NTA released the result for NEET 2020 on October 16, 2020. This year, more than 14 lakh candidates appeared for the entrance exam. Along with the result, NTA also released NEET 2020 cut off score. As expected, the cut off score for NEET-UG 2020 is higher than the last year. The cut off NEET 2020 for UR candidates is 147, whereas, the cut off for OBC, SC, and ST candidates is 113. For UR-PH /EWS-PH the NEET cut off 2020 is 129, and for OBC-PH / SC-PH / ST-PH it is 113.
NEET 2020 cut off has definitely in increased in comparison to last year. In the year 2019, NEET cut off for UR category candidates was 134 marks, 120 for UR PH, 107 for SC / ST/ OBC. In the year 2018, the cut off marks needed to qualify NEET entrance exam were 119 for UR category candidates, 107 for UR PH and 96 for SC / ST / OBC.
The cut off marks for NEET 2020 is prepared based on the number of students appeared for the exam, difficulty level of the entrance test, number of seats available, etc. All these factors are taken into account while preparing the cut off marks. The higher the difficulty level of the exam, the less is the cut off marks.
Only those who meet the cut off criteria are shortlisted to appear for NEET 2020 counselling process for 15% all India quota seats. Based on cut off, the candidates are allocated rank for the entrance exam. Two type of ranks are allotted tot he students, these are – All India Rank (AIR), Category rank. It is to be noted that All India Rank of a candidate shows the positions of them in NEET in comparison to all the other students. On the other hand, the category rank shows their position within that particular category.
NEET 2020 was conducted on September 13, 2020, in pen-paper mode. However, many students could not appear for the entrance exam due to COVID-19 infection or because they resided in containment zones. Hence, for such candidates, NTA conducted NEET Phase 2 re-exam on October 14 for which the result has been announced today. Candidates are offered admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH courses, BAMS, BUMS, etc based on their merit in the entrance exam in medical colleges throughout India.