NEET Merit List 2020: The National Board of Examinations will release the NEET Merit List in online mode. It includes the names of those candidates who have appeared the exam and have qualified with the minimum qualifying marks. The Board releases two types of Merit List – All India Rank Merit List and 15% AIQ Merit List, and State-Wise Merit List. All the NTA NEET 2020 Merit List will be available on the same day. The Candidates can check the Merit List by visiting the NTA NEET Website. The Allocation of the Seats will be on the basis of the Reservation Policy by the Medical Committee. In this article, we have provided details regarding NEET UG Merit List 2020, dates, types of merit lists, and much more.

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NEET Merit List 2020

  • The  MCC will forward the Merit List to the State and Union Territories.
  • The Merit List of NEET 2020 will release online.
  • The Merit List will include the names of the candidates who have scored more than the minimum qualifying marks.
  • Types of NEET Merit List are- All India Rank Merit List, 15% AIQ Merit List, and State Wise Rank Merit List.
  • On the basis of the Rank in the Merit List, candidates have to attend the counselling.
  • The NEET Entrance Exam will take place on 13th September 2020.

Important Dates of NEET-UG 2020

EventsDates Scheduled 
Declaration of Result– September/ October 2020 –
NEET 2020 Rank Letters (AIQ and All India Rank)– September/ October 2020 –
First Round Counselling
Second Round Counselling
Mop-Up Round Counselling for Deemed and Central Universities
State Counselling

Check – NEET 2020 Exam Dates 

The Above-Mentioned Dates are tentative. However, the result dates are now available. But due to COVID-19, the exam has been postponed. So there can be a delay in the result declaration as well. Candidates must visit the Official Website to get the latest updates and notifications.

What is NEET 2020 Merit List?

The NEET MBBS 2020 Exam Merit List is the List that indicates the qualifying status of the candidates. The National Testing Agency is responsible for releasing the NEET Merit List. On the basis of the performance of the candidates in the NEET 2020 Exam, candidates will be included on the Merit List. The rank list will be available online on the official website of NTA. The NEET Merit List will be available in the PDF format so that it can be easy for the candidates to download.

NEET Cut-Off 2020

The Cut-Off Marks is the minimum set of marks that are set by the Exam Conducting Authority to shortlist deserving candidates. Based on the Minimum Qualifying Marks, the NEET Merit List will be prepared.

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Percentile
Unreserved (UR)50th Percentile
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)45th Percentile
Scheduled Caste (SC)40th Percentile
Scheduled Tribe (ST)40th Percentile
Other Backward Class (OBC)40th Percentile
SC-PH40th Percentile
ST-PH40th Percentile
OBC-PH40th Percentile

Check – NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

The Minimum Qualifying Percentile varies from category to category. The Ranks of the candidates are on the basis of the cut-off marks.

NEET 2020 Minimum Qualifying Marks

The NEET 2020 Qualifying Marks is the conversion of the NEET Qualifying percentile. Hence, the NTA Qualifying Marks is as follows-

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks
Unreserved (UR)119 marks
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)107 marks
Scheduled Caste (SC)96 marks
Scheduled Tribe (ST)96 marks
Other Backward Class (OBC)96 marks
SC-PH96 marks
ST-PH96 marks
OBC-PH96 marks

Check – NEET 2020 Counselling

What are the Types of NEET UG Merit List 2020?

There will be a total of three types of Merit List available to the candidates. All the Merit Lists will be published online on the website only. The Ranks of the candidates will be in descending order. That means the candidate with the highest rank will be at the top followed by the other ranks. The Ranks of the candidates will be on the basis of the All India Ranks as released on NEET 2020 Rank Letter.

All India Merit List

This is the overall rank merit list which means that candidates across the country will be eligible to get included in this merit list. The Rank that will be provided to the candidate will be on the basis of All India. The Performance of the candidates will be rated as the overall position who have appeared for the medical eligibility cum entrance examination irrespective of their state and their qualifying state.

15% AIQ Merit List

This Merit List is for the All India Quota Seats for which all the candidates are eligible except for the Jammu and Kashmir candidates. The applicants belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir State will be included on this merit list only if they have signed the declaration form while filling the NEET Application Form 2020. The Medical Counselling Committee is responsible for conducting the NEET 2020 UG Counselling.

