The Minister of Education in the Union Cabinet, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the date on which the National Testing Agency (NTA) would release the results of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020.

The Minister tweeted the announcement on the prominent micro-blogging website Twitter. The minister announced that the NTA would release the result on October 16, 2020. However, he added that the NTA would announce the time of the result publication in a separate press release shortly.

It is good to mention that the Supreme Court, earlier, directed the NTA to announce the result on October 16. The Apex court in its observation told the NTA to hold another test on October 14, 2020, allowing the candidates who could not appear in the test that was held on September 13, 2020,

Amid serious Covid-19 threats, the NEET exam 2020 was held on September 13, 2020, across the country. Due to the hectic pandemic situations, only 13 lakh candidates out of possible 15.97 lakh could appear in the test. This data was provided by the Union Education Minister and confirmed by the NTA.

It is worth mentioning that NEET has been one of the most prestigious competitive examinations that open enormous opportunities for the medical aspirants to get into their dream profession. The exam provides permission to more than 85000 medical aspirants to get admission to top medical colleges in the country. The results would be released on the official website of the NTA (www. ntaneet.nic.in). Once released, the candidates can check their scores at www.ntaneet.nic.in or at www.mcc.nic.in

How to check NEET 2020 results:

STEP 1: Visit the official website ntaneet.nic.in
STEP 2: Click on the link for NEET result
STEP 3: Enter roll number, date of birth and submit
STEP 4: Results will appear on the screen
STEP 5: Download it, and take a printout for future reference

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the students’ response sheets, or the OMR sheets, at its official website- www.ntaneet.ac.in. With this release, the NEET aspirants can crosscheck their answers from the OMR sheets with the answer keys for all the subjects of NEET — Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The agency has allowed the students to raise objections against the NEET 2020 OMR sheets, in case answers marked by them are not displayed on the OMR sheets. Students who have taken the eligibility test of NEET in 2020 can now download the OMR sheets and tally their answers marked from NEET 2020 answer keys and calculate their probable performance and scores.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET, is held for admission to undergraduate courses in medical and allied fields in the country’s institutes including AIIMS and JIPMER. NEET is an open pen-and-paper based test. This year, the NEET 2020 was held on September 13, 2020. More than 14 lakh students appeared for the exam from all over the country.

Step-By-Step Process To Download NEET OMR Sheet 2020

STEP 1: Visit the official website of NTA — nta.nic.in or visit the direct link mentioned

STEP 2: On the Home Page, click ‘NEET 2020 OMR Sheet’ under Latest Announcement

STEP 3: On the next window, insert the login credentials — application numbers and passwords

STEP 4: Click and access the NEET 2020 OMR Sheet

STEP 5: Download the OMR or the response sheets of NEET 2020 and tally the answers marked from the NEET answer key

The agency has released the NEET 2020 question papers and answer keys with the correct responses to all the 180 multiple choice questions asked in all the sections of the NEET 2020 paper including Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. NEET UG exam was held on September 13, 2020, across the country.

The National Testing Agency or the NTA has released the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2020 Questions papers online on its official website. The aspirants that have appeared to wish to appear in the future can check the question papers on the official website ntaneet.nic.in.

The agency has successfully conducted the NEET 2020 examination on September 13, 2020, amid ongoing Covid-19 threats. The answer keys were later released and objections invited till September 29, 2020. NTA is now expected to announce the NEET 2020 result soon. As per the past trends, the results are expected within a month of conducting the examination. Based on the general practices followed, the experts and the sources suggest that NTA may announce the results for NEET by October 12, 2020.

The final date for declaration on NEET result has not been shared as yet. As many as 15.67 lakh candidates had registered for the UG MBBS and dental entrance examination. Admissions to about 80 thousand medical and another 25 thousand dental seats are to be done based on NEET result and rank.

