Highlights of NEET UG 2020 : Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses

By SchoolMyKids Counsellor|3 - 4 mins| October 23, 2020

As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2016 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2016, National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2020 [NEET(UG)-2020] for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament e.g. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry. Statistics about NEET UG 2020. As many as 13,66,945 candidates had appeared for the NEET UG 2020 exam. Of the 7,97,042 candidates who qualified the NEET UG 2020, 4,27,943 are girls, and 3,43,556 boys, and one are transgenders.

In NEET UG 2019 a total of 14.10 lakh students appeared for the exam of which 7.97 lakhs qualified the exam. NEET UG 2018 was organised in 10 languages in 136 cities (2255 examination centres) across India. A total of 13.3 Lakh students appeared for the exam. While NEET UG 2017 was organised in 10 languages in 103 cities across India. A total of 11.4 Lakh students appeared for the exam. Click here to Know about NEET UG Exam. Read for complete Highlights of NEET UG 2018.

Some of Highlights of NEET-UG, 2020 and comparison with NEET UG 2019, NEET UG 2018 are as follows

NEET 2020 Cut off Marks Category Wise Cut off Percentile – NEET Result 2020

Based on cutoff marks and cutoff percentile in NTA NEET 2020 result, candidates will be shortlisted for the further process for admission into MBBS & BDS courses 2020. There will be state wise cutoff based on the respective category.

This year the NEET cut off is lower than last year. Refer to the table below for details of the candidates qualified the NEET 2020 exam on the basis of the minimum qualifying criteria of NEET-UG, 2020 :-

CategoryCutoff Qualifying CriteriaNEET 2020: Marks RangeNEET 2020: # of Candidates QualifiedNEET 2019: Marks RangeNEET 2019: # of Candidates Qualified
UR50th Percentile720-147682406 701-134704335
 OBC40th Percentile146-11361265133-10763789
SC 40th Percentile146-11319572133-10720009
ST 40th Percentile146-1137837133-1078455
UR/EWS & PH 45th Percentile146-12999133-120 266
OBC & PH 40th Percentile128-113233119-107  142
SC & PH 40th Percentile128-11370119-107 32
 ST & PH 40th Percentile128-11318119-107 14
TOTAL 771500  797042

NEET UG 2018 vs NEET UG 2017

CategoryCutoff Qualifying CriteriaNEET 2018 : Marks RangeNEET 2018 : Number of Candidates QualifiedNEET 2017 : Marks RangeNEET 2017 : Number of Candidates Qualified
OTHERS50th Percentile691 – 119634897 697-131 543473
 OBC40th Percentile118 – 9654653 130-107 47382
SC 40th Percentile118 – 9617209 130-107 47382
ST 40th Percentile118-967446 130-107 6018
UR & PH 45th Percentile118 – 107205 130-118 67
OBC & PH 40th Percentile106 – 96104 130-107 152
SC & PH 40th Percentile106 – 9636 130-107 38
 ST & PH 40th Percentile106 – 9612 130-107 10
TOTAL     611739

Overall Exam Stats

According to NTA, 79.31 percent of candidates appeared for the exam in English, while 11.84 percent appeared for it in Hindi. 8.86 percent candidates appeared for the exam in regional languages.

 NEET 2020NEET 2019NEET 2018NEET 2017
Total Candidates registered1597435151937513,26,72511,38,890
No of Candidates Present13669451410755
Languages Exam Conducted in1111  10
Cities155154 136103
Exam Centers38622546 22551921

Candidate Profile – by Candidate Origin

CANDIDATESNEET 2020 NumberNEET 2019 NumberNEET 2018 Number NEET 2017 NUMBER
Total Candidates registered1597435 151937513,26,725 11,38,890
Indian Nationals1593907 151606613,23,67211,36,206
Un Reserved475534 5340724,84,480 
SC221253 2113031,81,217 
ST100519 9645680,868 
OBC706214 6775445,80,160 
NRIs1869 188418421522
OCIs732 675530480
PIO49 636069
Foreigners878687 621613

Candiate Profile NEET UG 2018

GenderNEET 2020 CandidatesNEET 2019 CandidatesNEET 2018 CandidatesNEET 2018 CommentsNEET 2017 CandidatesNEET 2017 Comments
Male716586 6804145,80,64843.76% of registered candidates4,97,04343.64% of registered candidates
Female880843 8389557,46,07656.23% of registered candidates6,41,83956.36% of registered candidates
Transgender6 601 8
Total1597435 151937513,26,725   

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