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NEET 2024: Cut-off Marks vs. Qualifying Marks

Are you preparing for the NEET 2024? Then you must be wondering how many marks are required to pass NEET. To be eligible for counseling, a candidate must obtain a certain number of points. All this you will get to know after reading this blog post.


NEET 2024

The National Test Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET exam in 2024. Once the exam is over, the candidates are eager to know the different marks such as qualifying marks, cut-off marks, pass marks, etc. to know their eligibility in the counseling session.

 NEET 2024 Details

Exam Conducting AgencyNTA (National Test Agency)
Examination DateMay 2024 (tentative)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology
Number of Questions200
Number of questions to be Attempted180
Exam Duration3 hrs. 20 min.
Total Marks720
Marking Scheme+4 for every correct answer-1 for every wrong answer

NEET Qualifying Marks

Pass-out marks or qualifying marks are the same. If you’ve been thinking differently, qualifying marks are not the same as cut-off scores. Qualifying marks are the marks required to be selected for the NEET counseling procedure. There is a widespread misperception that qualifying marks are 50% of the NEET score, i.e., half of 720=360, which is completely false. 

The qualifying marks are the 50th percentile of the total marks. It means that you are among the top 50% of the candidates who appeared for the NEET exam and are eligible for the counseling session. It changes every year.

From the previous year, we found that the qualifying marks for the NEET 2024 will lie between 138 to 720 for the general category and from 138 to 108 for the reserved category candidates.

General Category Expected Qualifying MarksLies between 720 to 138
Reserved Category Expected Qualifying MarksLies between 138 to 108

How you can score your NEET marks

The candidate can check their score by allotting 4 marks for each correct answer and deducting 1 mark for each wrong answer. Therefore, you can calculate your NEET score as follows:

NEET score= 4* no. of questions answered correctly – 1* no. of questions answered wrong.

Once you get the score in NEET 2024 exam now you can find where you stand by understanding the cut-off marks.

NEET 2024 Cut-off Marks

The NEET cutoff is the number that truly helps you get into medical college. It denotes the minimal qualifying percentage that applicants must achieve in order to be admitted. To be eligible for counselling, one must pass the NEET cut-off. A score above the NEET cut-off will help you get a seat. Every year, cut-offs are subject to vary based on several parameters such as the number of candidates that apply, the difficulty level, and much more.

The cut-off marks will be released by NTA after the NEET 2024 results. However, we are sharing here the cut-off of NEET 2023 to give you an idea of how many marks you will need to land in a reputed medical college

CategoryQualifying CriteriaNEET Cut-off 2023
General Category50th Percentile720-137
OBC40th Percentile136-107
SC/ST40th Percentile136-107
Other reserve Categroies40th Percentile120-108


By knowing the difference between the pass marks and cut-off marks you can easily make your strategy to prepare for the NEET 2024 exam. Make sure you take expert advice for your preparation as they can guide you to achieve a good score in the NEET exam and excel in NEET 2024.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS?

Answer: The officials announce the NEET cut-off based on the factors such as difficulty level, number of candidates taking the NEET, and so on. It varies every year. The cut-off is different for various categories such as reserved, unreserved, and so on. It is the minimal NEET score that students must achieve in order to qualify for NEET. If you wish to enroll in an esteemed medical college you should keep a target of a minimum of 650 scores in the NEET exam.

Are NEET 2024 Cut-Off and NEET 2024 Qualify Marks same?

Answer: No, these two are different things. The NEET qualifying marks are the minimum marks a candidate should score in order to be eligible for counseling whereas the NEET 2024 cut-off will be the percentile score the candidate will require to get a good seat in the medical college.

What are the expected NEET Cut off marks for 2024?

Answer: The expected cut-off for NEET 2024 will lie between 707-115 for the general category and 133-98 for the reserved category.

What is the pass mark for the NEET exam?

Answer: The Pass Mark for NEET is 720-138 for the General category, 137-108 for SC/ST/OBC, 137-122 for General PwD, and 121-108 for SC/ST/OBC-PwD. The pass marks are in the much lower slide as compared to the cut-off marks for the NEET 2023.