NEET 2020 Result, Counselling, Merit List and Selection Process

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NEET 2020 Result will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) through online mode soon after NTA conducts NEET (UG) 2020 successfully. Candidates are required to fill out the roll number, date of birth and security pin at the official website ntaneet.nic.in to access their scorecard. After entering the details, they will be easily able to download their respective NEET 2020 results, which will be given online in the form of a scorecard. NEET Scorecard will have subject-wise percentile score obtained, along with total marks, all India rank as well as category rank, among other things. For instance, a total of 7,97,042 students have qualified their exam out of 14 lakhs.

LATEST: NEET 2020 will be conducted on 13th September 2020, says HRD Minister. Admit cards are also expected to release 15 days before the examination date.

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), NTA has postponed the examination dates to 13th September 2020. In order to get further details, candidates are requested to check the official website. As usual, the exam will be pen-and-paper-based, with 2546 exam centres across 154 cities in the whole nation and abroad conducting it. The validity of the NEET 2020 result will be no more than one year. If you wish to gain admission in MBBS, BDS, AYUSH courses in Indian colleges and institutions, then make sure you work hard for your NEET scores. This year, admission to medical seats at AIIMS and JIPMER will also be based on NEET 2020 results.

NEET 2020 Result- Key Points

Before we dive in deep, however, let us first make sure we know everything about NEET 2020.

Event/ Key Point
NEET 2020 Exam date
13th September 2020
NEET Result declaration date
15 days prior to the exam date
Last date to download NEET 2020 result
60 days after the declaration.
Official website to download NEET 2020 results
Declaring authority
National Testing Agency
Number of registered aspirants (2019)
15.19 lakh aspirants
Number of candidates who appeared for the exam (2019)
14,10,754 lakhs
Information essential to check NEET UG result
Roll number, DOB and password
Scorecard details
Name, marks - subject-wise and total, along with percentile scores, AIR for 15% AIQ seat and cutoff score
NEET Cutoff percentile
UR - 50 SC/ST/OBC - 40 UR PWD - 45
Validity of result
For academic session 2020-21 Candidates with ambitions to study medicine abroad, NEET 2020 result will work for three full years
Admission through NEET 2020 results
  • 15% All India Quota seats
  • 85% State Quota seats
  • Seats in Deemed as well as Central Universities
  • Management/NRI seats
  • Central Pool seats
  • 15 AIIMS institutes and 2 JIPMER campuses
Courses offered
  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • BUMS
  • BHMS
  • BAMS
  • BSMS
  • BNYS
  • B.V. Sc
  • AH
Counselling tentative start date
To be announced

Within a few days of the choice locking, the seat allotment result will be announced by the authority. Candidates can view the allotment result. They will receive an SMS or email regarding allotment of course & college. The seats will be given according to the candidates’ preferences.

How to Check NEET 2020 Result? 

How to Check NEET 2020 Result?

Candidates will be able to check the step-wise guide to check NEET 2020 result and download their respective scorecard by perusing these steps.

  1. Step 1: Log on to the official website ntaneet.nic.in
  2. Step 2: Click on the “View NEET (UG)- 2020 Result” tab given on the screen.
  3. Step 3: On the candidate login page, enter the roll number, Date of Birth and the security pin provided on the page.
  4. Step 4: NEET 2020 result in the form of scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Step 5: Download the result of NEET 2020 by clicking on the ‘Print’ tab and then save it.
  6. Step 6: Candidates are advised to save a copy of their NEET 2020 result and keep retain until the admission process concludes.

