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What is a Good Score/Rank for NEET UG 2022?

RupsaUpdated On: November 09, 2022 04:58 pm IST | NEET

A good NEET score for 2022 varies for different colleges and counselling levels. Check the details about the good NEET score to get through top MBBS colleges.

What is a Good Score/Rank for NEET UG 2022?

NEET 2022 Results will be out soon and test takers must be wondering what is a good rank to get into the top medical institutes. We are here to help you out! This article will give you a detailed analysis of the minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in government college 2021, so you have an idea of the previous cut-off trend and what to expect this year. 

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NEET 2022 Marking Scheme

As known, NEET is a pen-and-paper based exam featuring a total of 200 questions. Out of these, candidates will have to answer 180 questions, each carrying 4 marks, making the total allotted NEET marks 720. However, candidates must also note that negative marking is applicable for incorrect answers. The NEET 2022 marking scheme is as follows:

  • +4 marks are rewarded for every correct answer

  • -1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer

  • 0 marks are allotted for questions left unattempted

Candidates are thus advised to keep the marking scheme in mind when attempting the NTA NEET paper. It is better to avoid giving wrong answers that will fetch negative marks.

Furthermore, aspirants must also be aware of the total number of questions and marks distribution in each section. The four subjects in the NTA NEET paper (Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) are divided into 2 sections – Section A and Section B. Section A will have 35 questions while Section B comprises 15 questions, of which 10 need to be answered.  

Each part is again divided into 2 sections – Section A and Section B. Section A will have 35 questions while Section B comprises 15 questions, of which 10 need to be answered. 

The table below shows section-wise questions and marks distribution:



Total Number of Questions

Number of Questions to be Answered

NEET Total Marks


Section A




Section B





Section A




Section B





Section A




Section B





Section A




Section B




NEET 2022 Good Score for Different Medical Colleges

Based on past records and available information, we have prepared a list of NEET scores that can help students get through medical colleges offering different courses. However, the data provided below is likely to change every year depending on NEET cutoff for the given year. Also, the information below is for aspirants coming from states apart from Chandigarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP and Delhi NCR, where the level of competition is extremely high. Check out the NEET scores and the likely college it can get you admitted to:

  • A score of 650+ can get you a seat at Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) Delhi

  • A score of 635+ can get you a seat in any medical college in Delhi

  • 610+ score can get you a seat in top colleges, like IMS, BHU, Seth GS, and GMC Chandigarh

  • 590+ score can get you a seat in the top colleges of the state through the State quota, the next best option being through the All India quota

  • A score of 560+ can get you a seat in the top colleges in MP (possibly in Delhi) through State quota, and any other decent college across all states

  • A score of 540+ can get you a seat in a decent medical college in the home state (the top one being located in MP)

  • 510+ score can get you a seat in the state colleges and partially through the All India Quota

  • 490+ score can get you a seat in the state but not through AIQ

  • A marginal score of 480+ will get just you a seat through the State quota. Private college admissions begin from this point.

The better you score, the better are your chances of getting through the best medical colleges. Therefore, aim for a higher NEET score.  

Also Read: NEET 2022 Marks vs Rank: Check NEET Percentile Analysis

How to Calculate NEET 2022 Score? 

Candidates can evaluate their probable scores before the result is declared with the help of the marking scheme and NEET 2022 answer key once released. The steps to calculate NEET 2022 scores are as follows:

  • Tally the answers with the official NEET 2022 answer key

  • Look out for the question paper code while tallying the answer key

  • Get details of the language and sets of the official answer key on top of the OMR sheet and NEET answer key

  • Count the total number of correct answers to calculate NEET 2022 scores. In case of multiple answers being marked, the candidate will not be rewarded any marks as per the marking scheme.

  • Use the formula to get an estimate of the marks obtained

  • Candidates have to use the below-mentioned formula for calculating their scores - 

NEET 2022 score = [4 x (Number of Correct Responses)] – [1 x (Number of Incorrect Responses)]

NEET 2021 Cut-off

NEET is conducted for admission to different medical courses in India. Every year, the cut-off varies depending on several factors, like a large number of applicants, seats available in colleges, the difficulty level in NEET etc. Therefore, good scores for these different programs are also likely to change. Let us have a look at the NEET 2021 cut-off score and percentile for different categories of candidates in the table below. 


NEET 2021 Cut-off Percentile

NEET 2021 Cut-off Scores

Number of Qualified Candidates


50th Percentile



General/EWS – PwD

45th Percentile




40th Percentile



ST – PwD

40th Percentile




40th Percentile



SC – PwD

40th Percentile




40th Percentile




40th Percentile



NEET Previous Years' Cutoff Trends

NEET 2022 Cut-off is expected to increase for all categories this year. To help candidates analyze the shift in the cut-off trend, here we present a comparison of NEET 2020 and NEET 2021 marks. 


