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

Updated On - August 14th 2019 by DEEPESH JOHRI

NEET 2020 Merit List: 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. 

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. 

The list will carry the names of the candidates having a score more than the minimum qualifying percentile. Check NEET 2020 Cut off 
Students can access the merit list of NEET 2020 by visiting the official website of NTA NEET. Seats will be allotted as per the reservation policy stipulated for the medical exam.

NEET 2020 Merit List

  • Merit List of NEET is a rank list having the names of all the qualified candidates.
  • The names are listed in the order of their ranks. 
  • The types of merit lists will depend upon the types of ranks allotted to the test taker.
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
Note: All these ranks will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ NEET All India Ranks (AIR) as released in NEET 2020 rank letter.

Check NEET Reservation Policy

NEET 2020 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
Note: 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

Eligibility for Merit List

  1. Age: The candidate should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.
  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.

Tie Breaker (Inter-se Merit)

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.

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.

Merit List for seats other than All India Quota

For the remaining 85% of seats, NTA will give the result to DGHS, to be forwarded to the Admitting authorities.

  • An All India Rank will be provided to the candidates.
  • Admitting Authorities will invite candidates for Counselling and a separate merit list will be released on the basis of All India Rank.
  • State Counselling will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. Candidates must check their websites to stay updated. 
  • 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 Counselling

NEET 2020 Counselling has been started They 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 detailedNEET Counselling Procedure

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 many types of merit lists are there in NEET?

Ans. There are two types of merit lists. One for 15% All India Quota and the other for State Quota Seats.

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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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

what should be least rank to get seat in our hometown?

14 Apr, 2017 10:19

Hi Vinay, i am providing you the cutoff list of NEET. Through that, you may get the idea in which colleges you may apply for the admission. Please find the link for same

14 Apr, 2017 12:51

is it enough to prepare NCERT books to get seat in NEET

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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