National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the sole entrance examination to get admission in the medical and dental colleges in India. This year, NEET UG 2020 cut off score is anticipated to be higher as the number of applicants who took the test was more, and also students got more time to prepare because of Covid-19 pandemic.
The NEET 2020 question papers are accessible in English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, and Assamese languages. The NEET 2020 exam had a total of 180 multiple choice questions and are divided into three sections – Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany + Zoology) with 45 questions each for each subject. The total marks for NEET 2020 are 720. As per the official NEET marking scheme 2021, 4 marks to be allotted for the correct answer, while 1 mark to be subtracted for the wrong attempt and 0 marks for unanswered questions. The total duration for the NEET Examination is 3 hours. Candidates are instructed to use only black/blue ballpoint pen to mark their answers in the one sheet.
NEET 2020 Examination was held on September 13. The aspirants who couldn’t take NEET exam on September 13 either because they were infected with Covid-19 or due to being stuck in containment zones are given a chance to appear in NEET exam which will be held on October 14. National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for creating results of NEET Examinations. The NEET 2020 results were expected to release on October 12 but Supreme Court on October 12 directed National Testing Agency (NTA) to declare results on October 16 along with the results of the aspirants who will take their NEET exam on October 14.
The supreme court took this decision because of the request made by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow the aspirants who couldn’t attend the exam held on September 13.
The entrance examination which was conducted on 13 September was attended by around 13 lakh candidates although 15.79 lakh candidates registered. Roughly 85 to 90 per cent of aspirants took the examination that was conducted at over 3,800 centers across the country on September 13. A total of 80,055 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, and 525 BVSc and AH seats are offered by various colleges in India. A total of 15 AIIMS and 2 JIPMER institutes grants admission based on the marks and rank secured by candidates in NEET Examination and also around 1.5 lakh colleges grants the admission based on NEET results.
Generally, NEET candidate score varies every year. It depends on the difficulty level of the NEET question paper, level of preparation of aspirants and number of students appearing for the exam. The cut-off score is higher if the paper is easy and vice versa. Candidates belonging to general or unreserved category need to score 50 per cent or more to qualify the medical entrance examination. The cut off for unreserved PH candidates is set at 45 per cent, while for SC, ST, OBC category it is 40 per cent.
NEET counselling under the 15 per cent all-India quota (AIQ) comprise seats at government colleges (except those in Jammu and Kashmir), central and deemed universities, seats reserved for wards of insured persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges and seats available at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune. The remaining 85 per cent seats are reserved for the state quota.
Six states had over one lakh candidates each in NEET 2020. They are Maharashtra: 2,28,914, Uttar Pradesh: 1,66,582, Karnataka: 1,19,587, Tamil Nadu: 1,17,990, Kerala:1,15,959, and Rajasthan with 1,08,537 candidates.
As per 2019 NEET Exams cut off, students who secured 701 marks or above got the first rank. Those who secured marks between 690 and 681 were ranked between 20 and 88. Rajasthan’s Nalin Khandelwal crowned NEET result 2019 by scoring 701 marks out of the total 720 marks. Overall, Rajasthan was the best-performing state in the NEET exam result last year. There were 20 women in the top 50 list.
STEPS TO CHECK NEET 2020 RESULTS
Step 1: Visit the official NEET. Website https://ntaneet.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the link for NEET result
Step 3: Enter roll number, date of birth and submit
Step 4: Results will appear on the screen
Step 5: Download and take a print of your result.