State-Wise NEET Merit List 2020

This is the NEET State-Wise Merit List Rank of the Candidates. The DGHS will hand over the list of the candidates to the respective State and Union Territory Counselling Committee. These Counselling Committees will prepare their own separate merit list on the basis of the All India Ranks of the candidates.

The Inclusion of the State Merit List will depend on many factors such as –

  • The number of candidates appeared the exam from that particular state or Union territory.
  • Details Presented by the candidate at the time of filling the application form.

The Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be eligible to fill in the application form released by the State and Union Territories Counselling Bodies. After the filling of the application, a list of the eligible candidates will be released based on the counselling process takes place. The State Merit List will list out the rank of the candidates of that particular state or Union Territory.

NEET 2020 Merit List – Types and Rank Provided

NTA NEET UG 2020 Merit List Ranks Provided
All India Merit ListAll India Rank (AIR Rank)
AIQ Merit ListAll India Quota (AIQ Rank)
State Merit ListState Rank

Check  – NEET 2020 Answer Key 

Tie-Breaking Criteria of NEET Merit List 2020

If more than one candidates score the same number of marks, then the tie-breaking method implies. The factors that are responsible for the Tie-Breaking Criteria is as follows-

NEET Biology (Botany+Zoology) Section

Firstly, the Biology Section is given the preference. Candidates with more marks in Biology will be ranked higher.

NEET Chemistry Section

If the tie still exists, then the Chemistry Section Marks is taken. Candidates with higher marks in Chemistry will be given more priority than the other applicant.

Less Number of Wong Answers

If still, the tie exists, then the candidate with less number of wrong answers will be given a higher rank.

Age is given the Priority

If all the Tie-Breaking Criteria fails then the candidate who is older in age will be given a higher rank.

The NEET Merit List 2020 will be available in the month of June. The Merit List will include all the candidates who are eligible for the further round of counselling. To know more about the NEET 2020 check here.

NEET 2020 State-Wise Merit List

Other than releasing an Overall NEET 2019 Merit List, the NTA will also release a separate State Merit List. These merit list ranks will be different from that of the overall merit list. Hence, check all the NEET State-Wise 2020 Admission List here-

State-Wise NEET 2020 Merit ListStatus of the Merit List PDF
Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
AFMC Rank List
Delhi University
IPU (Delhi)
BHU NEET Rank List
AMU NEET Rank List 2020

Check – NEET 2020 State Rank List

NEET 2020 Counselling

After the declaration of the results and cutoff, the qualifying candidates will be called out for the Counselling Round. The Medical Counselling Committee is responsible for conducting the counseling procedure. The Mode of Counselling is online. There will be a Mock Round Counselling will help the candidates to choose the course and college options. On the basis of the candidate’s scores, and preferences, the MCC will allot the College and Course.

Hence, MCC will conduct the counselling for the following categories-

  • 15% All India Quota Seats in Government Medical and Dental Colleges across all the states (excluding Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Seats reserved for the Insurance Persons (IP Quota) in Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Medical Colleges.
  • 100% Seats in Deemed and Central Universities
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Candidates must note that MCC will declare the number of available seats after each NEET Counselling Round. There will be two rounds of counselling for State Government Colleges and Three Rounds of Counselling for Deemed and Central Government Universities.

List of the Documents Required for NEET Counselling 2020

The list of the documents that are required at the time of NEET MBBS Counselling are as follows-

  • NEET 2020 Admit Card
  • Rank Letter or NEET AIQ Rank Letter
  • Class 10th Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate
  • Class 12th Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate
  • Valid Photo-Identity Proof
  • Eight Passport Size Photograph
  • Provisional Allotment Letter issued after Allotment
  • Caste/Community Certificate (if applicable)

Lastly, the NEET 2020 Merit List is a type of Admission List that will be prepared for counselling and admission into Medical and Dental Colleges. Thus, on the basis of the NEET 2020 Marks, the Merit List will be available. So, if you have any queries regarding the merit list, then please comment on the section below.


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