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NEET UG Cut Off 2024: Check NEET UG Passing Marks or Qualifying Marks

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2024 on May 5, 2024, from 2 pm to 5:20 pm across all designated centers in India. Candidates are now eagerly awaiting the NEET qualifying score or cutoff to determine their eligibility for admission to preferred medical colleges.

Approximately 24 lakh candidates appeared for the exam, which took place in various locations across 557 Indian cities and 14 cities abroad. NEET is a crucial examination for candidates aspiring to pursue undergraduate medical programs (MBBS/BDS) at esteemed medical institutions across the country.

NEET UG serves as the gateway for admission to government medical colleges in India. To pass through this gateway, candidates must achieve a score higher than the minimum qualifying marks set for the exam. These minimum marks are referred to as the NEET Cutoff/Qualifying Marks/Passing Marks, which establish a candidate’s eligibility for admission to Indian medical programs.

A candidate’s eligibility for participation in the counselling process for MBBS, BDS, or AYUSH courses at top medical institutes in India is determined by their NEET UG cutoff score. While the official NEET 2024 cutoff will be announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) after the exam, projected cutoffs for each category based on past trends and expert projections are as follows:

NEET UG Cut off Expected for 2024:

Following the declaration of the NEET UG 2024 Result, the NEET 2024 passing marks will be disclosed. Candidates can refer to the anticipated NEET passing scores, taking into account the expected difficulty level of the 2024 exam and the previous year’s NEET cutoffs.

Category NEET 2024 Expected Qualifying Marks NEET 2024 Expected Cut Off
General 50th Percentile 715-117
General – PH 45th Percentile 116-105
SC 40th Percentile 116-93
ST 40th Percentile 116-93
OBC 40th Percentile 116-93
SC-PH 40th Percentile 104-93
ST-PH 40th Percentile 104-93
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 104-93

Factors Influencing the 2024 NEET UG Cutoff:

The NEET UG cutoff score varies annually based on factors such as:

– Total number of candidates
– Difficulty level of the exam
– Availability of seats

Total Seats for NEET 2024:
According to the latest statistics from the NMC, the number of seats available for various courses in India is as follows:

  • MBBS seats – Over 1 lakh
  • BDS seats – 26,949
  • AYUSH seats – 52,720
  • BVSc & AH – 603
  • AIIMS seats – 1,899
  • JIPMER seats – 249

NEET 2024 Result Date:

NTA will announce the results of NEET 2024 on June 14, 2024. The NEET UG 2024 result and official NEET qualifying marks will be unveiled simultaneously.

Last Year’s Cutoff Statistics for NEET 2024:

The NEET cutoff scores for different categories have fluctuated in recent years due to various reasons. To provide students with insights into what to expect in NEET 2024, the cutoff patterns from previous years are outlined.

Category Qualifying Percentile Cut Off Marks
General 50th Percentile 720-137
SC 40th Percentile 136-107
ST 40th Percentile 136-107
OBC 40th Percentile 136-107
General – PH 45th Percentile 136-121
SC-PH 40th Percentile 120-107
ST-PH 40th Percentile 120-107
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 120-107


Tie-Breaking Criteria for NEET UG Cutoff 2024:

Starting from this year, NTA will adhere to revised tie-breaking guidelines for NEET 2024.

Previous Tie-Breaking Rule: In the past, ties were resolved based on scores in physics, chemistry, and biology, with age and negative markings being considered if necessary.

New Tie-Breaking Rule: Preference will be given to the candidate with the highest grades in Biology, followed by Chemistry. In case of a tie, qualified candidates will be selected through a computer-generated drawing, eliminating human bias.

NEET Qualifying Cutoff vs. NEET 2024 Admission Cutoff:

NEET candidates need to understand the distinction between the cutoff marks for NEET and those for admission.

The NEET Cut Off represents the minimum score required in each category for eligibility to take the test. Meeting this minimum percentile qualifies candidates to participate in state and central counselling for admission to medical colleges, determined by the NTA.
On the other hand, the NEET Admission Cut Off is the minimum score or number that NEET-qualified applicants must meet to secure admission to specific medical or dental colleges in India for MBBS or BDS programs, published by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and state conducting agencies.

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