NEET Result 2020 (Oct 12), Scorecard, Rank, Percentile and Cut off

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
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    NEET Result 2020 is expected to be released by October 12, 2020. NTA will try to declare NEET results as soon as possible, to avoid any further delay in processes like counseling and admissions. Candidates will be able to download their results from the official website  – Check NEET 2020 Expected Cut Off

    • The subject-wise percentile score obtained by a candidate, total marks, NEET all India rank, category rank, etc, will be mentioned in the NEET scorecard. 
    • NEET 2020 Counselling will start after the announcement of the result. The validity of the NEET score is only one year.
    • Candidates qualifying the examination can get a seat into approximately 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats in medical and dental colleges across India.
    • Till the time of declaration of result, candidates can predict their rank using NEET 2020 Rank Predictor

    Table of Contents

    NEET 2020 Result

    NEET 2020 Score Calculation

    NEET Marks vs Rank

    NEET 2020 Percentile Score

    NEET 2020 Cut Off

    NEET 2020 Toppers

    Frequently Asked Questions

    From the year 2020, admission to medical seats at MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, AIIMS and JIPMER will be done on the basis of NEET 2020. Read the article to know more about how to check results, how the score is calculated, and much more. 

      NEET Result 2020 Highlights

      NEET exam dateSeptember 13, 2020
      NEET result dateOctober 12, 2020 (Tentative)
      Official website to download
      Number of registered aspirants (2020)15.97 lakh aspirants
      NEET Cutoff percentileUR - 50 SC/ST/OBC - 40 UR PWD - 45
      Validity of resultFor academic session 2020-21

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      How to Check NEET Result 2020?

      NTA will announce NEET 2020 Result online after publishing final answer keys. The steps to check NTA NEET 2020 Result are given below:

      1. Visit the official website of NEET  –
      2. Under the Online Services, click on NEET Result
      3. A new tab will get open. Enter the required credentials to get NEET Results
      4. Enter your NEET credentials – Roll No., Date of Birth and Security PIN and then submit it after verifying the entered details.
      5. NEET Result will be displayed on the screen.
      6. Download and take printout of NTA NEET Score Card

      Sample of NEET Scorecard

      Details Mentioned in NEET Score Card

      NEET Score Card will be available on the official website of NTA that is . Score Card will be required at the time of counselling and reporting at the Institute for confirming the admission. It holds the following information:

      Roll NumberApplication Number
      NationalityApplicant’s Name
      Applicant’s Date of BirthApplicant’s Gender
      Applicant’s Parents NameSectional-wise marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
      CategoryTotal Marks
      Percentile ScoreRank – All India Rank, All India Quota seat rank and State Quota rank
      Qualifying StatusNEET Cutoff score for counselling under All India Seats 2020

      How to Calculate NEET Score?

      With the help of NEET Answer Key, candidates can calculate their expected scores and ranks. They can tally their answers with those given in answer key before the NEET Result is released. The marking scheme followed by NTA in NEET 2020 is given below-

      • For every correct answer, 4 marks are rewarded.
      • For marking wrong option, -1 is deducted as penalty.
      • No mark is deducted for un-attempted questions and marking more than 1 option.
      • Total Marks = 180 MCQs X 4 = 720 Marks
      • NEET Scores can be calculated by following the given formula – 
      NEET Score=(Total number of correct answers x 4) – (Total number of incorrect answers x 1)

      NEET Marks vs Rank

      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

      Check How to use NEET 2020 Rank Predictor?

      What is NEET 2020 Qualifying Percentile Score?

      NEET Percentile Score is the minimum score that should be obtained to qualify NEET 2020. It is calculated on the basis of the candidate’s relative position in comparison to other rank holders. NEET All India Rank is calculated on the basis of absolute score obtained by them in NEET

      The following table represents the NEET qualifying percentile for counselling:

      CategoryQualifying CriteriaMarks Range (2020)Marks Range (2019)
      General50 PercentileTo be released701 – 134
      OBC/SC/ST40 PercentileTo be released133 – 107
      General – PWD45 PercentileTo be released133 – 120
      OBC/SC/ST – PWD40 PercentileTo be released119-107

      NEET Percentile is determined on the basis of the highest marks scored in All India Merit List. Also, if under certain categories sufficient students fail to achieve the minimum marks then the Central Government and MCI may lower the minimum marks for the respective categories (as mentioned in the information brochure).

