NEET 2018 Merit List has been issued. CBSE released it online, at The candidates can check it by entering roll number and password. The merit displayed in NEET Result as the All India merit. The candidates featured in 15% All India Quota merit list will be issued NEET Rank Letter by MCC. It letters will contain details about the counselling. CBSE will prepare state merit list and hand it over to  DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The state will then release merit list for those who will apply for it. Check more details on NEET 2018 Merit List from this page.

If you are looking for NEET 2018 merit list of your state Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh , Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli , Daman and Diu , Delhi , Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep , Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry , Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, then please check NEET State Wise Rank List 2018.

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NEET 2018 Merit List

The Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India will conduct Counselling for 15% All India Quota seats. While the remaining 85% seats will be filled by respective State Counselling Authorities.

NEET 2018 Dates
Date of NEET 2018 06 May 2018
Availability of official NEET 2018 Answer Key May 2018
Declaration Of NEET 2018 Merit List 05 Jun 2018
AIQ, DU, CI Round 1 Counselling of NEET 12 – 24 Jun 2018
State Counselling Round 1 for NEET 25 – 05 Jul 2018
AIQ, DU, CI Round 2 Counselling of NEET 06 – 12 Jul 2018
State Counselling Round 2 for NEET 15 – 26 Jul 2018
State Counselling Mop Up Round of NEET 04 – 08 Aug 2018
DU, CI Mop Up Round for NEET 12 – 22 Aug 2018

Check Merit List Here: Click Here to check NEET 2018 Merit List

To know about NEET 2019, check NEET 2019

NEET 2018 State Merit List

The CBSE prepares an All India Merit List after the declaration of NEET 2018 Result. The CBSE will then forward the merit list to DGHS which finally forwards the list of qualified candidates to the concerned State Counselling Authorities. The candidates will have to apply separately to the individual state authority for the counselling process.

  • Click Here to know more about the State Merit List

NEET 2018 Cut Off

To set a minimum standard for admitting students for medical programs, authorities have set a minimum cut off. Only those who get marks equal to or more than NEET cut off can qualify the exam and be eligible for MBBS/BDS admissions. Cut off percentile is fixed; it is as follows:

NEET 2018 Cut Off Percentile

Category Cutoff Percentile Cutoff Score Number of Candidates
UR 50th Percentile 691 – 119 634897
OBC 40th Percentile 118 – 96 54653
SC 40th Percentile 118 – 96 17209
ST 40th Percentile 118 – 96 7446
UR-PH 45th Percentile 118 – 107 205
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 106 – 96 104
SC-PH 40th Percentile 106 – 96 36
ST-PH 40th Percentile 106 – 96 12

NEET 2017 and 2016 Cut Offs

Category 2017 2016
UR 131 145
OBC 107 118
SC 107 118
ST 107 118
UR PH 118 131
OBC PH 107 118
SC PH 107 118
ST PH 107 118

Why is there a drastic difference between past two years cut offs?

As can be seen, the cut off in 2017 dropped by 9.6% as compared to 2016. Now usually cut offs drop for following reasons:

  • If the number of candidates are lower.
  • The exam is easier.
  • Students perform better on an average.

Now it is a fact that a total number of candidates who appeared for the exam was higher in 2017 as compared to 2016. So the probable causes a of dip in cutoff can be because of better performance of students overall. This could be so as NEET was recently introduced in the year before, that may have affected (adversely) their performance, whereas in 2017, performance was better.

How to Check NEET 2018 Merit?

The board uses a very simple and candidate friendly method to check merit of NEET 2018. Nevertheless, to make it very easy for you, all steps are given here. Go through following steps to check your NEET 2018 Merit at

#1. Click on the link above. As per availability of NEET 2018 Merit, direct link to check the merit is available on this page above. Click it.

NEET 2018 Result

#2. Now you reach NEET 2018 Merit – Candidate Login page. Here you will enter roll number and date of birth. Then click submit button.

#3. Check result that appears on screen. You can also print it now.

This is how NEET 2018 Result will look like.

NEET Result

Components of NEET 2018 Rank Card:

  • Roll number
  • Application number
  • Aadhaar number
  • Candidate’s name
  • Nationality
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Marks obtained in physics, chemistry, biology
  • Total marks
  • Percentile score
  • NEET All India Rank
  • NEET All India Quota Raml for 15% Seats
  • Category rank
  • Cut Off

NEET 2018 Rank List

CBSE calculates marks of candidates as per final official answer keys. Marks out of 720 determine position of candidate in merit list. This position defines NEET 2018 Rank. Candidates can check following NEET 2018 Rank List details:

  • NEET 2018 All India Rank: This defines position of candidate out of all students who have appeared in exam. Admission to MBBS/BDS programs will be on basis of this rank.
  • NEET 2018 Category Rank: This is the rank of candidate out of all those candidates who belong to same category and appeared in NEET 2018. Please note that this is for reference mainly.
  • NEET 2018 All India Quota Rank: All India Quota Rank is displayed for those candidates who are eligible for 15% All India Quota counselling. It is the position of candidate out of all those who are eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.

NEET 2018 Topper

Along with NEET 2018 Merit, CBSE will publish a list of toppers. Last year, 7 students got marks more than 690. On June 5, 2018, you can check the list of Top 25 rank holders of NEET 2018.

Until then, you can see previous year toppers of NEET.

