NEET 2018 Cut Off – Qualifying Marks & Percentile Category Wise

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NEET 2018 Cut Off is the minimum marks required to qualify National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) UG. Category wise NEET Cut Off is fixed by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Before the exam is held, NEET 2018 Cut Off has been announced in terms of percentile. After the exam, CBSE will publish the NEET 2018 Cut Off score. Anyone appearing in CBSE NEET UG 2018 must take a look at previous years’ cut off also to gauge the competition and set a goal on minimum marks to score in exam. That being said, the aim should ideally be to score very high as just qualifying is not enough, the cut off score for getting admission, also referred to as opening and closing ranks, are extremely high for the good medical colleges. Get here all NEET 2018 Cut Offs.

NEET 2018 Cut Off

Following will be minimum percentile corresponding to which marks should be obtained to qualify NEET 2018.

CATEGORY CUT OFF PERCENTILE
Others 50th Percentile
OBC 40th Percentile
SC 40th Percentile
ST 40th Percentile
UR & PH 45th Percentile
OBC & PH 40th Percentile
SC & PH 40th Percentile
ST & PH 40th Percentile

What this means?

A percentile refers to the value below which a given percentage of candidates in the group of test takers fall. For example, the 50th percentile is the value (or score) below which 50% of the test takers have scored. Likewise the marks corresponding to NEET 2018 Cut off is determined for UR, OBC, SC, ST, UR-PH, OBC-PH, SC-PH.

NEET 2018 Cut Off Marks

Exact marks which will correspond to the cut off percentile will be available officially when CBSE declares NEET 2018 Result. As of now, candidates can check past year cut off marks to get an idea about it.

Previous Year NEET Cut Off Marks (2017)

CATEGORY CUT OFF PERCENTILE MARKS RANGE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES
Others 50th Percentile 697 – 131 5,43,473
OBC 40th Percentile 130 – 107 47,382
SC 40th Percentile 130 – 107 14,599
ST 40th Percentile 130 – 107 6,018
UR & PH 45th Percentile 130 – 118 67
OBC & PH 40th Percentile 130 – 107 152
SC & PH 40th Percentile 130 – 107 38
ST & PH 40th Percentile 130 – 107 38

Due to cut off applicable as above, a following statistics of qualified candidates was arrived at.

Category Registered Appeared Qualified
Male 4,97,043 4,73,305 2,66,221
Female 6,41,839 6,16,772 3,45,313
Transgender 8 8 5
Total 11,38,890 10,90,085 6,11,539

Previous Year NEET Cut Off Marks (2016)

Two years ago, following were NEET Cut Offs.

CATEGORY CUT OFF PERCENTILE MARKS RANGE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES
Others 50th Percentile 685 – 145 1,71,329
OBC 40th Percentile 678 – 118 1,75,226
SC 40th Percentile 595 – 118 47,183
ST 40th Percentile 599 – 118 15,710
UR & PH 45th Percentile 474 – 131 437
OBC & PH 40th Percentile 510 – 118 597
SC & PH 40th Percentile 415 – 118 143
ST & PH 40th Percentile 339 – 118 36

NEET 2018 Cut Off – Frequently Asked Questions

If I get cut off marks that are given above, will I get admission?

Not necessarily. To begin with, the marks given above only make you eligible for counselling. Furthermore, they may vary this year. The above marks are qualifying scores. In order to know whether you will get admission or not, check NEET 2018 opening and closing ranks or colleges cut offs.

Will NEET 2018 Cut Off be higher this year?

Everything in NEET 2018 shall be similar to that of last year. With this in mind, NEET 2018 Cut Off is anticipated to be similar that that of past year.

The following statistics are also useful if you are here to look at NEET 2018 cut off. Figures below pertain to NEET Statistics.

A total of 11,38,890 candidates had registered for NEET UG. Out of this, 11,36,206 were Indian nationals, 1,522 were NRIs, 480 were OCIs, there were 69 PIOs, and 613 Foreigners. 43.64% of the registered candidates were males and 56.36% were females; as can be seen, a larger number of girls students appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. As compared to only 52 cities where NEET was held in 2016, the test was organized in 102 cities in 2017. By the same token, the number of languages in which exam was held increased from 2 to 10. Overall 1921 test centres were assigned for conduct of this national level medical entrance exam in the last year, as opposed to 739 in the year before it. A massive number of invigilators which amounted to more than 1,50,000 were on duty to look after smooth conduct of NEET.

Maximum number of students – 9,13,033 – took NEET in English language. Next comes Hindi which was taken by 1,20,663 students. English and Hindi together made for a combined 90.75% participation. Next most popular language was Gujarati which was opted by 47,853 students. After that came Bengali which 34,417 students had selected. Tamil was also popular with 15,206 takers.

Out of the 4,97,043 male candidates who had registered, 4,73,305 appeared. Among females, 6,41,839 had registered and 6,16,772 had appeared.

Marks range of top 25 rank holders of NEET was 681-697.

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