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

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. However, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, NTA rescheduled the NEET 2020, which was initially supposed to be conducted in May, and conducted it on 13th September 2020. Also, for the COVID positive candidates and for the candidates from the quarantined zones, the 2nd phase of the NEET 2020 was conducted on 14th October 2020. NTA released the NEET 2020 result on 16th October 2020. More than 7.7 lakh candidates secured qualifying marks in the exam out of the total of 13.66 lakh (approx). NTA also released the NEET Answer key 2020 right before the release of the NEET result 2020. Soyeb Aftab from Rourkela was declared the All India Topper in NEET 2020. He created history by securing a perfect score of 720 out of 720.

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.

NEET Result – Important Dates

NEET 2020 result was recently released by the National Testing Agency on 16th October 2020.

Key Dates for NEET Results 2020

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Date of examination 13th September 2020 and 14th October 2020
2. Display of answer keys and recorded responses 16th October 2020
3. Result declaration 16th October 2020

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

NEET Result – How to Check?

With everything available online, the NTA announced 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

Also Read: NEET ADMIT CARD – KEY DATES, STEPS TO DOWNLOAD & EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

NEET Result – Calculating the Score

The calculation of the NEET 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)

NEET 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 2020

Given below are the official statistics relevant to the NEET 2020. The table given features the exact information released by the National Testing Agency.

Key Highlights of NEET Result 2019

S.No. Particulars Details*
1. Total number of students registered 15,97,435
2. Total number of students appeared for the exam 13,66,945
3. Total number of students qualified 7,71,500
4. Number of male candidates qualifying the exam 3,43,556
5. Number of female candidates qualifying the exam 4,27,943
6. Number of OBC candidates qualifying the exam 3,59,447
7. Number of SC candidates qualifying the exam 98,809
8. Number of ST candidates qualifying the exam 33,848
9. Number of UR students qualifying the exam 2,21,952

Key Statistics of Qualified Students based on Qualifying Criteria (2020)

S.No. Category Marks Range* Number of Candidates*
1. SC 133-107 (40th percentile) 19,572
2. ST 133-107 (40th percentile) 7,837
3. OBC 133-107 (40th percentile) 61,265
4. Others 701-134 (50th percentile) 6,82,406
5. UR + PH 133-120 (45th percentile) 99
6. SC + PH 119-107 (40th percentile) 70
7. ST + PH 119-107 (40th percentile) 18
8. OBC + PH 119-107 (40th percentile) 233

NEET Result – Statistics 2019

Given below in tabular format are the official NEET Result 2019 statistics. Candidates are also advised to glance through the facts and figures from the previous years.

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

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

Also Read: NEET SYLLABUS – WHAT YOU MUST PREPARE?

NEET Result – QnA

Q. When will NTA announce NEET results 2020?

The NTA recently released the NEET 2020 result on the 16th October 2020.

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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