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NEET (UG) 2017 Exam Result – Cut off Marks, Qualifying Criteria & Seat Allotment Overview

As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2016 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2016, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has conducted NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2017 [NEET(UG)-2017] for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament e.g. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

An All India merit list has been prepared in percentile determined on the basis of highest marks secured by the candidates in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses as per Para V(II), Chapter II of Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued under Medical Council of India Act & Dental Council of India Act.


  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) &
  • Foreign Nationals

Because of above, NEET has become the first Global Entrance Examination in the country.


  • All India Quota Seats
  • State Government Quota Seats
  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University
  • Central Pool Quota Seats

Some of Highlights of NEET-UG, 2017 are as follows:

Candidates registered 11,38,890 70.58% increase from NEET-I, 2016
139.37% increase from NEET-II, 2016
Indian Nationals 11,36,206
NRIs 1522
OCIs 480 Allowed for the first time
PIO 69 Allowed for the first time
Foreigners 613 Allowed for the first time
Male 4,97,043 43.64% of registered candidates
Female 6,41,839 56.36% of registered candidates
Transgender 8
Number of Cities 103 Against 52 in 2016
Number of Languages 10 Only 2 in 2016
Number of examination centres 1921 Against 739 in 2016
Number of rooms 50,000+
Number of invigilators 1,50,000+


Number of Observers 3500+
Number of City Coordinators 124 Against 61 in 2016

Language wise number of registered candidates is as follows:

English 9,13,033 80.16 %
Hindi 1,20,663 10.59 %
Telugu 1766 00.15 %
Assamese 3810 00.33 %
Gujarati 47,853 04.20 %
Marathi 978 00.08 %
Tamil 15,206 01.33 %
Bengali 34,417 03.02 %
Kannada 712 00.06 %
Oriya 452 00.03 %
English+Hindi 10,33,696 90.75 %
Vernacular 1,05,194 09.25 %

CBSE is pleased to declare the result of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-UG, 2017. While preparing the result, the orders of Hon’ble Apex Court with regard to declaration of result have been complied with.

The statistics is as follows:-

Category Registered Appeared Absent Qualified
Male 497043 473305 23738 266221
Female 641839 616772 25067 345313
Transgender 8 8 5
Total 1138890 1090085 48805 611539*
Details of the candidates Nationality wise are as follows:
Nationality Registered Appeared Absent Qualified
Indian 1136206 1087840 48366 609820
Foreigner 613 391 222 245
NRI 1522 1370 152 1106
OCI 480 426 54 321
PIO 69 58 11 47

Details of the candidates qualified the test on the basis of the minimum qualifying criteria of NEET-UG, 2017 are as follows:-

Category Qualifying Criteria Marks Range No. of Candidates
OTHERS 50th Percentile 697-131 543473
OBC 40th Percentile 130-107 47382
SC 40th Percentile 130-107 14599
ST 40th Percentile 130-107 6018
UR & PH 45th Percentile 130-118 67
OBC & PH 40th Percentile 130-107 152
SC & PH 40th Percentile 130-107 38


ST & PH 40th Percentile 130-107 10
TOTAL 611739*
  • Difference in number is because of 200 PH candidates have been placed in their actual categories as well as in PH category.

As per the information available on MCI & DCI websites, in 470 medical colleges, there are approximately 65,170 seats of MBBS and in 308 Dental colleges, nearly 25,730 seats in BDS are available. For more details may logon to the websites-www.mciindia.org&www.dciindia.org.in.

Information regarding 15% All India Quota Seats:

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India will conduct the Counselling for 15% All India Quota seats as done earlier. Candidates may visitwebsite www.mcc.nic.in for further informationregarding cut off marks, etc. Candidates will apply for

15% All India Quota seats as per the directions of DGHS and Counselling will be stopped soon the seats are exhausted.

Information regarding State Quota Seats:

For State quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, candidates may apply to their domicile states and a merit list as per State rules and based on All India Rank will be prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities. The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by the concerned State Counselling Authority.

CBSE made elaborate arrangement for the smooth and fair conduct of examination across the nation. Candidates and their parents are also informed to assist CBSE in the fair conduct of examination. In NEET-2017, 11 candidates were identified using unfair practices in the examination. The result of these candidates has been cancelled or they have been debarred from appearing in the Medical Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE as per rule.

Before declaration of result, CBSE has hosted the OMR Answer Sheets of all the candidates on website for their information and to make challenges if they found any discrepancy in the responses made by them. Also, the answer keys were hosted on website for challenges. All the challenges received by CBSE were duly addressed before preparation of result.

The candidates can access their result on www.cbseneet.nic.in, www.cbse.nic.in and www.cbseresults.nic.in. CBSE will also provide NEET rank letters format through DigiLocker at https://digilocker.gov.in/. NEET-2017 result will also be available on “Digilocker” website at http://results.digilocker.gov.in, a CBSE initiative in collaboration with DigiLocker. This is a mobile friendly website and can be viewed on mobile.

The Result of NEET-UG, 2017 has been declared on the basis of the qualifying criteria prescribed by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India and also based on the information submitted by the candidates in their online application forms.

The qualified candidates may please note that they have to further complete the formalities with the respective Counselling Authorities viz DGHS, Medical Education Directorates of States, etc. for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.

The details and schedule of counselling would be available on the websites of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education Directorates of States. The details of Medical Education Directorate of States are given in Appendix-IV of the Information Bulletin available on NEET website. The counselling would be conducted by the respective Counselling Authorities subject to prevailing rules and norms for admission in Medical Colleges/Dental Colleges under their ambit. Candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective Counselling Authorities and Institutions concerned for further details.

CBSE has provided All India Rank to the candidates. Admitting Authorities will draw merit list based on All India Rank for the seats of MBBS/BDS falling under their jurisdiction.

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