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NEET Result 2021, Scorecard, Merit List, Cut off, Rank and Percentile

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NTA will release NEET 2021 Result tentatively in the month of June 2021. Last year the exam was conducted in 2 phases and a combined result was declared for both phases in the month of October 2020. After the declaration of NEET result, candidates can download it from the official website – NEET result will be released in the scorecard format and will not be sent via posts. 

In NEET 2021 scorecard, the subject-wise percentile, total marks, NEET AIR Rank of a candidate, qualifying cut-off marks, etc will be mentioned. The qualifying cut-off marks will also vary from category to category. Check NEET Cut Off

Candidates qualifying the examination can get a seat in approximately 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats in medical and dental colleges across India. Read the article to know more about how to check results, how the score is calculated, and much more. 

NEET Result 2021 Highlights

NEET 2021 exam date May 2021 (Tentative)
NEET 2021 Result date To be announced
Official website to download results
Number of registered aspirants (in 2020) 15.97 lakh aspirants
NEET Cutoff percentile UR - 50, SC/ST/OBC - 40, UR PWD - 45
Validity of result For academic session 2021-2022
Admission through NEET 2021 Result

15% AIQ seats, 85% State Quota seats

Courses Offered MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, B.V.Sc etc courses
Details printed on the scorecard Name, Subject-wise and total marks, Percentile scores, AIR for 15% AIQ seats, Cut off scores

NEET 2021 Result

Check NTA NEET Result 2021

The steps to check NTA NEET 2021 Result are given below:

  1. Visit the official website of NEET  –
  2. Under the Online Services, click on NEET Result
  3. A new tab will get open. Enter the required credentials to get NEET Results
  4. Enter your NEET credentials – Roll No., Date of Birth and Security PIN and then submit it after verifying the entered details.
  5. NEET Result will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Download and take printout of NTA NEET Score Card

Details Mentioned in NEET Score Card

Roll Number Application Number
Nationality Applicant’s Name
Applicant’s Date of Birth Applicant’s Gender
Applicant’s Parents Name Sectional-wise marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Category Total Marks
Percentile Score Rank – All India Rank, All India Quota seat rank and State Quota rank
Qualifying Status NEET Cutoff score for counselling under All India Seats 2021

Sample of NEET Scorecard

What you should check in NEET 2021 Scorecard?

The major components of NEET result 2021 that you should check in your scorecard are as follows:

  • Percentile score obtained in biology, physics, chemistry.
  • Overall Percentile score.
  • Total marks scored out of 720.
  • NEET AIR – All India Rank
  • NEET category rank.
  • NEET Cut off

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NEET Previous Year Toppers

NEET Previous Year Toppers

AIR Rank Candidate’s Name Gender Category Marks obtained Percentile Score State
1 Soyeb Aftab Male UR 720 99.9998537 Odisha
2 Akanksha Singh Female UR 720 99.9998537 Delhi
3 Tummala Snikitha Female UR 715 99.9995611 Telangana
4 Vineet Sharma Male UR 715 99.9995611 Rajasthan
5 Amrisha Khaitan Female UR 715 99.9995611 Haryana
6 Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu Female UR 715 99.9995611 Andhra Pradesh
7 Satwik Godara Male UR 711 99.9994879 Haryana
8 Srijan R Male OBC (NC) 710 99.9985369 Tamil Nadu
9 Karthik Reddy Male UR 710 99.9985369 Karnataka
10 Matravadia Maanit Male UR 710 99.9985369 Gujarat

NEET Statistics of Qualified Candidates

Category Number of qualified candidates (in 2020)
Open/EW 6,82,406
OBC 61,265
SC 19,572
ST 7,837
UR-PwD 99
OBC PwD 233
SC PwD 70
ST PwD 18

NEET Score Calculation

How to Calculate NEET Score?

