The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an annual exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This entrance exam allows candidates to secure a position in reputed medical colleges and study their preferred degrees. Based on the NTA NEET results, students seek admission in colleges throughout the nation, like AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER, and others. 

The date range of filling the application is decided by the NTA and conveyed to students through NEET 2021 exam live updates. After filling up the form, the candidate appears for the exam offline. The paper consists of 180 MCQs from 3 subjects- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. 

After the exam is conducted, a provisional answer key is released to help candidates get a rough idea of their score. This answer key is also used to evaluate the final NEET 2021 exam answer sheets and mark students. 

Within a month, the final NEET 2021 exam result is announced. NEET 2021 exam live updates keep candidates posted on the date of results. These results are made available on the official NTA site and can be accessed by the candidate at any time. 

NTA NEET 2021 Exam Result 

The marking scheme followed by NTA in NEET 2021 exam is as follows: 

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks are rewarded. 
  • For every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. 
  • No mark is deducted for un attempted questions and marking more than 1 option. 
  • Total marks= 10 MCQs * 4 = 720 marks. 
  • NEET overall score can be calculated with the following formula:

Total score = (Total number of correct answers * 4) – (Total number of incorrect answers * 1) 

NEET cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks required to move forward in the admission process. These cut-off marks differ across categories and are calculated based on various factors. This cut-off is announced with the declaration of NEET results online. Aspirants will be able to check the cut-off after the result of the NEET exam. 


In 2020, the cut-off result of the NEET exam for various categories was as follows:  

  • Unreserved Category (UR): 50th Percentile: 720-147 
  • Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH): 45th Percentile: 146-129 
  • Scheduled Caste (SC): 40th Percentile: 146-113 
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST): 40th Percentile: 146-113 
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 40th Percentile: 146-113 
  • Scheduled Caste – PH: 40th Percentile: 128-113 
  • Scheduled Tribe – PH: 40th Percentile: 128-113 
  • OBC – PH: 40th Percentile: 128-113

NEET 2019 cut-off :

Category  Minimum Qualifying Percentile  Cut-off Marks  No. of Qualified Candidates 
Unreserved (UR)  50th Percentile  701-134  7,04,335 
Unreserved PH (UR-PH)  45th Percentile  133-120  266 
Scheduled Tribe (ST)  40th Percentile  133-107  8,455 
Scheduled Caste (SC)  40th Percentile  133-107  20,009 
Other Backward Classes (OBC)  40th Percentile  133-107  63,789 
ST-PH  40th Percentile  133-107  14 
SC-PH  40th Percentile  133-107  32 
OBC-PH  40th Percentile  133-107  142 

Qualifying marks for NEET examination: 

  • Unreserved (UR): 360 (on 720) 
  • OBC/SC/ST: 288 (on 720) 
  • UR-PH: 324 (on 720) 
  • OBC/SC/ST- PH: 288 (on 720) 

NEET Merit List 

After the result declaration, a merit list is declared as per the directives of the Supreme Court of India, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Medical Council of India (MCI), and Dental Council of India (DCI). The features of this list are as follows: 

  • It’s a centralized list for all the qualifying candidates of the NEET 2021 exam and a category-wise difference isn’t available on this list. 
  • This list is prepared for the seats considering 15% quotas under the All India Quota for MBBS and BDS degrees. 
  • The different states then prepare their own list based on the All India Rank and category of the student. 
  • This merit list is available on the official NEET website as well as all the NEET institutes.

NEET Result Statistics 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

Toppers of NEET 2020 Examination :

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 2021 Exam Rank List :

At the NEET result time, the rank list is prepared based on the marks scored in the NEET examination. This rank list is the basis of students getting admission to various colleges in different courses. However, if students obtain the same marks in the examination, then the following methods are used to break the tie:

  • Students who score higher in Biology in NEET 2021 exam. 
  • Students who score higher in Chemistry in NEET 2021 exam. 
  • Students with the lowest number of wrong questions attempt in all subjects in the NEET 2021 exam. 
  • If there’s still a tie, the student older in age is considered for the top position. 

NEET Score Card :

Candidates who appear for NEET 2021 exam can visit to check their results. The National Testing Agency (NTA) announces the results of the NEET 2021 exam on its official website. When it’s NEET result time, the news is usually announced in newspapers in advance or on the same date. After that, this is the process of how to check NEET results: 

  • Visit NEET official website results ntaneet. nic. in  
  • Click on the link “NEET UG 2021 Results” which will direct you to a new webpage. 
  • Enter your roll number, date of birth, security pin, and click on ‘Submit. 
  • In case you’ve forgotten your password or application number, you can retrieve your account by clicking on ‘Forgot Password’ or ‘Forgot Application Number’. 
  • After clicking you would be required to fill in details. These details are the candidate’s name, parents’ name, date of birth, and security pin. 
  • This will take you to the result board where your scorecard is made available.

The scorecard includes the following details: 

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

How to check NEET result scorecard 2021? 

The major things you should notice in your NEET 2021 scorecard are: 

  • Percentile score obtained in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry 
  • Overall Percentile score 
  • Total marks scored out of 720 
  • NEET AIR- All India Rank 
  • NEET Category Rank

Final Thoughts 

The NEET 2021 exam date has already been released by the NTA. Besides, the NEET 2020 results are also out. Candidates who appeared for NEET 2020 can check their results on the official website.  

Those who are planning to sit for 2021 will have to put in their best. Devote day and night into your NEET preparation, and kickstart your career with your preferred college.