CBSE to be announced the NEET UG 2018 result in the first week of June, NEET 2018 Cut-off May Drop.
NEET 2018: Experts rate the medical entrance exam tougher in comparison with the previous year and believe the cut-off will go down.
NEET Cut Off 2018 – The cutoff for any examination indicates the minimum marks/ percentage/ percentile, which a candidate must secure in order to qualify the exam. For NEET 2017, it was 50th percentile for the UR candidates and 40th percentile for OBC/SC/ST candidates. The Board will announce the Result of NEET 2018 and with it, the cutoff score for NEET 2018 will also be announced. Check more details about NEET Cut Off 2018 on this page below.
NEET 2018 Cut-off May Drop, Say Experts
NEET UG 2018 Cut-Off: The NEET UG 2018 competitive medical examination was held recently on May 6, 2018, and the experts have rolled out the NEET UG 2018 expected cut-off in context to the same. With each passing year, the competition is getting tougher which is resulting in a fall in the cut-offs.
CBSE has released the NEET 2018 answer key, OMR sheets, answer responses, and code of test booklet on the official website.
This year, near about 66,000 seats likely to be filled on the basis of the results of candidates. Now, students exam pressure has been over now, therefore, everyone will be worried about their results. According to the sources, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET UG Result will be announced on June 5th, 2018.
This year more than 1 million students had appeared for the National level entrance examination for seeking the admission in the medical colleges in India. Well, students will only be selected if they score the minimum cut off i.e. 50 percentage for unreserved category while 40 percentage for scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and other backward class.
NEET 2018 Expected Cut-Off as per Experts Analysis
The experts have suggested that due to a tougher examination, the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET 2018cut-off is expected to drop.
As per Rajshekhar Ratrey from Toppr.com, there will be a drop in the cut-off for NEET 2018. The Physics paper was lengthier than last year with an increase in the application based and calculative questions. Due to this, candidates may have spent a larger duration of time on this section and would have grappled for time towards the end of the paper. “Therefore, the cut-off for the general category would be 120 – 130, for OBC, it is between 97- 107, SC/ST category is 92 – 102,” said he.
As per Y K Jayaramappa, CEO, BASE academy, in comparison with previous year, this year’s NEET Biology paper was creative and thought-provoking. “There were two questions from zoology that were out of the curriculum. A few problems in physics section required lengthy calculations and the overall difficulty level was comparable to the last years’ paper,” said he. Therefore, the expert believes, the cut off may be between 95-100 for reserved category and for the general category, it is 125-130.
Uday Nath Mishra, Chief Academic Officer BasicFirst, believes there is drop in the cut-off for NEET 2018 as the medical entrance exam was tougher than the previous year. :A significant increase in the number of students registered for NEET 2018 examination is another factor contributing to the drop-in cut-off. Therefore, the expected cut-off is between 130-140,” said he.
Follow these steps to check your NEET 2018 exam result:
- Open the official website of CBSE at cbseneet.nic.in.
- Click on the result section
- Open the relevant link for the NEET 2018 entrance exam result
- Submit your details asked on the official page for showing your result
- Click on Submit
- Download your result
- Take a printout for future references
Before checking your result, carry your admit card so that you can fill all the relevant details asked on the official page.
However, merit list for the exam will be prepared after the NEET 2018 results declared. As per the merit list, candidates will able to know their luck whether they will get the government college or the private. Board will call the students for counselling according to the rank they scored in the examination 2018. The counselling process will be online based.
Last year the NEET UG cut off score was
- UR – 131
- SC / ST / OBC – 107
- UR PH – 118
- SC-PH / ST-PH / OBC-PH – 107
Candidates will be called for counselling rounds based on the ranks obtained by them in the NEET 2018 Exam. 15 % of the seats under NEET are for All India Quota Seats and the rest 85% are for the state counselling. Counselling for All India Quota seats is done by Medical Counselling Committee and for the rest, it is done by the respective states.
NEET 2018 saw a total of 13 lakh aspirants for a total of 90000 seats. Last year, the figure was at 11.5 lakh. There are some colleges which conduct their own entrance test for admissions to the medical courses. These include undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Rest of the colleges in India take students on the basis of their NEET score only.
NEET Previous Years Cut Offs
The candidates may also have a look at the previous cutoff for the exam. Previous Year NEET Cutoffs
NEET 2017 Cut Off
|Category||Cutoff Percentile||Cutoff Score||Number of Candidate|
|Other||50th||697 – 131||543473|
|OBC||40th||130 – 107||47382|
|SC||40th||130 – 107||14599|
|ST||40th||130 – 107||6018|
NEET 2016 Cut Off
|Category||Marks Range||Qualifying Criteria||Number of Candidates|
|UR||685 – 145||50th Percentile||1,71,329|
|OBC||678 – 118||40th Percentile||1,75,226|
|SC||595 – 118||40th Percentile||47,183|
|ST||599 – 118||40th Percentile||15,710|
|UR PH||474 – 131||45th Percentile||437|
|OBC PH||510 – 118||40th Percentile||597|
|SC PH||415 – 118||40th Percentile||143|
|ST PH||339 – 118||40th Percentile||36|
Importance of NEET Cut Off
The Cut Off of NEET will be used to segregate candidates for allocating the merit. The score of NEET will be calculated for all the candidates, who will be placed on or before the 50th percentile. For determining the merit, the scores will be used. Higher the score of the candidates, better will be rank allocated to them.
NEET Qualifying Marks To Be Eligible For 15% AIQ Counselling
There is one more cutoff of NEET about which the candidates should know. This cutoff will be prepared by CBSE, for those candidates who opted for 15% All Indian Quota seats. CBSE will check the number of seats in the medical colleges and according to it, will call the top candidates for counsellig.
The marks secured by the last rank holder who will be called for the counselling, will be decided as the NEET 2018 Cut off. CBSE will also announced 15% All India Quota NEET Cut Off for the candidate but it will be announced after the announcement of the result.
Previous Year 15% AIQ NEET Cut Off
The candidates may check the previous year cut off by checking the table below.
|Category||Marks Range||Number of Candidates|
|Others||685 – 468||14,315|
|OBC||468 – 465||230|
|SC||468 – 352||2815|
|ST||466 – 303||1427|
|Others PH||466 – 214||430|
|OBC PH||213 – 210||10|
|SC PH||209 – 130||75|
|ST PH||213 – 118||23|
Importance of NEET Cut Off for 15% AIQ
The 15% cutoff will be used to call candidates for the counselling. CBSE will call the top merit holders according to the number of seats. It will also prepare a wait list, which will include candidates 4times the number of seats. The wait list will be used to fill the vacant seats.