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Medicine is the most popular course in India. NEET is conducted yearly by the National Testing Agency. MBBS aspirants who write NEET each year are over 10 lakhs. Every student who appears for NEET is worried about their rank or marks. Usually, cut-off marks are released after the result. As they are the deciding factor for securing admission in a government or private college. The minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in private college are less when compared to a government college.
Private College vs Government College
Comparatively, government colleges are cheaper but difficult to get into. As of now, 280 government colleges in India offer approximately 42000 seats. Compared to the number of students appearing for NEET the 33 students compete for one government seat.
In contrast, 542 private medical colleges/institutes are providing 80200 seats. If you compare the competition, here 17 students compete for one private college seat. As you can see the competition is lesser and since management quota also grants seats it is easier to get into a private medical college. But what are the minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in private colleges?
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Minimum marks Required in NEET for MBBS in a Private College
The cut-off marks are calculated mostly in percentile and this calculation depends on several factors:
- The total number of students appearing for NEET.
- The marks of the top rank holder.
- Availability of seats.
- Category of the candidate i.e. OC/UR/OBC/SC/ST.
In general to qualify NEET for the UnReserved category (UR) you should score 50 percentile. To check the calculation of NEET percentile click here.
Here is a list of minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in a private college:
|Category of student||Cut-off percentile||Cut-off score|
|SC/ST/OBC physically handicapped||40||128-113|
The above mentioned cut-off marks are tentative. There is no hard and fast rule for admission in a private college apart from qualifying NEET. It depends on counselling and the students applying to that college. The colleges display a merit list of all the candidates and that depends on your NEET rank. Make sure you score 300 above so that you don’t fail to make it to any private college.
However, you need to keep in mind that the fee depends on your rank. The higher the marks, the lower will be your fee. For marks above 400, you need to pay approximately Rs. 7 to 8 lakh per year.
In conclusion, the choice of college is yours and if you score well, more options will open up. But keep in mind that qualifying NEET is the bare minimum. Apart from that, the higher you score the better your chances of admission will be.
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