Eliminating the uncertainties caused due to the Covid pandemic, this is the season of competitive exams for admission into various undergraduate streams in the elite colleges of India. The medical stream, commonly known as MBBS is one of the most alluring and preferred choices for most of the 12th pass outs.  With a huge number of interested candidates competing for a limited number of seats, the cutoffs set by the authority i.e. NTA for various categories are believed to be tough and aspirational for some. In this article, the readers would be able to know about the previous year cutoffs in NEET for various categories and easier methods of achieving the cut-offs.

The cut-off mark for any examination states the minimum mark, any candidate needs to secure in order to proceed further towards getting a seat in a registered college. Below is given a table showing the cutoffs declared by the governing bodies for various categories of the candidates-

CategoryNEET Cutoff percentileNEET Cutoff score 2020NEET Cutoff score 2019
Unreserved50th percentile720-147701-134
SC/ST/OBC40th percentile146-113133-107
Unreserved (PH)45th percentile146-129133-120
SC/ST/OBC (PH)40th percentile128-113119-107

The cut off of NEET 2021 i.e. the qualifying percentile can only be stated after the whole NEET 2021 commences. It must be noted that the NEET 2021 cutoff can be determined on the basis of candidates appeared, the difficulty level of exam, seats available, and other factors. As a tip, to estimate the cutoff for 2021, the candidates can refer to the table dispersed above and plan their preparation schedule and revision accordingly.

Here are some of the proven ways by the experts, which can help a candidate clear the cutoff for the NEET examination without any uncertainty-

Steadiness in preparation, swiftness in examination-

The prime tip for achieving this goal is to start the preparation early. If a candidate starts the journey earlier as compared to his/her peers, indirectly this step is buying extra time for him/her to understand the process of preparation better and plan more practically. Hence, one should start preparation for the NEET, as soon as he/she plans to appear for the examination.

Know the syllabus-

Knowing the syllabus more rigorously can result to be more beneficial than knowing a concept to the bones, during the preparation days. By being familiar with the syllabus, a candidate can easily highlight the concepts those have higher weightage during the early preparation days. This will make the preparation streamlined form start.

Appear for the mock tests-

As an ideal strategy, each candidate must appear for mock tests to understand the need of time management during the exam and plan accordingly. This can help him, know the personal scoring subjects and weak areas in the question paper.

Be smarter while writing the exam-

Assuming one has appeared for mock tests before the doom’s day, the candidate must use most of his/her time in the subject he had targeted to score the highest. As there is no subject wise cutoff in NEET, in order to clear the cutoff, a candidate can solely rely on 1-2 subjects and contribute lesser time on the toughest subject during the exam.

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Khushboo Ojha
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