Details mentioned on NEET 2020 Scorecard

  • Candidate's Roll Number
  • Application Number
  • Personal Details (which will include the student’s name, his or her parents’ names, along with little details of gender, date of birth, caste and nationality, etc.)
  • Percentile obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology)
  • Total Marks obtained
  • Percentile Score
  • NEET 2020 All India Rank
  • NEET Qualifying Status
  • NEET AIR for 15% AIQ seats
  • NEET Cutoff Score

Sample of NEET Score Card

Sample of NEET Score Card

NEET Rank v/s Marks 2020

Merit list is dependent upon the NEET ranking. In the merit list of NEET, the actual ranks of 720 candidates will be published. The expected range of the marks and their corresponding ranks are provided in the following manner:

Range of the ranks
Range of the marks
Range of the ranks
Range of the marks

NEET – Expected Cutoff for 2020 – Cutoff as per the top coaching institutions

If you want to qualify this exam, candidates are supposed to obtain the minimum qualifying percentile as given by the NTA. Students belonging to the Unreserved (UR) category are required to score at least 50th percentile whereas those belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC are required to obtain marks equivalent to at least 40th percentile for AIQ and state counselling process. The cutoff scores will equal percentile according to the NTA, as given in the table below.

NEET 2020 Qualifying Percentile

CategoryQualifying PercentileCutoff Scores  
UR50th Percentile701-134
OBC/SC/ST40th Percentile133-107
UR-PH45th Percentile133-120
OBC/SC/ST40th Percentile119-107

 NEET 2020 Tie-Breaker Rules

In the case of two candidates getting identical marks in NEET 2020 result-

In cases of the same marks obtained by two or more candidates, a tie breaker is applied to get the winning seat for AIR in NEET 2020 results. The tie-breaking criteria listed below:

  • Biology Marks: Candidates with more marks in Biology will be favored over others in NEET 2020 result.
  • Chemistry Marks: If above criteria do not work, then candidates with more marks in chemistry will be given the choice.
  • Less incorrect Marks: If the tie still prevails, the candidate with lesser number of incorrect answers in NEET 2020 will be given the win.
  • Age factor: If all the above criteria fails to resolve the tie, then the age factor comes into play. The candidate who is older in age will be considered over younger ones.

NEET 2020 Result- How to Calculating NEET Rank and NEET Score

NTA defines percentile rank as, “the percentage of scores that falls below a given score in a group." A specific formula is used to calculate the percentile of a candidate. The formula is given below.

Formula to calculate expected score:

NEET scores = (Number of correct answers X 4) - (Number of incorrect responses X 1)

NEET Answer Key 2020

The officials will release the official answer key of NEET 2020 before the declaration of results. It is perhaps the most reliable source of checking your performance in the entrance test. There is also a provision of challenging this answer key (Here, the answer key to NEET 2020) after it is released to the public. 

The students can check and calculate the rough marks by using OMR Sheets and answer keys of NEET. The candidates who are interested can actually challenge the questions by paying a non-refundable processing fee of Rs 1000/- per question.

How to Check NEET Answer Key

  • Open the official website of NEET 2020
  • Click the “Download NEET 2020 Answer Key” for getting the answers of the questions
  • Now the answer keys will be displayed on the screen of your system
  • Hence, you can now check and match your response. After that download the answer keys
  • You can save it, so that you can use it in the future as per your requirement. 

Steps to Challenge NEET Answer Key of 2020

  • Visit the official website of NTA, then submit your registration number and password. 
  • Select the “Challenge NEET Answer Key” option and submit it.
  • Choose the question, you want to challenge
  • Choose the preferred answer and add a suitable justification of choosing the answer. Then submit the reason.
  • Now you should click the “Confirm” tab. Once you select the confirmation tab, you have to pay 1000 INR with the help of your Credit or Debit card.
  • You must take a print out of the confirmation slip for keeping the detailed information about the answer key challenge. 

NEET Merit List 2020

NTA will obviously be displaying the NEET merit list 2020 for candidates who have favored or preferred 15% All India Quota. This merit list will be for counselling, and will be based on the NEET 2020 results. This merit list will help qualify the exam that will be held by the Directorate General of Health Services for the seats under 15% AIQ. Not only the merit list will be arranged categorically, but the categories will also be given at the time of counselling application. It will have details essential to understand the results - including merit rank, marks, roll number and percentile.

