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NEET Results 2020 - All You Need to Know

12 October, 2020

By Asmita Kundu

According to the Union Minister of Education, NEET 2020 results are expected to be announced on October 12, 2020, on the official website of NTA. Previously, NTA has released the NEET 2020 OMR Sheet and answer sheet online so that the candidates can evaluate their performance and calculate the probable score. Besides, they can raise an objection against the incorrect answer in the official answer sheet. The final answer key will be released along with the result announcement.

Along with the result, the NEET exam conducting authority will announce the NEET cut-off as well and the post-result schedule (choice filling, counselling etc). NEET All India quota (AIQ) counselling 2020 for admission to MBBS and BDS programmes will be announced by The Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

NEET 2020 candidates must note that the 15% AIQ seats include seats of the government medical colleges, 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. However, AIQ excludes the government medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir.

For the remaining 85% state quota seats, respective state authorities will be responsible for the counselling.

NEET Counselling 2020: Reservation Criteria

According to the NEET 2020 reservation criteria, there are different categories of seat reservation under the All India Quota (AIQ). Out of all, 27% for OBC category, 15% is reserved for SC category, and 7.5% for ST category candidates. Adding, 10% of the seats in the central universities have been reserved for the candidates who belong to the Economically Weaker Section. The remaining 85% of seats under state quota will be taken care of by the respective state authority. The cut-off, reservation criteria will also be announced later on various dates by each state authority. candidates are requested to keep an eye on the respective official sites to know more about the reservation policy.

Reservation For AIQ Seats

Category of Candidates


Economically Weaker Section (EWS)


Persons With Disabilities (PwD)


Other Backward Castes (OBC)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


NEET Cut-off:

All the candidates who have appeared for NEET this year have to secure the marks equal or more than the qualifying cut-off to be eligible for the admission into the prestigious medical colleges in the country. However, they can also utilise this NEET score if they are willing to take admission into AYUSH and BVSc and AH courses.

Every student must remember that NEET cut-off varies in each institution as per the candidate category and other factors. Among all the factors, the difficulty of the question paper, the number of candidates appearing in the exam, the total number of available seats etc. stand out.

For more information regarding NEET cut-off 2019 in detail, click here.

Having knowledge about previous year’s NEET cut-offs helps the candidates to make a good decision to opt for the right college and course. candidates should also keep a note about the previous years’ NEET cut-off for private colleges and deemed universities.