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]
|Category||Minimum Marks to Pass NEET Exam|
|General||Min marks of NEET for general category are 138|
|SC/ST||Min marks of NEET SC/ST category are 137-108|
|OBC||Minimum marks of NEET OBC category are 137-108 to qualify NEET Cutoff 2022|
|PH||Minimum 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]
|Category||NEET 2023 cutoff||NEET cut-off marks|
|General||50th percentile||To be announced|
|SC/ST/OBC||40th percentile||To be announced|
|General-PwD||45th percentile||To be announced|
|SC/ST/OBC-PwD||40th percentile||To 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]
|Year||NEET 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]
|Year||NEET 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]
|Year||NEET Cutoff Scores|
NEET 2022 Expected Marks Vs Ranks
|NEET marks||NEET ranks|
|720 – 715||1 – 19|
|710 – 700||23 – 202|
|698 – 690||204 – 512|
|688 – 680||522 – 971|
|679 – 670||992 – 1701|
|669 – 660||1702 – 2751|
|659 – 650||2759 – 4163|
|649 – 640||4170 – 6061|
|639 – 630||6065 – 8522|
|629 – 620||8535 – 11463|
|619 – 610||11464 – 15057|
|609 – 600||15070 – 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
|Category||NEET cutoff percentile||NEET cut-off 2022 scores|
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
|Particulars||NEET qualifying marks 2023||NEET Admission Cutoff|
|Published By||National Testing Agency (NTA)||Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), State conducting authorities|
|How to check?||NEET Result Portal||Check opening and closing ranks & scores on MCC official website|
|Purpose of Cutoff||NEET qualifying cutoff is used to qualifying the medical entrance test||Admission offered for students till the last rank specified by MCC|
|Used for Admissions||No||Yes|