S.No. Name Of Candidate Marks In NEET NEET All India Rank State Of Candidate
1 Navdeep Singh 697 1 Punjab
2 Archit Gupta 695 2 M.P.
3 Manish Mulchandani 695 3 M.P.
4 Sankeerth Sadananda 692 4 Karnataka
5 Dogra Abhishek Veerendra 691 5 Maharashtra
6 Deric Joseph 691 6 Kerala
7 Kanishh Tayal 691 7 Haryana
8 Nikita Goyal 690 8 Punjab
9 Aryan Raj Singh 690 9 U.P.
10 Tanish Bansal 686 10 Punjab
11 Nishita N. Purohit 685 11 Gujarat
12 Lakkimsetti Arnav Thirinath 685 12 Telengana
13 Anuj Gupta 685 13 M.P.
14 Narreddy Manvitha 685 14 Andhra
15 Harshit Anand 685 15 West Bengal
16 Harsh Agarwal 685 16 Bihar
17 Chavi Harkawat 685 17 Rajasthan
18 Nada Fatima 684 18 Kerala
19 Bhuvensh Sharma 683 19 U.P.
20 Vanshika Arora 682 20 Delhi
21 Mariya Biji Varghese 682 21 Kerala
22 Aditi Goyal 682 22 Haryana
23 Vishnu Singhal 681 23 Gujarat
24 Mangani Deepika 681 24 Telengana
25 Abhineet Mathur 681 25 Delhi

NEET 2018 Merit for 15% All India Quota Seats

There is a centralized counselling process through which admission is offered to 15% All India Quota seats. As the name suggests, it is for 15% seats in All India Quota. Directorate General Health Services (DGHS) will conduct 15% AIQ counselling. Candidates should visit for further updates about it.

At the time of declaration of NEET 2018 Result, separate AIQ rank is not mentioned. However, candidates can check for cut off and ranks for the purpose of admission to 15% All India Quota seats.

NEET 2018 Merit for State Rank List

Apart from the 15% seats, rest 85% are all under the state. In order to get admission in 85% state seats, candidates must participate in state counselling. State in which candidate is eligible for counselling is as per state domicile details filled in application form of NEET 2018. Please note that counselling for private colleges will also be through state counselling.

After declaration of NEET 2018 Result, an important thing to take note of is the NEET State Rank List 2018. Candidates are informed that each state will publish state rank list at separate state counselling authority website. To check NEET State Rank List 2018, visit following official website:

Name of state NEET 2018 State Rank List
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal

Significance of NEET 2018 Merit List

If you dream to be a doctor one day, you have to study medical sciences. After class 12, students who wish to pursue MBBS / BDS have to appear and qualify NEET. NEET 2018 Merit List is therefore significant for admission to following types of seats:

  1. All India Quota Seats,
  2. State Government Quota Seats,
  3. Central Institutions / Universities / Deemed Universities,
  4. State / Management / NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University,
  5. Central Pool Quota Seats.

Please note that this time, AYUSH admission will also be on basis of NEET 2018 Rank. Candidates who wish to study Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy must also have appeared and qualified NEET 2018.

NEET 2018 Result

NEET 2018 Merit List – Key Highlights

In order to ensure the smooth and fair conduct of exam, CBSE deployed more than 4000 observers. Students got pens at centres. 2 Lakh personnels looked after the conduct of exam at 2255 centres where students took the test in 56000 rooms. In addition, 15000 police assisted in ensuring that there were no unfair means cases. There were metal detectors and signal jammers in place as well.

Prior to announcing NEET 2018 Result, CBSE will publish OMR answer sheets as well as answer keys at Candidates can check answer keys, OMR sheets, and also submit challenges. Challenges received by CBSE will be looked into for the purpose of accurate checking of papers for NEET 2018.

NEET 2018 Merit List is prepared on basis of qualifying criteria of Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India, as well as on information submitted by the candidate in the application form. Those who qualify should thereafter complete formalities with counselling authorities such as DGHS, Medical Education Directorates of States for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.

If you have any queries regarding NEET 2018 Merit List, please ask in comments below.

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    • What is your Category?? And as expected this year the cut-off score has dropped. And you must participate in counselling because cut offs often vary for several reasons. Best of luck!

  1. I am from tamil nadu my neet is 300 my air is the180000 my obc rank is 78000 my percentile is 85
    5 can I able to get medical seat in private clg

  2. with 420 marks can i get admission in any govt or private college of mbbs my air rank is 62701 and i belonging OBC category obc air rant is 25685

  3. with 420marks can i get admission in any govt or private college of mbbs my air rang is 62701 and i beloning OBC category obc category air is 25785 pls reply me

  4. I got 322 marks in neet 2018 belongs to ur cat.(ward of IP under ESIC Group-III) from HP.Pls let me know where should I register myself for councelling( Is it under AIQ 15% QUT. or State)

    • if you are looking for a college in HP only then you must apply under state quota otherwise you’ve to apply under AIQ if you want to take admission in some other state college through NEET.

  5. I have scored 461in neet 20l18 and my air is 39000 general category rank is 22600. I am from surat gujrat. What chances do i have in government medical college, civil, surat

  6. sir i got 365 marks in neet and i m from general category. my state (bihar) rank is 4159. sir may i get bams from aiq or in bihar

  7. Sir I am Jaya from Jaipur, Rajasthan. I have got 370 marks in neet ug 2019 can I get a government medical college in any state for mbbs

  8. Sir my daughter will get 145 marks in neet 2019 .can she will get esic ip ward quota sheet in TN esic medical college. My community is obc

  9. Sir please reply i got 351 mark in neet 2019 which state /college do i get admsn rank 1.5 lakh, catogary rank 80 thousand obc christian kerala state

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