NEET 2017 Result – Close to 50% Candidates Fail to Qualify; Navdeep Singh from Punjab Bags AIR 1

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neet-2017-result-close-to-50-candidates-fail-to-qualify-navdeep-singh-from-punjab-bags-air-1NEET 2017 result has been declared by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Along with the result, the CBSE has also announced the cutoff marks. Out of 11,38,890 candidates who had appeared for NEET 2017, close to 50% candidates have failed to qualify the exam. As per the data, the total number of candidates who have qualified the NEET 2017 exam is 6,11,739. Navdeep Singh from Punjab has topped the exam.

NEET Cutoff Scores

Cutoff scores are the minimum qualifying marks that the candidates must obtain to be eligible for the counselling rounds. In 2017, in the General Category, the cutoff marks range has seen a marginal increase. In 2016, the upper cutoff marks range for General Category candidates was 685. This year, it has increased to 697. To read more on NEET 2017 cutoff click here .

On the other hand, the cutoff marks range for the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC and other categories has seen a sharp decline. Check the table given below for complete comparison of NEET cut off scores.

Comparative Analysis of NEET 2017 Cut off Vs NEET Cut Off 2016

  NEET 2017 Cut Off NEET 2016 Cut Off
Category Marks Range No. of Candidates Marks Range No. of Candidates
Others 697-131 543473 685 – 145 171329
OBC 130-107 47382 678 – 118 175226
SC 130-107 14599 595 – 118 47183
ST 130-107 6018 599 – 118 15710
Others – PH 130-118 67 474 – 131 437
OBC-PH 130-107 152 510 – 118 597
SC-PH 130-107 38 415 – 118 143
ST-PH 130-107 10 339 – 118 36

NEET Counselling

On the basis of NEET 2017 result, the candidates have been shortlisted for MBBS and BDS courses offered by medical colleges across the country. The counselling of NEET 2017 for All India Quota (AIQ) seats will be conducted for allotment of 15% (nearly 13,000)of MBBS and BDS seats. The counselling for admission under 85% state quota seats NEET couselling will be completed in two rounds. Click here to know more about NEET 2017 counselling.

It must be noted that the NEET result was marred by several controversies this year. Several petitions were filed by the students in different courts. Acting on one of these petitions, the Madras High Court restrained the CBSE from declaring the result. However, the Supreme Court of India removed the stay on June 12 and asked the CBSE to publish the results by June 26. Following the SC order, the CBSE published the Answer Key on June 15 and has announced the result on June 23, 2017.

NEET 2017 Toppers

Navdeep Singh from Punjab has topped the NEET 2017 exam. He is a student of Helix Institute in Chandigarh. Navdeep is not the only candidate who features in the NEET 2017 toppers list. Two other candidates – Nikita Goyal (AIR 8) and Tanisha Bansal (AIR 10) are among the top 10 candidates from Punjab.

S. No. Candidates Name NEET 2017 AIR NEET 2017 Toppers Marks Percentile Score State Gender
1 Navdeep Singh 1 697 100 Punjab Male
2 Archit Gupta 2 695 100 MP. Male
3 Manish Mulchandani 3 695 100 MP. Male
4 Sankeerth Sadananda 4 692 100 Karnataka Male
5 Doqra Abhishek Veerendra 5 691 100 Maharashtra Male
6 Deric Joseph 6 691 100 Kerala Male
7 Kanishh Tayal 7 691 100 Haryana Male
8 Nikita Goyal 8 690 100 Punjab Female
9 Aryan Raj Singh 9 690 100 UP. Male
10 Tanish Bansal 10 686 100 Puniab Male

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