NEET Answer Key: NTA releases a provisional NEET 2020 answer key with images of OMR response sheet and test booklet code. Candidates can challenge this answer key. For that, the authority will charge INR 1000 per answer challenged by the candidates. To download NEET answer key, candidates need to login through the application number and password on official website.
Latest Update: NTA will conduct NEET 2020 on 13th September 2020. Candidates can expectedly download their NEET Admit Card 15 days prior to the examination.
Important Dates: NEET 2020 Answer Key
|NEET 2020 exam||13th September 2020|
|Publish of Unofficial answer keys by coaching centers||Tentatively last week of September 2020|
|Provisional Answer key of NEET 2020||Third week of August, 2020 (Tentative)|
|Last date of filing the objections against NEET answer key 2020||Third week of August, 2020 (Expected)|
|NEET answer key||Last week of August, 2020 (Expected)|
How to Check NEET Answer Key?
NEET Answer Key will be available on the official website only. Hence, the aspirants are advised to follow the procedure stated below to download their NEET answer key:
- First, visit the official website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in.
- Second, click on the ‘Candidate Login’ at the home page.
- Third, enter the registration number and password.
- The answer key for candidate’s paper code will be displayed on the screen along with candidate’s marked answers.
- Finally, download the answer and verify it with the answer key.
Challenging Official NEET Answer Key and OMR Sheet
When NTA releases NEET answer key, candidates have the privilege to challenge any response too. Additionally, the aspirants can check the responses in the official answer keys. They can also challenge questions only from the paper code they attempted.
Note that, NTA will publish the provisional answer key of NEET 2020 in the third week of August, 2020 (tentatively). Eventually, candidates can compare the answers reflected in the OMR sheet once they receive the sheet. If the OMR response sheet is different from the candidate’s marking sheet (which you have marked on the exam date), then you should go for the challenge. To challenge the sheet, candidates will have to pay a fee of INR 1000 accordingly. This fee is refundable if the board accepts candidate’s claim.
Steps to Challenge NEET Answer Key and OMR Sheet
If the aspirants find any mistake in the scanned images of the NEET answer key, they can challenge the answer key by the following steps:-
- First, visit the official website.
- Second, login with your credentials.
- At the dashboard, you will find “Apply for KEY Challenge”.
- Next, click on KEY Challenge tab.
- Afterward, select the question you wish to challenge.
- Next, mark your choice and mention the justification for your answer
- Then, pay the prescribed fee through Debit/Credit card or Net Banking. You will have to pay INR 1000 fee for challenging every question.
- Finally, take the print of the confirmation slip for future reference.
Fee for NEET Answer Key Challenge
The NEET answer key challenge has to be submitted online along with an additional fee of INR 1000/- per key. Your fees for the challenge will be completely refunded if the board accepts your claim.
Note: Candidates can follow the similar steps to view or challenge their recorded OMR sheets and booklet code number if they find any discrepancy in any of them. The candidates need to remit INR 1000/- per response while submitting a challenge either for OMR sheet or booklet code number.
Score Calculation with NEET Answer Key
Once NEET 2020 Answer Key will release, the aspirants will be able to calculate the score. NEET answer key is very useful for the candidates, as they can predict their score with the help of it.
- Before calculating their expected scores, candidates must know the marking scheme simultaneously.
- 4 marks is rewarded for every correct answer. On the contrary, 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect response.
- No marks will be deducted if you did not mark any option.
For every correct answer
For every incorrect answer
For questions with more than one response
For unanswered questions
NEET Total Score = (Total number of correct answers x 4) – (Total number of Incorrect answers x 1)
NEET OMR Sheet and Responses
The images of OMR sheets and responses of each of the aspirants will be released on the official website of NTA.
- You are advised to check the answer sheets simultaneously. Once you complete your checking, you can calculate the NEET score.
- If you find any discrepancy, then you should challenge the OMR Sheet and responses. However, you will have only three days to challenge it.
- You should check previous years NEET Cutoff marks announced by the colleges. Considering the last year’s cutoff marks is equally important for estimating the current year’s NEET cutoff score.
