Marks required in NEET 2023 for MBBS admission abroad
With NEET exam conducted successfully on 7th May 2023, almost all students who are desirous of studying MBBS abroad are eager to know about the minimum marks required in NEET 2023 for MBBS admission abroad. Before jumping on to approximations about what could be the qualifying score or cut-off in NEET 2023, we would like to show previous 4 year’s cut-off scores.
What were the NEET qualifying cut-off marks in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018 ?
The category wise NEET qualifying cut off marks of past 5 years are as below :
- NEET 2022 :
- General Category : 117/720
- SC/ST/OBC : 93/720
- NEET 2021 :
- General Category : 138/720
- SC/ST/OBC : 108/720
- NEET 2020 :
- General Category : 147/720
- SC/ST/OBC : 113/720
- NEET 2019 :
- General Category : 134/720
- SC/ST/OBC : 107/720
- NEET 2018 :
- General Category : 119/720
- SC/ST/OBC : 96/720
Most of you would have noticed yourself what we wanted to show by showing the last 5 year’s NEET scores. Well if not, there has been an uprising trend noticeable clearly every year till 2020. The qualifying marks/cut-off marks that were as low as 119 & 96 in 2018 had come up to 147 & 113 in 2020. But the qualifying marks/cut-off dipped slightly (if not much) to 117 & 93 in 2022.
However, this does not mean that the NEET 2023 qualifying marks will decline further this year because the exam was comparatively easier than 2022. In some previous years, there have been few candidates who scored full 720 marks as well which might not be seen this year.
How much minimum score should the students target in NEET 2023 to study MBBS abroad ?
We would suggest students to target at least 135 (For General category) and 105 (For Reserved category). If you are able to achieve this score, you will have yourself on the safer side to choose any medical university abroad where you wish to study medicine.
These qualifying marks might seem high (As per the past trend observed which is very difficult to continue this year too), but if you target these scores, then in maximum cases it’s possible that you will at least end up scoring something near this score. The qualifying marks in NEET 2023 might be more or less the same as last year, as it’s quite difficult that the NEET paper will be as easy as it was in 2020 any time soon.
Staying in the 50th Percentile (For General Category) simple means that if there are 20 Lac students appearing, then you have to stay in the top 10 Lac students. That’s it ! The cut-off marks are simply the 50th percentile’s last rank holder’s marks i.e. student who will have approx. 10th Lac rank.
So prepare well and try your best to stay in the top 50% students and avoid the other half that will not be considered un-qualified for abroad education or anywhere else in India too for MBBS course. Same applies to reserved category students, however the criteria is somewhat relaxed for them. They have to be in 40th percentile i.e. maintain score so much so that they stay in the top 60% students out of total appearing students.
If you are able to qualify NEET 2023, you will have diverse options of top government medical universities to choose from. The fees of each country in tabular format & details of all it’s medical universities that are open to accept students from India can be checked from the below links :
- MBBS in Russia | MBBS Fees in Russia | Medical Universities in Russia
- MBBS in Uzbekistan | MBBS Fees in Uzbekistan | Medical Universities in Uzbekistan
- MBBS in Kyrgyzstan | MBBS Fees in Kyrgyzstan | Medical Universities in Kyrgyzstan
- MBBS in Kazakhstan | MBBS Fees in Kazakhstan | Medical Universities in Kazakhstan
- MBBS in Azerbaijan | MBBS Fees in Azerbaijan | Medical Universities in Azerbaijan
We wish you best of luck in your preparation for NEET 2023 and hope you qualify NEET exam with good scores !