The National Eligibility Entrance Test or NEET 2021 has been successfully conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Although the agency has not yet announced the official date for announcing the NEET 2021 results, it is expected that the same will be available soon. The agency will prepare the All India Merit Lists of the successful candidates based on the prescribed eligibility criteria laid down by the National Medical Commission and Dental Council of India.
Candidates belonging to the General and General-EWS categories must get the 50th percentile in NEET 2021. However, for the candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories must get the 40th percentile. On the other hand, for candidates with Benchmark Disabilities, the minimum marks should get the 45th percentile (for UR and GEN-EWS categories) and 40th percentile (for SC, ST and OBC-NCL categories). To be eligible for admission, the candidate must have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biochemistry and English individually. They must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biochemistry. The same for SC, ST and OBC-NCL category candidates is 40%.
Candidates with Benchmark Disabilities must secure a minimum of 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biochemistry (UR AND GEN-EWS categories). This remains the same for SC, ST and OBC-NCL categories.
Past Five Year Cut-offs For NEET UG
|UR/EWS &PH||45th Percentile||146-129||133-120||118-107||130-118||474-131|
|OBC & PH||40th Percentile||128-113||119-107||106-96||130-107||510-118|
|SC & PH||40th Percentile||128-113||119-107||106-96||130-107||415-118|
|ST & PH||40th Percentile||128-113||119-107||106-96||130-107||339-118|
From the cut-off table added above, it is clear that over the last five years, the NEET UG cut-offs have increased. It was in 2019 that highest cut-off crossed the 700 mark. However, the cut-offs did not increase in ascending order. If we compare the cut-offs between 2017 and 2018, it is conspicuous that cut-offs for all the categories were higher in 2017. In 2018, there was a decrease in the cut-offs but it again jumped up from 2019. Last year, the highest marks for the NEET UG exam was equal to the maximum marks, i.e. 720. Likewise, this year, it can be predicted that the highest marks could be above 700.