The NTA is the only examination-conducting authority and is not responsible for the actual process of admissions in the medical courses. The procedure for the admissions is done through the counseling process which is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee – MCC. The schedule for NEET 2020 counseling has not been decided as yet. Due to the delay caused by the pandemic, the counseling process would likely begin soon after NEET 2020 result is declared.

Many NEET candidates from all over have registered their complaints that they have received calls from people claiming to be NTA officials and offering to manipulate the NEET 2020 OMR sheets to grant admissions in the colleges as per the choice of the students.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has made a move in this direction and has made it clear that these calls are entirely false and deceitful. The NTA has issued an official appeal on its official website where it addressed all the complaints made by students.

The NTA has categorically denied links with any such organization that is capable of granting admissions to the NEET aspirants who appeared for the NEET exam through unjust means. The agency has also made it clear that it does not participate in the manipulations of the OMR sheets.

No Role In Admission Process: NTA

The National Testing Agency has also mentioned in their official press release that the officials at the agency have no role in the admission process of any students. It also denied the possibility of any such communications regarding the result that can be made yet.

The agency said, “NTA does not have access to the phone number or email addresses of candidates hence the question of any association of officials of NTA with any such unscrupulous elements or their arrangement in any such activity does not arise.”

This year, over 14.7 lakh students from all over the country have appeared for the NEET 2020 examination, which was conducted on September 13, 2020. Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the candidates will be getting admissions to the medical colleges of their choice based on their NEET 2020 scores.

Based in Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences has been successful in obtaining the approval of the Medical Council Of India (MCI) for 150 MBBS seats. The sources at the institute have confirmed that the MCI recently conducted an inspection in order to decide if the institution has enough facilities that are required for the approval for the MBBS course.

It is good to mention that MCI conducted an in-depth inspection of the infrastructure, the faculty members, and the facilities available at the Medical College and Hospital. After the inspection, MCI officials expressed their satisfaction with the condition of the medical college and finally gave recognition to 150 MBBS seats for the institution from the forthcoming academic session. Earlier, the authorities gave consent for one scholastic year and intimated the institution that “the Permission is granted for one year and for admitting only one batch of MBBS students against the increased capacity i.e. from 100 to 150 during the academic year 2019-20. The next batch of students in the MBBS course will be admitted to the college only after permission of the Board of Governors in supersession of the MCI for renewal/recognition.” Finally, the college has proved to be successful in securing the approval of the MCI.

Dr. Anil Kumar Mehta, the principal of the college informed the news reporters that the MCI has forwarded a letter mentioning its approval of 150 seats to the college. He said that the medical college has the approval to admit 150 MBBS and 94 PG students in different disciplines. He added that the institute is working well to cooperate with the Uttarakhand Government in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the state. MCI already sent them the letter of approval recognizing the 150 seats to the college on the 24th of September, 2020.

While authenticating that Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences is extending its services to help the state to fight against the pandemic, the principal further told the press that this acknowledgment will straightforwardly promote the state and people of Uttarakhand. The state will be able to get 150 news doctors every year, bettering the doctor-population ratio and thus, will assure better health facilities for the people.

The associated Shri Mahant Indiresh hospital is a 1500 bedded multi-specialty and super specialty hospital situated in the heart of Dehradun, the capital city of the state, nearly 2 km from both the railway station & bus terminal. The Hospital treats nearly 3000 patients on an everyday basis under the supervision & humane touch of medical professionals. The staff of the hospital includes about 400+ doctors and 800+ paramedics.

The much-awaited result of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 202, is soon to be published on the official National Testing Agency Website (www.ntaneet.nic.in). As per the sources, the agency has completed the process of all the formalities, including collecting objections on the answer key for the examination. Though the agency has not declared any particular date for the declaration of the result, the sources expect the same at the earliest as the session has already been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. It is good to mention that the admission for MBBS and BDS would be conducted on the basis of the results.

