NEET 2016 Cut Off Marks (Phase 1 & 2)- Category wise

By | Aug 18, 2016

NEET 2016 Cut Off Marks- To be eligible for the exams, a student should be at least higher secondary pass with subjects like Physics, Biology, Chemistry and biotechnology. An aspirant should be a national of India or someone living abroad with Indian nationality can also apply. Minimum marks required in 12th class for students are 50%, 45% and 40% for General, SC and ST categories.

NEET 2016 Results

NEET 2016 Cut Off Marks- Phase 1 & Phase 2:

NEET Phase 1 Cut Off 2016,NEET Phase 2 Cut Off 2016

Surprisingly the result of NEET 2016 was declared a day before on 16th August and according to papers/source, it was supposed to be out on 17th August.  Now the list of cut off will be out and according to marks and the ranks, students will take the colleges according to their preferences. Cut off is generally released by the organizing committee keeping in the mind number of seats, availability, total number of student who gave the test. Cut off is out for different categories as well like the general students will have a different cut off list, whereas ST, SC, and OBC will have their own cutoff marks. However looking at the previous records mostly the cut off is approximately 35-40% for SC, ST and OBC students. Toughest is for general category students were cut off goes as high as 50-60%. The cutoff marks are going higher and higher every year as the competition is paramount in these national level exams. A total number of students taking this test is also increasing year by year making it extremely thorny to secure a seat.  Mainly the top 15% are allowed to appear for the counseling.  For general category last year the minimum marks to qualify for counseling were 695

For example, in the case of last year’s AIPMT, the cutoff score for the unreserved category was 695.

NEET 2016 Cut off Marks NEET 2016: for reserved categories, the cutoff marks approximately will be close to 288-290, whereas for unreserved categories it is supposed to be closer to 360-380

NEET 2016 Cut off,NEET Expected Cut off 2016,NEET 2016 Category Wise cut off

Category Qualifying Cut-off Marks Qualifying Percentage
General 360 marks 50%
ST/SC/OBC 288 marks 40%
General – PH 324 marks 45%
ST/SC/OBC – PH 288 marks 40%


NEET 2016 Exam Pattern

NEET Phase 1 Cut Off 2016, NEET Phase 2 Cut Off 2016,

Future NEET/NEET 2017/New NEET pattern/Updated NEET

The pattern was pen and paper however in future there are rumors that government is planning for an online test. It is also said that the negotiations and discussion are on between governments, CBSE and Prometric, ETS and other IT and test providing companies. This will be a milestone step as this will neglect the chances of forgery and leak papers. The main hurdle is to design and implement a user-friendly or student friendly interface and platform.

Time Duration: 3 Hours

Questions: Multiple choice 180 questions

The wrong answer will be you a -1 mark

Right answer will lend you +4 in your bucket

A different division of Questions: – 45 question each in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany.

Scoring Methodology

Most commonly used percentile system which is followed by most of the standardized national test, NEET follows the same. The percentile based methodology was adopted to derive the cutoff score of NEET.

As most, the people are aware of the fact that this year the organizing body has allowed the states to have their own control over the test. Some of the private and government are not accepting the score of NEET, but in future NEET will be accepted in the admission process of the each college whether being private, public, government etc.

NEET Cutoff 2016

NEET 2016 Cut off List, AIPMT 2016 Cut off, NEET Expected Cut off 2016, NEET 2016 Category Wise cut off

Category Marks range Qualifying Criteria No. of Candidates
UR 691-098 50th Percentile 157214
OBC 629-081 40th Percentile 149078
SC 610-081 40th Percentile 42234
ST 586-081 40th Percentile 16518
UR & PH 589-089 45th Percentile 432
OBC & PH 491-081 40th Percentile 606
SC & PH 303-081 40th Percentile 173
ST & PH 297-081 40th Percentile 62

Comparison of AIPMT Cut off of last two years

Category 2015 Marks Range 2015 Rank Range 2014 Marks Range 2015 Rank Range
UR 695-453 1-14052 682 – 438 1 – 13605
OBC 453-450 14053-14905 438 – 434 13606 – 14528
SC 453-324 14200-61238 438 – 295 13671 – 66176
ST 451-288 14481-83162 436 – 288 14094 – 70931
UR PH 449-324 15149-61494 435 – 288 14353 – 70930

 Understand the scoring in NEET 

NEET 2016 Tie Breaking:

Score scheme and what happens when the score of two candidates are same, hence a procedure has been designed.

This is a very interesting situation as most of the student’s doesn’t pay much attention to these smaller details, but by keeping this set of rules this will help to break the tiebreaker and move up in the rankings.

The Situation: Same and Equal marks, Tie Breaker.

There are different pointers which are set if in case the marks are similar.

First and far the most important mark in Biology, then the second is in Chemistry, then the priority is given to the students who have the less wrong answer or negative marks, lastly, the students with older age are preferred.

Closing rank- As the name suggests the closing rank will be the last rank in which the seat was allotted.

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