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The All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is a national level entrance examination, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Applicants for this examination compete to pursue medical or dental courses and seek admission in government and private colleges across the nation. The AIPMT exam, which has now been replaced by the NEET examination, is going to be held on May 6, 2018. The AIPMT cutoff for 2018 has been set by the CBSE, the concerned regulating body. The cut off refers to the minimum qualifying percentile which the candidate should score in order to become eligible for securing a seat in either of the two courses- MBBS or BDS. Only candidates who meet the cut-off for AIPMT 2018 will be eligible for qualification and will be assigned an All India Rank (AIR) by the CBSE. On the basis of AIPMT scores and All India Rank (AIR) of all qualified candidates, central and state counselling authorities will release their respective merit lists and hold admissions to MBBS/BDS courses.

Category wise AIPMT cut off

Aspirants must keep in mind that AIPMT Cut-off 2018 qualifying percentile is different for different categories. For General (unreserved) category candidates, the minimum qualifying percentile is 50. They have to attain a score more than or equal to the 50th percentile to secure a seat. However, for the candidates belonging to the reserved category- Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC), the minimum qualifying Cut off for AIPMT 2018 is the 40th percentile. The corresponding Cut off score of AIPMT Cut off 2018 percentiles, which will be the minimum ‘marks’ required to qualify AIPMT 2018, will be declared along with the declaration of the AIPMT 2018 result.

AIPMT Cut off 2018                       

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

Percentile format of AIPMT 2018

A percentile depicts how a candidate performs in the exam, with respect to the others appearing for the same exam. For instance, if a candidate’s marks are in the 55th percentile, it implies that he/she has scored better than 55 percent of all the candidates who appeared in the exam. Utilizing percentile mode of Cut off in NEET ensures that various factors like exam difficulty, preparation levels of test takers, etc. of respective years in which exam is conducted are taken into consideration while shortlisting qualified and unqualified candidates and fairness is maintained.  AIPMT 2018 cut-offs have been released in the form of percentiles instead of specific marks. This implies that candidates need to score marks equivalent to the cut-off percentile.

Determination of merit in case of a tie

In case two or more candidates score equal marks then their order of merit or merit rank will be determined by considering the below-mentioned tie-breaking factors in the same order of priority:

  1. Marks in Biology in AIPMT 2018: Candidate who has scored more marks in the Biology section of AIPMT 2018 will be placed higher in the merit order compared to the one who scores less.
  2. Marks in Chemistry in AIPMT 2018: In case the tie remains even after considering above-mentioned factors, then the candidates’ marks in Chemistry section of AIPMT 2018 will be considered. The one with higher marks in chemistry in AIPMT 2018 will be placed above those with lesser marks.
  3. Number of Wrong Answers: In case the tie still persists after considering the above-mentioned factors, then candidates with the least number of wrong answers or incorrect responses will be placed higher in the order of merit than the ones with more wrong attempts.
  4. Age: If the tie remains even after considering above preferences, then seniority will be considered. Candidate senior in age will be given higher merit order than the younger ones.

All India Quota (AIQ) Merit List 2018

The merit list for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) admissions will be prepared by CBSE. Candidates who qualify AIPMT 2018 by scoring equal to or more marks equivalent to the Cut off of AIPMT 2018 (except candidates from Jammu & Kashmir) will be eligible for All India Quota admissions.

AIPMT Cut-offs from previous years

The AIPMT (NEET) score is given out of 720 marks. The category-wise number of candidates who qualified NEET 2017, along with the marks required to qualify in each category, are mentioned in the table below.

 NEET Cut off 2017 scores and category-wise qualified candidates

Category NEET 2017 Qualification Percentile NEET 2017 Qualifying Score as per qualification percentile (out of 720) Number of Candidates Qualified
UR 50th Percentile 131 5,43,473
OBC 40th Percentile 107 47,382
SC 40th Percentile 107 14,599
ST 40th Percentile 107 6,018
UR-PH 45th Percentile 118 67
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 107 152
SC-PH 40th Percentile 107 38
ST-PH 40th Percentile 107 10

NEET 2017 gender-wise qualified candidates

Gender Registered Candidates Appeared Candidates Qualified Candidates
Male 4,97,043 4,73,305 2,66,221
Female 6,41,839 6,16,772 3,45,313
Transgender 8 8 5
Total 11,38,890 10,90,085 6,11,539

 AIQ NEET Cut off ranks of top 10 Medical Colleges

Name of Medical Colleges 2017 NEET Closing Rank 2016 NEET Closing Rank 2015 AIPMT Closing Rank 2014 AIPMT Closing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 49 44 28 59
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 82 106 56 105
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 185 128 97 158
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi 369 263 117 284
Government Medical College, Chandigarh 278 162 158 303
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai 297 408 216 459
King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 725 506 386 776
Stanley Medical College, Chennai 3,858 2,264 2,039 2,003
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak 1,481 1,035 674 1,512
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai 1,018 408 565 1,008

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