NEET 2020: Total MBBS Seats Available In Government Medical Colleges

This year, the total number of seats for MBBS under NEET 2020 has increased with AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS seats. As per the information available so far, there are a total of 1, 18, 316 MBBS & BDS Seats available in India for NEET 2020. Of these, about 80 thousand are MBBS seats which include 41,388 Government Medical seats as well as 1107 AIIMS, JIPMER MBBS seats. This number includes seats for Central Universities including Delhi, BHU, AMU, Government colleges, and private medical colleges in the country.

Check out the total MBBS Seats available in Government Medical colleges below.

State/UTTotal CollegesTotal MBBS SeatsState/UTTotal CollegesTotal MBBS Seats
Andaman & Nicobar1100Lakshadweep00
Andhra Pradesh132410Madhya Pradesh141,970
Arunachal Pradesh150Maharashtra254,330
Assam6900Manipur2225
Bihar101240Meghalaya150
Chandigarh1150Mizoram1100
Chhattisgarh7770Nagaland00
Dadar & Nagar Haveli1150Orissa81,250
Daman & Diu00Pondicherry2380
Delhi71065Punjab3600
Goa1180Rajasthan152,700
Gujarat173,650Sikkim00
Haryana5710Tamil Nadu263,600
Himachal Pradesh6720Telangana101,740
Jammu & Kashmir7885Tripura1125
Jharkhand6580Uttar Pradesh242,878
Karnataka192,900Uttarakhand4525
Kerala101,455West Bengal183,000
Total11817915Total15423473

Also, it is worth mentioning that an additional 10% of the seats have been provided in the tally for the 10% Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota. These are supernumerary and additional, thus increasing the total number of seats.

NEET 2020: MBBS Seats – State-Wise Seats Under All India and State Quota

The number of seats has been separated under the All India Quota (which is 15%) and the State Quota which is 85%. Please note, private colleges do not take part in 15% All India Quotas. Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Karnataka are among the states with the highest number of seats.

State/ UTTotal Colleges15% All India Quota Seats85% State Quota
Andaman & Nicobar11585
Andhra Pradesh122851,615
Assam6108612
Bihar9142805
Chandigarh11585
Chattisgarh581459
Delhi6135341
Goa122128
Gujarat6161912
Haryana588498
Himachal Pradesh575425
Jammu & Kashmir3– NA –400
Jharkhand345255
Karnataka184122,336
Kerala91941,099
Madhya Pradesh6122691
Maharashtra154432,511
Manipur230170
Meghalaya1845
Orissa5126714
Pondicherry122124
Punjab375425
Rajasthan82201,247
Tamil Nadu,244712,670
Telangana7165935
Tripura11585
Uttar Pradesh152881,632
Uttarakhand352294
West Bengal143141,780
Total1924,12923,378

In a recent update about the results for NEET 2020, the sources say that the National Testing Agency would announce the results in Mid-October. The results can be seen on the official website (www.ntaneet.nic.in) The aspirants can visit the website and view the result using their roll number, date of birth, and security pin.

It is worth mentioning that the NEET 2020 was held on September 13, 2020, in around 3843 exam centers across the country. The NTA correspondents confirm that the result will be declared on or before October 12, 2020, at the official website.

As per the format of the result, the NTA would release the scorecard highlighting the rank and marks obtained by the candidates in the exam. It will also incorporate the subject-wise percentile score, total marks, and all India rank of the candidate.

NEET 2020 result will be the gateway to 80,005 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, and 525 BVSc and AH seats in Indian medical as well as dental colleges. 15 AIIMS and two JIPMER medical colleges will also grant admission to the NEET candidates via NEET result 2020.

NEET UG result 2020: Stepwise Process How to download

Step 1: Go to the NTA NEET result website- ntaneet.nic.in
Step 2: Click on “View NEET-UG 2020 -Result”
Step 3: NEET candidate login page will appear on the screen. Enter credentials such as- roll number, Date of Birth, security pin.
Step 4: On submitting, NEET rank card 2020 will be displayed on the screen.
Step 5: Download the NEET 2020 result
Step 6: Take a print out of the NEET result

Expected NEET Cutoff 2020

Candidates will be able to appear in the NEET counseling and seat allocation process only if they are successful in obtaining the NEET 2020 cut off. As per the minimum qualifying criteria set by the authorities, candidates belonging to the general or unreserved (UR) category will need to score at least 50th percentile, and SC/ ST/ OBC candidates must obtain qualifying NEET marks and meet the 40th percentile.

