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Best NEET Colleges in India, and Which One Is Calling You!

If you are here, you probably know the basics of NEET. If no, don’t worry. You are in the right place. EMS has got you covered and is there to help you ‘From Zero to Hero.’ Until the end of this 10-minute read, you’ll be pro-efficient in what NEET exactly is and the best colleges in India among one of the diverse college options in the entire world that you can choose from.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national-level entrance exam for admission into various premier medical colleges in India. Every year, an exponential number of students register for the examination. Last year itself, more than 1.5-million students registered for the examination, and 1.1-Million students were present on the test day. From the year 2016, the AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) has been replaced by the esteemed NEET exam.

AIIMS and JIPMER institutes were accustomed to conduct their own entrance examinations until the year 2019. Henceforth, admission into the MBBS courses offered by AIIMS and JIPMER are served based on NEET test scores.

NEET is the sole unique examination for all types of medical courses and contributes to steps of becoming a world-renowned doctor, the importance of NEET is more than before. The fundamental requirement of NEET scores is on the seats provided through the entrance exam. A little more than 84,000 seats are provided to the MBBS aspirants. Admission is also given for 26,000+ seats of BDS, 50,000+ seats of AYUSH, and 500+ Veterinary seats in all reputed institutions of India.

Candidates are privileged to 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats and 85% state quota seats in government medical colleges. From all of the previous years’ cut-offs given below, candidates can think about their admission chances in colleges.

India has been blessed with several colleges that offer world-class treatment, guidance, research, and medical and dental courses in various fields, both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is destined to increase the number of seats very soon. You’ll be admitted to one of the colleges based on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), of course. Students are always advised to decide on the rank they would be bound to secure well to kick start their preparations and always accelerate on their consistency accordingly and get into their desired dream college.

You can read our NEET paper analysis here

Category NEET Cut off percentile NEET 2020 cutoff scores
General 50th 720-147
General-PH 45th 146-129
SC/ST/OBC 40th 146-113
SC/ST/OBC-PH 40th 128-113
NEET 2020 qualifying cut off & percentile for MBBS/BDS

Top Best Colleges in India: for your Dreams and the fire of quality education!

Here, down below, we bring you the list to aid you in your decision-making process and also to aim for the right spot of Marks, All India Rank(AIR), and your own hard work and consistency.

And these ranks are based on broadly covering parameters like Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, Perception, etc., and are approved by NIRF, NTA, AESL, TEAM EMS, etc.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and launched by the Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.

1. AIIMS Delhi – All India Institute of Medical Sciences

AIIMS Delhi – All India Institute of Medical Sciences

An Autonomous Government University that was established in 1959 clearly wins first place by all means. It’s one of the 7-AIIMS in India, offering various UG, PG, and doctorate level medical courses.
Apart from the obvious, the institute has won over massive flux in being a pioneer in various breakthroughs and studies in recent years. It was the first institute to perform Cardiac transplants in 1994 and now an advanced center for Stem Cell Therapy and a pioneer in Stem Cell Injection. It also holds the position for being the first-ever In-vitro fertilization facility in the Public sector.


Popular Courses Course Duration Full Course fees Ranking (NIRF)
MBBS 5 year 6 months 7,640 1
AIIMS Delhi – All India Institute of Medical Sciences NEET General Information
Category Available Seats Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 49 1 51
OBC 31 59 218
SC 19 87 1,198
ST 9 99 2,239
PwD 2 1,779 3,786
EWS 11 54 215
Seats available in AIIMS Delhi
Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile Cut off marks (Range)
General 50 701-147
General – Physically Handicapped 45 146-129
SC/ST/OBC 40 128-113
OBC/SC/ST – Physically Handicapped 40 128-113
AIIMS Delhi NEET minimum qualifying percentile and cut off marks

2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Established in 1962. It’s ranked 2nd. Might not be considered as good for UG-Courses, it excels in PG. Giving a vast majority of UG, PG and Doctorate level courses.