NTA will provide the merit lists with central and state officials, and this will be quite useful for the admission purposes. The respective counselling authorities will then publish subsequent merit lists however it fits their guidelines and the additional ones laid down by the respective states.

NEET 2019 Toppers

Following list is the one who passed the NEET 2019 with flying colors.

NEET AI RankCandidate’s NameGender/CategoryMarks ObtainedPercentile ScoreState
1NALIN KHANDELWALMale/UR70199.9999291Rajasthan
2BHAVIK BANSALMale/UR70099.9997873Delhi
3AKSHAT KAUSHIKMale/UR70099.9997873Uttar Pradesh
4SWASTIK BHATIAMale/UR69699.9997165Haryana
5ANANT JAINMale/UR69599.999362Uttar Pradesh
6BHAT SARTHAK RAGHAVENDRAMale/UR69599.999362Maharashtra
7MADHURI REDDY GFemale/UR69599.999362Telangana
8DHRUV KUSHWAHAMale/UR69599.999362Uttar Pradesh
9MIHIR RAIMale/UR69599.999362Delhi
10RAGHAV DUBEYMale/UR69199.9992203Madhya Pradesh
11HEMANT KHANDELIAMale/UR69199.9992203West Bengal
12SAMEER GODARAMale/OBC69099.9980861Rajasthan
14RAVI MAKHIJAMale/UR69099.9980861Gujarat
15KIRTI AGRAWALFemale/UR69099.9980861Madhya Pradesh
16QURESHI ASRAFemale/OBC69099.9980861Andhra Pradesh
17RIDHAM AGARWALMale/UR69099.9980861Delhi
18HARSHVI NAYAN JOBANPUTRAFemale/UR69099.9980861Gujarat
19ARUNANGSHU BHATTACHARYYAMale/UR69099.9980861Rajasthan
20SATVIK LODHAMale/UR69099.9980861Jharkhand
21HARSH JAINMale/UR69099.9980861Delhi
22HARDIK GUPTAMale/UR69099.9980861Uttar Pradesh
23ARYAN KAKKARMale/UR69099.9980861Punjab
24LALIT AGARWALMale/UR69099.9980861Rajasthan
25DEEPENDRA SINGH CHOYALMale/OBC69099.9980861Rajasthan

Courses offered through NEET 2020 Result

After the declaration of NEET 2020 results, candidates will be required to participate in the admission process to the following courses.

  • MBBS and BDS – NEET is the only way you can get yourself admitted to MBBS and BDS government and private colleges, as well as central universities and institutions across India, surprisingly including AIIMS and JIPMER, which has been now brought under the wings of NEET 2020.
  • AYUSH courses – Getting into AYUSH courses offered across the nation also falls under NEET jurisdiction. This includes Ayurveda (BAMS), Yoga and Naturopathy (BNYS), Unani (BUMS), Homeopathy (BHMS), among mothers.
  • B.V.Sc. and AH courses – NEET can get you admitted in Veterinary colleges offering B.V.Sc. and AH courses all over the nation (excluding Jammu and Kashmir) on the basis of your result. If a candidate wishes to pursue medical and dental courses abroad, then it is essential they qualify this exam, as NEET results are actually valid for 3 years.

What after NEET 2020 Result?

  • NEET qualified candidates (apart from the ones in J&K) will have to take part in the MCC mandated centralised counselling process for the All India Quota. Candidates can register for the centralised NEET Counselling process.
  • Candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir state will have to participate in AIR counseling, by registering themselves for the state counselling process, even if they have passed their exams but not opted for anything.
  • Qualified candidates, upon fulfilling the required criteria as laid down by their state authorities respectively, can register for the state counselling process in their states.

