National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce NEET 2020 result soon. With it, NTA will also publish the final answer key for the exam at ntaneet.nic.in. The final answer key has the final sets of answers as per which NTA will prepare the result of the candidates. Answer keys of all sets – E1 to E6, F1 to F6, G1 to G6, H1 to H6 will be made available in PDF format. On one hand, the NEET result will be issued under the respective logins of the candidates, on the other hand, the final answer keys will be available as a public link on the website. Additionally, experts have predicted that this year NEET cutoff will rise.
For each correct answer, the candidates are given 4 marks and for any wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. Thus the raw marks out 720 will be given to the candidates. These raw marks are converted to percentile. To calculate the overall and subject-wise percentile marks in physics, chemistry, biology the formula used is 100 x Number of candidates appeared with raw score EQUAL TO OR LESS than the candidate / Total number of the candidates appeared.
The final answer key comes after rectification in the provisional answer key that is challenged by the students. If any question is dropped or is found incorrect while scrutinising the challenges, then all students will get bonus marks.
On October 5, 2020 NTA has uploaded the scanned images of the candidates OMR answer sheets that had the answers marked by the students on the exam day. As per that, Allen Career Institute has claimed that Soyeb Aftab is scoring 720 out of 720, after comparing his OMR with the provisional answer key by NTA. If this holds true, Soyeb Aftab will be the first ever student to get 100% marks in NEET.
The other important thing to be noted is that with the scorecard of NEET 2020, candidates will also get to know the NEET 2020 cutoff marks to qualify for All India 15% quota seat counselling. The percentile cutoff marks to qualify for 15% quota admission at all India level is 50 percentile for the general category candidates, 40 percentile for SC / ST / PWD candidates and 45 percentile for the OBC candidates.
Now as per the experts to fall in the 50 percentile category, which means for the general category candidates, the cutoff marks expected this is year is 710 -140 marks. For the SC/ST/OBC candidates, the expected cutoff is 120 – 100, for the UR-PH candidates it is 125-97 and for the SC-PH / ST-PH / SC-PH candidates, it is expected that the cutoff will be between 110 to 100 marks.
Last year the cutoff marks for the general category were 701-134, for the SC / ST / OBC candidates it was 133 to 107, for the SC-PH / ST-PH / SC-PH candidates it was 119-107 and for the UR-PH candidates, it was 133-120. The cutoff is expected to increase this year, as the number of applied candidates was more than 15 lakh, which is highest so far, and the paper was also moderate in the level difficulty.
The cutoff marks are revealed with the result itself and are announced category wise. The candidate who will score this minimum marks will be able to register for the 15% All India Quota counselling to be conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC).
The cutoff marks are dependent on various factors like the number of seats available, what was the difficulty level of the exam, the number of students who took the exam, past year trends, and more.
NEET examination this year was conducted on September 13, 2020. Around 15.97 lakh students have registered for the exam out of which 85% of students have appeared.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an all India level UG medical entrance exam. It is the only entrance exam for admission of eligible 10+2 students in MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH courses. From this year onwards, AIIMS and JIPMER are also filling UG medical seats based on NEET score and rank. USH courses. From this year onwards, AIIMS and JIPMER are also filling UG medical seats on the basis of NEET score and rank.