Popular Courses Course Duration Fees Ranking (NIRF)
MD 3 Years 7,110 2
MS 5 Years and 6 Months Unknown 2
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh NEET General Information


Round 2019 cut-off rank 2020 Cut-off by rank
First Round 2044 3555
Second Round 3762 4526
PGIMER NEET First and Second rounds cut-off NEET

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Christian Medical College, Vellore

One of the best medical colleges in India and is now a centre of excellence in the field of medical sciences and learning. While boasts of it’s prominent ranking in various categories such as Placements, Infrastructure, and Faculty; it has also been one of the leading institutes to bring about breakthroughs in the field of medicine. The first-ever ABO incompatible Kidney transplant has been performed at CMC. 

Popular Courses Course Duration Full Fees Ranking (NIRF)
MBBS 5 Years 6 Months 1,53,750 3
MD 3 Years 4,73,400 3
Christian Medical College, Vellore NEET General Information
Category Cut-off Marks
Unreserved 695
Physically handicapped (Unreserved) 466
OBC 468
SC/ST 468
Physically Handicapped (UR/OBC/SC/ST) 209
NEET Cut-off scores for CMC Vellore

4. JIPMER Puducherry – Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

JIPMER Puducherry

an institute of national importance, And the best part is that it falls directly under the administration of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.JIPMER is an icon in facilities, amenities, and a modern outlook. One can easilyy grab a quick and premium placement anywhere.

Popular Courses Course Duration Fees Ranking (NIRF)
MBBS 5 Years 6 Months 32,850 4
BDS 3 Years 31,107 4
MD 3 Years 11,430 4
JIPMER Puducherry NEET General Information
Category Qualifying Percentile Marks Range No. of Candidates Marks Range No. of Candidates
UR 50th 701-134 704335 720-147 682406
OBC 40th 133-107 63789 146-113 61265
SC 40th 133-107 20009 146-113 19572
UR / EWS & PH 45th 133-120 266 146-129 99
ST 40th 133-107 8455 146-113 7837
OBC & PH 40th 119-107 142 128-113 233
SC & PH 40th 119-107 32 128-113 70
ST & PH 40th 119-107 14 128-113 18
JIPMER Puducherry – Seats for NEET takers

5. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Maulana Azad Medical College

another premier medical college that has consistently ranked as one of the top medical colleges in India for many years, other than AIIMS.public institute that is affiliated to Delhi University. MAMC was established in 1959 and is ranked 5 in latest  in NIRF ranking.

Popular Courses Course Duration Fees Ranking (NIRF)
MBBS 5 Years 6 months 15,450 14
MD 3 Years 14
Maulana Azad Medical College NEET General Information
Category Opening Rank Last Rank
General 53 89
EWS 270 432
SC 1238 1475
ST 2306 2334
OBC 233 307
PwD 9597 9597
Maulana Azad Medical College NEET Rankings

6. Armed Force Medical College (AFMC), Pune

Armed Force Medical College (AFMC), Pune

A pure and aesthetic witness of  the post-world-war period in the newly Independent India.One can find foresight, heritage, and education all in the same place. Studying here wouldn’t be less than being like a King. The institute is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Gender NEET AFMC Cutoff 2019 NEET AFMC Cutoff 2018 NEET AFMC Cutoff 2017 NEET AFMC Cutoff 2016
Boys 596 551 570 498
Girls 610 551 600 536
Armed Force Medical College (AFMC), Pune NEET Cutoff scores

7. GMU – King George’s Medical University

Talking bout being a king in the premium aesthetic heritage, foresight, education? Here’s a upgraded status college, a University, as by the act passed by the Government of UP in the year 2002. The campus has a great blend of the ‘old-world-charm’ and modern architecture where it houses world-class facilities.

