National Testing Agency (NTA) will be declaring the result of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2020 around October 12, 2020. The result will be declared for around 15 lakh candidates who appeared for the exam on September 13, 2020. NTA will announce NEET 2020 result online at ntaneet.nic.in. Along with it, the cut off for NEET will also be released.
NEET 2020 cut off is important for being eligible for NEET 15% All India Quota counselling. The counselling is conducted by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) and it only calls those candidates for seat allotment, who surpass the cut off.
Last year the NEET cutoff score was 134 marks for the general candidates, 120 marks for the UR-PH candidates, and 107 marks for the ST / ST-PH / SC / SC-PH / OBC / OBC-PH candidates. The cutoff marks were higher than those of 2018 and 2017. Even this year, it is expected to be different from last year.
The cut off for NEET 2020 exam, as determined by NTA, is 50th percentile for general category candidates and EWS candidates, 40th percentile for OBC, SC, and ST candidates, and 45th percentile for UR-PH candidates. The cut off for PH candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC category is 40th percentile only.
The 50th percentile in the students whose percentile score is 50th. All the candidates who are above the 50th percentile are eligible for MCC counselling. The same is applicable for other categories as well.
Due to this, every year, the corresponding score of the entrance exam and cut off changes. This means that if last year, 50th percentile candidates scored 650 then this year the score of the 50th percentile candidates may or may not be 650. This happens because the cutoff percentile depends on variables like the number of candidates appearing in the exam, the highest marks scores in the sessions, etc.
The formula used to calculate the cutoff percentile from the raw score is (100 x Number of candidates appeared with raw score equal to or less than the candidate) / Total number of the candidates appeared.
The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) will hold the 15% all India Quota Counselling for the qualified candidates. On the other hand, for the state quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, State Authorities is filled via the state counselling
The cut off for the state medical counselling is determined separately. Last time, the cut off for MBBS admission in Maharashtra was 600 for Govt. Medical Colleges and Hospital-Nagpur, 604 for Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals-Mumbai, and 604 for Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital, and College of Nursing-Pune.
The National Testing Agency had conducted NEET in offline mode on September 13, 2020. From 2020, NEET remains the only UG medical entrance exam. AIIMS and JIPMER, from now on, will admit students based on NEET scores only. Candidates can apply online on the official website.