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NEET PG 2023 Cut Off: Previous Year 2020, 2019 Cut Off, Percentile and Tie-breaker

Updated On - April 13 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

NEET PG cut-off 2023 has been announced. The cut-off for NET PG 2023 for the General category is the 50th percentile while for the reserved category, it's the 40th percentile. The cutoff for NEET PG is to shortlist the candidates for MD/MS/ PG diploma courses in India. NEET PG cutoff is the minimum mark that a candidate has to score for qualifying for the examination. Candidate must score more than or equal to the NEET PG cutoff 2023 for getting admission in medical colleges accepting NEET PG scores. If a candidate does not score the minimum marks required to clear the exam then he or she will not be eligible to attend the NEET PG 2023 counselling.

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As per the notice released by the board, the cut-off for the General category is the 50th percentile while for the reserved category, it's the 40th percentile. 

The complete revised cut-off marks and qualifying marks can be found in the table below:

NEET PG 2023 Revised Cutoff
CategoryCut-off Marks as per the bulletinQualifying Marks as per the bulletinNEET PG Revised cut-off marksNEET PG Revised qualifying marks
General30250th Percentile24735th Percentile
SC/ST26540th Percentile21025th Percentile
General-PWD28345th Percentile22930th Percentile

NEET PG 2023 cutoff

NEET PG cut-off 2023 varies according to the different categories of candidates. Candidates from the general category need to score a minimum 50th percentile, while SC/ST/OBC candidates have to score 40th percentile. Candidates who will score NEET PG minimum qualifying percentile or more than that will be included in the merit list. In 2019, the cutoff mark of NEET PG for the Unreserved (UR) category was 340.

NEET PG 2023 Cutoff Percentile

Candidate must secure minimum NEET PG qualifying percentile 2023 to pass the entrance test. The category-wise expected NEET PG cutoff percentile is given in the table below.

NEET PG qualifying percentile

Cutoff percentile

General (UR)




Unreserved - PH (UR-PH)




Factors Affecting NEET PG 2023 Cutoff

The factors determining the cutoff of NEET PG 2020 are mentioned below:

  • Number of candidates appearing for NEET PG 2020

  • The difficulty level of the exam

  • Vacant seats

NEET PG 2023 Percentile vs Marks

As per the official brochure, percentile rank indicates how a candidate performed in comparison with other test-takers, while the percentage indicates the individual performance of an aspirant. Percentile rank displays the merit position of the candidate in comparison with others. Percentile ranks are commonly used to clarify the interpretation of marks based on standardised tests. And the percentage is calculated based on marks obtained in the computer-based test.

NEET PG 2019, 2018 cutoff 

NEET PG cut-off percentile (2019)
Cutoff (2019)
Cutoff (2018)

General (UR)








Unreserved - PH








Types of NEET PG 2023 cutoff

The cutoff of NEET PG 2023 will be for admission to the following postgraduate medical courses:

  • 50% All India Quota (excluding former Jammu & Kashmir state)

  • 50% State Quota (including Jammu and Kashmir candidates)

NEET PG 2019 specialities cutoff 

MD/MS Specialties
Cutoff rank

MD General Medicine


MD Paediatrics


MD Radiodiagnosis


MS General Surgery


MS Orthopedics


MD Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy


MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology


NEET PG 2023 Tie Breaker

If two or more candidates have equal marks in NEET PG 2023 merit list, the conducting authority will use the tie-breaking procedure as mentioned below.

  • Candidates with less number of incorrect answers in the question paper can get a better position in the NEET PG rank list.

  • Candidates with higher marks in Part C will get a better rank.

  • Candidates scoring higher marks in Part B of the test will get more priority.

  • Medical graduates with more correct answers in Part B will be allotted a better rank.

  • Less number of negative responses in Part A by a candidate will lead him/her to a better rank.

  • Lastly, elder candidates will be awarded a higher rank.

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