- Additionally, you can also get an idea about the cutoff 2020 of the colleges you are willing to get into.
Processes to Mark Answers in the OMR Sheet
- You can use either Blue or Black point pen while marking answers in the OMR sheet.
- Fill the circle to indicate the correct response of the questions
- If you leave the circle to mark incompletely, then it will not be recognised by the OMR sheet.
Find the following sample of OMR to understand the way of filling the correct answer in your sheet:
Sets of NEET 2020 Question Paper
- There are 12 sets of question papers.
- In each question paper, the aspirants will get four sets such as A, B, C, D, P, Q, R, S, W, X, Y, Z.
- NTA will release exactly the similar number of answer keys, which is equivalent to the NEET question papers.
- To get the idea of the pattern of the question papers, the aspirants should check the previous year’s question papers furthermore.
When will NTA release NEET Answer Keys?
NTA will release NEET 2020 answer keys after the exam is conducted successfully. NTA might release answer keys for NEET 2020 after 3 weeks of the exam date.
- NEET 2020 Exam Date – 13th September 2020.
- NEET 2020 Answer Key– Released within 3 weeks of exam date
NEET 2019 Official Answer Key
Before declaration of NEET 2020 result, the aspirants can calculate their aggregate score based on the NEET 2019 official answer key. Additionally, the candidates should know about the marking scheme of NEET 2020.
NEET Unofficial Answer Keys by Coaching Institutes
Here is a list of NEET Answer Key 2019. It was released by various institutes across India. Before the release of the NEET 2019 official Answer Key by NTA, candidates can make use of the NEET Answer Key 2019 released by all the leading coaching institutes. These answer keys are unofficial and are prepared by the teaching faculty of these institutes. Download the answer key from the table below.
NEET Unofficial Answer Keys 2019
NEET Unofficial Answer Keys by some established coaching institutes are given below. For example, you can find the NEET Answer Key 2019 Allen, NEET 2019 Answer Key Aakash etc. to predict your score.
NEET 2019 Answer Key Aakash
|P1, P2||Download P1
|Q1, Q2||Download Q1
|S1, S2||Download S1
NEET 2019 Answer Key Allen
NEET 2019 Answer Key Resonance
|NEET UG 2019 Answer Keys for Karnataka and Odisha|
|Coaching Institute||Code E1||Code F1||Code G1||Code H1|
NEET 2019 Official Answer Key
NEET 2018 Unofficial Answer Keys
Download NEET Previous Year Question Papers
If you accidentally lose your question paper, you can download the question paper as per the paper code below. Furthermore, do not forget to calculate the scores with the answer keys.
NEET 2020 Answer Key- Final Answer Key
NTA reviews all the challenges they receive on the provisional key, and releases a NEET 2020 final answer key afterward. Valid claims are accepted by the NTA experts and the provisional key is then updated to become the final answer key. In brief, the result for NEET 2020 will be calculated on the basis of the final answer key.
- NTA uploads the final answer key in PDF form on the official website.
- You cannot challenge the final answer key. Also, challenge window is open for a short window and only then you can challenge for a claim.
- Final answer key is not available for separate sets. In spite of this, the answer keys for all the sets will be within one Final Answer Key.
- Candidates can check their answers of all 180 questions in the final answer key.
What after NEET Answer Key
Once the NEET 2020 answer key and the response of OMR sheet will be released at the end of August, then the NTA announced the NEET 2020 result on the official website. The date of releasing the result has not been decided yet. The date will be announced later by NTA.
- Click on the direct link of NEET UG 2020 result from the official website.
- After that, enter the roll number and password in order to check the result.
- Next, choose the ‘Submit’ option. You will be able to see your NEET 2020 result on the screen.
- At last, keep a print out of the result after downloading the soft copy.
The NEET qualifying candidates will be able to take part in the NEET counselling process.
NEET 2020 Answer Key Frequently Asked Questions
Ans: The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the official website. For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with a website.
- Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged.
- Rs.1000/- per response will be refunded to the candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.