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NEET Result – Important Dates, Cut-Off, Merit List and Score Card

by Shruti Pandey

NEET result forms the basis for students to get admission in top medical and dental colleges in India. Regarded as the most prominent medical entrance examination in India, the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted every year in the month of May. As per the official notification, the NEET result for the year 2020 is expected to be announced in the month of June 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the exam date has been postponed. The exam will now be conducted on 13th September 2020, as per the announcement made by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. Thus, the result may also get delayed. Depending on the marks a student obtains in the examination, he/she can either pursue an MBBS programme or BDS programme. The students who have appeared for the NEET examination can access the result online at the official website of NTA (National Testing Agency).

When will the NEET result be announced? How can a student calculate the scores? What is a percentile rank? How can a student check their NEET result? Find the answer to all these questions in detail in this article. It highlights every significant detail related to NEET results such as its important dates, the procedure to check, scorecard, key statistics and more.Scholarship Registration, Get Scholarship Update

Important Update: In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the NEET UG 2020 has been postponed. The examination will now be conducted on 13th September 2020, as per the announcement made by the HRD minister. 

NEET Result – Important Dates

Generally, the NEET results are announced in one month after the date of examination. Every year, the examination is held on the first Sunday of May, for which the results are announced in the month of June. When will the NEET exam for 2020 be conducted? When can the students expect the results? The answer to all these questions has been provided in the table below. It highlights the key dates of NEET results, examination and display of answer key for the year 2020.

Key Dates for NEET Results 2020

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Date of examination 13th September 2020 (Latest update)
2. Display of answer keys and recorded responses Between May – June*
3. Result declaration 4 June 2020*

*Postponed/delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

Also Read: NEET Exam Date – Latest updates, Highlights of NEET Exam

NEET Result – How to Check?

With everything available online, the NTA announces the NEET result online on its official website. The students who have appeared for the examination can check the results by adopting the following steps –

Step 1: Visit the official NTA website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘NEET Result’ button.

Step 3: The students will need to enter their NEET exam roll number and date of birth to access the result.

Step 4: The NEET result will be displayed along with the scorecard The students can download it and take a print of it for future reference.

Click here to check the score card of NEET 2019. 

NEET Result – Score Card

How does a NEET score card look like? What information does a NEET result carry? Where can a student use the score card? A NEET score card holds similar significance as that of the result. The students need to take its print out for future reference. It is mandatorily required during counselling sessions and while confirming an admission at the institution. Given below are the details that it carries –

  • Applicant’s name
  • Parent’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Nationality
  • Roll number
  • Application number
  • Total marks obtained
  • Percentile score
  • Section-wise marks
  • All India Rank, State Quota Rank, All India Quota seat rank
  • Cut-off score
  • Qualifying status


NEET Result – Calculating the Score

The calculation of Nthe EET score involves simple mathematics. The NTA calculates the score of candidates by adopting the formula given below. Even the students can calculate their NEET score with the help of their answer key using the formula mentioned. The pattern of marking adopted by NTA includes –

  • A reward of 4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Deduction of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.
  • The questions that students do not attempt or mark more than one answer are not considered in the marking.

The formula for calculating NEET score –

Total Score = (Number of correct answers X 4) – (Number of incorrect answer X 1)

NEET Result – What is Percentile Rank?

The NTA also announces the percentile rank of the students in the NEET result. It is defined as the score percentage that comes under a specified score within a group. How is the percentile score for each student calculated? How is it important in NEET result? The formula to calculate the percentile score of each candidate is –

100 X No. of students obtaining marks equal to/less than the candidate’s marks
Total number of students who have appeared for the exam

The NTA has set a minimum percentile requirement for the students appearing for the exam in order to be eligible for admission to an MBBS or BDS course. The students who fail to fulfil the minimum percentile requirement do not qualify for admissions at colleges listed under NEET. The table below highlights the minimum percentile requirement for students.

NEET Result – Minimum Percentile Requirement

S.No. Category of students Qualifying percentile
1. Students belonging to Unreserved Categories (UC) 50th percentile
2. Students belonging to SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile
3. Persons with Disabilities 45th percentile (unreserved category)40th percentile (SC/ST/OBC)

Scholarship Registration, Get Scholarship UpdateNEET Result – Merit List

Besides declaring the NEET result for students individually, the NTA also releases a cumulative merit list based on the scores obtained by them. The merit list contains the ‘All India Rank’ of the students who have appeared for the examination. It enlists the name of the all the successful candidates who have been shortlisted for seats reserved under All India Quota (15%). Furthermore, each state also releases its state-level merit list based on students’ All India Rank and their respective category. A student is invited for counselling based on his/her rank in the merit list.

NEET Result – The Tie-Breaker

What would happen if two or more students obtain the same marks? Under this situation, the NTA determines an inter-se-merit after considering the following conditions. It acts as a tie-breaker in identifying the most eligible candidate.

  • Initially, the first preference is given to students who have obtained higher marks in Biology (Zoology and Botany).
  • The second preference is given to students who have obtained higher marks in Chemistry.
  • The third preference is given to students who have attempted the least number of incorrect answers in all the subjects.
  • Lastly, the candidates with older age get preference.

NEET Result – Statistics

How many students apply for the NEET examination? How many students qualify it? There is no fixed answer to these questions. However, considering the statistics of NEET result 2019, you can get summarised information about all the numbers. The table below provides the key highlights of NEET 2019.

Key Highlights of NEET Result 2019

S.No. Particulars Details*
1. Total number of students registered 15,19,375
2. Total number of students appeared for the exam 14,10,755
3. Total number of students qualified 7,97,042
4. Number of male candidates qualifying the exam 3,51,278
5. Number of female candidates qualifying the exam 4,45,761
6. Number of OBC candidates qualifying the exam 3,75,635
7. Number of SC candidates qualifying the exam 99,890
8. Number of ST candidates qualifying the exam 35,272
9. Number of UR students qualifying the exam 2,86,245

*The numbers mentioned above are taken from the results of NEET 2019. These may vary every year.

Key Statistics of Qualified Students based on Qualifying Criteria

S.No. Category Marks Range* Number of Candidates*
1. SC 133-107 (40th percentile) 20,009
2. ST 133-107 (40th percentile) 8,455
3. OBC 133-107 (40th percentile) 63,789
4. Others 701-134 (50th percentile) 7,04,335
5. UR + PH 133-120 (45th percentile) 266
6. SC + PH 119-107 (40th percentile) 32
7. ST + PH 119-107 (40th percentile) 14
8. OBC + PH 119-107 (40th percentile) 142

*The numbers mentioned above are taken from the results of NEET 2019. These may vary every year.


NEET Result – QnA

Q. When will NTA announce NEET results 2020?

The NEET examination for 2020 was scheduled on 3rd May 2020 and its results will be declared on 04th June 2020. However, with the exam date getting postponed, the chances are that the NEET 2020 results may get delayed.

Q. Does NTA send the NEET result via post?

No, the NEET result is announced online only. The students are required to visit the official NTA NEET website to know their respective results. They need to provide their exam roll number and date of birth to access the result.

Q. Is NEET result different from NEET scorecard?

Yes, there is a slight difference between NEET result and NEET scorecard. While the NEET result displays the candidate’s detail along with his/her marks and merit in the exam, the scorecard contains a detailed performance report of the candidate.

Q. What is NEET Rank Letter?

The Medical Council Committee (MCC) issues this NEET rank letter to those candidates who qualify for 15% All India Quota Seats. The candidates are required to download the rank letter to appear for the counselling.

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