The National Testing Agency(NTA) will release the result for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET 2020) for over 1.3 million medical aspirants today.The candidates who took the entrance test will be able to access the results at ntaneet.ac.in. The result will include both NEET 2020 Phase 1 and NEET 2020 Phase 2 attempts.The testing agency will also release the final answer key and merit list.
The NEET 2020 Phase 1 was conducted on September 14, after it was postponed several times due to Covid-19 pandemic.The result was expected on October 12. However, the Supreme Court directed the testing agency to conduct the NEET Phase 2 on October 14 for the candidates who failed to appear in the exam due to Covid-19 infection or because of residing in the containment zone. Hence, the result later scheduled to release on October 16.
Steps to check NEET 2020 result:
Step 1: Visit the official website — ntaneet.nic.in or nta.nic.in on the browser. You will be directed to the homepage.
Step 2: On the homepage, click on the ‘NEET 2020 result link’
Step 3: On the next window, Enter NEET registration number or roll number, and date of birth as required in the provided fields.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit’ button. Result will appear on the screen
Step 5: Download it, and take a print out of the result for further reference.
Candidates will be able to download their result from the official website till January 14, 2021.The NEET result is valid for a period of three years.
The NEET cut-off, the minimum marks that candidates need to secure to become eligible to apply for medical and dental courses changes every year. The cutoffs also vary category wise. Although, the unreserved candidate needs to secure a minimum 50th percentile to qualify for MBBS/BDS courses. For reserved categories, the minimum is 40th percentile, and for Person with disabilities (PwD), it is 45th percentile.
However, merit-based counselling is conducted before candidates are offered seats in the medical and dental colleges.The counselling will be held by the National Medical Commission (NMC) which was replaced by the Medical Council of India (MCI).