Popular Courses Course Duration Fees Ranking (NIRF)
MBBS 5 Years 6 Months 2,06,900 7
BDS 4 Years 1,68,900 7
MDS 3 Years 2,32,200 7
GMU – King George’s Medical University NEET General Information
Course Ranks Score
UR 1912 637
OBC 2839 629
ST 170862 362
SC 34051 528
GMU – King George’s Medical University NEET Cutoff scores

8. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

An all-Girls government college, deserving a place in Top-5 of the country, came into it’s ecstasy Existence in 1916, almost a century back.Now this has 113 registered faculty members with the campus size of whopping 68 acres.

S.No Category Rank
1 UR 362
2 OBC 837
3 SC 5908
4 ST 28692
5 UR-PH 43093
NEET 2018 All India Quota Rank for LHMC Delhi

9. KMC – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Ranked at the 9th position by NIRF for best Medical Colleges in India, 2019, KMC has emerged to be one of a kind in the country. Making it exclusive is the fact that the institute offers exchange programs abroad rather, a private college located in Mangalore, Manipal.

Popular Courses Course Duration Fees Ranking (NIRF)
MBBS 5 Years 6 Months 13,22,000 9
MS 3 Years 24,03,000 9
KMC – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal NEET General Information

10. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER), Chennai

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER), Chennai

a deemed university, came into existence  in 1985 and was the kind efforts of Sri Ramachandra Educational and Health Trust. It is ranked 10 in NIRF ranking. SRIHER offers MBBS, BDS, MDS, MD, MS, M.Ch., Ph.D., and other various courses in different branches of studies.




Popular Courses Course Duration Fees Ranking (NIRF)
MBBS 5 Years 6 Months 1,10,00,000 11
BDS 5 Years 24,00,000 11
MD 3 Years 21,00,000 11
MDS 3 Years 31,50,000 11
MS 3 Years 60,00,000 11
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER), Chennai NEET General Information

Languages available

(As of 2021)

  • The NEET is available in one of the following 11 languages: English,  Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
  • Chosen option can’t be changed.
  • Candidates choosing Hindi would be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.
  • Candidates choosing English would be provided a Test Booklet in English only.
  • Candidates choosing Regional languages would also be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional languages and English.
  • In case of any ambiguity in translation of a question in the test, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard.
  • So, no dispute.

Marking Pattern and Distribution

(As of 2021)

  • 4-Options with single correct answer
  • Each question carries 4-marks.
  • For each correct answer, 4-marks are awarded.
  • For each incorrect answer, 1-mark will be deducted from the total score.

NEET (UG) Exam Pattern

(As of 2021)

  • Test shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions.
  • Specially designed machine-gradable Optical Mark Recognition Sheet  (OMR) to be used with either a Blue or Black Ball Point Pen only.
  • The duration of test would be 03-hours

Different Quotas and types of seats offered

  1. All India Quota Seats
  2. State Government Quota Seats
  3. Central Institutions’ Seats
  4. Universities’ Seats
  5. Deemed Universities’ Seats
  6. Central Pool Quota Seats*
  7. Management Quota*
  8. NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani /Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University*
  9. Other different Quotas based on your caste, religion, location, etc.

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  1. Hey
    I am an Indian
    Imat is based in which syllabus
    Can I study my ncert ( Indian) syllabus and write imat exam for biology, chemistry, physics
    Can I have the syllabus of imat and I want to compare it with my ncert syllabus or can you do it ? Sry for asking this

    1. The NEET syllabus covers about 95% of the IMAT syllabus, but the question format is quite different.
      Taking the NEET on the 1st of August and then preparing for 1 month for the IMAT exam should be sufficient.

    2. Hi
      It’s OK, the root of development is questioning, we are glad you asked.
      So, the Indian syllabus, which is almost covered entirely in NCERTs, is one of the best in the world, by reading those books, once can easily crack any competitive exam with very little preparation.
      So, there’s not much difference between the two, except the type of questions and the way they are framed. And that needs to be practiced well by solving Mock-Tests and Past Year Question-Papers, which any candidate can improvise after the NEET.