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NEET 2018 Merit List: Check All India & State-wise Merit List

Updated On - March 9th 2018 by PRAKRITI BHAT

The Merit list will be released by CBSE after the result has been declared. Students can access it on the official website of CBSE NEET. NEET Counselling will be conducted on the basis of candidates’ NEET Rank and Score. Seats will be allotted as per the reservation policy stipulated for NEET 2018. There will be separate merit lists for All India Quota and State Quota seats. 

Latest Updates

  • Last date for registration extended to March 12, 2018Apply Now!
  • NIOS Candidates are now eligible to fill the application form for NEET 2018. 
  • Candidates from UR category aged above 25 years and those with Biology as an additional subject may also apply for the exam. 
  • NEET Merit List will now be used to allot seats in veterinary colleges for undergraduate courses like BVSc. and Animal Husbandry under 15% All India Quota.
  • NEET Result will be applicable for admissions to all medical colleges of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER, which conduct their own medical entrance exams.
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling and don’t need to submit a self declaration form anymore.

NEET 2018 Cutoff Percentile

To be eligible for fetauring in the NEET 2018 Merit List, candidates must meet the cutoff set by exam authorities.

  • The cutoff percentile varies according to the candidates’ category.
  • The Percentile score shows a candidate’s performance in comparison to the rest of the applicants.


Qualifying Marks out of 720

Qualifying Percentile

Unreserved Category (UR)


50 Percentile

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC)


40 Percentile

Physically Handicapped (PH)

324 (UR), 288 (Reserved Category)

45 Percentile

Eligibility for Merit List

  1. Age
  • Minimum Age Limit- The candidate should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2018.
  • Maximum Age Limit- The maximum age limit for general category candidates is 25 years and for reserved categories it is 30 years.
  1. Educational Qualification
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
  • General Category- 50% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
  • OBC/SC/ST Category- 40% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
  • General- Physically Handicapped Category- 45% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
  • Candidates appearing for Class XII exam may also give NEET and will be admitted on a provisional basis.

Tie Breaker (Inter-se Merit)

For two or more candidates securing the same marks in the entrance exam, the inter-se merit will be decided on the following basis, in order of preference.

  1. Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology.
  2. Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry.
  3. Candidates with lesser number of wrong answers in all the subjects.
  4. Candidates older in age.

Merit List for 15% All India Quota Seats

Candidates who opted for 15% All India Quota Seats are eligible for this merit list.

  • For such candidates, counselling will be done on the basis of their All India Quota Rank.
  • The merit list will have as many names as the number of seats under All India Quota.
  • There will also be a waiting list equal to 4 times of the merit list or so if required by the DGHS (Director General of Health Services).
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling and don’t need to submit a self declaration form anymore. 
  • Candidates from J&K still need to produce the self declaration form for participating in All India Quota Counselling.

Merit List for seats other than All India Quota

For the remaining 85% of seats, CBSE will give the result to DGHS, to be forwarded to the Admitting authorities.

  • An All India Rank will be provided to the candidates.
  • Admitting Authorities will invite candidates for Counselling and a separate merit list will be released on the basis of All India Rank.
  • State Counselling will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. Candidates must check their websites to stay updated. 
  • Deemed Universities will conduct their own counselling procedure. Know more
  • Candidates who wish to take admission in AFMC must apply separately on their website since they will hold a second screening process.


Ques. What is the NEET Merit List?

Ans.It is a rank list prepared for counselling and admission into medical and dental colleges.

Ques. How many types of merit lists are there in NEET?

Ans.There are two types of merit lists. One for 15% All India Quota and the other for State Quota Seats.

Ques. How will the Merit lists be prepared?

Ans.Merit List will be prepared on the basis of NEET Rank provided by CBSE. Candidates will find it on their Score Card.

Ques. Who will draw the merit list for All India quota seats?

Ans.CBSE will prepare the merit list for All India quota seats on the basis of students’ ranks.

Ques. Will there be a waiting list for All India Quota?

Ans.Yes, there will be a waiting list for AIQ. The waiting list for All India Quota seats will be equal to 4 times the merit list.

Ques. Who will draw the merit list for State quota seats?

Ans.Respective state counselling authorities will draw a separate state merit list based on the candidates’ All India Rank.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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please explain how neat percentile is calculated with example whether cbse considering the marks or rank for calculating the percentile

17 May, 2017 00:20
Vaishali Expert

Hi Vinith, NEET marks will be calculated on the basis of correct and wrong attempt questions. Please find the link and check How to calculate NEET Percentile

17 May, 2017 12:53
vinay bc

what should be least rank to get seat in our hometown?

14 Apr, 2017 10:19

Hi Vinay, i am providing you the cutoff list of NEET. Through that, you may get the idea in which colleges you may apply for the admission. Please find the link for same

14 Apr, 2017 12:51

is it enough to prepare NCERT books to get seat in NEET

06 Mar, 2017 11:59
A ganesan

sir, what will be the procedure for getting MBBS seat , who are not falling that 15% quota

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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