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Good Score for NEET 2023: Tips to Crack the Exam


Good Score for NEET 2023: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2023 will soon announce the dates for NEET 2023. All the aspirants are levelling up their preparation to achieve their target scores in these final weeks. The NEET exam is India’s single largest medical entrance exam for admissions to the MBBS, BDS and AYUSH courses. The competition is very high, so candidates might wonder what a good NEET 2023 score is and what scores will get them to their dream colleges.

If you are one of those candidates, do not worry! We have answers to all your questions about ‘Good Score for NEET 2023’. Continue reading this article for more information and helpful preparation tips to help you achieve a stellar score.

Latest Updates:
NEET result 2022 will be declared soon.
NEET cut-off 2022 will be released soon.

Good Score for NEET 2023: Overview

Let us have a look at some of the highlights of NEET 2023 before diving into the tips and tricks needed to achieve a good score:

Exam ParticularsDetails
Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
ModeWritten (Offline: Pen & Paper-Based)
NEET 2023 Exam DateTo Be Announced
Subjects3 (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Time Limit3 Hours 20 minutes
Total Questions200 (180 to be Answered)
Subject Wise Questions50 (45 to be Answered for Each) for Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Maximum Marks720
Marks Per Question4
Negative MarkingYes (-1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer)
Courses Offered Through the ExamMBBS, BDS, and AYUSH Courses of BHMS, BAMS, BVSc, AH & BUMS
Official Websiteneet.nta.nic.in

What Is a Good NEET Score?

A good NEET score will enable you to clear the cut-off and ensure you get admission to your dream college. To answer this question better, you need to know the course you want to study and see which colleges offer that course.
Generally, a score of 590+ is considered good enough to get you into one of the top colleges, but it is worth noting that since the competition gets intense, you should ideally aim for 650+.
Below is the previous year’s cut-off for NEET. It is followed by a list of some top colleges against the scores and ranks you need to achieve to secure a seat.

Cut-off for NEET 2021

The cut-off marks for NEET 2021 for each category are as follows:

CategoryNEET 2021 cut-offNEET cut-off marks 2021Number of Candidates
General50th percentile720-138770857
SC/ ST/ OBC40th percentile137-10893674
General-PwD45th percentile137-122313
OBC-PwD40th percentile121-108157
SC-PwD40th percentile121-10859
ST-PwD40th percentile121-10814

NEET NTA Medical Colleges and Required Ranks (and Marks)

The following table shows the previous year’s cut-off trends of the top medical institutions in the country. The table also offers information on courses offered, ranks and marks required to secure/get admission to these institutions.

Name of InstitutionCourseRequired NEET RankRequired NEET Marks
MAMC, DelhiMBBSUp to 62 650+
University College of Medical Sciences, New DelhiMBBSUp to 292 635+
VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New DelhiMBBS149640+
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New DelhiMBBS579 630+
IMS BHU, Varanasi, UPMBBS669 610+
Seth G.S. Medical College, MumbaiMBBS2669590+

Tips and Tricks for a Good Score in NEET 2023

Below we have curated helpful tips and tricks to help candidates prepare for NEET 2023 better:

Know What You Are Aiming For!

To score better and have quality preparation, focus on establishing a benchmark score. This will not only motivate you to score better but also drive you to work on your weak areas.

Prepare a Study Plan

A timetable or a study plan is essential as it will help you stay on track and keep a note of your progress. Create a plan keeping in mind the time you have in hand and the days left for preparation. Try to include days where you take full-length NEET mock tests as well.

Make Your Fundamentals Strong

We cannot stress this point enough. Many experts and toppers suggest that knowing clear fundamentals is the key to cracking NEET. The NCERT books are your best friends here. You should thoroughly review the NCERTs and refer to other reference books for practice.

Practice Previous Year’s Papers

Get acquainted with the paper pattern by going through the previous year’s papers and the mock sample tests available on the official website. If you are struggling to analyse and evaluate your performance in a particular test, the personalised feedback provided by Embibe after each mock test will be of help! It is free and pinpoints the minutest gaps in your preparation, such as the lack of focus, stamina, time management and more.

Revision For the Win

This is a common but effective tip for NEET preparation. Invest in creating hand-written notes or flashcards so that you can revise important topics later. It would be best if you revise as often as possible so that the fundamentals and formulas are at your fingertips by the time you appear for the exam.

Work on Accuracy and Speed

Speed is important for achieving a good NEET score, and accuracy is important to ensure that the questions you cover get you marks instead of losing them to negative marking. 

Create an Error Log

Carefully review every question you attempt in the mock tests and create an error log of the ones you get wrong. Note the method of solving them and include those questions in your practice sets to familiarise yourself.

Avoid Blind-guessing

Since this exam has negative marking, blind-guessing is a big no! You can opt for the strategy of option elimination because it might be helpful in some cases. Read the questions carefully and thoroughly. Stay focused on attempting questions correctly instead of just attempting more questions.

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FAQs on Good Score for NEET 2023

Some of the frequently asked questions on preparation of NEET 2023 are as follows:

Q.1: Where can I check my NEET result?
Ans: Candidates can visit the official website to check their NEET results when they are released.

Q.2: Is 550 a good score in NEET 2023?
Ans: Yes, you might not be able to get into the top national colleges, but you will definitely be able to secure admission to one of the top state-level colleges.

Q.3: What is a percentile rank?
Ans: Percentile rank determines how well a candidate performs compared to others in a specific group. It can be calculated as
Score Formula: Your score * 100/Topper’s marks
Rank Formula: Total number of candidates – rank/total number of candidates * 100

Q.4: How many marks in NEET are necessary to get admission to a government college?
Ans: Around 550 marks are necessary to get admission to a government college. This varies every year and also depends on the category of the candidate.

Q.5: How is the NEET 2023 cut-off decided?
Ans: NEET cut-off is decided by several factors like the total number of candidates, the availability of seats, and the difficulty level of exams.

We hope this detailed article on good scores for NEET 2023 helps you.

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