NEET 2019: How many marks you need to score to be eligible to study medicine abroad

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NEET 2019 examination would be conducted by NTA on May 5, 2019. MCI has made NEET 2019 mandatory for students who wish to study MBBS/ medicine from abroad.

NEET 2019: National Testing Agency, NTA would soon release the admit cards for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2019 examination. Candidates would be well aware that as per the revised policies and provisions of the Medical Council of India, as notified in the official gazette, all who are planning to study MBBS from abroad are required to qualify NEET examination. This brings us to the current topic – under the new rules, exactly how many marks do you need to score in NEET to be eligible to study medicine abroad.

To begin with, it is important to note here that the provisions require candidates to ‘qualify’ NEET examination. Furthermore, as per the official notification the qualifying cut off for NEET 2019 for general category is 50 percentile and for SC, ST and OBC Category is 40 percentile. PwD candidates are required to score within the 45 percentile (in UR) and 40 percentile for reserved category.

Percentile score essentially mean that if 100 students appear from general category, then in order to qualify, the candidates need to score more than 50 students and not getting 50 per cent marks. The cut off for 50, 45 and 40 percentile scores for NEET 2018 are provided below as an indicative measure of marks candidates may be required to score.

NEET 2019: Expected Cut-off Requirement to qualify examination

Category Percentile Requirement to Qualify Epected Cut-off NEET score
General (UR) 50 110 – 130
General (UR) PwD 45 115 – 125
SC, ST, OBC 40 90 – 100
SC, ST, OBC  – PwD 40 90 – 100

In 2018, as many as 12,69,922 candidates appeared for the examination. Of the total, 7, 14, 562 candidates qualified the examination. Kindly note that the cut off is subject to changes and the 50t percentile mark may differ based on the number of candidates that actually appear. However, the variation of the score is usually to about plus/minus 15 marks. Last year the 50 percentile mark was 119, 45th percentile was at about 107 and 40th percentile score was 96.

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