NEET 2020 MERIT LIST
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NTA will prepare the NEET Merit list based on the marks obtained by candidates soon after the declaration of result and then this merit list will be released by MCC. Based on NEET Merit List the centralized counselling will be conducted to offer seats to candidates.
Students will be able to access the merit list of NEET 2020 by visiting the official website. Seats will be allotted as per the reservation policy stipulated for the medical exam. Read the article to know more about NEET 2020 merit list, ranks v/s marks, tie-breaking merit list and much more.
The important dates are mentioned below in the table:
|NEET 2020 Result||October 2020|
|NEET 2020 Merit List||Soon after the declaration of Result|
|NEET 2020 Counselling||October 2020|
Given in the table below are the types of NEET 2020 merit list and the types of NEET ranks associated with each.
|NEET Merit List||Rank Provided|
|All India Merit List||All India Rank (AIR)|
|AIQ Merit List||All India Quota (AIQ) Rank|
|States’ Merit Lists||State Rank|
All these ranks will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ NEET All India Ranks (AIR) as released in NEET 2020 rank letter.
To be eligible for featuring in NEET 2020 Merit List, candidates must score equal to or more than the minimum required percentile in their respective categories to be able to participate in the counselling procedure. With the release of NEET results, the cutoff scores are also revealed. They are equivalent to NEET qualifying percentile and will also mention category-wise cutoff scores of AIQ.
The Percentile score shows a candidate’s performance in comparison to the rest of the applicants.
|Category||Qualifying Marks out of 720||Qualifying Percentile|
|Unreserved Category (UR)||360||50th Percentile|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC)||288||40th Percentile|
|Physically Handicapped (PH)||324 (UR), 288 (Reserved Category)||45th Percentile|
NTA reserves the right to reduce the qualifying percentile, in case enough number of candidates will not be able to qualify the exam. Check NEET Seat Intake
NEET Rank is the main factor while preparing the merit list. The marks secured by candidates out of 720 determine their actual ranks in final merit list of NEET. The expected range of ranks and marks is provided in the following table-
|Ranks Range||Marks Range||Ranks Range||Marks Range|
For two or more candidates securing the same marks in the entrance exam, the inter-se merit will be decided on the following basis, in order of preference.
Check NEET Reservation Policy
AIR will include the rank numbers and names of all candidates who appear for NEET 2020. It will not take into accord the candidate’s category or their stance towards the AIQ reservation.
NTA will prepare the merit list for 15 percent All India Quota (AIQ) admissions. Candidates who qualify NEET 2020 by scoring equal to or more marks equivalent to the cutoff of NEET 2020 will be eligible for All India Quota admissions.
For the 85% of state quota seats, separate counselling will be conducted. The eligibility criteria for domicile and schooling could vary from college to college but it is mandatory for aspirants to complete Class 12. Along with that, passing NEET with the minimum cutoff percentile is considered for admission under 85% state quota seats.
As per NEET 2019, the category-wise number of qualified candidates and their marks range is mentioned below in the table. With the help of this table, candidates can get an idea about the marks range and the number of candidates falling under the various categories.
|Category||Qualifying Percentile||Marks Range||No of Candidates|
|Others||50th Percentile||701 – 134||704335|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||40th percentile||133-107||20009|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||40th percentile||133-107||8455|
|UR & PH||45th percentile||133-120||266|
|OBC & PH||40th percentile||119 – 107||142|
|SC & PH||40th percentile||119 -107||32|
|ST & PH||40th percentile||119 – 107||14|
Selected candidates will be issued a call letter, having the information related to counselling of NEET, schedule, procedure, fee, etc. There are various authorities who will hold NEET Counselling. A brief about the same is given below:
MCC will conduct the counselling at the national and state level. Additionally, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), will conduct the NEET 2020 counselling for the following categories:
Candidates will need to bring following documents at the time of reporting to the college after AIQ counselling of NEET.
Check detailed NEET Counselling Procedure
Ques. What is the NEET Merit List?
Ans. It is a rank list prepared for counselling and admission into medical and dental colleges.
Ques. How will the Merit lists be prepared?
Ans. Merit List will be prepared on the basis of NEET Rank provided by NTA. Candidates will find it on their Score Card.
Ques. Who will draw the merit list for All India quota seats?
Ans. NTA will prepare the merit list for All India quota seats on the basis of students’ ranks.
Ques. Will there be a waiting list for All India Quota?
Ans. Yes, there will be a waiting list for AIQ. The waiting list for All India Quota seats will be equal to 4 times the merit list.
Ques. Who will draw the merit list for State quota seats?
Ans. Respective state counselling authorities will draw a separate state merit list based on the candidates’ All India Rank.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College