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Different options to go with if NEET 2024 score is low

Different options to go with if NEET 2024 score is low

Edited By Raushan Kumar | Updated on Feb 12, 2024 11:05 AM IST | #NEET

Every year millions of students appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- NEET which is a single gateway of admission to medical undergraduate courses. Getting low marks in NEET UG 2024 exam is a daunting thought for aspirants who wish to become doctors. However, despite having better preparation, many aspirants got low marks in NEET due to the tough level of competition.

Losing hope after securing a low NEET score is not the solution as aspirants have done their best in the exam and this result can’t decide the aspirant's future. However, candidates should focus on the other available option after getting low marks in NEET.

As aforementioned, without securing the NEET cutoff percentile, no admission will be granted in private or medical colleges of India. However, if any aspirants manage to qualify for the NEET with low marks, they will have to pay a huge amount to be granted admission to private medical colleges. Candidates after getting low marks in NEET might drop the year and prepare for the next year medical entrance test. Those aspirants who are seeking an alternative can go through the different options to go with if the NEET score is low in the article below.

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There are plenty of options available where medical aspirants can try and earn a handsome salary for the same. Based on their interest, aspirants can opt for careers in Biology or Chemistry or even candidates can go in for other streams like non-medical, commerce or arts. The career professions which can be pursued through medical courses without NEET mentions phlebotomists, medical lab technologists, nutritionists, physician assistants among others. Candidates can go through the various options available for them after scoring low in NEET.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is an undergraduate programme. The degree duration of this course is 4.5 years. Occupational Therapy deals with the study of therapy regarding the health and well being of a person. A professional in occupational therapy improves the well being of a patient’s life who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. To do this, therapists use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapies. Their knowledge and study in healthcare make a professional have an accurate diagnosis of the health condition of the patients. Candidates after completing their class 12 with having subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology can apply for this course.

Career option - Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

B.Sc. in Biotechnology is an undergraduate program of 3-year degree duration. The degree deals with the advanced study of the biomolecular processes for the development or invention of a variety of technologies and products that are aimed at improving the overall quality of life. It may involve a study of genetic manipulation in microorganisms, etc. Candidates after completing their class 12th with subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Maths can apply for this course.

Career option - Biotechnologist

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biomedical Engineering is an engineering undergraduate programme of 4 years degree duration. The study of biomedical engineering covers the broader scope of the interaction of natural science with technology. Biomedical engineering is the budding field of the engineering sector and candidates can have a broader careers scope in this course degree. Candidates after completing their class 12th with subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Maths can apply for this course.

Career option - Biomedical engineer.

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

B.Sc. in Microbiology is a 3-year undergraduate degree program. It deals with the study of microscopic organisms present in various materials around us like soil, water, food, humans and plants. Microbiologists make sure that the food we eat and the environment we live in are safe. Aspirants seeking admission in Bachelor of Science in Microbiology can apply for it after completing their class 12 with subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Career option - Microbiologist

Bachelor of Science in Cardiac or Cardiovascular Technology

B.Sc. in Cardiac Technology is a three-year undergraduate program. Candidates after completing their class 12 with subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology can apply for this course. Aspirants used to study details about the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular Technologists assist physicians in timely and correct diagnosis and treatment of heart and blood vessel-related ailments. They perform tests, ultrasounds and other cardiovascular procedures on patients, review their files and monitor them.

Career option - Cardiovascular Technologists

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy is a three-year undergraduate program. Aspirants after qualifying their class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology can apply for this course. Aspirants use to study in detail the treatment of patients who have breathing issues or problems relating to the pulmonary system. It is a relatively new branch of health allied science that has a wide career scope.

Career option - Respiratory Therapists

Bachelor in Psychology

Bachelor in Psychology is a three-year undergraduate degree program. Candidates after successfully qualifying class 12 can apply for this course. Aspirants use to study in detail the mental health and treatment of mental health issues effectively through therapeutic methods. Aspirants use to have in detail studies about the human mind and its behaviour. They study how human minds act in various circumstances.

