NEET result 2020 today: NTA has declared NEET 2020 result, merit list and NEET Answer key on or today. Here’s all you need to know about NEET result.


NEET result 2020: National Testing Agency (NTA) has released NEET result 2020 on or today for more than 1.3 million medical aspirants. The exam was conducted on September 14 after it was postponed on several occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic. NEET 2020 result was expected on October 12, however, the Supreme Court of India directed the NTA to conduct a special exam of NEET on October 14, for candidates who could not appear for in NEET Exam conducted on September 12 due to Covid-19 infection or because of residing in containment zones. Hence, NEET result 2020 will be announced October 16. NTA will also release the final answer key and merit list.

NEET 2020 result: Topper’s list

Soyeb Aftab of Odisha and Akanksha Singh of Delhi have obtained 720 marks in NEET 2020 exam. The NEET topper, Soyeb Aftab stood first in NEET 2020 because of the NEET tie-breaker policy.


NEET 2020 result: All you need to know about State Quota Seats

For State quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, candidates may apply to their domicile states and merit list as per State rules and based on All India Rank will be prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities. The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by the concerned State Counselling Authority.

Candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective Counselling Authorities and Institutions concerned for further details.

Steps to check NEET 2020 result:

Step 1. Visit the NTA’s official website – or

Step 2. Click on “NEET Exam Results 2020 link.

Step 3. Enter the examination roll number, date of birth and other required details in the provided fields.

Step 4. Click on the ‘submit’ button.

Step 5. Take a print out of the result copy and secure it for your future references.

In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 85-90 per cent of 1.597 million candidates appeared for NEET 2020 exam. Almost 300 candidates, who missed the exams on September 13 due to the pandemic, took the test on Wednesday.

NEET 2020 RESULT: Cut-offs

What is NEET cut-off

NEET cut-off is the minimum marks that candidates need to secure in the entrance exam to become eligible to apply for admission into MBBS/BDS courses. The cut-off changes every year depending on factors such as the difficulty level of the NEET exam, number of aspirants appearing for the exam, availability of seats, etc. and it also vary category wise.

The NEET 2020 cut-offs

Category NEET Cut-off percentile NEET MBBS/BDS Qualifying marks No. of candidates
Unreserved 50 720-147 6,82,406
ST/SC/OBC 40 113 88,674
Unreserved PH (UR/PH) 45 146-129 99
ST/SC/OBC-PH 40 128-113 321

NEET 2020 result: Merit list and admission

NEET 2020 merit list has been prepared as per the directives of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Council of India (MC) and Dental Council of India (DCI). Admission procedure will be done in accordance with NEET Medical merit list 2020, NEET Dental merit list 2020.

Category-wise NEET merit list

General category: Candidates will be considered for the NEET 2019 merit list on scoring minimum 50 per cent.

SC/ST/others: For those belonging to reserved including SC and ST category, the minimum marks are 40 percentile.

PWD: For PwD candidates it is 45 percentile.

Types of NEET Merit List

Types of NEET Merit List Rank provided
All India Merit List/Overall Merit List All India Rank (AIR)
AIQ Merit List All India Quota (AIQ)
Rank States’ Merit Lists State rank


NEET 2020 Counselling

As soon as NEET 2020 result is announced, NTA will announce the counselling process too. The schedule for NEET counselling will be uploaded on the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) homepage.

NEET 2020 result: Reservation of seats in government medical colleges

SC candidates: 15% seats

ST candidates: 7.5% seats

27% seats are reserved for OBC candidates
10% seats are reserved for Economically Weaker Sections

NRI quota in PG Medical, dental courses

The Supreme Court held that NRI quota in PG Medical and Dental courses is not “sacrosanct” in any given academic year and private medical colleges are not obligated to earmark such seats for admissions. The top court said that if a medical college or institution or the state regulating authority decides to do away with such quota, then a reasonable notice of such a decision be issued to enable those aspiring for such seats to choose elsewhere.

Special quota for terror attack victims in MBBS, BDS admissions

Spouses and children of terror attack victims will now get reservation in MBBS and BDS admissions. The move will be applicable for the 2020-21 academic year. The reserved seats will be from the central pool of seats for medical admissions. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has reportedly written a letter to chief secretaries of all states and UTs along with the guidelines in this regard.

About NTA

National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as an autonomous organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act -1956 and the Dentists Act-1948, NEET (UG) 2019 was be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Indian Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

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