NEET Exam 2018 – Answer Key, Cut Off 2018 (Percentile Based) For SC, ST and OBC

By on May 6, 2018
NEET Exam 2018

NEET cut off will be released by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) which will indicate the minimum qualifying score. The officials have announced the cut off list in terms of percentile before the entrance exam. Now the applicants who are appearing in the entrance exam which is to be held on 6 May 2018 can expect their result. The candidates who are appearing in the NEET exam must go through the previous year cut off list so that they can set a goal of minimum marks to be scored.

Download NowNEET Answer Key (Released) By Aakash, ALLEN and Resonance!

Many candidates found “Percentile” a confusing term!!

The term “Percentile” refers to the value in which the percentage of a candidate falls and it is set for all the candidates appearing in the entrance exam. The candidates who are appearing in the entrance exam must score their marks according to the set percentile.

For example: The candidates who will score 50th percentile are the set score below which some candidates appearing in the exam has scored. Likewise the list is mentioned below according to the categories.

Candidates who are appearing in the exam and have expected that they will score more than the NEET Cut Off percentile requirement will only be declared as qualified candidates. The CBSE will provide AIR (All India Rank) to all the candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam. As the applicants must note that the counseling authorities will release the respective merit lists to hold some admissions to MBBS/BDS courses.

Important Note: The Candidates must know that the cut off will be different for different categories.

The applicants who belong to unreserved category have to score equal to or more than 50th percentile. And the percentile for the candidates who belongs to reserved category such as SC/ST/PWD then they have to score 40th percentile to qualify in the entrance exam. And the cut offs will be declare along with the NEET result 2018.

  • Unreserved (UR)- 50th Percentile
  • UR-PH (Unreserved Physically Handicapped) – 45th percentile
  • SC (Schedule Caste) – 40th Percentile
  • ST (Schedule Tribe) – 40th Percentile
  • OBC (Other Backward Classes) – 40th Percentile

Category wise Percentile Specified by the CBSE:

The above mentioned point states the category wise percentile specified by Central Board of Secondary education. Candidates appearing in the exam must set their goals to score marks under the set percentile. As then only they will be qualified to secure their admission into various MBBS colleges or institutes. The applicant who belongs to the UR category must score equal to or above 50th percentile to qualify in the exam.

However the applicant who belongs to UR-PH category they must score equal to or above 45th percentile. Candidates who belong to the SC/ST/OBC category they must score equal to or above 40th percentile if they want to secure their admission into their desired college/University.

Previous year NEET cut off at a glance!

Candidates can also go through the previous year NEET cut off so that they can expect their upcoming cut off and score accordingly. Here I have mentioned a table which includes marks range and number of candidates.

Category Marks range Number of candidates
Others 697-131 5,43,473
OBC 130-107 47,382
SC 130-107 14,599
ST 130-107 6,018
UR-PH 130-118 67
OBC-PH 130-107 152
SC-PH 130-107 38
ST-PH 130-107 38


The above table states the mark range required to qualify in the NEET exam. Candidates must score between the above mark ranges if they want to secure their admissions successfully. Candidates can also get all the updates on their fingertips if they subscribe to the newsletter of MotaChashma. They can also visit our official website if they have any doubt related to the NEET Result, answer key or cut off.


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