NEET 2020 MERIT LIST
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The National Testing Authority (NTA) will release the NEET Merit list and provide it to the counselling body i.e. DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India to provide the same to the admitting authorities. The list will carry the names of the candidates having a score more than the minimum qualifying percentile. Check NEET 2020 Cut off
NTA will release two types of ranks namely All India Rank (AIR) and All India Quota (AIQ) rank and subsequently prepare two merit lists viz. All India merit list and 15% AIQ merit list. NEET Counselling will be conducted on the basis of All India Rank and Score. Students can access the merit list of NEET 2020 by visiting the official website of NEET. Seats will be allotted as per the reservation policy stipulated for the medical exam.
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|
Check NEET Reservation Policy
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|
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.
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 remaining 85% of seats, NTA will give the result to DGHS, to be forwarded to the Admitting authorities.
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 detailedNEET 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
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