      How NEET Percentile is Calculated?

      The percentile score will be calculated based on the candidate’s AIR and its relative position compared to the rank holders. The NEET Percentile is calculated using the given formula:

      NEET Percentile = 100 X Number of candidates appeared with raw score / Total number of candidates appeared 

      NEET Answer Key

      • The answer key will be released at 
      • With the help of OMR Sheets and Answer keys of NEET, students can calculate their rough marks they are going to score in the examination.
      • The NEET answer key 2020 bears the correct answers of all the questions asked in the examination.
      • The authority also provided the facility to challenge against the answer key. Students may challenge the answer key within the prescribed dates.
      • Candidates could challenge the answer key via online mode with the payment of INR 1000/- per answer.
      • If the challenge is accepted by the authority, the payment will be refunded to candidates.

      Steps to Check NEET Answer Key 2020

      1. Visit the official website of NEET 2020
      2. Click on the link “Download NEET 2020 Answer Key”
      3. The answer keys of all sets will appear on the screen
      4. Download it and match your responses
      5. Save it for further use

      How to Challenge NEET Answer Key 2020?

      1. At the official website, log in using your registration number and password
      2. Click on “Challenge NEET Answer Key” tab and submit it
      3. Select the question you wish to challenge
      4. Select your answer and give justified reasonings
      5. Click on “Confirm” and pay INR 1000 as fee through Debit/ Credit card
      6. Take a printout of the confirmation slip which contains details of the answer key challenged.

      NEET 2020 Merit List

      NTA will prepare a Merit List on the basis of directives of the Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI soon after the announcement of NEET Results.

      • No category wise merit list will be declared; there will be only a centralized merit list for all the NEET 2020 qualified candidates.
      • The Merit list is prepared for seats under 15% All India Quota.
      • The number of candidates in the merit list would be equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota.
      • States will prepare their own merit list based on AIR and category of the candidate.
      • Merit list for All India Quota is prepared on the basis of AIR and NEET Reservation Policy.
      • There will be a waiting list equal to 4 times the number of seats available for 15% All India Quota.
      • The merit list for NEET will be announced on its official website. Candidates are advised to check the official website as well as the websites for all NEET Participating Institutes regularly.

      Note: The counselling for admission to AFMC will be conducted by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

      How does Tie Breaker Rule work in NEET?

      A tie occurs when two or more candidates score the same marks. In that case, the authorities apply the tie-breaking rules to decide the rank. The tie-breaking method is mentioned below.

      • Biology Marks – Candidates with higher marks secured in Biology will be preferred over other candidates with the same marks. 
      • Chemistry Marks – If the biology marks criteria do not work and tie still remains then candidates with higher marks in chemistry will be preferred. 
      • Less Incorrect Questions – If the above 2 methods are able to break the tie then the 3rd method is used where candidates with less number of wrong answers will be taken into consideration over other candidates. 
      • Age Factor – If all the criteria fail to break the tie then the last method used is the age factor where candidate older in age will be preferred for merit ranking.

      NEET 2020 Cut Off

      NTA releases NEET Cut Off along with the declaration of results. It is the minimum marks required to qualify NEET. There are separate cut off marks for different categories.

      The cut off is dependent on:

      • Total number of seats available
      • Number of candidates appearing in the exam
      • Difficulty level of the NEET exam.  

      NEET Cut off will be released for 2 quotas– All India Quota and State Level Quota. Top 15% scorers in NEET will be allowed to participate directly in the NEET counselling process under 15% All India Quota. The expected NEET cutoff for 2020 is mentioned below:

      NEET Cut Off for Top 10 Medical Colleges

      NEET Cut Off of top 10 medical colleges in India provided in the the table given below:

      Name of the CollegeNumber of SeatsClosing Rank
      Maulana Azad Medical College25032
      VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital150157
      University College of Medical Science150171
      Govt. Medical College250360
      Seth G.S Medical College180638
      Lady Hardinge Medical College150489
      CSM Medical University2503692
      S. M. S Medical College250356
      Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Hospital200382
      Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS200600

      NEET 2020 Toppers

      NEET 2020 Toppers list will be released along with the declaration of the result.  Given below is a list of all NEET 2019 Exam toppers. Candidates can check the scores obtained by the toppers of the previous year. 

