NEET Merit List 2019
Kritika Tyagi, 08 Dec 2018, #NEET

NEET Merit List 2019 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) will prepare the NEET 2019 merit list and provide it to the counselling conducting bodies for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. The merit list of NEET 2019 contains the data of NEET qualified candidates like their rank, score, roll no., etc, given to the respective states for the conduction of the various counselling processes. NEET merit list 2019 will be prepared in the ranking order of successful candidates who have qualified the exam by securing the minimum required percentile. NTA will provide the NEET 2019 merit list to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), conducting body for the centralised counselling process. DGHS will forward this merit list to the state and union territories counselling bodies. The states and union territories will release the merit list of NEET 2019 to invite application forms applying their domicile rules and other requirements. NEET merit list 2019 will be forwarded to DGHS after the release of NEET result post which the counselling will start. Only those candidates who will qualify the NEET UG will be included in the NEET 2019 merit list. Interested candidates can check the article below for complete information on the merit list of NEET 2019 like important dates, types of merit lists, tiebreaking criteria and more.

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NEET Merit List 2019 - Important Dates



NEET 2019 Result Declaration

By June 5, 2019

Issuance of NEET 2019 Rank Letters

(indicating All India Rank and AIQ rank)

By June 5, 2019

First round of Counselling

(AIQ and Deemed/Central)

Second week of June 2019*

Second round of Counselling

(AIQ and Deemed/Central)

First week of July 2019*

Mop Up counselling round for Deemed/Central Universities

Second week of August 2019*

State counselling begins

Third week of June 2019*

*Tentative Dates

NEET Cut off 2019

The inclusion in the NEET merit list 2019 depends only on scoring marks equal to or more than the NEET cut off 2019 as the candidates who will not qualify the exam will not be a part of the merit list. NEET 2019 merit list will give ranks to qualified candidates on the basis of their NEET score. Candidates can check below the category-wise minimum required percentile of NEET cut off 2019.

Minimum Qualifying Percentile


NEET Cut off 2019


50th Percentile


40th Percentile


40th Percentile


40th Percentile

Unreserved - PH

45th Percentile

Types of NEET Merit List 2019

NEET merit list 2019 is a rank list indicating the qualified candidates in the descending order of ranks. The types of merit lists of NEET 2019 will depend upon the types of ranks allotted to a candidate. There will be an overall merit list which will include all the candidates appeared for the rank and there will be All India Quota merit list which will include candidates who have appeared for the exam except those who belong to Jammu and Kashmir state as the state does not participate in the centralised counselling process. The data of candidates who will qualify the exam will be given to the DGHS by the exam conducting body, NTA. It should be noted that all these ranks will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ NEET All India Ranks (AIR) as released in NEET 2019 rank letter.


NEET Merit List 2019 - Types

S. No.

NEET Merit List

Rank Provided


All India Merit List/Overall Merit List

All India Rank (AIR)


AIQ Merit List

All India Quota (AIQ) Rank


States’ Merit Lists

State Rank

NEET Merit List 2019 - All India

The overall rank list or NEET All India merit list 2019 will include the list of candidates who have appeared for the exam. This NEET 2019 merit list will provide with an overall position of all the candidates who have appeared for the medical eligibility cum entrance exam irrespective of their state and qualifying state.

NEET 2019 Merit List - AIQ

This NEET merit list 2019 is for the All India Quota seats for which all the candidates are eligible except for the ones who have not qualified for the exam and/or belong to Jammu and Kashmir state. The candidates belonging to J&K state will only be included in this merit list if they have signed the declaration form while filling the NEET application form 2019. DGHS, on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), will conduct the counselling process on the basis of NEET AIQ rank. 

NEET Merit List 2019 - State-wise

The state and union territories counselling conducting authorities prepare their own NEET state merit lists on the basis of candidates’ All India Ranks. The inclusion the state merit list depends on various factors like if the candidates have appeared for the NEET exam from a particular state/union territory or a candidate has completed Class 12 from that particular state/union territory or depending upon the address that a candidate has given while filling the NEET application form 2019. These lists are known as the eligible list of candidates and non-inclusion in these merit lists does not imply that a candidate is not eligible to participate in the counselling process. Candidates who fulfil the states eligibility criteria can apply by filling the application form released by the state/union territories counselling bodies. After filling the application form, the applicant list will be released which will only include candidates who are eligible for the state counselling process unless the state opens the facility of filling application form again for the subsequent rounds of counselling. The state merit list of NEET 2019 provides state rank to the candidates which indicate the rank of a candidate amongst all the NEET qualified candidates participating in the state MBBS/BDS counselling.

NEET 2019 Merit List - Tiebreaking Criteria

The tiebreaking criteria are used when two or more candidates score same marks in NEET UG, the ranks of the candidates will be determined by considering the following factors in the same order as given below:

  • Marks in Biology (Botany + Zoology) in NEET 2019: Firstly, the candidates’ marks in Biology section of NEET question paper 2019 will be considered. Candidate with more marks in the Biology section will be put higher in the order of merit compared to others.

  • Marks in Chemistry in NEET 2019: In case the tie still resists even after considering the first factor, then candidates’ marks in Chemistry section in NEET 2019 will be considered. Candidate with higher marks in Chemistry in NEET 2019 will be preferred over the ones with lesser marks. 

  • Fewer Wrong Answers: In case the tie still persists even after considering the above two factors, then candidates with less number of wrong answers will be put above those with more wrong answers.

  • Age: If all other tie-breaking factors fail to break the tie, finally age will be taken into consideration. The older candidate will be put higher in the order of merit compared to others.

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