NEET 2020 Merit List, All India Rank & State-wise 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. 

    • The list will carry the names of the candidates having a score more than the minimum qualifying percentile. Check NEET 2020 Cut off 
    • Two types of ranks namely All India Rank (AIR) and All India Quota (AIQ) rank is mentioned in the merit list. Therefore two merit lists are prepared i.e. All India merit list and 15% AIQ merit list. 
    • NEET Counselling will be conducted on the basis of All India Rank and Score.

    NEET 2020 Merit List

    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. 

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    NEET 2020 Merit List Important Dates

    The important dates are mentioned below in the table: 

    EventDate (Tentative)
    NEET 2020 ResultOctober 2020
    NEET 2020 Merit ListSoon after the declaration of Result
    NEET 2020 CounsellingOctober 2020

    NEET 2020 Merit List

    • All India Merit List: 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. 
    • All India Quota Merit List: AIQ Merit list will showcase the test takers who get selected for the AIQ 50% reservation. Applicants from the state of Jammu and Kashmir will not be included since they have abstained from the centralized counselling process.
    • If any applicants wish to independently claim eligibility, they must submit an online self-declaration which will be printed along with the confirmation page and must be submitted during counselling. 
    • State Merit List: State medical councils will prepare their own merit lists for counselling on the basis of a multitude of factors such as the applicant’s eligibility on the basis of their domicile requirement. It will depict the state rank of candidates on a comparative scale with applicants from the same state. 
    • Example: All India NEET merit list will be prepared after arranging candidates’ All India Ranks (AIR), while AIQ merit list will be prepared after gathering AIQ ranks of qualified candidates and so on.

    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 ListAll India Rank (AIR)
    AIQ Merit ListAll India Quota (AIQ) Rank
    States’ Merit ListsState Rank

    All these ranks will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ NEET All India Ranks (AIR) as released in NEET 2020 rank letter. 

    NEET 2020 Expected Cutoff

    NEET 2020 Expected Cutoff Percentile

    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.

    CategoryQualifying Marks out of 720Qualifying Percentile
    Unreserved Category (UR)36050th Percentile
    Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC)28840th 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 Ranks vs Marks

    NEET Rank vs Marks 2020

    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 RangeMarks RangeRanks RangeMarks Range

    Eligibility for Merit List

    Eligibility for Merit List

    1. Age: The candidate should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020. There is no upper age limit for NEET 2020 as per an interim order of the supreme court. However, the candidature of aspirants more than 25 years of age is subject to the final orders of the Supreme Court. 
    2. Educational Qualification:
    • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
    • General Category- 50% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
    • OBC/SC/ST Category- 40% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
    • General- Physically Handicapped Category- 45% marks in qualifying exam and NEET.
    • Candidates appearing for Class XII exam may also give NEET and will be admitted on a provisional basis.
    • Candidates of distance learning or private students and those who have biology as an additional subject are also eligible for the exam. 
    • There is no limit on the number of attempts for NEET 2020. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want. 

    Tie Breaker Rules

    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.

    1. Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology.
    2. Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry.
    3. Candidates with lesser number of wrong answers in all the subjects.
    4. Candidates older in age.

    Check NEET Reservation Policy

    Overall NEET Merit List (AIR)

    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. 

    • All India NEET Merit List 2020 will consist of the name of all the candidates who have appeared for NEET 2020.
    • With the help of this merit list, candidates can check the overall positions of all the candidates who have appeared for NEET 2020.
    • In this merit list the factors like qualifying status and the state from which a candidate belongs will not be considered while making this merit list.

    NEET 2020 All India Quota

    Merit List for 15% All India Quota Seats

    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.

    • The merit list will have as many names as the number of seats under All India Quota.
    • For such candidates, counselling will be done on the basis of their All India Quota Rank.
    • There will also be a waiting list equal to 4 times of the merit list or so if required by the DGHS (Director General of Health Services).
    • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling and do not need to submit a self-declaration form anymore. 
    • Candidates from J&K still need to produce the self-declaration form for participating in All India Quota Counselling.

    NEET 2020 State Quota Merit

    Merit List for 85% State Quota

    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. 

    • All the candidates who are interested participate in state-level counselling need to fill the application form on or before the last date. Based on that, provisional NEET state-wise merit list 2020 will be prepared.
    • Candidates who name appear in the merit list need to report for document verification which is generally conducted in offline mode but from this year there are chances of that documents could be verified online. 
    • Most states across India releases a separate NEET state rank list for each round of counselling.
    • Deemed Universities will conduct their own counselling procedure. Know more
    • Candidates who wish to take admission in AFMC must apply separately on their website since they will hold a second screening process.

    NEET 2020 Qualifying Percentile

    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.

