NEET Selection Process 2024 : Merit List, Cut-Off, Counselling

All the candidates who have opted for the medical stream wish to clear the NEET examination. The NEET examination is passed directly to India’s most prestigious medical colleges. The candidates who clear this examination get admission based on the candidate’s marks and their preferences.

However, a specific selection process is followed for the same.

This article will give you complete information about the NEET Selection Process 2024.

NEET Selection Process 2024

To gain admission into MBBS and BDS institutions, the candidates must take the entrance exam and the selection process. Here, we have listed all the steps you will go through to get admission to the Participating Colleges of NEET 2024.

  • Step 1: Candidates need to fill out the NEET Application Form. The candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the examination. If the candidates meet the requirements, they may proceed with the application process and pay the fee.
  • Step 2: Download the Admit Card necessary to appear in the NEET examination.
  • Step 3: The result will be declared after the successful conduction of the exam. The candidates can check their results through the official NEET website.
  • Step 4: Candidates must check the cutoff, which is declared along with the result by the conducting authority.
  • Step 5: If you qualify for the examination (i.e. if your score exceeds or exceeds the NEET cut-off), the candidates can register for the counseling process.
  • Step 6: The candidates who qualify for the examination will be called for the counseling process, and the seats will be allocated based on the marks secured by the candidates in the exam.
  • Step 7: Once candidates are allocated, they must pay the seat acceptance fee. After payment for the seat acceptance, they must reach the allocated college at the given time for document verification. You must carry your original documents and their xerox copies to the reporting center. Once the documents are verified, the seat will be confirmed and allocated to the candidate. The original documents will be returned to the candidate post the selection process.

NEETR 2024: Merit List

The merit list will be released with the result. The merit list is based on the highest marks in the NEET Examination.  NTA(National Testing Agency) also prepares the merit list for 15% of All India Quota. With the help of the merit list, candidates get admission to colleges or universities that offer BDS/Medical courses. The merit list is declared online. If two candidates have similar marks in the NEET Examination, NTA utilizes a tie-breaking method to make a fair choice between students. The tie-breaker considers the following parameters:

  • First, the candidate who scores higher marks in biology is preferred.
  • Second, the candidate who scores higher marks in chemistry is preferred.
  • Then, the candidate who has a lesser number of wrong answers is preferred.

NEET Cutoff 2023


NEET Cutoff 2023 Percentile

NEET Cutoff 2023 Marks












ST-PwD 40th 120-108

NEET Cut-Off 2022

The authorities will release the NEET cut-off after the successful conduction of NEET 2024. However, the expected cut-off is tabulated below:

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 720-138 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 137-108 40th
Unreserved- PH 137-122 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 121-108 40th

Here are the cut-off trends of NEET 2021

Category NEET 2021 cut-off percentile NEET 2021 cut-off scores No. of qualified candidates
UR/ EWS 50th percentile 720-138 770864
OBC 40th percentile 137-108 66978
SC 40th percentile 137-108 22384
ST 40th percentile 137-108 9312
UR/ EWS-PWD 45th percentile 137-122 313
OBC-PWD 40th percentile 121-108 157
SC-PWD 40th percentile 121-108 59
ST-PWD 40th percentile 121-108 14

NEET Cut-Off 2020

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 720-147 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 146-113 40th
Unreserved- PH 146-129 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 128-113 40th

NEET Cut-Off 2019

Category Cut off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 701 – 134 50th
OBC 133 – 107 40th
SC 133 – 107 40th
ST 133-107 40th

NEET Cut-Off 2018

Category Cut Off Score Cut Off Percentile
Unreserved 691 – 119 50th
OBC/ SC/ ST 118 – 96 40th
Unreserved- PH 118 – 96 45th
OBC/ SC/ ST- PH 118 – 96 40th

Key Points for NEET Cut-Off 2024

  • Students must appear in the NEET 2024 examination for admission to various undergraduate medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, etc.
  • Interested students must take the NEET examination for admission into the undergraduate courses in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy).
  • NEET Merit List 2024 is used to allot seats in veterinary colleges for undergraduate courses like BVSc. and Animal Husbandry under 15% All India Quota.
  • The decision for MBBS and BDS cut-off for shortlisting to 76928, 525 (BVSc and AH), and 26949 to MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH courses is under NTA.

NEET Counselling 2024

The candidates who successfully qualify for the NEET 2024 will be called for the counseling process based on their exam performance. For those belonging to the 15% All India Quota, the counseling process is organized by the MCC of the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) only through online mode.

Those who do not fall in the abovementioned category will proceed with the Counselling Process conducted by the respective authorities. For the counseling process, the candidates need to pay a fee, and while filling out the counseling form, they must also fill in their preferred colleges. The authorities will provide admissions based on the ranks and availability of the seats in the colleges. Once the counseling process is completed, the candidates must report to their allotted colleges on time for further processing.


As you know, lakhs of candidates take this prestigious exam every year. It is hard to crack one of the most challenging exams. But, a correct strategy can help you to get into your dream institute.

This article helps you to understand the selection process of NEET 2024. We hope that the information provided above helps you in the best way possible.

Good luck with your preparation!

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