NEET Merit List 2019: The Board releases two types of ranks namely All India Rank (AIR) and All India Quota (AIQ) rank and prepares two merit lists viz. All India merit list and 15% AIQ merit list. The same lists are provided to respective counselling conducting authorities. The list will carry the names of the candidates having a score more than the minimum qualifying percentile.
Students can access the merit list of NEET 2019 by visiting the official website of NTA NEET. NEET Counselling will be conducted on the basis of NEET Rank and Score. Seats will be allotted as per the reservation policy stipulated for the medical exam.
NEET Merit List – Types
- Merit List of NEET is a rank list having the names of all the qualifiers.
- The names are listed in the order of their ranks.
- The types of merit lists will depend upon the types of ranks allotted to the test taker.
Example: All India NEET merit list will be prepared after arranging candidates’ All India Ranks (AIR), while AIQ merit list will be prepared after gathering AIQ ranks of qualified candidates and so on.
Given in the table below are the types of NEET merit lists 2019 and the types of NEET ranks associated with each.
|NEET Merit List ||Rank Provided|
|All India Merit List||All India Rank (AIR)|
|AIQ Merit List||All India Quota (AIQ) Rank|
|States’ Merit Lists||State Rank|
Note: All these ranks will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ NEET All India Ranks (AIR) as released in NEET 2019 rank letter.
NEET 2019 Cutoff Percentile
To be eligible for featuring in NEET 2019 Merit List, candidates must score equal to or more than the minimum required percentile in their respective categories to be able to participate in the counselling procedure. With the release of NEET results, the cutoff scores are also revealed. They are equivalent to NEET qualifying percentile and will also mention category-wise cutoff scores of AIQ.
The Percentile score shows a candidate’s performance in comparison to the rest of the applicants.
|Category||Qualifying Marks out of 720||Qualifying Percentile|
|Unreserved Category (UR)||360||50th Percentile|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC)||288||40th Percentile|
|Physically Handicapped (PH)||324 (UR), 288 (Reserved Category)||45th Percentile|
Note: NTA reserves the right to reduce the qualifying percentile, in case enough number of candidates will not be able to qualify the exam.
Eligibility for Merit List
- Minimum Age Limit- The candidate should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2019.
- Maximum Age Limit- The maximum age limit for general category candidates is 25 years and for reserved categories it is 30 years.
- Educational Qualification
- Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
- General Category- 50% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
- OBC/SC/ST Category- 40% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
- General- Physically Handicapped Category- 45% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
- Candidates appearing for Class XII exam may also give NEET and will be admitted on a provisional basis.
Tie Breaker (Inter-se Merit)
For two or more candidates securing the same marks in the entrance exam, the inter-se merit will be decided on the following basis, in order of preference.
- Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology.
- Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry.
- Candidates with lesser number of wrong answers in all the subjects.
- Candidates older in age.
Merit List for 15% All India Quota Seats
NTA will prepare the merit list for 15 percent All India Quota (AIQ) admissions. Candidates who qualify NEET 2019 by scoring equal to or more marks equivalent to the cutoff of NEET 2019 will be eligible for All India Quota admissions.
- The merit list will have as many names as the number of seats under All India Quota.
- For such candidates, counselling will be done on the basis of their All India Quota Rank.
- There will also be a waiting list equal to 4 times of the merit list or so if required by the DGHS (Director General of Health Services).
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling and do not need to submit a self-declaration form anymore.
- Candidates from J&K still need to produce the self-declaration form for participating in All India Quota Counselling.
Merit List for seats other than All India Quota
For the remaining 85% of seats, NTA will give the result to DGHS, to be forwarded to the Admitting authorities.
- An All India Rank will be provided to the candidates.
- Admitting Authorities will invite candidates for Counselling and a separate merit list will be released on the basis of All India Rank.
- State Counselling will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. Candidates must check their websites to stay updated.
- Deemed Universities will conduct their own counselling procedure. Know more
- Candidates who wish to take admission in AFMC must apply separately on their website since they will hold a second screening process.
NEET State Merit List
- Other than the two merit lists, respective state counselling authorities prepare their separate NEET 2019 State merit lists.
- These lists are prepared for admissions to state quota seats and MBBS/ BDS seats in private/ self-financing colleges.
- The list will carry the names of all the NEET qualifiers who have registered for participating in the state counselling.
- State merit list of NEET will provide state rank of the candidate which indicate the rank of a candidate amongst all the NEET qualified candidates participating in the state MBBS/BDS counselling.
CheckNEET Participating Colleges
After the declaration of results and cut off, candidates qualifying the exam will be called for the counselling procedure scheduled in June 2019. They will be issued a call letter, having the information related to counselling of NEET, schedule, procedure, fee etc. There are various authorities who will hold NEET Counselling. A brief about the same is given below:
Counselling by MCC:
MCC will conduct the counselling at national and state level. Additionally, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), will conduct the NEET 2019 counselling for the following categories:
- 15 percent All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical and dental colleges across all states (except Jammu and Kashmir)
- Seats reserved for Wards of Insured Persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges
- 100 percent seats in Deemed and Central universities
- Seats at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
Note: MCC will declare the number of available seats before each round of NEET counselling. There will be two rounds of counselling for state government colleges and three rounds of counselling for deemed and central universities.
Documents required for NEET counselling
Candidates will need to bring following documents at the time of reporting to the college after AIQ counselling of NEET.
- NEET admit card
- NEET rank letter or AIQ rank letter
- Class 10 and 12 certificates and mark sheet
- ID proof with eight passport size photographs
- Provisional allotment letter generated online after allotment.
- Community certificate (if applicable).
Counselling by State Authorities:
- Counselling for the remaining 85 percent state quota seats (100 percent in case of J&K) in government medical and dental colleges and seats in other private and self-financing institutions in all states will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities.
- NEET 2019 counselling for AIQ and deemed/central universities will tentatively begin by the second week of June, and will go on until the last week of August.
- Counselling for state quota seats will be conducted by the different state counselling authorities during this same period.
Check detailedNEET Counselling Procedure
NEET Merit List FAQs
Ques. What is the NEET Merit List?
Ans. It is a rank list prepared for counselling and admission into medical and dental colleges.
Ques. How many types of merit lists are there in NEET?
Ans. There are two types of merit lists. One for 15% All India Quota and the other for State Quota Seats.
Ques. How will the Merit lists be prepared?
Ans. Merit List will be prepared on the basis of NEET Rank provided by NTA. Candidates will find it on their Score Card.
Ques. Who will draw the merit list for All India quota seats?
Ans. NTA will prepare the merit list for All India quota seats on the basis of students’ ranks.
Ques. Will there be a waiting list for All India Quota?
Ans. Yes, there will be a waiting list for AIQ. The waiting list for All India Quota seats will be equal to 4 times the merit list.
Ques. Who will draw the merit list for State quota seats?
Ans. Respective state counselling authorities will draw a separate state merit list based on the candidates’ All India Rank.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College