NEET 2021 Cut-off

NEET 2020 Cut-off

NEET 2019 Cut-off 

NEET 2018 Cut-off 

NEET 2017 Cut-off







General/Unreserved – with Physical Disability












SC/ST/OBC – with Physical Disability






NEET 2022 Expected Cut-off

Candidates can refer to the table below to know the expected NEET 2022 cut-off percentile and score for all categories:


Expected NEET 2022 Cut-off Percentile

Expected NEET 2022 Cut-off Score


50th Percentile


General with Physical Disability 

45th Percentile



40th Percentile


ST/SC/OBC with Physical Disability

40th Percentile


Tie-breaker for NEET Marks

If one or more candidates end up getting the same score in the NEET exam, marks obtained in Biology by a candidate will be given preference. If the tie persists, the candidate securing higher marks in Chemistry will be picked. If that fails to break the tie, the older candidate will be assigned a higher rank in the exam. 

What is the minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in Government colleges 2022?  

NEET 2022 is one of the toughest entrance exams in the country. With so many candidates competing over a limited number of seats in the top medical colleges across India, admission to Government colleges is extremely challenging due to the high cut-off. Moreover, the affordable fee structure at government colleges is what attracts most candidates, so they aim for the same. Under such circumstances, it is absolutely essential to achieve a high score if you are seeking admission to MBBS/BDS courses in Govt. colleges.

We advise all NEET candidates to give their best shot instead of aiming for the cut-off score to secure a high rank in the entrance exam. A high rank will automatically increase their chances of getting into the best medical institutes in India. Going through the CBSE Class 12 Syllabus will also aid the preparations of the students as the basic concepts asked in the NEET exam are covered up in the CBSE Board syllabus as well as other state board syllabuses.

Aspirants should aim to secure 600+ marks in NEET 2022 to be able to secure admission to the top Govt. colleges. You can get an idea of the minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in government college 2022 from the table below:

Very Good Score


Good Score


Average Score


Low Score


NEET Medical Colleges and Required Rank

Here is a look at the table showing NTA NEET previous years’ cutoffs and required ranks for admission to the top medical institutes in India:

Name of Institution


Required NEET Rank

Required NEET Marks

MAMC, Delhi


Upto 62


VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi




University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi


Upto 292


Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi




IMS BHU, Varanasi, UP




Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai




NEET 2022 Rank for MBBS Admission

The following table will give candidates a brief idea of the opening and closing ranks at the top MBBS colleges in India: 

Name of MBBS College/Institute

Opening Rank

Closing Rank




JIPMER, Puducherry



Bahiramjee Jijibhai Medical College, Pune



Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi



Govt. Medical College, Kota



SMS Medical College, Jaipur



Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram



VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi



Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai



Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh



What is a Good NEET 2022 Score for BDS Course?

Looking at the previous years’ trends, it has been observed that to attain a BDS seat in a premier Government dental college, a candidate must score a minimum of 450+ in NEET 2022. For General candidates, a minimum of 50th percentile is required to seek admission to private dental colleges in India.  

Also Check: NEET AIQ AYUSH Admission Process

MBBS/BDS Colleges and Seats in India (As per previous trends)

Based on previous trends, we have a list of the expected number of seats for MBBS/BDS courses in different colleges in India. The same is tabulated below:


MBBS Course

BDS Course

No. of Seats

No. of Colleges

No. of Seats

No. of Colleges

Private Colleges & Deemed Universities





Government Colleges





Seats through NEET (Total)





JIPMER & AIIMS institutes

JIPMER (200),

AIIMS (1205)


AIIMS (15)






*Note: The information provided in the table above is based on previous years’ trends and is subject to changes

How to Get a Good Rank in NEET?

Now that you know the minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in government college, prep up to excel in the entrance exam next year. Considering that you are planning to take NEET exam next year, you must have already begun your preparations. However, if you are wondering whether it is possible to secure a good rank in the entrance exam, let us assure you that it is indeed possible provided you stay dedicated to your studies and work hard. 

To help you prep up, CollegeDekho has come up with a few essential study tips for NEET:

  • Start Preparing Early

Looking at the competitive nature of NEET, we cannot stress enough on the importance of starting your preparations early. To score 600+ marks in NEET and secure a higher rank, one must be acquainted with the 11th & 12th Grade syllabus and the pattern of the exam. Ideally, candidates aiming for MBBS/BDS courses through NEET should give themselves at least a year and a half for all the preparations. This gives you just enough time to study the syllabus, revise the basic concepts, practice and work on your weak spots. Thus, all aspirants who start early have an advantage here.

  • Set Realistic Goals

While preparing the NEET timetable, be sure to set achievable goals. Candidates must keep in mind all the other activities that need to be performed simultaneously. It is not possible for anyone to study 12 hours a day after completing assignments and projects. Therefore, divide your day based on the activities and work out a routine that will help you stay focused and motivated. 

