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NEET 2019: Cut Off and Changes Introduced



National Test Agency (NTA) will release the cut off for NEET 2019 along with the result on June 5, 2019. Cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks to be scored by a candidate in the medical entrance exam. This implies that NEET 2019 cut off will indicate the qualifying status of a student. In the scorecard, cut off marks, marks of the student (overall and sectional) and All India Rank (AIR) would be displayed.

Only those students who have scored equal to or more marks than the cut off would be considered qualified and eligible to take part in further admission procedure in medical, dental and other concerned courses.

Candidates who wish to study abroad while pursuing MBBS would be required to secure more marks than the declared cut off to be eligible. Students can hereby get all the information associated with NEET 2019 cut off like minimum qualifying percentile, tie-breaker criteria etc.

NEET 2019 Cut Off: Minimum Qualifying Percentile

Minimum qualifying percentile (category wise) has already been released. Minimum qualifying percentile is the required marks that a candidate has to secure to ensure admission to medical, dental and other allied courses. These marks are decided based on the performance of all the candidates from different categories.

NEET Minimum Qualifying Percentile:

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile
SC-PH 40th Percentile
ST-PH 40th Percentile
OBC-PH 40th Percentile


NEET 2019 Cut Off: Tie-Breaker Criteria

When two or more students score equal marks in the exam, tie-breaker criteria is used to decide the AIR for the students. Final merit list is prepared on the basis of tie-breaker criteria. Following are the rules that are followed while deciding AIR using tie-breaker criteria:

  • That student who scored more in Biology is given preference.
  • If Biology’s marks are also equal, then, marks in Chemistry are considered.
  • If both the criteria mentioned above failed, then a student with more correct attempts would be given preference.
  • If still there remains a tie, the one who is older would be given preference over the younger one.

Changes Introduced in NEET 2019:

  • As per the government’s order, aadhar card would not be considered mandatory like it used to be till last year. Candidates may produce their passport number or any other valid photo id proof.
  • Video lectures for NEET 2019 and IIT from IIT professors would be provided by NTA so that students may clarify their doubts online and with more convenience.
  • Moreover, test practice centres have become functional so that candidates may take the mock test from there and may analyze their performance on the national level.
  • From this year onwards, NEET, JEE Mains and other major entrance exams would be conducted by NTA (National Test Agency) rather than CBSE.
  • NEET 2019 would be held in pen and paper mode only.
  • An exam would be conducted just once in a year.


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