With the help of NEET Answer Key, candidates can calculate their expected scores and ranks. They can tally their answers with those given in answer key before the NEET Result is released. The marking scheme followed by NTA in NEET 2021 is given below-

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks are rewarded.
  • For marking the wrong option, -1 is deducted as penalty.
  • No mark is deducted for un-attempted questions and marking more than 1 option.
  • Total Marks = 180 MCQs X 4 = 720 Marks
  • NEET Scores can be calculated by following the given formula – 
NEET Score = (Total number of correct answers x 4) – (Total number of incorrect answers x 1)

NEET Percentile Score

NEET Qualifying Percentile Score & Marks

Category Cut Off Percentile Cut Off Score Number of Candidates
Unreserved/ EWS 50th  720 – 147 682406
OBC/ SC/ ST 40th  146 – 113 88674
Unreserved / EWS – PH 45th  146 – 129 99
OBC/ SC/ ST – PH 40th  128 – 113 321

How NEET Percentile is Calculated?

The percentile score will be calculated based on the candidate’s AIR and its relative position compared to the rank holders. The NEET Percentile is calculated using the given formula:

NEET Percentile = 100 X Number of candidates appeared with raw score / Total number of candidates appeared 

NEET Marks vs Rank

NEET Marks vs Rank

NEET Rank is the main factor while preparing the merit list. The marks secured by candidates out of 720 determine their actual ranks in final merit list of NEET. The expected range of ranks and marks is provided in the following table-

Ranks Range Marks Range Ranks Range Marks Range
1-5 681-701 38,671-42,664 391-400
6-9 671-680 43,751-48,025 381-390
10-16 661-670 49,140-53,692 371-380
17-31 651-660 54886-60,006 361-370
32-65 641-650 61,286-66,854 351-360
66-80 631-640 68,197-73,907 341-350
81-92 621-630 81,674-75,426 331-340
92-160 611-620 82,464-89,970 321-330
172-246 601-610 91,617-98,710 311-320
272-363 591-600 1,00,625-1,08,255 301-310
388-531 581-590 1,09,875-1,18,148 291-300
547-781 571-580 1,20,177-1,28,941 281-290
813-1,132 561-570 1,31,185-1,40,219 271-280
1,200-1,616 551-560 1,42,586-1,52,352 261-270
1,728-2,308 541-550 1,54,842-1,65,169 251-260
2,441-3,298 531-540 1,68,075-1,78,876 241-250
3,503-4,473 521-530 181,431-194813 231-240
4,708-5,972 511-520 1,96,386-2,10,183 221-230
6,257-7,696 501-510 2,12,003-2,25,343 211-220
8,032-9,570 491-500 2,28,954-2,42,788 201-210
9,958-11,594 481-490 2,46,509-2,61,169 191-200
11,993-13,926 471-480 2,65,271-2,80,794 181-190
14,358-16,342 461-470 2,85,115-3,01,394 171-180
16,795-18,977 451-460 3,06,153-3,23,646 161-170
19,548-22,114 441-450 3,28,574-3,46,874 151-160
22,756-25,447 431-440 3,52,020-3,71,811 141-150
26,179-29,211 421-430 3,77,662-3,98,105 136-140
29,973-33,388 411-420 4,04,017-4,28,905 134-136
33,794-37,770 401-410 - -

Check NEET 2021 Rank Predictor

NEET Merit List

NEET 2021 Merit List

NTA will prepare a Merit List on the basis of directives of the Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI soon after the announcement of NEET Results.

  • No category wise merit list will be declared; there will be only a centralized merit list for all the NEET 2021 qualified candidates.
  • The Merit list is prepared for seats under 15% All India Quota.
  • The number of candidates in the merit list would be equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota.
  • States will prepare their own merit list based on AIR and category of the candidate.
  • Merit list for All India Quota is prepared on the basis of AIR and NEET Reservation Policy.
  • There will be a waiting list equal to 4 times the number of seats available for 15% All India Quota.
  • The merit list for NEET will be announced on its official website. Candidates are advised to check the official website as well as the websites for all NEET Participating Institutes regularly.

Note: The counselling for admission to AFMC will be conducted by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

How does Tie Breaker Rule work in NEET?

A tie occurs when two or more candidates score the same marks. In that case, the authorities apply the tie-breaking rules to decide the rank. The tie-breaking method is mentioned below.