NEET Counselling 2020

If one goes on to study the scores of NEET 2020 result, the counselling procedure will be announced later. The counselling process is carried out at different levels, i.e., for 15% AIQ seats and 85% state quota seats. The admission to MBBS and BDS seats all over India will be as per the following criteria.

  1. 15% All India Quota seats: 15% of all government seats available are reserved under All India Quota seats. These seats will be filled by the counselling conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
  2. 85% State Quota seats: The remaining 85% seats in government and private medical, as well as private colleges, will be reserved under state quota seats. The admission to 85% state quota seats will be granted by respective officials of the state according to the pre-defined rules.
  3. Central Institutes/Universities/Deemed Universities: The NEET 2020 result will be the basis of all the seats the candidates will get in medical and dental universities and institutes, along with deemed universities.
  4. State/Management/NRI Quota seats: NEET UG result 2019 will be the basis for admission to State/Management/NRI quota seats offered by private medical or dental colleges or any private university.
  5. Central Pool Quota seats: All qualified candidates who will be nominated under Central Pool quota seats will be granted admission on the basis of their NEET scorecard 2020 through the counselling done by MCC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: When will the counselling for NEET 2020 start?

Ans: Due to the Corona outbreak, the exam date has been postponed. Hence, the counselling date cannot be mentioned so early. Better you check the official website for getting further information. 

Ques: What is meant by Free Exit for NEET counselling?

Ans: Free exit means when a student is allotted a seat in the first round of NEET (2020) counselling. However, he or she will not be able to report/join the allotted college. Consequently then, s/he will not be penalized and will be eligible to participate in the next round of counselling.

Ques: I forgot to lock the choices in the registration form of NEET. What should I do?

Ans: If a candidate forgets to lock the saved choices, the system will automatically consider these choices during the preparation of the seat allotment list. However, candidates are advised to check the choices filled and submit them strictly before the deadline.

Ques: What is the age limit for the candidates appearing for NEET UG-2020?

Ans: NTA has made some certain NEET Eligibility Criteria; it is as follows:

Minimum Age Limit - In order to appear in the exam, the candidate is supposed to have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission as of 31st December 2020.

Maximum Age Limit - Students should be at least or above 25 years of the age, as on the date of the examination. Certainly, 5-year relaxation is provided to the reserved candidates (SC/ST/OBC).

Ques: I have made the online payment, but my confirmation page has not been generated.

Ans: This problem occurs due to bank server connectivity. In such a case, you are advised to wait at least 24 hours. It will be corrected by then. And even if it doesn’t work – contact the officials, they will definitely tell you how to sort it out.

Ques: If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?

Ans: In case of fee remittance, the student is free to contact to a concerned bank. However, there will not be such a problem arising as frequently as one would think. The officials will be making sure that the bank works with you to look for the solution.

Ques: How I will get proof of fee paid to NTA for NEET (UG) 2020?

Ans: While filling the NEET Online Application Form 2020 as soon as the confirmation page loads ASAP, this means your fee has been paid. The confirmation page also gives the details given below as a proof to their candidates;

  • Fee details
  • Transaction Mode
  • Transaction ID

Ques: How to download the NEET Admit Card 2020?

Ans: To download the admit card, all you have to do is follow these simple steps carefully -

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on the Download Admit Card link.
  • Enter your application number and password.
  • Click on the submit button
  • You will get your admit card.

Ques: Can a candidate edit their Class 12 qualifying code in the NEET application form? 

Ans: Yes, after the form submission. Candidate are allowed to change all the fields if they want. NTA opens the correction forms window for those candidates who has filled the incorrect details about themselves by mistake. It’s a one-time facility which any and all candidates can avail.

Ques: How to calculate the NEET 2020 cut off marks?

Ans: NEET Cut Off Marks are determined by the following pointers:

  • Number of candidates appeared
  • The difficulty level of exam
  • Total number of seats
  • Cut off marks is decided by the exam authority in cohort with a group of experts.