NEET 2020 results: The highest number of students qualifying for the NEET Entrance Medical Exam this year are from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Maharashtra, according to statistics available from the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Over 7.7 lakh out of over 13.66 lakh applicants have qualified the exam which is used for admission to MBBS courses across the country.
“The maximum number of candidates taking the NEET exam this year is Uttar Pradesh at 88,889 while Maharashtra is in second place with 79,974 candidates qualifying for the exam,” an official said.
Rajasthan is in third place in terms of the number of applicants qualifying for the NEET exam with 65,758 successful applicants, followed by Kerala (59,404) and Karnataka (55,009). A total of 23,554 candidates qualified for the Delhi exam, while 22,395 successful candidates are from Haryana.
The result of the National Cum Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) was reported on Friday. According to initial statistics, Tripura was considered the state with the most applicants. However, the National Control Agency had subsequently corrected the data, qualifying them as “human error”.
“The number of women who qualify for the exam is higher. While 4.27 lakh women have passed the exam, the number of men who qualify for the exam is 3.43 lakh. One of the 4 transgender candidates who took the exam passed, ”the official said.
The NEET was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic.
From this year, admissions to the MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, will also be made through NEET following the amendment of the Commission Act National Medical Center, 2019, passed by Parliament last. year.
The test was offered in 11 languages - English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu – this year. According to the initial report, over 77% of applicants took the test in English, around 12% in Hindi, and 11% in other languages.
The exam had been postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government decided to do so, despite opposition from a section, to mitigate any further academic loss.