The wait is finally over, as the result for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 has been declared by CBSE. NEET Result 2017 was announced today, on June 23, 2017, at 10:20 AM. It has been announced online, on the result page of CBSE’s official website. Along with the result, the Board has also revealed the cutoff for the examination and there is an evident decline in it.
The brochure of NEET 2017 stated that to qualify the exam, the candidates must be above the 50th percentile position (40 percentile for the reserved category). However, with the result, the cutoff scores are also revealed. The minimum cut off of NEET 2017 or qualifying score this year is 697-131. However, for the reserved category, it has gone down to 130-107. The cutoff percentile criteria for the PH candidates of General Category is 45th percentile and for SC / ST / OBC category it is same as above. According to this, the cutoff score for the candidates is 130-118 and 130-107, respectively. In comparison to last year, the NEET 2017 cutoff score has decreased.
Last year, it was 685 – 145 for the General category candidates. Hence, there is a dip of 14 marks in the minimum qualifying score. Even for the reserved category, the scenario is the same. There is a difference of 11 marks from last year. The minimum qualifying marks last year was 118.
The number of qualified candidates was to increase this year because only 8 lakh (approx.) candidates applied last year. Whereas, for the NEET 2017, the figure had gone upto 11 lakh (approx). The total number of qualifiers, who qualified for NEET 2017 is 6,11,739. In General category, 543473 candidates have qualified. Whereas, in OBC, SC, and ST category 47382, 14599, 6018 number of candidates have qualified, respectively.
Despite it all, the increase in the number of qualified candidates has only been witnessed in the category of General candidates, where the number has shot up by 372144. Apart from the General Category, the number of candidates in all other category has sloped down. Yet, the total number of qualified candidates is almost the same.
The counselling for the qualified candidates will be conducted my Medical Counseling Commettee (MCC). It will be held online but only to fill 15% MBBS and BDS seats through India. In all, there are 65,000 MBBS seats and 25,000 BDS seats in Indian but only 15 percent of it will be allocated on the basis of MCC NEET Counselling.
The counselling and allocation of seats for the remaining 85% medical ug seats will be filled through the state counselling. The state level counselling will be held individually by the state authorized committee. The candidates may check all the details about the MBBS/BDS Medical Counselling. It is expected that all of the states will soon begin the registration and choice filling procedure for the medical seats.
We congratulate all the candidates who qualified the examination. Candidates, who did not do well this time do not be dispirited. There are many roads to travel and many battles to conquer. Just work hard and the success will be yours forever. Share your score and rank with us and let us be the part of your joy and sadness. You may also comment below, to ask your questions and queries.