National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to declare NEET 2020 result today, i.e on October 16, 2020. There are some media reports as per which it is expected that the result shall be declared today by 4 PM. However, no official announcement has been made by NTA authorities yet on the official website. Around 14.37 lakh candidates are waiting for their NTA NEET results for it is one of the important UG medical entrance exam.
Once declared, it can be checked from the official website, ntaneet.nic.in. It will be declared under student’s login and to check the result, aspirants will have to log in y entering their application number and date of birth.
A few hours before the declaration of the result, NTA releases final answer key for NEET 2020. It is prepared based on the objection submitted by the candidates in the provisional answer key. NTA conducted NEET Phase 2 on October 14, 2020, for COVID-19 positive candidates and those in containment zones, following Supreme court order.
Via the result, NTA will declare the All India Rank for 15% All India Quota seats in medical colleges. The candidates of the general category who will get 50 percentile score in the exam will qualify for the 15% AIQ counselling by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC). Whereas the cutoff for the OBC candidates is 45 percentile and for SC / ST / PWD it is 40 percentile. Under 15% of AIQ counselling seats will be allotted in the Central Institutions Including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, and Deemed Universities.
Across the 15 AIIMS of the nation, there are 1207 MBBS seats. Of them, 600 seats are for the UR category candidates. Furthermore, in JIPMER there are a total of 200 MBBS seats. 150 seats are in the Puducherry campus and 50 in the Karaikal campus.
As per a reply in Loksabha, currently, there are a total of 80,312 MBBS seats in the nation across the medical colleges. There are 541 medical colleges with 280 under government and 261 under private. Also as per the reply, the number of medical colleges in the country has increased by 45%. Also since 2014, the number of UG medical seats in the nation has been increased from 54,348 in 2014 to 80,312 in 2020.
MBBS seats and available colleges have a non-uniform distribution across the country. States like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh consists of maximum number of colleges and MBBS seats. Maharashtra leads the list with 25 medical colleges 4,330 MBBS Seats. Tamil Nadu is placed second in the list with 3,600 MBBS seats 26 medical colleges. An addition of 10% seats have been provided in the tally and are reserved under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota.
The total seats in every state are divided into two sections- 15% All India Quota seats and 85% State Quota seats. Private colleges are not included under the 15% All India Quota.
As per last year, states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh lead the way with a higher chunk of the seats. In the state of Maharashtra, of the total 4,330 MBBS seats, 443 come under the 15% All India Quota while 2,511 seats come under the State Quota. In case of Tamil Nadu, 471 seats come under the 15% All India Quota while 2,670 seats come under the State Quota.
The actual seat matrix and counselling session dates for this year shall be soon declared by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) after the NEET 2020 result have been declared.