      Candidate NameAll India RankScore Obtained
      Nalin Khandelwal1701
      Bhavik Bansal2700
      Akshat Kaushik3700
      Swastik Bhatia4696
      Anant Jain5695
      Sarthak Bhat6695
      Madhuri Reddy G7695
      Dhruv Kushwaha8695
      Mihir Rai9695
      Raghav Dubey10


      NEET 2019 Statistics

      CategoryRegistered CandidatesAppearedQualified

      NEET 2020 Counselling

      Candidates who qualifies NEET 2020 and whose names appeares in the final merit list will be eligible for NEET Counselling

      • The counselling for 15% AIQ seats and seats in Deemed and Central Universities will be conducted by MCC.
      • The merit list for centralized counselling will be drawn according to candidates’ AIQ Rank.
      • Candidates willing to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions through NEET merit list should follow the instructions of the State Government and authorities of the medical/dental colleges /Institution/University concerned for the counselling process.
      • State Merit List will be drawn on the basis of candidates’ All India Rank.

      NEET Result 2020 FAQs

      Ques. How can I check my NEET 2020 Result?

      Ans. You can check your NEET result by logging into the official website of NEET by using your credentials. The result will be released by October 12, 2020 tentatively. 

      Ques. What is the release date of NEET Answer Keys?

      Ans. The final answer keys will be released with the result however the provisional answer keys will be released soon after the conclusion of the exam so that candidates can check their answers and challenge the same if they any objections. 

      Ques. What will be the minimum qualifying cut off for NEET 2020?

      Ans. NEET 2020 cut off will be released by NTA along with the results. The minimum qualifying cut off will also be released by NTA. 

      Ques.How to calculate NEET Score and Rank?

      Ans. NEET Percentile Based on Highest Marks

      Evaluation of percentile on the basis of marks can easily be done. We are providing you Percentile formula which is based on the marks scored by the contenders.

      The formulae for calculating Percentile on the basis of Marks:

      Individual Score X 100 / Marks obtained by top scorer

      Percentile based on rank

      Evaluation of percentile on the basis of rank is somewhat difficult in comparison to the first one. Have a look at the Percentile formula which is based on rank, gained by the aspirants.

      The formulae for calculating Percentile on the basis of Rank:

      Total appearing candidates – Rank secured/ Total appearing candidates’ X 100

      Ques.How will the Tie-breaking problem be dissolved?

      Ans. In case candidates score equal marks in the NEET examination, tie-breaking method will be considered.

      1. The candidate who obtains a higher mark in Biology as per the result of NEET 2020 will be given a better rank.
      2. If Biology marks are equal, candidates securing higher marks in Chemistry as per the NEET result 2020 will be given a higher rank in NEET 2020.
      3. If both Biology and Chemistry marks as per NEET result are equal, then the candidate who has attempted less number of wrong questions in all subjects of NEET 2020 will be given better rank.
      4. If all of the above criteria are unable to prove effective in breaking tie in NEET 2020 result, then the candidate older in age will be given preference for NEET admissions.

      Ques.Who will conduct Counselling after NEET 2020?


      • For 15% All India Quota seats, counselling will be conducted by the DGHS.
      • For seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities will conduct the counselling.

      Ques.What is the reservation criteria for 15% all India quota seats?

      Ans. In 15% all India quota seats, 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST and 27% for OBC category candidates.

      Ques.How will the merit list be prepared for 15% All India Quota seats?

      Ans. Based on All India Rank and the reservation roster provided by DGHS, merit list for All India quota will be prepared.

      Ques.What is the procedure of online seat allotment?

      Ans. The process steps are given here -

      • Main Counselling Registration.
      • Exercising of Choices, indicative seats and Locking of choices.
      • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 1.
      • Round 1 Result Publication.
      • Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round.
      • Publication of net vacant seats.
      • Fresh Choice Submission by eligible candidates for Round 2.
      • Process of Seat Allotment – Round 2.
      • Round 2 Result Publication.
      • Reporting at the Medical / Dental Colleges /Institutions against Round 2.
      • END of 15 % All India Counselling and reverting of Non Joined, Not allotted seats to state quota.