NEET Result 2020: Tie-breaking

Tie-breaking criteria will be applicable when two or more candidates obtain the same NEET scores. In such cases, the following criteria will be put into the act:

Biology marks: Candidates with higher marks in Biology will be preferred in NEET 2020 result.
Chemistry marks: If the criteria for ‘Biology marks’ fail, then candidates having higher marks in Chemistry will get the priority.

Less incorrect marks: If the tie still persists, the aspirants with less number of incorrect answers in NEET 2020 will get a higher order of merit.

Age factor: If all the above criteria fail, a candidate who is older in age will be considered over others.

The Commissionerate of Common Entrance Test (CET), Maharashtra will start conducting the counseling procedure for admission into MBBS/ BDS courses. The admission will be provided on the basis of NEET scores only. Candidates will have to register themselves with the state counseling cell for admissions. The official press release by the CET stated theses information in Mumbai.

It is reported that the cut-off for 15 percent All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical/ dental colleges of Maharashtra will be declared by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Additionally, the cut-off for the rest 85 percent seats in government colleges and 100 percent seats in private colleges in the state will be released by the state counseling cell.

The sources say that several factors are considered while determining the cut-off like the level of difficulty of the NEET exam. The chief factors include the number of candidates applying for admission in Maharashtra, availability of seats in colleges, and others. As the NEET cut-off for Maharashtra has not been declared yet, candidates can refer to the last or the previous years’ cut-off which is provided in the table below.

NEET 2019 MBBS cut-off Maharashtra for state quota seats

NEET 2019 BDS cut-off Maharashtra for state quota seats

If you are willing to check the admission chances and find out the cut-off of all the medical/dental colleges in Maharashtra then you should click here.

The counseling process for admission through state quota seats (SQS) in Maharashtra will start after the declaration of the NEET 2020 result. As per the sources, the result is likely to be out by October 12, 2020.

In a recent update, the sources say that the result of the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test, NEET 2020 is expected anytime soon by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Amid COVID uncertainties, nearly 90% of the total candidates appeared for the NEET 2020 that was held on September 13, 2020, at around 3,800 test centers across the country. The candidates can check their scores only after the NTA declares the result on the official website (www.ntaneet.nic.in).

According to reports reaching New Delhi, the NTA NEET 2020 results are expected to be announced by October 12, 2020. Meanwhile, an official update on the NEET Result 2020 is awaited soon from NTA authorities.

NEET 2020 exam was held on September 13 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, the NEET UG Answer Key 2020 was released on September 26. The NEET 2020 aspirants can challenge the answer keys until September 29, 2020. For the safety of students, the state governments took special initiatives to ensure free transportation and accommodation for the NEET aspirants.

NEET Result 2020: Here’s how you can check scores at ntaneet.nic.in

To check the NEET 2020 scores, you just need to follow the steps mentioned below:

• Log in to the official website of NTA NEET 2020: www.ntaneet.nic.in
• On the index page, look for the link that “NEET (UG) – 2020 Result”
• Enter your NEET application number, date of birth, and other required details, and submit
• Your results will be displayed on the NTA NEET webpage
• Download the results and preserve a print-out of the same

NEET Result 2020: Admission procedure

The sources say that an All India Merit List of the qualified aspirants will be prepared on the basis of All India Rank in the Merit List of the NEET (UG) – 2020. Based on the list, the successful candidates shall be admitted to Undergraduate Medical Courses, with existing reservation policy. For more details, all the candidates can check the NEET 2020 official bulletin here.

