By Aparajita Das, 17 September, 2020
The NEET 2020 result is most likely to be released by the NTA in the coming weeks. The NEET 2020 cut-off for candidates belonging to the general category and other reserved categories will be released along with the NEET 2020 results. Usually, the National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the NEET results nearly after a month from the day of the examination. However, this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) had to be rescheduled to September 13, 2020. So, NEET 2020 results are already delayed by a few months.
Therefore, to cut down any further delay in resuming the new session, the NEET 2020 results are anticipated to be released very soon.
The NEET cut-off is the minimum percentile and marks that candidates must score to qualify in this examination. Going by the NEET cut-off trends of the previous years, the expected NEET 2020 cut-off for the general category candidates is 50th percentile. Also, for candidates belonging to the general EWS category, the expected NEET 2020 cut-off is the same as that for the general category, that is,50th percentile. The NEET cut-off percentiles for other reserved categories are lower than that for the general category candidates. The expected NEET 2020 cut-off is 45th percentile for candidates belonging to the PWD category, and 40th percentile for candidates belonging to SC, ST, and OBC category.
NEET Previous Years’ Cut-off Analysis
As per the analysis of the previous years’ NEET cut-off trends, it can be inferred that the cut-off marks for NEET 2020 are likely to be more than that for NEET 2019. Even though the NEET cut-off percentiles for various categories mostly remain the same, the marks equivalent to the percentiles vary almost every year. To a certain extent, the NEET cut-off marks depend on the total number of candidates appearing in the exam as well.
For the record, the cut-off marks for the general category candidates was 119 in NEET 2018 results. Whereas, the NEET 2019 cut-off marks for the general category candidates was 134. Likewise, the cut-off marks for the candidates belonging to the reserved categories of SC, ST, and OBC were 96 in NEET 2018 and 107 in NEET 2019. It must be noted here that the NEET cut-off percentiles for the general and reserved categories were the same for both the years, 2018 and 2019.
NEET 2020 was conducted last Sunday, September 13, and about 90 percent of the total 15.97 lacs registered candidates have appeared in the examination. When the National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the NEET 2020 results, all candidates will be able to check their results, along with the final NEET 2020 cut-off percentile and marks on its official website. The expected NEET 2020 cut-off percentiles and marks are determined based on the previous year NEET cut-off trends and may vary slightly from the final NEET 2020 cut-off percentiles. Candidates may take a cue from the NEET 2020 expected cut-off to plan on the courses and colleges for their admissions.