NEET 2020: Cut-off marks for UG medical courses will be high this year

The cut-off marks for UG medical courses are likely to be high this year, compared to 2019.

NEET 2020: The National Testing Agency leads the NEET examination for admission to any medical or paramedical courses in India. It becomes the sole admission test for MBBS and BDS courses in India. High cut-off likely formed admissions this year with rising in the number of NEET top-scorers.

The cut-off marks of NEET for admission to undergraduate medical courses this year are very high. Compared to 2019, the number of top scorers increased hugely. The number of those in the 650-699 score range is 3,903 this year, compared to 1,022 last year.

This year, 16,167 candidates are scoring in the range of 600-649, while the figure was 6,892 in 2019. It revealed that 111 candidates scored 700 and above 720 marks this year, compared to just three in 2019.

Counseling for enrollment and choice-filling by candidates for 15% all-India quota seats, conducted by the directorate general of health services, is now on. Most states are likely to conduct their counseling for admission to MBBS/BDS courses by the second week of November.

Major reasons for expecting high cut-offs

NEET exam with approximately 16 lakh test-takers, NEET is the most important medical entrance examination in India. Both AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS examinations have also been merged with NTA NEET.

Comparison of cut-off marks 2019 & 2020
Comparison of cut-off marks 2019 & 2020

111 applicants scored 700 marks in NEET 2020. 3,903 candidates scored in the range between 650-699. The number of those in the 600-649 score range is 16,167 this year.

This is how toppers are acing for the NEET exam. So many students put effort into scoring a good range of marks to secure the best college. One of the main reasons why the final cut-off for this year is increased is the huge rise in repeaters. Also, the number of top scorers raised cut-off marks this year as compared to the previous one.

UG medical examination seats

The counseling process for undergraduate medical admission for 15% all India quota conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) is on.

Many states likely to conduct their medical counseling for NEET passed candidates by the second week of November. Simultaneously, the total number of seats for UG admission is increasing this year due to more seat availability in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) seats and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research  (JIPMER).

From Rajasthan, the number of candidates who numbered 500 and above increased from 7,659 in 2019 to 11,698 in 2020.

Maharashtra also saw a significant rise in the number of high scorers, with a 220% increase in the number of candidates scoring 600 or more this year.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu saw the highest growth in the number of candidates who numbered 600 and above—1,029 this year, compared to 146 in 2019.

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