      Ques. Will there be negative marking in NEET 2020?

      Ans. Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 marks will be deducted from the total score.

      Ques. How long is the result of NEET 2020 valid?

      Ans. The result of successful candidates of NEET 2020 is valid for the academic session 2020 – 21 only.

      Ques.Can one see images of OMR sheets and Responses on website?

      Ans. The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the website For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with website.

      Ques.I did not have a graduation degree, However, I have completed a professional degree, Can I apply for NEET?

      Ans. No, only candidates who are graduate from a recognized University can apply for NEET. No, professional degree is accepted as a graduation degree.

      Ques.Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?

      Ans.  Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of INR 1000 per response challenged. The payment will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.

      *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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      Chakilam Shreeya

      If my score is 450 to 460 then can I get government seat of bds

      23 Sep, 2020 00:20

      Hi Shreeya, If your score is in between 450- 460, then your rank will fall in between the range 73337-81607. For more information on the colleges under NEET, please refer to the following link, BDS Colleges in India.

      23 Sep, 2020 00:49

      my neet-2020 score is 597, what will be my all india as well as UP state rank?

      22 Sep, 2020 00:20

      Hi Mantasha, If your score is around 597, then you can expect rank in between 7784-10036. For more information on the college, please refer to the following link, NEET Participating Colleges.

      23 Sep, 2020 00:39
      Utkarsha Nayak

      Should NEET ADMIT CARD be printed in PORTRAIT OR LANDSCAPE format?

      02 Sep, 2020 00:20

      Hello Utkarsh,

      The preferred layout for the Admit Card is Portrait. 

      02 Sep, 2020 10:50

      Hi Utkarsha, print the Admit card in Portrait format.

      07 Sep, 2020 23:52
      Ammar Zaheer Ahmed

      What is the reservation quota for someone with a disability and belonging to the OBC category?

      01 Sep, 2020 15:57

      Hello Ammar,

      The seat reservation for NEET is 27% for the OBC category and 5% for people with disabilities.

      02 Sep, 2020 11:11

      Which are the best colleges for medical in Bangalore accepting NEET?

      29 Aug, 2020 11:27

      Hi Manoj, Some of the top medical colleges in Bangalore accepting NEET Scores are:

      • St Johns Medical College, Bangalore. 
      • MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore. 
      • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore. 
      • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. 
      • Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore. 
      • Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore.

      30 Aug, 2020 01:45

      Hello Manoj,

      Here are some of the top Medical colleges in the Bangalore accepting NEET:

      • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
      • Indian Institute of Science
      • Ramiah Medical College
      • Bengaluru Central University

      For a complete list, you can refer to this link: Top Medical Colleges in Bengaluru

      02 Sep, 2020 12:34
      Kashifa parveen

      Which syllabus will be best for preparation of NEET

      31 Aug, 2019 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Parveen, you can check the Syllabus in detail from here.

      31 Aug, 2019 12:53
      Dinesh pethe

      Where can I get the final cutoff for UR category after mop up round in 2019?

      23 Aug, 2019 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Dinesh, you can check the official website of the exam authorities for desired information.

      23 Aug, 2019 12:34
      Vipin Gupta

      I can not download the result of my own The error is telling when the site is open Can anyone hepl me?

      29 Jul, 2019 09:49
      Yashveer Tomar

      Hello Vipin, Please follow the NEET RESULT 2019 link.

      03 Aug, 2019 14:33

      i am expecting 470 marks in NEET exam and i belonging to Andhra pradesh can i expect gov seat in A.p (or) categerory a seat in private colleges.pls give in details

      17 May, 2018 11:39
      Garima Bansal

      Hi Rachamalla, To get the information regarding admissions you can click on this link:- NEET rank predictor

      19 May, 2018 18:21
      Rahul deswal

      How many marks required for M.B.B.S. govt. College ( neet 2018 ) for daughter of ex serviceman.

      21 Apr, 2018 00:20
      Akansha Expert

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