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How many marks to score in NEET exam to Qualify?

Aspirants appearing for the NEET exam will have a common question, “How many marks are required to clear the NEET Exam?” or “What are NEET qualifying marks?” NEET qualifying marks/cutoff marks will be decided by the NTA based on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of availability of the seats, total number of competitors, reservation of seats, and various other factors.

 NEET Exam- Making Scheme

  • NEET exam conducted for 720 marks; the NEET question paper consists of 200 multiple-choice type of questions. Competitors have to opt a correct answer from the choice of 4 options.
  • Each question contains 4 marks. 4-marks will be awarded for a correct answer.
  • Negative marking is there for wrong answers, -1 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • ‘0’ marks for an unanswered question.
  • Total NEET Score calculated by adding the correct answers and deducting the negative answers.

Formula to Calculate NEET Score

NEET 2023 Marks = 4 * (No. of Correct Answers) – 1 * (No. of Incorrect Answers)

NEET Pass Marks [Minimum Marks to Score]

CategoryMinimum Marks to Pass NEET Exam
GeneralMin marks of NEET for general category are 138
SC/STMin marks of NEET SC/ST category are 137-108
OBCMinimum marks of NEET OBC category are 137-108 to qualify NEET Cutoff 2022
PHMinimum marks of NEET for PH (General) category are 137-122 and for PH (SC/ST/OBC) it is 121-108

 NEET Cut-off Marks 2023 – Category Wise [Expected]

CategoryNEET 2023 cutoffNEET cut-off marks
General50th percentileTo be announced
SC/ST/OBC40th percentileTo be announced
General-PwD45th percentileTo be announced
SC/ST/OBC-PwD40th percentileTo be announced

What is the use of scoring NEET Cutoff Marks?

In order to get admission in MBBS/BDS courses in various Government and private colleges, it is mandatory to score the required cutoff marks/qualifying marks in the NEET exam. Based on NEET score, students can get admission in MBBS or BDS colleges national-wide.

Factors determining NEET 2023 Cutoff Marks

  • Total number of availability of seats
  • Total number of competitors.
  • Difficulty level of the NEET Exam
  • Reservation of seats

NEET Cutoff Vs Colleges

Based on the NEET Qualifying marks of a student, they will get admission in medical colleges of the following categories.

NEET Overall Seats for MBBS and BDS

  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats
  • 85% State Quota seats

UG Medical Colleges in India

  • AIIMS institutes
  • JIPMER colleges
  • ESIC and AFMS
  • Private institutes
  • Deemed and Central universities

NEET Cutoff for General Category

When it comes to NEET UG Cutoff Marks Category-wise, general category students must qualify the exam with 50th percentile of marks. Last 4-years NEET Cutoff marks for General Category were like this. 


NEET cutoff for General Category [Past 4 Years]

YearNEET Cutoff Scores

 NEET Cutoff for OBC Category

NTA specified that candidates belongs to OBC category must score 40th percentile of NEET to qualify the exam. Check past 4-years of NEET OBC Cutoff marks to have a knowledge.

NEET cutoff for OBC Category [Past 4 Years]

YearNEET Cutoff Scores

NEET Cutoff for SC/ST Category

SC/ST Category students have to score 40th percentile of NEET score to qualify in the examination. Go through previous year NEET Cutoff marks for SC/ST Category for reference.

NEET cutoff SC/ST Category [Past 4 Years]

YearNEET Cutoff Scores

 NEET 2022 Expected Marks Vs Ranks

NEET marksNEET ranks
720 – 7151 – 19
710 – 70023 – 202
698 – 690204 – 512
688 – 680522 – 971
679 – 670992 – 1701
669 – 6601702 – 2751
659 – 6502759 – 4163
649 – 6404170 – 6061
639 – 6306065 – 8522
629 – 6208535 – 11463
619 – 61011464 – 15057
609 – 60015070 – 19136

NEET Cutoff Marks/Qualifying Marks Analysis

Competitors must score the NEET qualifying marks/cutoff marks as mentioned by the NTA. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks as per their category. Cutoff marks range will also be specified by the NTA. Scoring more marks than the announced cutoff is an advantage to get admission in reputed colleges.

NEET MBBS/BDS Cut off 2022

CategoryNEET cutoff percentileNEET cut-off 2022 scores
Unreserved50th percentile715-117
SC/ST/OBC40th percentile116-93
Unreserved-PH45th percentile116-93
SC/ST/OBC-PH40th percentile104-93

NEET Cutoff: Tie-breaking Process

NEET Tie-breaking is applied if 2 or more candidates scoring same marks in the exam. Using the tie-breaking process the ranks of the candidates will be decided.

Higher marks in Biology:

Competitors scoring higher scores/percentile in Biology (Botany and Zoology) will be given the first preference in NEET merit list.

Higher marks in Chemistry:

After Biology, candidates scoring higher marks/percentile in Chemistry will be considered.

A number of incorrect answers:

If the tie still exists, then number of incorrect answers opted by a candidate will be considered for ranking.

NEET 2023 Qualifying and Admission Cutoff

ParticularsNEET qualifying marks 2023NEET Admission Cutoff
Published ByNational Testing Agency (NTA)Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), State conducting authorities
How to check?NEET Result PortalCheck  opening and closing ranks & scores on MCC official website
Purpose of CutoffNEET qualifying cutoff is used to qualifying the medical entrance testAdmission offered for students till the last rank specified by MCC
Institute SpecificNoYes
Category SpecificYesYes
Used for AdmissionsNoYes

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