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Rank Calculation and Tie-Breaker Policy

How NTA calculates rank & tie-breaker policy

NTA has released the official answer key for NEET 2020 on September 26th. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was conducted on September13th, 2020. If you haven’t checked your answer yet, go to the official website of NTA which is ntaneet.nic.in. On the website you can find the advanced answer key for all the sets- (E1- E6, F1- F6, G1-G6, H1-H6). 
The National Testing Agency has not issued the date on which objections can be raised upon the answer key. Regarding this, the agency has issued a notice which states that the date to object the answer key will be issued later and proper notice will also be issued for it. So it is advised that you should not worry about challenging the answer key right now, wait for the process to start. Meanwhile, you can check how the agency will be calculating ranks and what is the tie-breaker policy?
When it comes to preparing the rank list the National Testing Agency gives preference to the raw score that is an overall score. Many factors are taken into consideration like the difficulty level of the examination, exam preparation level of students, and the total no. of students who have given the exam.
For getting into top medical colleges a candidate has to score a minimum of 670-690 marks in NEET 2020. 
Now coming to what is the tiebreaker policy?
When more than 1 students have the same overall score, their marks are compared by the tie-breaker policy that is introduced by the National Testing Agency.
The agency has four types of tie-breaker policy which are imposed in a tie-breaker situation.

  1. When the overall rank is the same then the agency looks at who has scored higher in the Biology section. If more students have the same marks in Biology too, then the second policy is followed.
  2. Then a higher score in Chemistry will be ranked higher, Again if more than one student has secured the same marks in chemistry section too then the third policy is followed.
  3. Here candidates with the least no. of incorrect answers in all the subjects will be chosen over other candidates. If a similar situation happens the fourth policy is followed.
  4. The older students will be given the first preference than the younger candidates.

The agency will be soon releasing the objection link where students can object by paying 1000 rupees as the application fee for each question. If you want more details visit the official website of NTA- ntaneet.nic.in, and stay tuned to Education Abroad for all the updates. Stay Home, Stay Safe!

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