  • Biology Marks – Candidates with higher marks secured in Biology will be preferred over other candidates with the same marks. 
  • Chemistry Marks – If the biology marks criteria do not work and tie still remains then candidates with higher marks in chemistry will be preferred. 
  • Less Incorrect Questions – If the above 2 methods are able to break the tie then the 3rd method is used where candidates with less number of wrong answers will be taken into consideration over other candidates. 
  • Age Factor – If all the criteria fail to break the tie then the last method used is the age factor where candidate older in age will be preferred for merit ranking.

Rechecking of NEET 2021 Result

NTA does not provide any such facility. No candidate can apply for rechecking or revaluation or results. Candidates were provided with the facility of challenging the OMR sheets and Answer sheets. After the challenge is over, the authority releases the result which is final. 

NEET 2021 Cut Off for GMC

NEET Cut Off 2021 for Government Medical Colleges

NTA releases NEET Cut Off along with the declaration of results. It is the minimum marks required to qualify NEET. There are separate cut off marks for different categories. NEET Cut off will be released for 2 quotas– All India Quota and State Level Quota. Top 15% scorers in NEET will be allowed to participate directly in the NEET counselling process under 15% All India Quota. 

NEET Cut Off for Top 10 Medical Colleges

Closing rank data of top medical colleges of 2019, 2018, and 2017 are mentioned below.

College Location Closing Rank 2019 Closing Rank 2018 Closing Rank 2017
Maulana Azad Medical College New Delhi 32 58 49
Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi 489 314 369
University College of Medical Sciences Delhi 171 165 185
Seth GS Medical College Mumbai 638 296 296
VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi 157 107 82
Government Medical College And Hospital Chandigarh 360 254 278
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital Mumbai 1329 1122 1018
Madras Medical College Chennai 1611 1586 --
King George's Medical University Lucknow 908 703 725
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak 1825 1178 1481

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NEET 2021 Counselling

NEET 2021 Counselling

Candidates who qualifies NEET 2021 and whose names appeares in the final merit list will be eligible for NEET Counselling

  • The counselling for 15% AIQ seats and seats in Deemed and Central Universities will be conducted by MCC.
  • The merit list for centralized counselling will be drawn according to candidates’ AIQ Rank.
  • Candidates willing to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions through NEET merit list should follow the instructions of the State Government and authorities of the medical/dental colleges /Institution/University concerned for the counselling process.
  • State Merit List will be drawn on the basis of candidates’ All India Rank.

Seats filled after NEET Result 2021

  • AIQ Seats
  • State Government Quota Seats.
  • Central Institutions/ Universities/ Deemed Universities.
  • Ayurveda, Dental, Siddha, Homeopathy, Unani Colleges
  • State/ Management/ NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical

Frequently Asked Questions

NEET Result 2021 FAQs

Ques. When will NEET 2021 result release?

Ans. NEET 2021 result will be declared a month after the conclusion of the exam. The result will be released in the scorecard format which candidates can download from the official website. 

Ques. How can I check my NEET 2021 Result?

Ans.  You can check your NEET result by logging into the official website of NEET by using your credentials.

Ques. Can I apply for revaluation after the declaration of NEET Result 2021?

Ans. No. Revaluation facility is not provided. However, candidates were given an opportunity to raise an objection against the answer key and OMR sheet. 

Ques. What details will be mentioned in my NEET 2021 scorecard?

Ans. The major components of NEET result 2021 that you should check in your scorecard are Percentile score obtained in biology, physics, chemistry, Overall Percentile score, Total marks scored out of 720. NEET AIR – All India Rank, NEET category rank, NEET Cut off

Ques. How can check my NEET state rank after the declaration of result? Will NTA release it along with NEET result 2021?

Ans. Your NEET scorecard will contain the AIQ rank but the state ranks will be released by respective states after the conclusion of AIQ counselling. Candidates need to apply separately for state counselling. 

Ques. I have applied for NEET 2021 as NRI so can I change my nationality after the declaration of NEET result?

Ans. No. Candidates will not be allowed to change their categories after the declaration of result. However, NTA provides the facility to do some correction in the application form out of which nationality is one. You can change your nationality or other details within the stipulated time period. 

Ques. What is the release date of NEET Answer Keys?

Ans. NEET 2021 answer keys will be released a few days after the conclusion of the exam. First provisional answer keys will be released and after that the final answer keys will release. 

Ques. What will be the minimum qualifying cut off for NEET 2021?

