Now that NEET 2021 is over, experts are sharing their views on cut off, marks vs rank, and more. As per the National Testing Agency (NTA), only those candidates will qualify National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-2021 who will secure a position above the 50th percentile. However, if a candidate belongs to the SC, ST and OBC categories then the cut off is 40th percentile. The same for PwD candidates is 45th percentile. The percentile of the candidates will be determined based on the marks secured in the exam.
NTA will also reveal NEET cut off marks but that shall be done with the result. The cut off marks will be mentioned in the scorecard. However, as per the experts, the cut off is expected to go ‘enormously high’ this time. For the General category, it is expected to go 720-150, for the candidates of the SC / ST category it may go around 146-115, and for OBC candidates it shall be around 146-130. Last year, the cut off for General was 720-147, for SC / ST it was 146-113.
As for the cut off for admission in Government medical colleges, it is expected that this year the minimum qualifying marks needed will be around 615-625. For SC, ST, and OBC category candidates the expected safe score is 525+, 492+, and 580+, respectively. This is just an expected cut off with a margin of 10-15 marks. The qualifying marks depend on a lot of factors like – the number of candidates who have appeared for the examination, number of candidates who applied, level of difficulty in the exam, number of seats, etc. Also, this year, the examination pattern has also been revised. Based on these factors, the qualifying marks might get impacted.
As for the candidates who are looking for NEET 2021 marks vs rank, experts have also shared their views on the same. The marks and rank share a directly proportional relationship. Based on previous year data analysis and the exam this year, experts say that candidates who will secure 1-50 rank are those who will score between 715-720. Similarly, the score for ranks 50 to 100 will be between 700-715. Rank 150 will likely get a score of 90, rank 1000 can possibly have a score of 670. Likewise, rank 3000 can have a 650 score while rank 5000 will probably attract a score of 640. In this way, rank 10,000 can have a score of 620. The list is endless and it will go on. To get an idea about the tentative ranks, students can take help from various online rank predictors that are available online. Basically, these tools take into consideration the NEET 2021 scores along with other details and then predict a tentative rank. To predict the scores, one can multiply the number of correct answers by 4 and subtract the product from the number of incorrect answers multiplied by one.