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Neet Cut off 2018

About NEET 2018

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate 2018 (NEET 2018) has been administered by CBSE on May 6 in the offline mode for admission to around 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats offered by several government and private medical and dental colleges across India. Applicants will be granted seats in government colleges under 15% All India quota and 85% State quota. Counselling for 15% All India Quota will be done by MCC and for 85% State Quota by the concerned state counselling body. Counselling for Deemed and Private colleges will be conducted by MCC. The result of NEET 2018 will be released by CBSE on June 5 and the merit list will be released shortly after the announcement of the result.

NEET 2018 Minimum Qualifying Percentile

Candidates aspiring to qualify NEET 2018 will be required to score equivalent to or more than the percentile Cut off of NEET 2018 as mentioned in the table below.

NEET 2018 Cutoff

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile

15% All India Quota Merit List of NEET 2018

CBSE will prepare the merit list for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) admissions. Candidates who qualify NEET 2018 by scoring equal to or more marks equivalent to the Cut off of NEET 2018 (except candidates from Jammu & Kashmir) will be eligible for All India Quota admissions. Until previous year, candidates from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were also not eligible for AIQ admission, unless they filled a declaration form at the time of filling NEET application form. But from this year on, the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined other states in allotment of 15% of their MBBS/BDS seats in government medical/dental colleges through AIQ counselling, conducted by MCC.

Neet Results

The results of the NEET 2018 exam would be declared tentatively on June 05, 2018. Students will be able to view their result by accessing the official website of CBSE and provide their name, roll number and date of birth.

NEET Counselling

Those students who would have scored marks equal to or above the cut-off will be able to register for the counselling from June 12 to 25, 2018 separately for the all India and state levels and specify their choice of colleges. Apart from the normal cut offs for 85% seats by the state level counselling, CBSE will also issue the merit list for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats at various participating colleges.

Changes Emended in NEET 2018

From 2018, the following changes have been introduced in NEET exam:

Unlimited attempts have been allowed for the students to appear in the NEET 2018 exam. Earlier, the maximum number of attempts allowed for the aspirants were limited to three.

Students will be able to attempt the NEET 2018 exam in the Urdu language also.

The medical colleges in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states would be attending the NEET 2018 counselling. Accordingly, the total All India Quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2018 have been increased.

The medical seats that will remain unfilled after the second round of AIQ counselling will be transferred to the state level counselling authorities.

Roadmap to MBBS/BDS Admissions

It is very crucial for the aspirants of NEET to thoroughly understand the roadmap for getting admission to an MBBS/BDS seat at a college of their choice based on the scored marks. Within few days of the exam completion, the CBSE will issue the answer keys of NEET 2018 in the online mode

Documents Needed for Reporting the Allotted College

The candidates who would receive the college allotment letter from the counselling authorities will need to produce the following documents at the college by the due date:

  • NEET 2018 admit card
  • NEET 2018 rank letter
  • AIQ rank letter
  • 10th and 12th class marksheet and certificate of the candidate
  • An Id proof displaying the photo of the candidate
  • Eight passport size photographs of the candidate
  • Provisional allotment letter (generated online)
  • Community certificate (if applicable)

NEET 2018 Important Dates

Event Date
NEET 2018 Result Declaration June 5, 2018
Round I of Counselling June 12 to 24, 2018
Last Date of College Joining as per Allotment from Round I of Counselling July 3, 2018
Round II of Counselling July 6 to 12, 2018
Last Date of College Joining as per Allotment from Round II of Counselling July 22, 2018
Transfer of the Vacant AIQ Seats to State Counselling Authorities Last week of July 2018

Eligibility Criteria of Government Medical College

Admission to Government Medical College, will be done through of NEET counselling. Qualified candidates have to be physically present at College campus for payment of fee and completion of final admission procedure.

Candidates must fulfil the following eligibility criteria before the admission process:

  • Nationality: Candidate should Indian Nationals or Overseas Citizen of India(OCI)
  • Aadhar Card: Candidate should have Aadhar Card except for the candidates from Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana State.
  • Age Limit: Candidate must be of minimum 17 years of age at the time of admission on or before December 31, 2018. The upper age limit for admission seekers under All India Quota is 25 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • Attempts: Candidates can only attempt the exam only 3 times until they cross the maximum age limit. Moreover, NEET 2018 will be counted as 1st attempt for the candidates
  • Essential Academic Qualification: The candidates who have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology individually securing a minimum of 50% in 10+2 is eligible. For reserved category (SC/ST/OBC), there is a relaxation of 10% so they have to secure a minimum of 40% to be eligible. General physically handicapped candidates have to secure a minimum of 45%. Aspirants who are appearing in 10+2 examination in 2018 may also appear provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later on.

    If two or more candidates have equal score in the exam, preference will be given to

  • Candidate having higher marks in Biology/Biotechnology in NEET UG-2018.
  • Candidate having higher marks in Chemistry in NEET UG-2018.
  • Candidate older in age.

NEET 2017

In 2017 NEET score was given out of 720 marks. The category-wise number of candidates who had qualified NEET 2017, along with the marks required to qualify in each category, are mentioned in the table below.

NEET Cut off 2017 scores and category-wise qualified candidates

Category NEET 2017 Qualification Percentile NEET 2017 Qualifying Score as per qualification percentile (out of 720) Number of Candidates Qualified
UR 50th Percentile 131 5,43,473
OBC 40th Percentile 107 47,382
SC 40th Percentile 107 14,599
ST 40th Percentile 107 6,018
UR-PH 45th Percentile 118 67
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 107 152
SC-PH 40th Percentile 107 38
ST-PH 40th Percentile 107 10