Career option - Physiotherapist

NEET low marks course

Aspirants after scoring low in NEET can opt for the below-mentioned career options.

  • Pedologist

  • Nuclear medicine technologist.

  • Cardiovascular Technologist

  • Audiologist

  • Optometrist

  • Perfusionist

  • Nutritionist

  • Biologist

  • Psychologist

  • Marine biologist

  • Cytogeneticists

  • Zoologist

  • Palynologist

  • Botanist, and many more

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Candidates are advised not to panic after getting a low score in NEET. As there are various options open to go with if the NEET score is low. A quote “Your marks don’t matter when your radiance is overwhelming. When we’re our best selves everyone forgets all those imperfections and appreciates beauty for how it is.”

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What to do if the NEET score is low?

Candidates after getting a low score in NEET, should not consider it the end of the journey. Instead, they can look for different options across the country and based on their convenience they should make a wise decision.

2. What is the career scope of medical courses, if NEET score is low?

There are plenty of options available where medical aspirants can try and earn a handsome salary for the same.

3. Can we get admission in medical college if NEET score is low?

Without securing the NEET cutoff percentile, no admission will be granted in private or medical colleges of India.

4. What is the problem of getting medical admission with a low NEET score?

If any aspirants manage to qualify the NEET with low marks, they will have to pay a huge amount to be granted admission in private medical colleges.


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Questions related to NEET

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Hello aspirant

Sorry to say but you are nor eligible for neet and mht cet as your pcb score is less than 50%.

To be eligible for appearing Neet ( also cet ) The candidate must have passed class xii with minimum 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology.

Now you have got 38 in biology , 47 in physics and 58 in chemistry so your  total pcb score is 38 + 47 + 58 = 143

143 is less than 150 hence doesn't qualify.

For neet eligibility criteria you may visit the link given below

Hello aspirant

You haven't mentioned your category to which you belong.

Considering you as a general category candidate,  With this score you are not eligible for appearing in neet .

To be eligible for neet , the candidate must have secured minimum 50% marks in physics, chemistry abd biology.

Your score is 38 in physics , chemistry 40 ,biology 60 , total pcb score is 38+40+60= 138, which is less than 150 marks.

You may take drop and prepare again or you may appear for class improvement exam from any open university and get 150 marks in Neet.

Hello aspirant

To get bds seat in government college , the candidate must secure 450+ marks in neet ( for general category candidate )

Considering you as a general category candidate , you are just few marks less from expected cut off .

We can't predict anything at this time but you may have chances of getting a bds seat whether in private or government college depends upon neet cut off 2024. Cut off keeps changing every and depends upon many factors such as number of students appeared in exam,  difficulty level of exam,  number of seats available and previous years cut off.

Qualifying marks for neet ug for general category is p

50 percentile ie score between 720 - 137

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Hello aspirant

If you have completed your class x and xii studies in punjab and yoh are residing in punjab more than ten years then you will be eligible to get domicile of punjab.

You may apply for 85 % state quota of punjab with he'll of domicile certificate.

The candidate it one of the parent is residing in a particular state for more than ten years then he or she is applicable for domicile of that state. The candidate is said to be a citizen of that state.

A domicile certificate us a document required to prove that a candidate is a resident of a particular state or UT.

Hello aspirant

If  you are from Andhra pradesh abd you seek mbbs seat in kerala then there is a way through which you get this seat , it us through All India quota but for getting All India quota seat you must have high score .

Also it depends upon cut off neet 2024. Cut off changes every year and depends upon various factors such as students appeared in exam,  number of seats available. Toughness level of exam,  normalisation process and previous year's cut off.

You haven't mentioned your category to which you belong , considering you as a general category candidate,  and seeing to your score ( 320  ) and based  on previous years abalysis , it seems difficul to get mbbs seat in kerala though in Andhra pradesh too it's not possible to get mbbs seat with 320 score

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