|Category||Cutoff percentile||Expected NEET cutoff score|
UR & PH
OBC & PH
SC & PH
ST & PH
As per the brochure, NEET cut off percentile (minimum qualifying percentile of NEET 2021) provides the performance comparison of a candidate among others and gives idea of the NEET marks obtained. This means that the NEET cut off 2021 percentile determines on the basis of the highest marks mentioned in the NEET UG merit list prepared by NTA for MBBS/BDS admissions. For example, NEET 2021 cutoff for the General category is 50th percentile which means that aspirants from the same category need to secure equal to or more than 50% of the candidates who appeared for NEET 2021 exam.
As mentioned above, to qualify for NEET exam, aspirants need to secure the pass percentile and NEET 2021 cut off marks, as specified by NTA. Last year, NEET cutoff scores for the General category were 720-147, equivalent to the 50th percentile. For candidates from SC/ST/OBC category, the NEET cut-off score was in the range of 146-113, corresponding to the 40th percentile. Check the previous year's category-wise NEET cutoff and marks below.
NEET cutoff percentile
NEET 2020 cut off scores
NEET cutoff 2019 scores
Using NEET cutoff 2021, the merit list will be prepared by the NTA for admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS and JIPMER colleges. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct NEET counselling 2021 based on NEET qualifying percentile and scores. While, the NEET 2021 cut off for government colleges will be used by respective state counselling authorities for admission to 85% state quota seats and all seats in private colleges.
15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats
85% State Quota seats
Deemed and Central universities
ESIC and AFMS
NEET cut off 2021 are determined on the following factors for MBBS/BDS admissions:
NTA has defined that, “A percentile rank is the percentage of score that falls below a given score in a group.” NTA will apply the below-mentioned formula to calculate NEET cutoff percentile scores.
In case if the rank of two or more candidates is equal, then the tie-breaking criteria to break NEET cut off qualifying scores will be used. The below-mentioned steps in order of preference will be used to break the tie of the NEET result. As per the latest update on NEET 2021, the earlier method of using age to break the tie has been cancelled this year.
Higher marks in Biology: Aspirants securing higher scores/percentile in Biology (Botany and Zoology) will be preferred first for NEET merit list.
Higher marks in Chemistry: If the tie still exists, then the higher marks/percentile of the candidate in Chemistry will be considered.
Number of incorrect answers: If the tie is still there, students with less number of incorrect and correct attempted answers will be allotted better rank.
What are NEET qualifying marks for 15% All India Quota seats?
Aforementioned, the admission to 15% AIQ seats will be done through NEET 2021 cut off by NTA. It must be noted that the NEET AIQ cutoff will be same as the qualifying percentile and scores.
NEET cut off scores for All India Quota seats has been mentioned in the table below, which is equivalent to the percentile.
|Cut off scores (2020)||147||113||129|
Cutoff scores (2019)
Cutoff scores (2018)
The NEET 2021 cutoff for government colleges will be updated here as released. The NEET cutoff for government colleges is the minimum mark required in NEET for MBBS in a government college. In the meantime, students can check the previous years' NEET cutoff for government medical colleges in the table below.
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
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
Government Medical College, Chandigarh
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai
King George's Medical University, Lucknow
Stanley Medical College, Chennai
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Name of college
NEET 2020 cutoff closing ranks
NEET 2019 closing ranks
NEET 2018 closing ranks
Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram
B.L.D.E University, Bijapur
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Name of Medical Colleges
|NEET 2020 closing rank|
NEET 2019 closing rank
NEET 2018 closing rank
Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya
SRM Katt. Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
KM Shah Dental College, Vadodara
After 15% AIQ, the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by respective state counselling committees on the basis of NEET 2021 state wise cutoff scores. The cut off of NEET 2021 for 85% state quota seats will be released by designated authorities after the completion of admission. The NEET 2021 state wise cutoff for state quota seats can be checked from the table below.
|State name||State name|
NEET Cutoff AP
NEET Cutoff Rajasthan
NEET Cutoff Assam
NEET Cutoff Meghalaya
NEET Cutoff Bihar
NEET Cutoff Tripura
NEET Cutoff Chhattisgarh
NEET Cutoff Telangana
NEET Cutoff Goa
NEET Cutoff Tamil Nadu
NEET Cutoff HP
NEET Cutoff Jharkhand
NEET Cutoff Haryana
NEET Cutoff Uttarakhand
NEET Cutoff IPU
NEET Cutoff UP
NEET Cutoff J&K
NEET Cutoff West Bengal
NEET Cutoff Karnataka
NEET Cutoff Gujarat
NEET Cutoff Kerala
NEET Cutoff DU
NEET Cutoff Maharashtra
NEET Cutoff Chandigarh
NEET Cutoff MP
NEET Cutoff AMU
NEET Cutoff Odisha
NEET Cutoff AFMC
NEET Cutoff Punjab
(By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
(By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
(By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
Marks Range (2020)
No. of Candidates Qualified (2020)
Marks Range (2019)
No. of Candidates Qualified (2019)
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the NEET result in form of a scorecard at neet.nta.nic.in. Aspirants can download NTA NEET 2021 result by visiting the official website. In order to download NEET 2021 result, aspirants need to enter their NEET roll number, date of birth and security pin. The result-cum-scorecard of NEET 2021 mentions 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 2021 and qualifying status.
On the basis of AIR, the exam conducting authority will prepare NEET merit list 2021 indicating the rank-wise names of candidates who have qualified the exam. The merit list will be forwarded to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for conducting NEET 2021 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 2021 examination. The respective state counselling bodies will release NEET state wise merit list 2021 based on the cutoff scores. The state counselling body will also be responsible for granting admission to private medical/dental colleges located in a particular state.