The medical profession is regarded as a noble service. After completing +2 in schools, it is now time to focus on the career. Competitive exams are the only ways to get into the medical schools of India. NEET is considered to be the most prestigious exam conducted all over India for admission to medical schools. It is an all India exam. Several states of India conduct medical entrance exams like WBJEE. But the popularity of the NEET exam is more. The student’s career graph will get a sudden rise if a tough exam like NEET is cracked.
NEET Exam Details
NEET 2020 exam is finally over. NTA is successful in conducting the exam all over India with proper safety and precautions in this pandemic situation. Now it is time for the results to be published. National Testing Agency or NTA will release the cutoff along with the bulletin shortly. Tow basic information will be published along with the NEET result in 2020. These are scorecards and the equivalent percentile marks. Various coaching institutes have conducted detailed research and came up with approximate cutoffs for each category. It is a tough race to qualify for the NEET percentile marks. According to previous data, only 50% of the test takers manage to qualify for the offline exam. The toughest competition lies in the unreserved category. It requires a great deal of effort to qualify for 50th percentile marks. Candidates are shortlisted for admission to private and government colleges all over India. The score will be used for pursuing MBBS and BDS courses. The number of courses can be divided as follows:-
- 80,055 MBBS colleges
- 525 BV Sc and AH colleges
- 26,949 BDS
- AYUSH courses
NEET Expected Cut Off 2020
The cut off varies according to the caste. Some regulatory standards are followed for every competitive exam. Some relaxation is given to the reserved categories. According to a reputed coaching institute that provides medical tuitions, the approximate cut off will be around:-
- Having 45th percentile, Unreserved, and physically disabled candidates will have to face an expected 133 to 120.
- Having the 40th percentile, Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled candidates will have to face an expected score of 119 to 107.
- Having the 40th percentile, Schedule Tribe, and Physically disabled candidates will have to face an expected score of 119 to 107.
- Having the 40th percentile, Schedule Caste, and physically disabled candidates will have to face an expected score of 119 to 107.
- Having 50th percentile, Unreserved candidates will have to face an expected score of 701-134.
- Having the 40th percentile, other backward class candidates will have to face an expected score of 133 to 107.
- Having the 40th percentile, Schedule Tribe candidates will have to face an expected score of 133 to 107.
- Having the 40th percentile, Schedule Caste candidates will have to face an expected score of 133 to 107.
Aakash Institute NEET Expected Cut Off 2020
|Category||Cut Off percentile||Expected Score|
|UR & PH||45th Percentile||133-120|
|OBC & PH||40th Percentile||119-107|
|SC & PH||40th Percentile||119-107|
|ST & PH||40th Percentile||119-107|
NEET 2019 Year Cut off & Percentile
|Category||Qualifying Percentile||Cutoff scores|
NEET 2018 Year Cut off & Percentile
|Category||NEET Qualification Percentile||NEET Qualifying Score (out of 720)||Qualified Candidates (By Obtaining NEET Cutoff)|
NEET 2017 Year Cut off & Percentile
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentile||Marks Range||No. of Candidates Qualified|
|Unreserved (UR)||50th Percentile||697-131||5,43,473*|
|Unreserved PH||45th Percentile||130-118||67|
Counseling Process for NEET 2020
- National Testing Agency publishes the result of the NEET exam in the form of a scorecard.
- A list of candidates is prepared rank-wise who have qualified the exam.
- The Directorate General of Health Services will conduct NEET 2020 counseling on behalf of the Medical Counseling Committee.
- 15% of AQI seats are reserved for deemed/central universities, ESIC, AFMS, and central pool seats. The remaining 85% is the state quota seats. The respective state counseling authorities will allocate medical colleges to the students based on their NEET 2020 scores.
- Eligibility for counseling lies in the qualifying marks of NEET. A candidate who qualifies the exam is eligible to seat for the counseling process. But the only qualification does not ensure a seat in the medical school or the dental quota. A decent mark is essential for the seat.
- The scorecard of NEET has a validity of 1 year. Hence the cut off for NEET will not be the same for the next year. It entirely depends on the difficulty level of the question paper.
The counseling process does not take much time. This year the pandemic situation has already delayed the process. It is expected that all the medical schools will start their new session in January 2021.
Relation between NEET Cut Off and Percentile Marks?
NEET Cut off percentile is the minimum qualifying marks for the exam. It is published in the form of an official brochure. It is one form of comparison factor. The students will get a rough idea about how he/she has performed in the exam and how others have performed on the same scale. If the mentioned percentage is 50%, the candidate must secure more than 50% marks to remain in the competition. This cut off varies for different castes. The cut off percentage also helps to determine the difficulty level of the question paper. Hence there is a deep relation between NEET cut off and percentile marks. Both the parameters are extremely necessary for getting a good seat in medical school.
What if two candidates get the same marks?
It may happen that a group of students has obtained the same NEET score. In this scenario, a tie-breaking process is used for preparing the final merit list. Some preferences have been set by the authorities to decide the rank of these students:-
- Higher marks in biology:-When talking about Biology, it means the combined score of Botany and Zoology. The preference will be given to the person who has secured better marks in both of these subjects.
- Higher marks in chemistry:-The candidate having more marks/percentile in Chemistry will get a better rank on this competition.
- Several incorrect answers:-In this scale, the candidate having more correct answers or fewer incorrect answers will be given more preference.
- Age:-This is the last criterion that easily decides the ranks of the students. More preference is given to the candidate having a higher age. Hence the candidate having the higher age group will get more preference in the merit list.
The entrance procedure for getting admission into the top medical schools in India is done through NEET. Hence the difficulty level of the questions will increase day by day according to the experts. But if one has patience and proper dedication, cracking the exam is a cakewalk. There is no issue if one is not able to crack the exam. There is no strict limit to the number of attempts in the NEET exam. Mental stress is generated in the mind of the aspiring student during the exam. Hence worrying about the cutoff marks will aggravate the situation. They should focus on the studies and give their best in the exam hall. The examination difficulty of AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS was quite great before they were scrapped off. Hence the examiner will always try to maintain the difficulty level of the paper. It is a good thought process since it will make the candidate mentally strong to face any challenging life situation. The exam pattern of the 2020 question paper is still the same as before. But NTA has suggested that some modifications will be included in the 20-21 sessions.
FAQ About NEET 2020
Question: Mode of NEET 2020 exam online or offline?
Answer: NEET 2020 exam will be conducted in Online mode. An OMR Sheet will be provided to the candidate to mark the answers.
Question: How many times the NEET Exam be conducted? will it be conducted twice per year?
Answer: NTA has received a lot of requests from NEET applicants to conduct the exam twice a year. Still, this change will not be implemented this year. Thus, NEET 2020 will be held only once in a year.
Question: How many times can a candidate appear for NEET Exam?
Answer: According to the official notification released by NTA, a candidate can appear for NEET any number of times. There is no limitation on the number of attempts permitted.
Question: What is the minimum score required in NEET 2020 exam to get a seat in a government college?
Answer: To get admission in government medical college, one must secure at least 600 marks in NEET 2020. Admission to Government Medical College in a state depends on Rank, Cutoff, No. of Candidates appeared and difficulty level of examination.