NEET – NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India. Now, it is known to all the medical aspirants that NEET examination becomes mandatory for those who want to Study MBBS Abroad. The Medical Council of India has made the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test mandatory for all medical aspirants to take admission in abroad. It is not only effective for study MBBS in abroad, it is applicable for India also. The medical aspirants who want to study MBBS in India also have to qualify for this examination with minimum marks. Otherwise, they will not be able to secure a seat in India

NEET cut off for the year 2020  will be released by NTA through online mode. The eligibility to apply for admission is based on the Cut off mark which is the minimum marks required to qualify the NEET exam. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is a national level medical examination organized by the NTA. Qualifies NEET students will get admission in MBBS and BDS courses offered by different colleges in India and abroad. Here we have mentioned details about NEET Cut Off 2020 including result, rank list & counseling process.

NEET Cutoff 2020 – The release of the bulleting National Testing Agency (NTA) will release NEET 2020 cutoff percentile. NEET cut off for the year 2020 varies for each category. It will be released along with the  NEET result.

The students who qualify for the NEET exam will become eligible to apply for admission for the year 2020-2021. The category wise cut off for the  NEET exams MBBS/BDS cutoff 2020 for General category candidates is 50th, while NEET 2020 cut off for OBC, SC and ST will be 40th. Aspirants who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS abroad must also pass the exam by securing NEET cut off percentile and scores in order to become eligible.

According to the NEET statistics for the year 2019  out of 14,10,755 test-takers only 7,97,042 candidates managed to qualify the exam by securing equal to or more than NEET cutoff qualifying percentile. To achieve 50th percentile for the exam for unreserved category aspirants, they had to secure at least NEET pass mark range of 701-134. The candidates belonging to reserved categories had to secure marks range of 133-107.

The conducting authority will determine the NEET cut off 2020 for MBBS and BDS to shortlist the candidates for admission for the coming year 2020-21. Based on the minimum qualifying percentile of the exam, the merit list will be prepared By Medical Counselling Committees (MCC) for admission to 15% AIQ, deemed/central universities, AFMS, and ESIC institutes. While the respective state counseling authorities will use NEET 2020 state wise cut off for granting admission to 85% state quota seats and other private institutes in the state. Read all the details related to NEET pass mark 2020 mentioning the minimum qualifying percentile, cut off ranks and trends, tie-breaking criteria and merit list.

Factors determining for NEET MBBS cut off 2020

Below are the factors determining NEET MBBS/BDS cut off for admission:

  • Number of candidates appeared for exam
  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Total seats available

NEET 2020 cut off – percentile vs marks

As per the official brochure, NEET cutoff percentile (minimum qualifying marks for NEET 2020) provides the performance comparison of a candidate among others and give aspirants an idea of how much marks required for NEET. This means that NEET 2020 cutoff percentile will be determined on the basis of highest marks marks obtained in the merit list for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. For instance, NEET pass mark 2020 percentile for general category implies that students are required to score more than 50% of applicants from the same category.

Aforementioned, to qualify NEET 2020 exam, medios are required to secure NEET qualifying marks 2020 as specified by the authority. NEET cut off percentile varies for different categories. General category candidates must secure at least the 50th percentile, while for aspirants belonging to reserved category have to secure 40th percentile to pass the test. For NEET 2019, the minimum NEET exam pass mark 2020 for the unreserved category was 134 and for NEET 2020 cut off for OBC, SC and ST students, it was 107. Check previous years category-wise NEET cutoff and marks below.

As per the calculation rules, NTA has defined that, “a percentile rank is the percentage of score that falls below a given score in a group.” A specific formula is to build and applied by the authorities to calculate the minimum qualifying marks for NEET 2020, which is provided below.

The central government in consultation with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI) might lower NEET qualifying marks 2020 for allotment of MBBS/BDS seats in India for candidates from respective categories. The designated authorities will decrease the cutoff of NEET 2020 due to a sufficient number of aspirants from various categories fails to secure the minimum qualifying percentile.

Last year, NEET cutoff for BDS was lowered by 10.00 percentile, making it the 40th percentile for general category candidates. While for reserved categories, the cut off for NEET was decreased to 30th percentile.

NEET 2020 cutoff: tie-breaking process

The tie braking process is applied in case when two or more candidates have secured equal NEET cut off qualifying scores. In such situations,  the NEET authority will use the tie-breaking criteria to prepare the merit list for that year. The tie breaking consider the below criteria’s:

  • Higher marks in Biology: Aspirants securing higher scores/percentile in Biology (Botany and Zoology) will be preferred first for merit list.
  • Higher marks in Chemistry: the higher marks/percentile of candidate in Chemistry will be considered.
  • Number of incorrect answers: If the tie is still there, students with less number of incorrect and correct attempted answers will be given better rank.
  • Age: Students elder in age will be given higher rank in the merit list.

The cut-off of NEET exam 2020 will be taken for admission to the following UG medical seats:

  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats
  • 85% State Quota seats
  • Deemed and Central universities
  • ESIC and AFMS
  • Private institutes

For admission to 15% AIQ seats, students must secure NEET 2020 AIQ cutoff as set by NTA. The general rule is that AIQ cutoff of NEET 2020 will be the same as the qualifying percentile.

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