Here, we take a quick look at the numbers and the economics of higher education, with a special focus on Tamil Nadu, for it is more advanced along the curve of private players in higher education. The idea is to derive an economic solution for the subject of NEET protests and the seeming grievances of the assortment procedure.

2015-2016 All India Survey on Higher Education, an exercise conducted by the Union Ministry of HRD found 799 Universities, 39071 colleges, and 11923 Stand Alone Institutions listed on the AISHE web portal across India.

Around 78% of colleges are found to be managed by private organizations; 64% Private-unaided and 14% Private aided. The states of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana have more than 80% Private-unaided colleges and Tamil Nadu has around 76% Private-unaided colleges in the state. Total enrolment in higher education has been estimated to be 34.6 million with 18.6 million boys and 16 million girls.

Tamil Nadu had 2466 colleges and 35 colleges per lakh of the eligible population. It means that 71.8 lakh individuals existed in the age group of 18-23.

A huge mass of the registrations is for the UG courses – 79%. Across India, only 7.4% of students signed up in Diploma courses, chiefly in Technical, Nursing, and Teacher Training. So, the core market for the education sector is the market for undergraduate 3 and 4-year Bachelor’s degrees.

Before we move ahead further, a couple of definitions.

• Gross Enrolment Ratio in Tertiary Education = no of people of age 18-23 years enrolled in college vs. total number of people in that age group
• Eligibility Enrolment Ratio = no of people who are of age 18-23 years enrolled in college vs. a total number of people in that age group who have completed higher secondary school.

7.99 lakhs students appeared for the Tamil Nadu XII Standard State Board examinations in 2020, of which 7.2 lakhs cleared the examination.
The number of high schools matriculates in the last 8 years is tabulated below:

Year Passed Students in lakhs
2020 7.2
2019 8.07
2018 8.1
2017 8.23
2016 7.61
2015 Not Available

As per as assumption for similar passing numbers and percentages, we turn up at a total number of 45 lakh aspirants in the age group of 18-23 that have cleared the 12th examination. Of these, 34 lakh are in college and a further 17 would have completed under graduation, implying an EER of 100%.

High-Value Segments – Engineering

In the academic year for 2017-2018, 10 Government Engineering Colleges, 3 Government-Aided Engineering Colleges, 17 Constituent Colleges of Anna University, and 550 Self-Financing Engineering Colleges were working in the state of Tamil Nadu. The number of self-financing colleges grew from 498 in 2011-2012 to 550 in 2017-2018. Of these, 65% of seats in non-minority colleges were allocated under the Anna University Single Window counseling system and 50% in minority colleges.

For the minority institutions, one can find an additional limit that 25% of the seats or half the seats in the marginal self-financing category would have to be filled with students from the minority segments only. It means that 35% of the seats in general-category institutions and 25% of seats in minority institutions are available for allocation as per the discretion of the managing authorities of these institutions.

The DOTE regulations limit the fees in Government Quota to an utmost of Rs 55,000 per year and management quota to Rs 87,000 per year. it may be contrasted with typical fees of 25,000 – 30,000 per year for an arts and science degree that is not part of a Liberal Arts program.

Between 2005 and 2015, the large number of students registered in these courses in the hope of obtaining a placement in an IT company. Over the years, staffing has dried up, with only the IT Services majors recruiting constantly. Even among the majors, employment rates have been very erratic. 2017 saw fresh offers of 40,000+, while 2018 saw only 10,000 odd and again perking up in 2019 with 40,000 offers.

Between meager admittance rates, regulations, and public inspection on the practice of collecting capitation fees from students admitted in organizational quota, many engineering colleges are cutting back on programs, dropping the number, and varying to other areas.

Colleges and Politics
The private education market in Tamil Nadu is subjugated by political parties, politicians, and other powerful people related to several political parties. The wealth of politically powerful individuals through the legacy and rent-seeking friend entrepreneurship is invested inland. A significant means of conservation land is to relocate possession rights to trust and utilize the land for educational institutions.

