NEET 2020

The NEET 2020 results for admission into the MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc and AH courses will be out soon. The test was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 13th September 2020 for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – NEET-UG.

The minimum percentile and score which is needed for the applicants to get selected is the cut–off. The information brochure has been notified with the cut off percentile required to qualify the entrance examination. The minimum qualifying percentile i.e. the cut off for general category is 50th percentile whereas for the SC/ST/OBC, it’s 40th  percentile. Adding all the categories, 80,055 MBBS, 52,720 AAYUSH, 525 BVSc-AH and 29,949 BDS seats are vacant. The cutoff percentile is to be achieved even if the candidate wants to study medicine from foreign countries. Aspirants can check their scores and cut – off percentile online by entering unique information like roll no. etc.

The merit list is devised according to the qualifying percentile displaying important information. Applicants can check their All India Rank (AIR) category, category rank, scores, percentile and other details, online. The cut-off is framed after considering various factors like the number of vacant seats, number of students who gave the test, their percentile compared to marks, the level of difficulty of the examination and the reservation clause.

As per the official brochure released, the score and percentile are different altogether. Scores tell the marks scored by an applicant out of the total marks while percentile is a comparative tool which displays the performance of the candidate in numeric terms as compared to its competitors. There are a distinct cutoff score and percentile for every category.

It is advised to refer to the previous year’s cutoff percentile and scores which are mentioned below. It contributes in predicting the current year’s result.

Category Cutoff percentile Cutoff scores (2019)
General 50th 701-134
SC/ST/OBC 40th 133-107
General – PH 45th 133-120
SC/ST/OBC – PH 40th 119-107


On the basis of marks, all the selected candidates are offered a seat to a specific college and course. The cut off mentioned in the merit list is the last qualifying rank for admission in the institutions. The available seats for which the NEET 2020 cut off is released or this entrance exam is held are 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government colleges, then 85 per cent state reserved seats in the government colleges, Central and deemed universities, Private institutions, 15 AIIMS and 2 JIPMER institutes, and ESIC, and AFMC.


Candidates whose names appear in the merit list get to the next step of counselling. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is assigned the duty to hold the counselling sessions of all the selected students for their admission in the All Indian Quota, ESIC and AFMS institutes, AIIMS and JIPMER institutions, and all deemed, and central institutes. On the remaining 85 per cent state quota seats and the private colleges, the state counselling committees are considered responsible to coordinate the NEET counselling sessions.



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