NEET Cut Off 2019

NEET 2019 Cut Off - Category Wise Cut Off - Check here

The NEET UG exam is less than 1 month away. 5th May 2019 is the test date. A profession as a medical practitioner is highly respected throughout the world. So, for all medical aspirants, this is the gateway to a rewarding career.

Naturally, a large number of candidates appear for this exam as an opportunity for a bright and prosperous future. Over 15 lakh students are going to compete for a finite number of seats. As of now, there are 60,000 MBBS seats inclusive of private and public colleges. Now, who qualifies will be determined by this year’s NEET cut off 2019.

The cut off is the minimum percentile you need to secure to be eligible for a rank.

Out of 12,69,992 candidates who appeared for the exam last year, about 7,14,562 could score the NEET cut off.

NEET cut off 2019 – How is it determined?

  • • Every candidate’s score is evaluated against the highest score, and a percentage value is determined.

  • • Depending on the highest score for the year, a base minimum lower limit is decided.

  • One needs to score above this limit to qualify for a rank.

    This year’s NEET 2019 cut off will be released along with the result declaration on June 5, 2019. The cut off will be displayed on the scorecard along with that candidate’s All India Rank (AIR).

    [Note: A year’s cut off score varies between various quotas. For example, last year, the minimum score necessary for an unreserved (UR) category candidate was 119. For reserved category candidate, the qualifying marks were 96.]

    As mentioned earlier, the minimum required marks are a certain percentage of the highest obtained score. Percentage values on which cut-offs are calculated are pre-determined.

    NEET minimum qualifying percentage for each reservation category

    Reservation type Qualifying percentile
    Unreserved (UR)50th
    Unreserved Physically Handicapped 45th
    Scheduled Caste (SC)40th
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)40th
    Other Backward Classes (OBC)40th
    SC-PH (Physically handicapped)40th

    Few vital facts –

  • • The highest marks in NEET 2018 were 691, with a total score of 720.

  • • Last year’s cut off score for unreserved candidates was 119.

  • With more number of students taking the exam this year, competition will be higher. From the above figures, it’s also obvious that cut off scores can go up or down. So, preparedness is the key to stay ahead in the curve.

    Possible career paths you can pursue with NEET marks

    In addition to being the gateway to medical colleges, securing marks above this year’s cut off of NEET 2019 will earn you an opportunity to study other interesting subjects, essential in health treatment.
  • • The NEET merit seat will be used for admission in veterinary colleges. One can study courses like Animal Husbandry and BVSc.

  • • Admission into undergraduate courses in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) will require a NEET score from now on.

  • • Dental colleges also require NEET marks.

  • NEET Tie Breaker 

    By this time, you already know that the ranks are allotted according to candidates’ percentile. This implies, if two candidates obtain the same percentile, they have the same rank. To redress this situation, a tiebreaker strategy is utilized. The merit is prepared while adhering to the tiebreaker criteria. The below mentioned steps are followed subsequently to break the tie.

    Priority 1
    Marks in biology
    Firstly, one’s biology marks are considered. A candidate who has obtained more marks in Biology section will gain more preference over the other one with a lesser score.
    Priority 2 Marks in Chemistry
    If marks in biology are the same for both, then the chemistry marks are compared for candidates with a tie. One who has more marks in chemistry will gain priority.
    Priority 3 Number of wrong answers
    If the 1st two criteria result in a tie, then the candidate with the least number of wrong answers is offered a higher rank.
    Priority 4 Age
    If after applying all the above comparisons, the tie stays unbroken, then the older candidate will gain a higher rank.

    How to check whether you are eligible for a rank or not?

    You’ll need to follow these steps to verify if you are eligible for a rank.

    After the results release, you need to refer to the NEET answer key uploaded by NTA. From there, follow the below steps.

    Step 1: Note down the number of correct and incorrect answers.

    Step 2: Calculate your score by using the marking scheme

  • • +4 for every correct answer

  • • -1 for every incorrect answer

  • • 0 for more than one answer

  • • 0 for no answer

  • Step 3: Your NEET score = (number of correct answers x 4) – (no of incorrect answers x 1)

    Step 4: Verify whether your score is higher than the NEET cut off 2019 or not.

    A brief overview of the competitive scenario

    As you can already comprehend, a large number of candidates compete in this exam in hopes of a better future. The NEET cut off 2018 saw 6,34,897 candidates from the unreserved category qualify. The number of qualifying candidates with NEET cut off 2017 was 5,43,473. So, that’s a positive trend and a piece of good news for you.

    A great score in NEET can open opportunities

    Around 400 medical colleges accept NEET score. Many of them are highly sought after by aspirants due to their world-class infrastructure and other excellent features.

    Here are some of the top medical colleges with stringent cut offs. To gain a seat in any of these, you need to score well above the NEET cut off 2019.

  • 1. Armed Force Medical College (AFMC), Pune

  • The college offers only 130 seats, with administration under Indian Armed Forces. It ranks consistently in the list of top medical colleges.

  • 2. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

  • Another premier medical college in the country, it trains 250 undergraduate students every year. 
  • 3. Institute of Medical Science, Benaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU), Varanasi

  • The college offers 84 MBBS seats and 50 BDS seats. Their postgraduate diploma and post-doctoral courses are two of the prestigious in the country.

    So, it’s time to gear up for the big day. Hopefully, you are preparing well with study materials and solutions. With hard work and intelligent effort, your dream to become a doctor will surely manifest.