NEET 2020 Cut off: Qualifying Percentile, Marks and Merit List

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NTA conducts the National Level entrance exam NEET every year for admissions into MBBS and BDS courses of colleges all over India. NEET 2020 cut off will soon be released by NTA. NEET 2020 cut off will be set by the NTA based on various factors like the number of contenders, seat availability, the difficulty level of the exam etc. NEET cut off Percentile is the minimum percentile score that the candidate needs to attain to qualify in the NEET UG test. Usually, this score is around 50 percentile which means the candidate has to be in the top 50%. This article will help you figure out the important details related to NEET 2020 cut off, qualifying score, percentile, selection criteria and much more on NEET cut off.

NEET 2020 Cut off: Highlights

  • Scorecard of the NEET 2020 Examination will have the NEET cut off score, the number of appearing candidates and NEET cut off percentile.
  • The next step after the announcement of NEET 2020 cut off is to register for the NEET 2020 Counselling only if the candidate clears NEET 2020 cut off.
  • Merit Lists according to various categories/quotas are prepared based on the NEET 2020 cut off and candidates who clear cut off percentile get ranked in these lists.
  • Due to COVID-19 crisis, there is a delay in the academic calendar and thus there is a delay in the exam, which will ultimately lead to increased cut offs as aspirants get more time to prepare for the exam.

NEET 2020 Cut off: Expected cut off

Below is a table showing the NEET cut off for the year 2019. The cut off score is shown as a range of the highest score and the lowest score. These two scores show the score of the topper (highest) and the score of the candidate who was allotted the last remaining college seat (under specified quota).

CategoryCut off ScoreCut Off Percentile
Unreserved701 – 13450th
OBC/SC/ST133 – 10740th
Unreserved - PH133 – 12045th
OBC/SC/ST - PH119 – 10740th

NEET 2020 cut off: Past Year Analysis

Given below is a snapshot of the NEET cut off range of previous years. This range gives an idea about the variation in the allotment of seats under Unreserved category. This does not necessarily mean that the candidate will get the best medical college

Category2019 Cut off Score2018 Cut off Score2017 Cut off Score2016 Cut off Score
UR701 – 134691 – 119697 – 131685-468
OBC/SC/ST133 – 107118 – 96130 – 107468-352
UR-PH133 – 107118 – 96130 – 118466-214
OBC/SC/ST - PH133-107118 – 96130 – 107209-130

NEET 2020 Cut Off_ Past Year Analysis

NEET 2020 cut off: Qualifying Percentile

A percentile score of a candidate is nothing more than an abbreviation for the long rank numbers. It is a method to show the percentage of candidates below or above you in terms of score. NEET cut off Qualifying Percentile will be declared along with the NEET 2020 Result with the scorecard. The percentile marks can be calculated by the following method:

  • Suppose, a candidate has scored Rank 1000 in the examination and the total number of candidates appearing in the entrance test is 10 lakh.
  • The formula to calculate the percentile will be: [(10,00,000-100)/10,00,000]*100 = 99.99%ile
  • This can be interpreted as-
(Total number of candidates appeared-Your Rank)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------x 100
Total number of candidates

NEET 2020 Cut off: Top Medical Colleges

Here is a table showing the closing ranks of a few top medical colleges of India. These ranks depict that even though qualifying percentile is 50th%ile, but the top 1%ile scorers beat everyone else.

Name of Medical Colleges2018 NEET Closing Rank2017 NEET Closing Rank2016 NEET Closing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi584944
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi165185128
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi314369263
Government Medical College, Chandigarh254278162
King George's Medical University, Lucknow703725506

NEET 2020 Cut off: Rank List

Along with the declaration of the NEET Result and NEET 2020 cut off, the All India Rank of the student will also be declared in the scorecard. The rank list will be decided on the basis of the marks scored in the NEET entrance test. The rank will be released online only. Furthermore, rank lists will be released for qualifying candidates.

NEET 2020 Cut off: Tie-breaker Rules

If a student obtains the same marks in the NEET exam then the tie-breaking rule will be applied to distinguish the ranks. The following method will be used for tie-breaking:

  • A student securing higher marks in Biology will be allotted higher rank.
  • A student securing higher marks in Chemistry will be allotted higher rank.
  • A student with the least number of wrong attempts in aggregate will be given the higher rank.
  • If the tie still does not break, student older in age will be given a higher rank.

NEET 2020 Cut off: Selection Procedure

Before counselling, it is important to understand the various ways that a candidate can use to get a suitable medical college. To begin with, there are 3 pathways to a great medical future-

  • 15% All India Quota Seats
  • 85% State Quota Seats
  • AIIMS/Deemed Universities/JIPMER/AFMC and few other institutes

You must apply for all the possible quotas given above on the respective sites such as MCC and state counselling websites. The selection procedure will be continued with counselling which will conduct multiple rounds based on the availability of seats.

NEET 2020 cut off: Counselling

After the declaration of the result of NEET 2020, candidates can register themselves for the counselling round of NEET 2020 on the MCC website (for AIQ) and State Counselling websites. They can participate in the counselling process with accordance to the rank they get in the NEET 2020.

The NEET Counselling for the 15% All India Quota seats will be organized by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and counselling for rest 85% state quota seats is conducted by the state authorities. The counselling process is usually conducted online and candidates can provide their choice of the colleges they wish to join according to their ranks. For this purpose, candidates are advised to check individual college previous year’s NEET cut off.