    CategoryQualifying PercentileMarks Range  No of Candidates
    Others50th Percentile701 – 134704335
    OBC40th percentile133-10763789
    Scheduled Caste (SC)40th percentile 133-10720009
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)40th percentile133-1078455
    UR & PH45th percentile133-120266
    OBC & PH40th percentile119 – 107142
    SC & PH40th percentile119 -10732
    ST & PH40th percentile119 – 10714

    NEET 2020 Counselling

    NEET Counselling

    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:

    Counselling by MCC

    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:

    1. 15 percent All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical and dental colleges across all states (except Jammu and Kashmir)
    2. Seats reserved for Wards of Insured Persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges
    3. 100 percent seats in Deemed and Central universities
    4. Seats at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
    Note: MCC will declare the number of available seats before each round of NEET counselling. There will be two rounds of counselling for state government colleges and three rounds of counselling for deemed and central universities.

    Documents required for NEET counselling

    Candidates will need to bring following documents at the time of reporting to the college after AIQ counselling of NEET.

    • NEET admit card
    • NEET rank letter or AIQ rank letter
    • Class 10 and 12 certificates and mark sheet
    • ID proof with eight passport size photographs
    • Provisional allotment letter generated online after allotment.
    • Community certificate (if applicable).

    Counselling by State Authorities

    • Counselling for the remaining 85 percent state quota seats (100 percent in case of J&K) in government medical and dental colleges and seats in other private and self-financing institutions in all states will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities.
    • NEET 2020 counselling for AIQ and deemed/central universities will tentatively begin by the second week of June and will go on until the last week of August.
    • Counselling for state quota seats will be conducted by the different state counselling authorities during this same period.

    Check detailed NEET Counselling Procedure

    Frequently Asked Questions

    NEET Merit List FAQs

    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


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    21 Sep, 2020 00:20

    Hi Madhusudan, NEET 2020 cut-off marks will be released along with the result in online mode. The cut-off for general category candidates is 50th percentile, while that for SC/ ST/ OBC, it is 40th percentile

    21 Sep, 2020 22:17
    subaira bashir

    i have scored 380 in neet exam can i get ..bds seat with RBa catagory ...plz rpy

    14 Sep, 2020 19:42

    Hi Subaira, If your score is 380, then you can expect rank in between 143021-154839. For more information on the college, please refer to the following link, NEET Participating Colleges.

    16 Sep, 2020 00:10
    G Lakshmi Narayana reddy

    My daughter is in ph quota,she certified 87percent but she has only 60percent .is she eligible for Mbbs. This year she will attend to neet

    30 Aug, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Reddy, Please check this link for getting the information about the NEET Eligibility.

    30 Aug, 2018 15:13
    all rounder

    I got 539 marks and 9832 rank in obc catogory in 2018 .......can i get govt. College in AIQ

    07 Jun, 2018 16:54
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sir/Mam, To check which college you will get according to your rank you may check this link:- NEET Rank Predictor.

    31 Aug, 2018 12:13
    gillu saroj

    86.38 percentile in sc category with 12564 AIQ rank can i get gov medical college please rply

    06 Jun, 2018 10:22
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Saroj, Please check this Rank Predictor to check you eligibility for Government college seat through this link RANK PREDICTOR.

    06 Jun, 2018 10:47
    R Akshay Kimar

    I am Akshay Kumar R I got 51%tile in neet 2018 I want to know that I can get a good college in mbbs or ayveradic and I have ST category I from Karnataka

    04 Jun, 2018 21:35
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi R Akshay, For getting information regarding the admission please check this link:- Rank predictor

    13 Jun, 2018 14:46
    Ekanta Kalita

    Mera 86% admision hoga kiya

    04 Jun, 2018 15:43
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Ekanta, Your admission depend on your category.You can apply for NEETCut off. To know more about NEET Cut off you can go through with this link Cut Off list.

    04 Jun, 2018 17:20
    Prabhav rawal

    58%tile bna h .kya apke dy patil me mera mbbs me admission ho skta h

    06 Nov, 2017 06:13
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Prabhav, your admission depend on your category.You can apply for NEET counselling. To know more about NEET counselling you can go through with this link.

    04 May, 2018 16:46
    Rupa ram godara

    Sir howmany marks into 2018 me SN Medicak coll5 j Ke liye

    25 Oct, 2017 21:33
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Rupa, To get information regarding marks required to get admission you ca you this link CUTOFF

    11 May, 2018 16:24
    Rakesh Raghavendra Devarakonda

    please explain how neat percentile is calculated with example whether cbse considering the marks or rank for calculating the percentile

    17 May, 2017 00:20
    Vaishali Expert

    Hi Vinith, NEET marks will be calculated on the basis of correct and wrong attempt questions. Please find the link and check How to calculate NEET Percentile

    17 May, 2017 12:53

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