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Private Colleges Cutoff For NEET 2018:

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is a national level undergraduate medical entrance exam organised by The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NEET is conducted for admissions into MBBS & BDS programmes that are offered by different medical & dental colleges across India.

The cutoff for NEET 2018 is the lowest possible marks a candidate must obtain to qualify NEET, and the same will be published along with the results in the first week of June 2018. This score is based on many parameters like the total number of seats, number of candidates that have taken the exam, marking scheme and difficulty level of the test etc.

To qualify for admissions in MBBS and BDS seats in government, private and deemed medical colleges/universities in India, a candidate belonging to unreserved or general category needs to score a minimum of 50th percentile in NEET 2018, while, candidates belonging to Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribes/ Other Backward Classes, the minimum percentile to obtain is 40th.

So, if you belong to the General category, whether you are seeking admission to a government or private college doesn’t matter where the minimum cut-off is concerned. One must score a minimum of 50%. F0r SC, ST, OBC this cut-off will be 40%.

Do note that the exam conducting authority will prepare All India Merit List of successful candidates based on the eligibility criteria & marks scored. The merit list will be announced after the NEET 2018 results are declared.

Given below are the details of NEET All India Quota Seats Cut-off for 2017. This should give you a fair idea to prepare for NEET 2018.

Category Marks Range No. of Candidates
General 685 – 468 14315
OBC 468- 465 230
SC 468- 352 2815
ST 466 – 303 1427
Unreserved & PH 466-214 430
OBC & PH 213-210 10
SC & PH 209-130 75
ST & PH 213 – 118 23

Based on our research, the expected qualifying marks for NEET 2018, considering the past year figures, may look like this:

Category Qualifying marks out of 720 Percentile
General 360 50th Percentile
SC/(ST/ OBC 288 40th Percentile
PH 324 (Gen), 288 (Reserved) 45th Percentile

Reiterating one more time, the official cutoff for NEET 2018 will be published along with the results in the first week of June 2018.

Since now, NEET also includes private colleges, those with lower scores can also secure seats. Because of the 15% state quota, private college cutoffs  may vary. But in all probability, a score of about 380 or above should get you a private college, in most states.

A piece of advice to all you aspiring medicine professionals – now is the time to work hard; so do just that. While understanding the dynamics of college admissions does help, your focus for now should be on studying hard and cracking NEET 2018 with the highest possible scores that YOU can.

All the best!

PS: For those who might have missed, the last date for submitting the NEET application form is March 1, 2018 (till midnight)

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