Ans. The minium cut-off percentile to be secured for qualifying NEET is 50th for General Category and 40th for OBC, SC, and ST.

Ques.How to calculate NEET Score and Rank?

Ans. NEET Percentile Based on Highest Marks

Evaluation of percentile on the basis of marks can easily be done. We are providing you Percentile formula which is based on the marks scored by the contenders.

The formulae for calculating Percentile on the basis of Marks:

Individual Score X 100 / Marks obtained by top scorer

Percentile based on rank

Evaluation of percentile on the basis of rank is somewhat difficult in comparison to the first one. Have a look at the Percentile formula which is based on rank, gained by the aspirants.

The formulae for calculating Percentile on the basis of Rank:

Total appearing candidates – Rank secured/ Total appearing candidates’ X 100

Ques.How will the Tie-breaking problem be dissolved?

Ans. In case candidates score equal marks in the NEET examination, tie-breaking method will be considered.

  1. The candidate who obtains a higher mark in Biology as per the result of NEET 2021 will be given a better rank.
  2. If Biology marks are equal, candidates securing higher marks in Chemistry as per the NEET result 2021 will be given a higher rank in NEET 2021.
  3. If both Biology and Chemistry marks as per NEET result are equal, then the candidate who has attempted less number of wrong questions in all subjects of NEET 2021 will be given better rank.
  4. If all of the above criteria are unable to prove effective in breaking tie in NEET 2021 result, then the candidate older in age will be given preference for NEET admissions.

Ques.Who will conduct Counselling after NEET 2021?


  • For 15% All India Quota seats, counselling will be conducted by the DGHS.
  • For seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities will conduct the counselling.

Ques.What is the reservation criteria for 15% all India quota seats?

Ans. In 15% all India quota seats, 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST and 27% for OBC category candidates.

Ques.How will the merit list be prepared for 15% All India Quota seats?

Ans. Based on All India Rank and the reservation roster provided by DGHS, merit list for All India quota will be prepared.

Ques.What is the procedure of online seat allotment?

Ans. The process steps are given here -

  • Main Counselling Registration.
  • Exercising of Choices, indicative seats and Locking of choices.
  • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 1.
  • Round 1 Result Publication.
  • Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round.
  • Publication of net vacant seats.
  • Fresh Choice Submission by eligible candidates for Round 2.
  • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 2.
  • Round 2 Result Publication.
  • Reporting at the Medical / Dental Colleges /Institutions against Round 2.
  • END of 15 % All India Counselling and reverting of Non Joined, Not allotted seats to state quota.

Ques. Will there be negative marking in NEET 2021?

Ans. Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 marks will be deducted from the total score.

Ques. How long is the result of NEET 2021 valid?

Ans. The result of successful candidates of NEET 2021 is valid for the academic session 2021 – 22 only.

Ques. Can one see images of OMR sheets and Responses on the website?

Ans. The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the website For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with website.

Ques. I did not have a graduation degree, However, I have completed a professional degree, Can I apply for NEET?

Ans. No, only candidates who are graduate from a recognized University can apply for NEET. No, professional degree is accepted as a graduation degree.

Ques. Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?

Ans.  Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of INR 1000 per response challenged. The payment will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


When was the vacancy list released for round 2?
abdul nazir

Hi, For NEET round 2 registrations started on November 18, 2020 and ended on November 22, 2020. Only after declaration of vacancy list, round 2 of couselling started. Also vacancy list is released by different states individually. To get more details visit NEET counselling 2020.

bhagyashri kene
After how many days of the exam is the result released?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, The result for NEET Examination is released after few days of the exam.

jatin sharma
What are the documents required for NEET counselling 2020 at the time of reporting?
arvind kumar

Hi Jatin, you need class 12 marksheet, ID Poof, passport size photoraph and score card. For details visit: NEET COUNSELLING

Is it necessary to lock the filled up choices in NEET counselling 2020?
arvind kumar

Hi Bhumika, it is necessary to lock the choices. For details visit: NEET COUNSELLING

Can I get admission in BHMS on the basis of NEET score?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Ministry of Ayush has notified that BHMS, BAMS and BUMS Admission from 2018 will be done on the basis of NEET scores of the candidates. BHMS or Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery is a UG academic degree course which covers medical knowledge of the homoeopathic system.