  • Know the Syllabus

One of the most important aspects of NEET is the syllabus. It is way more elaborate than you’d imagine. Without having a thorough knowledge of the complete syllabus for NEET 2022, candidates may find themselves lost and under pressure. Once you know what all chapters and topics are included in the NEET exam, it will be easier for you to divide your time efficiently. You can also find out which topics to focus on since different chapters carry different weightage. If you are aiming for a good score, you cannot afford to miss out on any of the chapters while preparing. Candidates preparing for the NEET exam might also focus on the syllabus of their respective boards, in order to secure a promising percentage in 10+2.  CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2023 will soon be released. So, the students who are doing NEET simultaneously with their intermediate are advised to make a balance between the two.

  • Identify Your Weaknesses 

Since the NEET syllabus is so vast, candidates may often find some chapters relatively more difficult than the others. It is always a good idea to focus on the weaker spots for improvement. Candidates should be prioritizing such chapters irrespective of the weightage. Dedicate more time to these topics, make notes and points that are easy to remember, and solve as many questions as possible on these chapters to get a grip on the topics. This may not happen overnight, but once you have your concepts cleared, scoring in these sections will seem a lot easier. 

  • Practice Test Papers

The saying “Practice makes a man perfect” holds true when you are preparing for NEET. While preparing for NEET 2022, don’t forget to go through previous years’ question papers. This will help you analyze the pattern of the questions – more common chapters, topics that are likely to be repeated in the exam etc. The more you practice, the more you will be able to understand the question pattern. 

  • Set a Timer 

Total duration of 3 hours and 20 minutes may seem a lot but it may not be enough when you are taking the NEET exam. You will need to attempt 180 questions within the given time and also ensure you answer the maximum questions right. Therefore, it all comes down to speed. You have to be prompt in the exam hall. That is why we suggest you set a timer and try attempting as many questions as you can when practising at home. This will improve your speed and boost your confidence.

  • Take Mock Tests Regularly

Once you feel your preparation for NEET 2022 is on track, opt for mock tests. Taking mock tests for NEET regularly is a great way to analyze your performance and evaluate your scores.  The mock tests and sample papers available online are designed exactly how they would appear in the actual examination, so you get used to the question pattern. It is also a good way to assess your speed. At the end of the test, you can check the right answers and see your score. Do not get disheartened if you are unable to score well. Try to work on the areas of improvement and avoid negative marking. 

  • Be consistent

Consistency is the key to excellence. Understand that preparing for NEET can be tiring at times. However, you must not lose focus and be consistent in what you are doing. It is important to stick to your timetable no matter what. If you feel like taking a break, feel free to do so. Get yourself to do something else, unwind and then get back at it with twice the dedication. You may reduce the number of hours spent on studying but do not skip for a day. That will only add to your stress at the last minute. 

Lastly, remember that all the hard work you are putting in is worth it in the end. Therefore, stay positive and focused on achieving your goal. 

Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates and information related to NEET.


What was the closing rank for NEET 2021 at AIIMS?


The NEET 2021 closing rank for AIIMS was 51. 


Is 490+ score in NEET good to get me through All India Quota seats?

No, with a score of 490+ candidates can get admission through the state quota but not AIQ.

What is the required NEET score and rank to get MBBS admission to Banaras Hind University?

As per the latest data, the required NEET score and rank are 610+ and 669 respectively to get an MBBS seat at Banaras Hind University.

Can I get admission to government colleges with a 560+ score in NEET?

Yes, a 560+ score in NEET is considered good and candidates can certainly grab a seat in a good government medical college.

Is negative marking applicable in NEET 2022?

Yes, as per the NTA NEET marking scheme, a -1 mark is allotted to every incorrect answer.

How do I get good score/ rank in NEET 2021?

To achieve a good rank/ score in NEET 2021, one must work hard, study the syllabus thoroughly, have good time-management skills and create a healthy balance between studies and recreational activities.  

What is the good NEET rank for government colleges?

Candidates with NEET rank up to 200 have great chances of getting admission to the top government colleges.  

What is the safe score in NEET 2021?

There are many factors that determine a good score in NEET. This year there is a tremendous increase in the number of candidates who appeared in the NEET exam. Therefore, a score between 450-500 is considered a good score in NEET.

Are my NEET scores good for MBBS admissions?

The idea of a good NEET score for MBBS admissions varies every year for different colleges and categories. Taking reference from the previous year's cutoff marks, a good NEET score can range anywhere between 720 - 147 for MBBS admissions.

What is a good rank in NEET?

Students must score at least 670 – 690 marks to feature in the list of top 100 NEET 2020 AIQ.

Is 400 a good score in NEET?

Yes, 400 is considered a good score in the NEET exam.  With a 400 score, there are chances that you may make it to government medical college.

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