One of the authors comes across a politically well-connected individual who is also from a leading land-owning caste that manages learning institutions catering to almost 5000 students. In a huge college grounds of hundreds of acres, the controlling family runs an engineering college, arts and science college, secondary school, and a residential CBSE school. Besides the customary transport and food preparation operations, the family also owned poultry and dairy farms, the produce of which has a ready market in the catering operation.

Medical Studies

The best fragment in the instructional marketplace is the MBBS degree. In lesser order of significance are other linked degrees for Dentistry, Clinical Practice, and conventional Indian systems of medicine.

Given the scarcity of doctors and augmented command for medical services due to the rising incidence of constant daily life diseases, MBBS seats are highly sought after.

After an MBBS, an MD or MS degree has become essential for doctors to recover the costs of the MBBS degree. Since the accessible ability in India for medical education is limited the demand is fulfilled by China, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, and Russia. 4000 students usually go abroad to study medicine each year.

Tamil Nadu has around 3050 approved seats for MBBS in 23 Government Colleges, 2 Government Aided, and 12 Self-Financing Colleges. Of these, 520 seats are available for self-financing colleges under organizational quota and another 220 seats under the NRI category. The Government seats in self-financing colleges are given utilizing ordinary counseling and the colleges cannot claim more than Rs 3.85 lakhs per year. For management quota seats, colleges are allowed to collect 22.5 lakhs per year for regular seats and even higher for NRI quota.

Due to the order for services from teaching hospitals is low, the college often treats patients at very low costs to keep tenancy at directive levels. To even recuperate the costs of running the college, a college must collect at least Rs 1 crore in capitation fees for each admission in management quota.

The institution can earn a profit only if it provides postgraduate courses. Colleges use their assortment criterion to allocate seats, i.e., sell them to the highest bidders.

Between 2006 and 2018, the rating rise became institutionalized in Tamil Nadu’s public exams. The introduction of Samacheer Kavi, with a watered-down syllabus in 2010 meant that even students that got through the management quota had high scores of 85% and above. If NEET score criteria are applied to private institutions without difference between Government and management quotas, it will appear as a death knell for the medical education industry.

We hope that this analysis will yield insight as to the reasons behind the protests against NEET in Tamil Nadu.

Finding a Solution

The problems that we seek solutions for are:

• The supply-demand mismatches in MBBS seats.

• Making the supply of MBBS seats money-making, to facilitate private colleges to close the gap that Government providers cannot.
• Make sure that value is not challenged in the selection of aspirants

• Make sure social justice is not challenged.
• Also, ensure enough seats are available at reasonable prices and corollary norms are fulfilled

An easy computation would show the split of seats that could achieve all four goals across India

• Seats in Government colleges – 45,000 from the current 23,000
• Government quota seats in private medical colleges – 25,000 from the current 17,000
• Management quota and NRI seats – 40,000 – at a yearly cost of 7.5 lakhs per seat, this would entail profits of Rs 15,000 crores every year. The funds would go towards subsidizing 9 lakh beds in teaching hospitals.

It needs to be done without allowing management and NRI quota seats to be allotted to students that score less than 40% in the qualifiers. Taking lessons from the engineering industry, the increase in seats must not follow the same rate of growth but rather allow the market to grow in a slower fashion so that the risk of NPAs is lower.

At the same time, we need to plan for cyclical growth and hold back in medical education markets. Failing to do so will only consequence in an increase in monetary mismanagement and a decrease in accessibility of capable doctors.

To sum up, a measured increase in capacity for MBBS seats to roughly twice the numbers of today all-India and continue with the existing quota system will have the following effects

• Decrease the seat cost of a management quota MBBS degree to Rs 30 lakhs over four-and-a-half years.
• Generate a market for loans for medical education
• Develop the grades of students admitted under management quota, since a much larger pool of people will be able to apply under this quota.

This will leave an impact on better availability of medical services and increasing the per capita physician availability rate.