NEET Merit List 2020
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NEET Merit List 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) will prepare NEET 2020 merit list on for candidates seeking admission in the medical and dental colleges of the country. After preparation merit list of NEET will be handed over to state medical councils for conducting counselling. The authorities will prepare NEET merit list 2020 for candidates in successive order of their ranks that they have secured in the examination of NEET 2020. After preparing the merit list NTA will provide the same to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) who is the authority concerned for conducting centralised counselling process.
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Next, DGHS will forward this merit list to state and Union Territories counselling authorities and these authorities will further prepare NEET 2020 merit list for state counsellings. NEET is a national level entrance exam conducted in around 154 exam cities across the nation. To be included in the merit list of NEET candidates must sit for national level entrance examination which will be conducted on May 3, 2020.

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NEET Merit List 2020 - Important Dates

Candidates should refer to the table below for import dates pertaining to NEET 2020 merit list to avoid skipping or missing any important event.

NEET Merit List - Important dates



NEET result 2020 declaration

June 4, 2020

NEET 2020 Rank Letters

(indicating All India Rank and AIQ rank)

June 4, 2020

Counselling - Round 1

(AIQ and Deemed/Central)

Second week of June 2020*

Counselling - Round 2

(AIQ and Deemed/Central)

First week of July 2020*

Counselling - Mop-up round

(Deemed/Central Universities/ESIC/AFMC)

Second week of August 2020*

State counselling begins

Third week of June 2020*

* dates are tentative

NEET Merit list 2020 - Cutoff

Cutoff is the minimum qualifying percentile that has to be secured by aspirants to qualify in the national level entrance examination. Candidates stand a chance to be included in NEET 2020 merit list only if they secure more marks than the cutoff. Candidates will be allotted ranks in the merit list on the basis of score that they obtain. Candidates can refer to the table below for previous year cutoff (category-wise) and equivalent scores.

Minimum qualifying percentile (2019)


NEET Cut off 2019



50th Percentile



40th Percentile



40th Percentile



40th Percentile


Unreserved - PH

45th Percentile


Types of NEET Merit List 2020

Rank lists which indicate ranks of qualified candidates in descending order in the entrance examination are called NEET 2020 merit list (s). Since candidates receive different types of ranks in NEET examination thus the type of merit list depends on the type of rank secured. The authorities will release an overall merit list of NEET for all the candidates. This merit list will include all the candidates who appeared for the exam irrespective of which category they belong to or whether or not they have opted for AIQ 50% seats.

Another NEET merit list 2020 that NTA will release is the AIQ merit list, which will include the candidates who opted for the AIQ 50% seats except those from the state of Jammu & Kashmir, as they do not participate in the centralised counselling process. NTA will forward the data of qualified candidates to DGHS. Candidates must note that candidates’ NEET All India Rank (AIR) will be the basis on which these ranks will be prepared. The authorities will also release the state merit lists which will reflect state wise rank of candidates to be further used for counselling.

NEET 2020 Merit List - Types

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 Merit List 2020 - All India

NTA will release an overall merit list or NEET 2020 All India Merit List, which will include the overall rank status of individuals among all the competing candidates. This NEET merit list will be released ignoring the AIQ position, state, category of the medical aspirant.

NEET Merit List 2020 - AIQ

The AIQ NEET 2020 merit list will include all those candidates who are eligible for 50% seats under AIQ, except those belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. If candidates from J&K wish to opt for AIQ seats they must sign the declaration form while filling the NEET application form 2020. After that, on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), DGHS will conduct counselling on the basis of AIQ rank secured by candidates in the merit list of NEET.

NEET Merit List 2020 - State wise

On the basis of All India Ranks secured by medical aspirants in NEET 2020 merit list, state medical councils will prepare their own merit lists for counselling. Inclusion of a candidate in the state-wise NEET merit list depends on a variety of factors, like eligibility of the candidate as per domicile requirement, etc. Considering these factors an eligible candidate merit list for NEET counselling will be prepared. Candidates who are not a part of this list but are fulfil all the conditions of eligibility of a state can fill the NEET counselling 2020 application form for that state. Once medical aspirants have filled the application form of NEET 2020, the state will release a NEET state merit list 2020 for eligible candidates who can take part in the counselling process. The NEET 2020 state merit list will reflect state rank of candidates which will show the qualifying status of candidates among others from that state.

NEET Merit List 2020 - Tiebreaking criteria

In case two or more candidates secure same marks in the entrance examination the below-mentioned tie breaking criteria will be applied

  • First preference will be given to the candidate who scores higher marks in Biology (Botany + Zoology) in the entrance examination will be allotted a higher rank in NEET 2020 merit list

  • If the tie remains then candidate securing higher marks in Chemistry will be preferred

  • Next step will be to give preference to the candidate who gives less number of incorrect responses

  • The last method will be to select the candidate who is older in age among the ones who have a tie

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i belong to sc category and i obtained marks in pcb group in state board is 127 and in neet score is 390 so i would to get admission in MBBS private /government or not

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020

Your 12th marks have no bearing for securing a seat in MBBS in NEET. The factors that determine your chances in MBBS are your NEET score, Category and rank in the merit list. You did mention your Category and score but haven't mentioned the State that you hold the domicile of. Can you please help us with the State you belong to so that we can help you with relevant information.


Sir please help me preparations neet and beak memory

NAVNEET PANDEY 20th Jan, 2020

Hello uday

To get good marks in NEET you need to study very hard,

As the competition in NEET is very high and also the numbers of applicants is increasing every it's really very important to prepare correctly.

For NEET it will be good if you study all your NCERT thoroughly and as NCERT have a very simple and a good source to clear all the basic concepts in chemistry and physics. Study and practice numericals in physics and chemistry as much as you can,also buy mock test papers for practice.

As you will understand what are your weakness and how can you fix that.

You can also do a crash course if you can as the material provided by the coaching institutes are really useful.

And if you can't don't feel bad just study hard.

For weak memory

  1. Always revise what you've studied periodically.
  2. Meditate.
  3. Eat healthy and green vegetables as much as you can.
  4. Learn some memory sharpening techniques.they help a lot.

physics weightage in neet 2020

Rose Mary George 20th Jan, 2020


There will be 45 questions with 4 mark each,so there is total of 180 marks from physics. There is a negative marking of 1.

The NEET syllabus of physics is further subdivided into:

  • Mechanics
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics & Magnetism
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Hope this helps.


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I am currently in class 11th and Ill be appearing in neet 2021 exam what strategies should I follow from now only so that I can get a good rank

Charvi Nayyar 20th Jan, 2020

hello aspirant

you can follow these steps to prepare for NEET:

  1. Set daily goals and follow them religiously.
  2. it is not necessary that you cover 3-4 chapters per day but it is necessary to do everything meticulously.
  3. focus on quality studying and do not use any gadgets while studying.
  4. Go through the exam pattern and syllabus first to understand the structure of the exam.
  5. Keep a few reference books and study them only. No need to collect all the books available in the market for NEET preparation.
  6. Complete NCERTs first and then only refer other books. ncerts has to be the main foundation of your preparation.
  7. Avoid skipping meals and studying endlessly without breaks just for the sake of exam.
  8. take time to distress yourself and give yourself equal rest.

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