koyena biswas
Do I need to submit original TC and migration during counselling?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, As per NEET Counselling 2018, its not manadatory to provide TC & Migration Certification in the counselling. Candidates will need to bring following original documents at the time of reporting to the college after AIQ/Deemed/Central counselling of NEET 2018.

arushi thankur
What documents are compulsory to bring during counselling?
abdul nazir

Hi Arushi,

You need to carry original and photocopies of following:

  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET 2020 Result/Rank Letter
  • Class X and XII Certificate and Marksheet
  • 8 passport sized photographs
  • NEET Seat Allotment letter
  • Proof of Identity (Aadhar card/PAN card/Passport/ Driving License)
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

For other counselling details click here.

sheetal chib
Where can I download NEET counselling confirmation?

Dear Sheetal Chib

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you can check out the counselling as soon as you register for NEET Counselling 2020. It will be updated soon. For more information, kindly go through this link – NEET 2020 Counselling

What is the fees for NEET Counselling?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Pradeep, NEET Couselling Fees is given below:

Institution Type Category Security Fee (Refundable)
15% AIQ/ Central Universities UR Rs. 10,000
SC/ST/OBC/PwD Rs. 5,000
Deemed Universities All Categories Rs. 2,00,000

For more information, please refer to the following link, NEET Counselling.

ria ghosh
I am from WB. Kindly intimate whether I am also eligible for 15% WB state quota seats for All India counselling starting on 27.10.2020.

Hello Ria,

You’ll be eligible for 85% state quota seats of West Bengal. 

nafisa khatoon
I want admission in Punjab University Dental College. WIll they conduct separate entrance exams or do I apply for NEET 2021?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Nafisa, PU also accepts NEET Score for admission. 

sadaf alam
My score is 577,AIR RANK 32313, EWS BIHAR ,any chance to get gov medical college or low PRIVATE COLLEGE WITH LOW BUDGET

Dear Sadaf Alam

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can check out your Eligibility for Government and Private Colleges with us. Kindly go through this link – NEET Cut-Off 2020 and NEET Seats Intake 2020

piasha sarkar
I'm from West Bengal and in sc category I score 411 and aiq rank is 1 lakh 72 thousand and SC rank is 11339 is there any chance to get a government medical college in WB????????????? Plz reply ????????????????????????????????????????????????

Dear Piasha Sarkar

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can check out your Eligibility for Government Medical College with us. Kindly go through this link – NEET Cut-Off 2020

vansh thappa
sir,my daughter scored 430 marks, and falls under SC catagory and belongs to J&K . can she get admission in Govt medical college

Dear Vansh Thapa

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can check out your Eligibility for any college with us. Kindly go through this link – NEET Cut-Off 2020

vaibhav singh
category rank is 44305 sc in uttar pradesh any chance for mbbs bds

Dear Vaibhav Singh

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can check out your Eligibility for any college with us. Kindly go through this link – NEET Cut-Off 2020

vaibhav singh
rank is 44305 sc category uttar pradesh any chance for mbbs bds

Dear Vaibhav Singh

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can check out your Eligibility for Medical College at Uttar Pradesh and the availability of seats with us. Kindly go through this link – NEET Cut-Off 2020 and NEET Seats Intake 2020

shilu jay hasmukh bhai
Result neet exam
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, NEET Result will be declared on October 16th, 2020. For more information, please refer to the following link, NEET RESULTS.

esa biswas
sc, West Bengal, 506 in neet 2020, what is my chance to get a govt medical college in West Bengal in both all India quota and state quota?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Esa, You can expect rank in between 45023-51086. For more information on the college, please refer to the following link, NEET Participating Colleges in West Bengal.

I secured 470 marks in NEET 2020 exam. Which is the most economical veterinary college?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Rashmi, You can expect rank in between 65801-73197. For more information on the college, please refer to the following link, NEET Participating Colleges.

rolee vaishnaw
hii sir, my daughter score--------@390. can she get any privet college seat limit of 25L fees.
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Shiv, If your daughter’s score is 392, then your rank will fall in between the range 131606-142409. For more information on the colleges under NEET, please refer to the following link, NEET Medical Colleges.