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 What Is NEET Tie-Breaking Formula?

What Is NEET Tie-Breaking Formula?The path for any undergraduate to take admission in medicine is to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET. Every year a tentative of 15-16 lakh candidates appear for the same, hence the NEET exam is highly competitive.
So many candidates have this question that what is the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the NEET exam, Tie-Break Policy, if two candidates score the exact same NEET score?
As we saw in NEET 2020, two candidates scored 720 out of 720 marks in the medical entrance exam but held different positions on the rank list. Delhi’s Akansha Singh scored full marks, but she lost the top rank to Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab because she is younger.

What Is NEET Tie-Breaking Formula?

The tie-breaking policy of NEET considers factors such as subject-wise marks in Biology and Chemistry, the number of incorrect answers and age — in that order of importance. In the case of Ms Singh and Mr Aftab, scores in all individual subjects were equal, but in case of ties between candidates who do not score full marks, NTA’s more graduated policy will apply.

Also Read: Percentile Vs Percentage.

These are the factors and the order in which they are applied to break ties:
Biology marks: If the same marks have been scored by two or more candidates, the one who scores higher marks in Biology (Botany and Zoology) will get preference in the ranking.
Chemistry marks: If the tie exists after comparing Biology scores, candidates who score higher marks in Chemistry will get preference.
Less incorrect marks: If the tie still persists, aspirants with less number of wrong answers in all the subjects of the NEET test will also get an advantage.
Age factor: If all the above criteria fail and the tie still remains, the candidate older in age will be preferred.

– By Aftab Mohd

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