NEET Cutoff 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) will release NEET 2020 cutoff percentile along with the release of bulletin. While the cutoff of NEET 2020 scores equivalent to percentile will be announced by June 4, along with the result. NEET cut off 2020 varies for each category. Medicos must secure NEET 2020 minimum cutoff percentile and scores to qualify the offline entrance exam. NEET cutoff 2020 for General category candidates is 50th, while qualifying percentile for SC/ST/OBC aspirants will be 40th. Aspirants who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS abroad must also pass the exam by securing NEET cut off percentile and scores in order to be deemed eligible.LATEST: What to do if NEET photo background not white? - Click here to knowNEET 2020 Application Form released; Apply Now!
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In accordance with previous year NEET statistics, out of 14,10,755 test takers only 7,97,042 candidates managed to qualify the exam by securing equal to or more than NEET cutoff qualifying percentile. As per last year, unreserved category aspirants had to secure at least NEET cut off marks range of 701-134, in order to get equal to the 50th percentile. While, candidates belonging to reserved categories had to secure marks range of 133-107. For Persons with Disabilities (PwD),
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The conducting authority will determine the cutoff of NEET 2020 to shortlist the candidates for admission to 76,928 MBBS, 525 BVSc & AH, 26,949 BDS and other AYUSH courses offered by government and private colleges of India. Based on the minimum qualifying percentile of NEET 2020 exam, the merit list will be prepared By Medical Counselling Committees (MCC) for admission to 15% AIQ, deemed/central universities, AFMS and ESIC institutes. While, the respective state counselling authorities will use NEET 2020 cut off for granting admission to 85% state quota seats and other private institutes in the state. Read all the details related to NEET cutoff 2020 mentioning the minimum qualifying percentile, cut off ranks and trends, tie breaking criteria and merit list.
The dates related to declaration of NEET cutoff and result is mentioned in the table below.
May 3, 2020
Announcement of result
By June 4, 2020
NEET cut off releases
June 4, 2020
Second week of June 2020*
*dates are tentative
It is mandatory for test takers to secure NEET minimum percentile to qualify national level offline entrance exam. The category-wise NEET 2020 cutoff percentile to be secured is mentioned in the table below.
Below are the factors determining NEET cut off for admission:
Number of candidates appeared for exam
Difficulty level of exam
Total seats available
As per the official brochure, NEET cutoff percentile provides the performance comparison of a candidate among others. This means that NEET 2020 cutoff percentile will be determined on the basis of highest marks marks obtained in the merit list for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. For instance, NEET cut off 2020 percentile for general category implies that students are required to score more than 50% of applicants from the same category.
Aforementioned, to qualify NEET 2020 exam, medios are required to secure the minimum qualifying percentile as specified by the authority. NEET cut off percentile varies for different categories. General category candidates must secure at least the 50th percentile, while for aspirants belonging to reserved category have to secure 40th percentile to pass the test. For NEET 2019, the minimum cutoff scores for unreserved category was 134 and for SC/ST/OBC students, it was 107. Check previous years category-wise NEET cutoff and marks below.
NEET cutoff percentile
NEET cutoff scores (2019)
NEET cutoff scores (2018)
Unreserved PH (UR-PH)
NTA has defined that, “a percentile rank is the percentage of score that falls below a given score in a group.” The authority will apply specific formula to calculate NEET 2020 cutoff percentile, which is provided below.
The central government in consultation with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI) might lower NEET 2020 minimum qualifying percentile for allotment of MBBS/BDS seats in India for candidates from respective categories. The designated authorities will decrease the cutoff of NEET 2020 due to sufficient number of aspirants from various categories fails to secure the minimum qualifying percentile.
Last year, NEET cutoff for BDS was lowered by 10.00 percentile, making it the 40th percentile for general category candidates. While for reserved categories, the cut off for NEET was decreased to 30th percentile. The category-wise lowered NEET BDS cutoff percentile and scores is provided in the table below.
Revised cutoff percentile
Revised cutoff scores
Cutoff percentile & scores
50th (701-134 marks range)
45th (133-120 marks range)
40th (133-107 marks range)
40th (119-107 marks range)
NEET 2020 cutoff: tie-breaking process
In case, if two or more candidates have secured equal NEET cut off qualifying scores, the authority will use the tie-breaking criteria to prepare NEET merit list 2020. The below-mentioned steps in order of preference will be followed to break the tie:
Higher marks in Biology: Aspirants securing higher scores/percentile in Biology (Botany and Zoology) will be preferred first for merit list.
Higher marks in Chemistry: If the tie still exists, then the higher marks/percentile of candidate in Chemistry will be considered.
Number of incorrect answers: If the tie is still there, students with less number of incorrect and correct attempted answers will be allotted better rank.
Age: At last, the age of candidate will be taken into consideration. Aspirant elder in age will be given higher rank in the merit list.
