NEET is a highly competitive medical entrance examination conducted by the National Test Agency. It has four subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) and carries 720 marks in total, each subject carrying 45 marks. To qualify in the examination, students must acquire more than or equal to the cutoff percentile that is per the range of marks every year. The cutoff percentile is divided category wise. The percentile calculation is based on the number of students attending the exam, and the highest marks obtained.
- Unreserved (General) – 50th percentile of a particular range of marks.
- OBC, SC, ST – 40th percentile
- Unreserved (Physically Handicapped) – 45th percentile
- OBC, SC, ST (Physically handicapped) – 40th percentile
The above is the cutoff marks in general to qualify the medical entrance test and it varies every year depending on the range of marks allotted for the cutoff percentile. NEET has a different cutoff to get admission to Government medical colleges, whereas 15% of seats are reserved for All India Quota and 85% of seats are reserved for state quota. Adding 9 AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) colleges in different regions, there are collectively 235 government medical colleges in India.
Benefits of getting a seat in government college:
- The most important and most considerable thing is the fee structure, your merit decides the best college you get the admission in.
- Better faculty and better laboratory experience.
- Greater exposure to different kinds of patients, and knowing their diseases gives a better understanding than any textbook reading.
Year Wise cutoff ranks for Government colleges in India:
NEET 2019 overall opening and closing ranks for Government colleges
NEET cutoff ranks for top five Government colleges: