NEET Result 2021 : Release Date, Direct Link to Download NEET UG Scorecard

NEET 2021 result is expected to be declared in the fourth week of September. NEET 2021 was conducted on September 12. The NEET 2021 result date has not been announced in the information brochure, but it is likely that it will be declared within a month of conducting the exam. Candidates have to log in to their registered accounts on the official website to download the result. Candidates must note that the NEET 2021 result will not be sent by post under any circumstances.

Candidates must note that the result of NEET 2021 will be considered final for the allocation of ranks. NTA will not entertain any requests for the re-evaluation of the answer sheet post the declaration of the NEET 2021 result. The role of NTA is limited to the release of NEET result 2021 and the preparation of the merit list. Candidates who qualify for NEET 2021 will be eligible to participate in the counselling process, which will be conducted at both state and national levels. The national-level counselling for admission to the 15 per cent All India quota seats will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

NEET Result 2021: Important Dates 

The table below brings the schedule of NEET 2021 result.

Events Dates*
Exam date 1-Aug-2021 12-Sep-2021
NEET result date Second week of October 2021
Counselling starts Fourth week of October 2021

*Tentative date, subject to change.

NEET 2021 Result: Process to Check the Scores

  • Go to the official website of
  • Navigate to the ‘Download Result’ tab
  • Enter the roll number, date of birth and security pin
  • NEET 2021 scorecard will be displayed on the screen
  • Download and print the scorecard for future reference

NEET Result 2021 and Merit List

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the merit list of the candidates based on the NEET result 2021. Multiple lists are released based on the category of the candidate. An overall NEET merit list is also released which has details of all the candidates who have cleared the examination. The merit lists of NEET are then shared by the NTA with the different bodies responsible for the counselling process. Based on these lists, MCC and various counselling authorities will prepare their seat allotment lists. 

Types of Merit Lists 

Overall merit list: This merit list includes the names and ranks of all the candidates who would appear for NEET 2021. This is the first merit list and is prepared by NTA. This merit list will be forwarded to all counselling bodies, both national and state.

15% AIQ Merit List: This merit list will contain the names of only those candidates who would qualify in the NEET 2021 result. This merit list is prepared by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

State Quota Merit List: Every state will prepare their individual merit lists for admissions to 85 per cent of state quota seats. These merit lists will include only those candidates who will qualify for NEET result 2021 and register for the counselling of that respective state.

NEET Scorecard 2021

Candidates who qualify for the examination can download the scorecard of NEET 2021 online. However, those who do not score above the qualifying cutoff marks/percentile will not be issued the NEET scorecard 2021. Candidates will require the NEET 2021 scorecard during the counselling process, thus, they are advised to keep it safe till the admission process is over.

Details printed on NEET 2021 scorecard

The following information will be printed on the NEET 2021 scorecard:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Category
  • Application number
  • Overall score
  • Subject-wise score
  • Percentile score
  • All India Rank
  • Qualifying status
  • NEET AIR for 15% AIQ seats
  • NEET cut off score

NEET 2020 Result: Qualifying Percentile

The following table carries the NEET 2020 cutoff percentile and the score range according to categories:

Category Qualifying percentile Cut off Score
UR 50th Percentile 720-147
OBC/SC/CT 40th Percentile 128-146
UR-PH/EWS 45th Percentile 146-129
PH (SC/ST//OBC) 40th Percentile 128-113

NEET 2020 Result: Statistics for Qualified Candidates

NTA had uploaded the statistics for NEET 2020 qualified candidates. These figures can also be found on the individual scorecards of the candidates.

Category Number of qualified candidates
Open/EW 6,82,406
OBC 61,265
SC 19,572
ST 7,837
UR-PwD 99
OBC PwD 233
SC PwD 70
ST PwD 18

NEET Result 2021: Tie-breaking Protocol

What happens when two or more candidates secure the same marks in NEET 2021 Result? Owing to a large number of test-takers, it is not rare for two or more candidates to secure the same marks in this examination. However, such candidates cannot share the same rank in NEET 2021 merit list. Hence, NTA has a tie-break mechanism in place for such situations. The following parameters are considered in the case of a tie in scores: 

  • Candidate with higher marks in Biology is assigned a higher rank compared to others
  • If the marks scored in the Biology section are equal, a candidate with higher marks in Chemistry is assigned a higher rank compared to others
  • If marks scored in Biology and Chemistry are equal, a candidate with a lesser number of incorrect answers is assigned a higher rank

NEET 2021 Result: How to calculate the percentile score?

The formula mentioned below is used to calculate the NEET percentile score:

 NEET Percentile = 100 x Number of candidates with their raw score equal to/ less than the candidate                                                       Total number of candidates who appeared for NEET

The validity of NEET Result 2021

The validity of the NEET 2021 result depends on where the candidate wants to apply. Candidates who wish to pursue MBBS from a foreign University will also have to qualify for NEET 2021. The validity depends on the location of the institute one desires to apply for. 

NEET result validity for an institute located in India: For aspirants who wish to apply for MBBS courses within India, the NEET result 2021 will be valid for the current academic session only.

NEET result validity for a foreign university: For aspirants who wish to apply for MBBS courses outside India, the NEET result 2021 will be valid for three years. 


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