NEET Cut off

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National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted NEET 2020 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) on 13th September and 14th October 2020 successfully. NTA released the NEET 2020 Cut-off for different categories. Around 15.9 lakh students appeared for the exam across various exam centers in India. NTA ensured the implementation of proper precautionary measures like Social Distancing and Sanitized exam halls for the students. The phase 2 exam was conducted on 14th October for those candidates who could not appear for the exam due to stuck in the containment zone for COVID-19 and also for those candidates who tested positive for COIVID-19 and missed the exam.

NEET 2020 Result has been declared on 16th October by NTA. The NEET 2020 1st phase exam was conducted on 13th September in online mode and the 2nd phase exam was conducted on 14th October for those candidates who could not appear in the exam due to Covid 19. 

NEET 2020 Cut-Off Released by NTA

NEET Cut-Off 2020 for admission

Cut-Off of NEET is considered for admission to the following UG medical seats:

  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats

  • 85% of State Quota seats

  • Deemed and Central universities

  • ESIC and AFMS

  • Private institutes

NEET UG 2020 Cut-Off:

Category Cut-off Percentile Cut-off Score No. of Candidates
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 720-147 6,82,406
OBC 40th Percentile 146-113 61,265
SC 40th Percentile 146-113 19,572
ST 40th Percentile 146-113 7,837
UR & PH 45th Percentile 146-129 99
OBC & PH 40th Percentile 128-113 233
SC & PH 40th Percentile 128-113 70
ST & PH 40th Percentile 128-113 18

Previous year NEET cut off for 15% AIQ 

Category General SC/ST/OBC General-PH
Cut off scores (2019) 134 107 120
Cut off scores (2018) 119 96 107

NEET cut off for MBBS deemed universities

 Name of college NEET 2019 closing ranks NEET 2018 closing ranks Quota
Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry 448593 453885 Management
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram 168249 711901 Management
B.L.D.E University, Bijapur 407951 614993 NRI
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore 137508 135581 Muslim minority
SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth 243082 125138 Jain minority

NEET cut off for BDS deemed universities

Name of Medical Colleges NEET 2019 closing rank NEET 2018 closing rank Quota
Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya 463354 634449 Management
SRM Katt. Dental College and Hospital, Chennai 81164 316989 Management
KM Shah Dental College, Vadodara 675641 633535 Jain minority

Percentile Mode -NEET Cut Off 2019:

Category Qualifying Marks out of 720 Qualifying Percentile
Unreserved Category (UR) 360 50th Percentile
Scheduled Caste (SC) 288 40th Percentile
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 288 40th Percentile
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 288 40th Percentile
Physically Handicapped (PH) 324 (UR), 288 (Reserved Category) 45th Percentile

Percentile Mode -NEET Cut Off 2018:

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile Cutoff Marks No. of Candidates Qualified
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 119 6,34,897
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile 107 205
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 96 17, 209
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile 96 7, 446
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile 96 54, 653
SC-PH 40th Percentile 96 36
ST-PH 40th Percentile 96 12
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 96 104

Check the Top Medical colleges in India By NIRF Ranking 2020

NEET Cut off comparison

NEET 2020 cutoff for 85% state quota seats

After 15% AIQ, the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by respective state counselling committees on the basis of NEET scores. The cut off of NEET 2020 for 85% state quota seats will be released by designated authorities after the completion of admission. The state-wise list of NEET cutoff for state quota seats can be checked from the table below.

 Government and Private MBBS/BDS Seats In India Offered Through NEET

NEET Cut off 2020 Tie-Breaker Criteria:

The tie-breaker criteria arise where two or more candidates secure equal marks. Taking tie-breaker criteria into consideration, the NEET merit list 2020 will be prepared. The following steps are to be followed:

  • Candidates who have secured more marks in Botany and Zoology (Biology) will be given preference over the candidates having lesser marks.
  • If the above criterion fails, then the candidate with more marks in Chemistry will get the preference over the one with lesser marks. Even if these criteria fails, the candidates with the least number of wrong answers will be given the priority.
  • Age: If the tie still stands, then older the candidate will get the priority.

Minimum Qualifying Percentile - NEET Cut Off:

The minimum qualifying percentile is the least percentile required for the candidates to qualify for 2020. This percentile is calculated on the basis of the relative performance of all the candidates. Candidates to qualify for NEET 2020 will have to secure equal to or more than the percentile. 

Calculation of NEET Cut off Percentile:

The percentile indicates how a candidate performs in comparison to others who appear in the exam. It’s the relative performance of a candidate against the performance of all the candidates. This percentile shows the percentage of students who have scored below that particular candidate. NEET Percentile is calculated using the following formula:

100 x number of candidates appeared with Raw score equal to or less than the candidate
Total number of candidates appeared

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