NEET 2019 exam was held out of a total of 720 marks and NTA set 701 as the minimum qualifying marks for UR category candidates.
Cut off marks are different for different category students. This is done to ensure equity among all candidates in most of the all-India and state-level competitive examinations.
It is important for you to understand these details regarding cut off marks and the exam as a whole if you are aiming to crack NEET 2020. Your preparation will get a direction, and a better strategy will help you score higher than the NEET cut off 2020 (Tamilnadu, if you are appearing from the southern state). So, here you go-how the previous year candidates prepared keeping NEET 2019 expected cut off for government colleges in Tamilnadu in mind.
In 2019, NTA had announced NEET result on 5th June. Candidates who qualified the exam then waited for the release of the state-level cut off marks. As we all know the division of seats are like- All-India Quota seats and State Quota seats. So, it was obvious for them to wait to know which seat they had finally qualified for.
The expected cut off for NEET 2019 in Tamil Nadu was dependent on several factors, the difficulty level of the question paper being one of them. The number of seats available in the colleges was also a determinant of the Tamil Nadu NEET cut off 2019.
The other factors that were taken into account to decide the Tamil Nadu NEET cut of 2019 were the number of seats, the number of candidates from each category, and so on.
In NEET 2019 Tamil Nadu, the state counselling authority commenced the Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admission 2019 process in the second week of June. They first released the application form online. Following this, the quota rank was declared for the aspiring students. Starting from the last ranker, the admission was started within a few days’ time.
After the NEET cut off 2019 Tamilnadu was declared, the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) conducted the counselling process. It was only after the second round of counselling that the candidates were able to find out whether or not they had secured a place in MBBS or BDS. In this regard, no discrimination was made among candidates of unreserved or reserved category. Lists for both were published at the same time. The PwD candidates also got to know their eligibility from this list.
If you tally the NEET 2019 cut off marks for government colleges in Tamilnadu you would see that various colleges like Madras Medical College, Stanley Medical College, Coimbatore Medical College and so on had different marks for UR, SC or ST category students. Failure to achieve the same did not allow any aspirant get through the admission procedure. So, you can easily understand how strictly these cut off marks are adhered to.
With regards to Medical college in Tamilnadu cut off marks, experts say that it can go up by 56 to 120 across categories in the following years keeping in mind that 3968 government quota seats and only 852 management quota seats are there in MBBS and BDS courses.
Like every year, the Directorate of Medical Education of the state took the final call on NEET 2019 cut off Tamilnadu. The rank list published included the 3950 seats of MBBS and 1000 seats of BDS across colleges in the state.
The state rank list, as per rule, is meant only for those aspirants who are native to Tamilnadu. The list contains the name of the candidates, the rank they obtain, category they belong to, NEET score they attain, and the rank as per their category. The merit position determines the seat allotment of the student. Also, other factors like the choice of stream he/she opts for also plays a pivotal role in the entire admission process.
If two or more candidates get the same marks, the next qualifier, that is, the marks in Biology is considered. Even after that the tie remains, marks of Chemistry is taken into account. To settle further ties, lesser number of incorrect answers in the exam and age are considered respectively (older candidates get selected).
NEET is one of the most prestigious exams which makes you tread the path of medical profession with success. To crack it, you need strategic preparation and a thorough knowhow of the selection process. Check out the number of seats available in your state if you wish to carry on studying in your native state only and prepare accordingly. All the best!