Updated June 5th, 2024 at 09:47 IST

NEET UG 2024 Cut-Off Increased for All Categories; Check Here

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2024 results have been announced, revealing a significant increase in cut-off marks across all categories.

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The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2024 results have been announced, revealing a significant increase in cut-off marks across all categories. The examination, which saw record-high registrations this year, has set new benchmarks for aspiring medical students.

Increased Cut-off Marks

This year, the cut-off for general and general-PH category candidates has risen sharply. The cut-off range has increased from 720-137 last year to 720-164 this year. Similarly, the cut-off for scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST), and other backward class (OBC) candidates has also seen a notable rise, moving from 136-107 last year to 163-129 this year. Additionally, for SC, ST, and OBC-PH candidates, the cut-off has increased from 120-107 last year to 145-129 this year.

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NEET UG 2024 Cut-Off Marks

Here is a detailed comparison of the cut-off marks:

CategoryNEET UG 2023 Cut-off MarksNEET UG 2024 Cut-off Marks
General & General-PH720-137720-164
SC, ST, OBC136-107163-129
SC, ST, OBC-PH120-107145-129

Record Registrations

The NEET (UG) - 2024 saw unprecedented participation, with over 24 lakh students registering for the exam, the highest ever. This included over 10 lakh male students and over 13 lakh female students. The increase in registrations was supported by the addition of several smaller cities as examination centers, particularly in the Northeast, hilly, and tribal regions, making the exam more accessible to students from remote areas.

Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India, will conduct the counselling for 15% of All India Quota Seats, Deemed Universities, Central Universities, Seats of ESIC and AFMC, BHU, and AMU. Candidates can visit www.mcc.nic.in for further information. Applications for the 15% All India Quota seats will follow the directions of the DGHS, and the counselling process will continue until all seats are filled.

Detailed information and the schedule for counselling will be available on the websites of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Medical Education Directorates of various states.

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Future Aspirations

As the NEET UG 2024 results are announced, successful candidates will now look forward to the next steps in their medical education journey. With higher cut-off marks, the competition has intensified, but so has the opportunity for deserving candidates to secure seats in prestigious medical institutions across India. The record number of registrations also reflects the growing aspiration among India's youth to pursue careers in medicine and healthcare.

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 09:47 IST