NEET Percentile 2018- NEET qualifying Marks, Category wise.
Candidates should meet the Qualifying NEET Percentile in order to be eligible for MBBS or BDS admissions in India. So it is important to know the NEET percentile, category wise for 2018. This is the minimum NEET qualifying marks for MBBS or BDS admissions. Also, candidates should know how the percentile is calculated, as per the CBSE NEET eligibility criteria.
NEET Percentile 2018 – Category wise
CBSE has provided the qualifying NEET percentile, category wise. This is for eligibility for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses in 2018, which is same as for 2017. Please see the details below:
As seen above, CBSE specifies that the minimum NEET qualifying marks for Unreserved category is at 50th percentile. The NEET qualifying marks for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes is at 40th percentile. At the same time, the NEET qualifying marks for Unreserved- PH is at 45th percentile. Also, for SC-PH/ ST-PH/ OBC-PH, it is at 40th percentile.
The qualifying NEET percentile represents the minimum NEET qualifying marks required for candidates to be eligible for Medical/ Dental admissions. This means, candidates in each category should score NEET marks at or above the specified percentile for the respective category. For example, students belonging to unreserved category should secure NEET marks corresponding to 50th percentile or above.
Calculating NEET percentile
Percentile for tests can be calculated in two ways- percentile based on highest marks and percentile based on rank. The official CBSE NEET Bulletin 2018 specifies that the NEET percentile, shall be calculated based on the highest marks secured for NEET.
NEET percentile based on highest marks
We will check how to calculate NEET percentile based on highest marks obtained in NEET:
For example, let’s assume the highest marks scored by the NEET topper is 690 and your NEET score is 630. Then, your NEET percentile will be 630 x 100/ 690 = 91.3
Percentile based on rank
Some tests use percentile based on rank. A different method is used to determine percentile based on rank. See below the formula to check percentile based on rank:
Consider your rank for a particular test is 1500 and the total number of test candidates is 10.8 lakhs. Then, your percentile will be (10,80,000-1500/10,80,000)x100= 99.8
Understanding NEET Percentile better
Firstly, Percentile should not be confused with percentage. Percentile is the number below which a certain percentage of scores or observations fall. It is used in test scores as an effective approach for comparison of test scores among candidates. Let us see this from the NEET perspective. As mentioned earlier, CBSE specifies minimum marks for each category. For Unreserved category, it is at 50th percentile, for qualifying for MBBS/ BDS admissions. This means, these candidates’ marks should be at or above the marks below which 50 percentage of scores fall.
As per CBSE, the NEET qualifying marks or score is at 40th percentile for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates. Therefore, their NEET marks should be at or above the marks below which 40 percentage of scores fall. Similarly, the NEET qualifying marks for other categories too can be explained.
NEET Percentile – Special considerations.
As mentioned above, CBSE has given the NEET percentile or minimum marks for each category for MBBS/ BDS admissions. However, the minimum marks could be lowered under certain circumstances. For example, this may be done if the required number of candidates from each category have not secured the minimum NEET qualifying marks.
In such cases, lowering of minimum NEET qualifying marks for will be done under certain conditions:
* If required, lowering of NEET percentile or NEET qualifying marks will be done at the discretion of the Central Government.
* This will be done after consulting with the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India.
* Such lowered marks will be applicable only for that particular academic year, as specified.
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