The cut off of NEET 2020 will be considered for admission to the following UG medical seats:
15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats
85% State Quota seats
Deemed and Central universities
ESIC and AFMS
As mentioned before, for admission to 15% AIQ seats, aspirants must secure NEET 2020 AIQ cutoff as specified by NTA. It must be noted that the AIQ cutoff of NEET 2020 will be the same as the qualifying percentile.
NEET cut off scores for All India Quota seats has been mentioned in the table below, which is equivalent to the percentile.
Cutoff scores (2019)
Cutoff scores (2018)
Name of Medical Colleges
2019 NEET closing rank
2018 NEET closing rank
2017 NEET closing rank
2016 NEET closing rank
2015 AIPMT closing rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
Government Medical College, Chandigarh
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai
King George's Medical University, Lucknow
Stanley Medical College, Chennai
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Name of college
NEET 2019 closing ranks
NEET 2018 closing ranks
Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram
B.L.D.E University, Bijapur
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
NEET 2019 closing rank
NEET 2018 closing rank
Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya
SRM Katt. Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
KM Shah Dental College, Vadodara
After 15% AIQ, the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by respective state counselling committees on the basis of NEET scores. The cut off of NEET 2020 for 85% state quota seats will be released by designated authorities after the completion of admission. The state-wise list of NEET cutoff for state quota seats can be checked from the table below.
NEET Cutoff AP
Will be available soon
NEET Cutoff Assam
NEET Cutoff Bihar
NEET Cutoff Chhattisgarh
NEET Cutoff Goa
NEET Cutoff HP
NEET Cutoff Haryana
NEET Cutoff IPU
NEET Cutoff J&K
NEET Cutoff Karnataka
NEET Cutoff Kerala
NEET Cutoff Maharashtra
NEET Cutoff MP
NEET Cutoff Odisha
NEET Cutoff Punjab
NEET Cutoff Rajasthan
NEET Cutoff Meghalaya
NEET Cutoff Tripura
NEET Cutoff Telangana
NEET Cutoff Tamil Nadu
NEET Cutoff Jharkhand
NEET Cutoff Uttarakhand
NEET Cutoff UP
NEET Cutoff West Bengal
NEET Cutoff Gujarat
NEET Cutoff DU
NEET Cutoff Chandigarh
NEET Cutoff AMU
NEET Cutoff AFMC
(By Obtaining NEET Cut off)
No. of Candidates Qualified
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the result of NEET 2020 on June 4, in form of scorecard. Aspirants can check their NTA NEET 2020 result by clicking on the link, which will be provided above on this page, when declared. In order to download NEET 2020 result, aspirants need to enter their NEET roll number, date of birth and security pin. The result-cum-scorecard of NEET 2020 will mention the name, date of birth, application number, total as well as subject-wise marks obtained and NEET All India Rank (AIR). Also, the result will display NEET cutoff 2020 and qualifying status.
On the basis of AIR, the exam conducting authority will prepare NEET merit list 2020 indicating the rank-wise names of candidates who have qualified the exam. The merit list will be forwarded to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for conducting NEET 2020 counselling for 15% AIQ, seats in deemed/central universities, ESIC, AFMS and central pool seats.
While the remaining 85% state quota seats in government colleges will be allotted by respective state counselling authorities based on the scores and rank secured in NEET 2020 examination. The state counselling body will also be responsible for granting admission to private medical/dental colleges located in the particular state.
NEET 2020 cutoff is the minimum qualifying percentile to be secured to pass the entrance test. The calculation of percentile depends on several factors including number of appearing students, difficulty level of paper, performance of test takers and others.
By securing minimum NEET cut off 2020 percentile, an aspirant only becomes eligible to participate for counselling process. The cutoff scores of NEET 2020 equivalent to percentile will be announced along with the result.
Candidates qualifying the exam will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. It must be noted that mere qualification does not ensure admission to a medical or dental seat.
NEET Cut off percentile has been provided by Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India and is fixed at 50th percentile for unreserved category candidates and 40th percentile for reserved category candidates. The percentile depends on the relative score of all the candidates who have appeared in the exam. Therefore, the corresponding marks to the percentile vary each year as the performance of candidates will also be different.
The eligibility for state quota seats depends on the state counselling authorities. Candidates seeking admission to state quota seats will be required to at least obtain marks equal to NEET 2020 cut off but this sole requirement will not make them eligible for the state quota seats. There could be domicile requirements as well.
No, the result of NEET is valid for one year only. Therefore, the cutoff of NEET 2020 will also be considered for that particular year.
The qualifying percentile of NEET 2019 was 50 percentile for general category with corresponding scores range of 701-134, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40 percentile with the marks range of 133-107.
The cutoff depends on various factors like the number of candidates appearing in the exam, their performance, and sanctioned seats. If any of these factors change, cutoff may also change.
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