Along with the result, NTA also releases final NEET 2020 answer key. The cut-off changes every year depending on factors such as the difficulty level of the NEET exam, number of aspirants appearing for the exam, availability of seats, etc. and it also vary category wise. According to several reports, Shoyeb Aftab from Odisha has topped NEET 2020 and created history by scoring a flawless 720 out of 720 marks to become the first student ever to do so. Around 290 candidates, who missed the exams on September 13 due to the pandemic, took the test on Wednesday. The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" took to Twitter and shared a video thanking all the Chief Ministers. "I wish all the best to the candidates", he tweeted. Furthermore, NTA conducted NEET Phase 2 on October 14 for candidates for COVID-19 positive candidates and those who resided in containment zones. NEET result 2020 will include examinations held on September 13 and October 14. It is also used in the preparation of the result and candidates can use it to cross-check their answers to calculate their score.
According to media reports, Aftab knew he had secured full marks even before the final results had been declared by NTA after tallying his answer with the NEET 2020 Answer Key.
NEET 2020 merit list will be prepared as per the directives of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Council of India (MC) and Dental Council of India (DCI). Interestingly, he has secured 720 out of 720 marks in the examination. After being deferred twice due to Covid-19, NEET-UG was conducted amid strict precautions. Through NEET 2020, candidates will be offered admission in 80,055 MBBS (medicine) 26,949 BDS (dentistry) seats in state medical colleges. Out of total registered aspirants, over 13 lakhs aspirants have appeared, as per education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank".
"The eligibility test of NEET is one of the examples of One Nation - One Exam", Mr Pokriyal added.