NEET Merit List 2021 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the NEET 2021 merit list of the undergraduate medical exam after the announcement of the NEET 2021 result. Aspirants will be able to download the NEET merit list pdf from the link to be provided on this page.
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The released NEET merit list 2021 will include name of candidates, All India Rank (AIR), NEET 2021 scores (out of 720) and qualifying status. The NEET-UG merit list will be prepared based on their NEET result and individual scores. On the basis of rank in NEET-UG 2021 merit list, students will be called for NEET counselling for 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota seats, all seats in deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS and JIPMER institutes. The allotment of seats will also be done based on NEET merit list.
Thereafter, NEET 2021 merit list will be used by state counselling authorities to prepare the state merit list. Based on these NEET state-merit lists, aspirants will be granted admission to 85% state quota seats and all private institutions. NTA will transfer the NEET MBBS/BDS merit list 2021 to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for counselling of All India Quota, deemed/central universities, ESIC and AFMS institutes.
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NEET 2021 cut off for government colleges
Next, DGHS will forward this merit list to state and Union Territories counselling authorities, and these authorities will further prepare NEET 2021 merit list for state counsellings. NEET 2021 exam is a national-level entrance exam conducted in around 3843 NEET exam centres across the nation. To be included in the merit list of NEET candidates must appear for the national level entrance examination.
Aspirants can check the NEET merit list dates 2021 and other events from the table below.
NEET result 2021 declaration
To be notified
NEET 2021 Rank Letters (indicating All India Rank and AIQ rank)
To be notified
Counselling - Round 1 (AIQ and Deemed/Central)
To be notified
Counselling - Round 2 (AIQ and Deemed/Central)
To be notified
Counselling - Mop-up round (Deemed/Central Universities/ESIC/AFMC)
To be notified
State counselling begins
After NEET result
The cutoff of NEET 2021 exam is the minimum qualifying percentile that must be secured to qualify the NEET medical entrance examination. Candidates will be included in the NEET 2021 merit list only if they secure the minimum qualifying cut off. Candidates will be allotted ranks in the NEET-UG merit list on the basis of score that they obtain. Candidates can refer to the table below for previous year NEET cutoff (category-wise) and equivalent scores.
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Cut off Scores (2019)
The merit list of NEET 2021 mentions ranks of qualified candidates in descending order in the entrance examination. Since candidates receive different types of ranks in NEET examination thus the type of merit list depends on the type of rank secured. NTA will release an overall NEET merit list 2021 for all the candidates. This NEET 2021 merit list will include all the candidates who appeared for the exam irrespective of which category they belong to or whether or not they have opted for AIQ 15% seats.
Another NEET merit list 2021 that NTA will release is the AIQ merit list, which will include the candidates who opted for the AIQ 15% seats except those from the state of Jammu & Kashmir, as they do not participate in the centralised counselling process. NTA will forward the data of NEET MBBS/BDS merit list of qualified candidates to DGHS. Candidates must note that candidates’ NEET All India Rank (AIR) will be the basis on which these ranks will be prepared. The authorities will also release the state merit lists which will reflect state wise rank of candidates to be further used for counselling.
Types of NEET Merit List
All India Merit List/Overall Merit List
All India Rank (AIR)
AIQ Merit List
All India Quota (AIQ) Rank
States’ Merit Lists
NTA will release an overall merit list or NEET 2021 All India Merit List, which will include the overall rank status of individuals among all the competing candidates. This NEET merit list will be released ignoring the AIQ position, state, category of the medical aspirant.
The AIQ NEET 2021 merit list will include all those candidates who are eligible for 15% seats under AIQ, except those belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. If candidates from J&K wish to opt for AIQ seats they must sign the declaration form while filling the NEET application form 2021. After that, on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), DGHS will conduct counselling on the basis of AIQ rank secured by candidates in the merit list of NEET.
On the basis of All India Ranks secured by medical aspirants in NEET 2021 merit list, state counselling authorities will prepare their own state-wise NEET merit lists for admission. The allotment NEET state merit rank to a candidate in the rank list of NEET 2021 depends on a variety of factors, like eligibility of the candidate as per domicile requirement, etc. Considering these factors an eligible candidate merit list for NEET counselling will be prepared.
Candidates who are not a part of this list but are fulfil all the conditions of eligibility of a state can fill the NEET counselling 2021 application form for that state. Once medical aspirants have filled state-wise NEET application form, the state will release a NEET state merit list 2021 for eligible candidates who can take part in the counselling process. NEET-UG state merit list will reflect state rank of candidates which will show the qualifying status of candidates among others from that state.
In case two or more candidates secure same marks in the entrance examination the below-mentioned tie breaking criteria will be applied
First preference will be given to the candidate who scores higher marks in Biology (Botany + Zoology) in the entrance examination will be allotted a higher rank in NEET 2021 merit list
If the tie remains then candidate securing higher marks in Chemistry will be preferred
Next step will be to give preference to the candidate who gives less number of incorrect responses
The last method will be to select the candidate who is older in age among the ones who have a tie