The National Testing Agency will likely declare the results of the recently-conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 very soon. Last year, it had released the NEET results within a month after the exam, however, this year, the results might be declared early because the academic year is already running off the track.
NEET result 2020 will be declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in the last week of September. The result of NEET 2020 will be uploaded on the official website of NTA. To download the NEET 2020 result, candidates will have to log in to their registered accounts on the official website. NEET scorecard can also be downloaded using the same method. Candidates must note that the result of NEET 2020 will not be sent by post under any circumstances.
Notably, JEE Main Result was declared within a period of four days and continuing with this trend, the NEET result could also be announced within one week.
The announcement of NEET result of 2020 will be accompanied by the release of the final answer key. Candidates must note that the result of NEET 2020 will be final. NTA will not entertain any requests for the re-evaluation of the answer sheet post the declaration of NEET 2020 result. The role of NTA is limited to the released of NEET result 2020 and preparation of the merit list. Candidates who qualify NEET 2020 will be eligible to participate in the counseling process which will be conducted at both state and national levels.
NEET Result 2020: Important Dates
|NEET result||Last week of September 2020*|
|Counseling starts||Last week of September 2020*|
*Tentative date, subjected to change.
Here’s the expected cut off: The minimum score or cut-off score is 50th percentile for general and general – EWS category candidates, 40th percentile for the SC / ST / OBC candidates, and 45th percentile for the PWD candidates.
Notably, the cut-off is the minimum qualifying percentile and scores which must be obtained to pass the test.
The final cut-off and percentile will be out on the official website once the results are released. Once declared, candidates can check their NEET 2020 result on the official website of the NTA —ntaneet.nic.in.
Of the total 15.97 lakh candidates who had registered for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020, almost 85-90 percent of students appeared in the exam, held on Sunday (September 13).
NEET 2020 Result Date: The National Testing Agency had declared the result for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020 in less than a week, if one goes by this record, the conducting body could announce the result of NEET soon. Several media reports have claimed that the NTA is set to announce the NEET 2020 result date in forthcoming days. Last year, it had released the NEET results within a month after the exam.
How to check NEET Result:
Step 1: Visit ntaneet.nic.in
Step 2: The “result” option will be activated once scores are released
Step 3: Enter details
Step 4: Download for future reference
Nearly 90 percent of candidates appeared in the medical entrance exam NEET held at over 3,800 centers across the country on September 13, amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As many as 15.97 lakh candidates had registered for NEET, which was earlier postponed twice in view of the pandemic.
NEET Result 2020 and the Merit List
National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the merit list of the candidates based on the NEET result 2020. Multiple lists are released based on the category of the candidate. An overall NEET merit list is also released which has details of all the candidates who have cleared the examination. The merit lists of NEET are then shared by the NTA with the different bodies responsible for the counseling process. It is basis this NEET merit list, that the state and central seat allotment lists are prepared.
NEET Result 2020: The Qualifying Percentile
|Category||Qualifying percentile||Cut off|
NEET Result 2020: Tie-breaking Protocol
What happens when two or more candidates secure the same marks in NEET 2020 Result? Owing to a large number of test-takers, it is not rare for two or more candidates to secure the same marks in this examination. However, such candidates cannot share the same rank in NEET 2020 merit list. Hence, NTA has a tie-breaking mechanism in place for such situations. The following parameters are considered in case of a tie:
- Candidate with higher marks in Biology is given a higher order of merit compared to others
- If the marks scored in the Biology section are equal, a candidate with higher marks in Chemistry is given a higher order of merit compared to others
- If marks scored in Biology and Chemistry are equal, a candidate with a lesser number of incorrect answers is given a higher order of merit
- Lastly, if everything else is equal, the candidate senior in age will be placed higher in the order of merit compared to others
NEET 2020 Result: How to calculate the percentile score?
The below formula is used to calculate the NEET percentile score
| NEET Percentile = 100 x Number of candidates with their raw score equal to/ less than the candidate
Total number of candidates who appeared for NEET
What after NEET 2020 Results are Announced?
The actual admission process begins after the announcement of NEET result. Candidates must then prepare themselves for the NEET 2020 counseling process by doing their research on the colleges that they can apply for. After the NEET 2020 results are announced, every candidate will know their individual ranks. These ranks can be used in the NEET College Predictor to get a list of colleges they are eligible for.
Candidates can then the NEET 2020 cut off for admission to these colleges. They can then visit the official websites of the respective colleges and check the infrastructure and fee structure of the colleges. Being prepared with a list of colleges that one’s needs will prove beneficial during the counseling process.
NEET Result 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. How can I check my NEET 2020 result?
A. Candidates will be able to check their NEET results by logging into their registered accounts.
Q. What is the NEET cut off for 2020?
A. The cut off for NEET 2020 will be released by NTA along with the results. Candidates can check this space for updates.
Q. When we can expect the NEET 2020 Answer Keys to be out?
A. NEET 2020 answer keys by various coaching institutes are out and the official NEET 2020 answer key by NTA will be released soon.
Q. By when we can expect the NEET 2020 counseling to start?
A. NEET 2020 counseling is expected to start from the last week of September 2020 after the declaration of the result.
Q. Will NTA send the scorecard by post?
A. No, NTA will not send the scorecards by post to any candidate. NEET result has to be downloaded online from the official website of NTA only.
Q. I could not qualify NEET. Can I still download my NEET result?
A. Yes, you can still download the result of NEET 2020.
Q. Will the qualifying marks for NEET Result 2020 be revised?
A. The qualifying marks of NEET 2020 will be revised only in a situation where the number of seats available exceeds the number of qualified candidates. NTA will release a notification regarding the same if the marks are being revised.
Q. I lost my scorecard. Where can I get a duplicate?
A. Candidates can download the NEET scorecard again from the official website if they misplace it.
Q. Who will prepare the NEET 2020 merit list?
A. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will prepare the merit list for NEET 2020.
Q. What is the official website for NEET Result?
A. The result of NEET 2020 will be available on the official website of NTA-ntaneet.nic.in
Q. What is the validity of the NEET scorecard?
A. NEET scorecard will be valid for admission to the current academic session only. NEET 2020 result cannot be carried forward for admission to 2021-22 academic session.
Q. Can I apply for admission to AIIMS and JIPMER, Puducherry on the basis of the NEET 2020 result?
A. Yes, AIIMS and JIPMER will now take admissions on the basis of NEET result 2020. After the implementation of NMC Act, NEET is the sole entrance examination for admission to UG medical courses in India.
Q. Will the result of NEET 2020 be published in newspapers?
A. No, NEET results will not be published in the newspapers. Candidates will have to log in to their registered accounts on the official website of NTA to check the result of NEET 2020.
Q. Can I download the NEET 2020 result again if I misplace it?
A. Yes, you can download the result of NEET 2020 any number of times. However, candidates are advised to save a soft copy of their result, as the result link may not work when the candidates need to download the scorecards.
Q. Is NEET result same as the scorecard?
A. NEET result can be downloaded in the form of a scorecard. Thus, NEET result is the same as NEET scorecard.