This article on NEET statistics will evaluate different aspect of NEET through years. NEET is the only medical entrance examination conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for the medical courses like MBBS in India or MBBS in Abroad, BDS, Ayurveda and Homoeopathy too. The exam is a competitive entrance exam organized for the medical aspirants to secure their medical seat in India or Abroad. It is one of the tough examinations conducted in India. For the preparation of the NEET examination candidates must follow some strategies to clear the exam with flying colours. Candidates can check out NEET 2020-Preparation Tips-Effective Study Tips to score well in NEET examination.
NEET Statistics – Over the years
The only entrance examination conducted in India for medical admissions is NEET. This entrance cum competitive exam was initially proposed to take place from 2012. However, due to certain reasons the proposal was not implemented by CBSE and Medical Council of India on that year. On May 5, 2013 the Government of India announced that across India, the medical entrance test i.e. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for students seeking admission for Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Medicine was implemented. Since it has been long 7 years NEET examination has been conducted every year. On May 3, 2020 NEET examination will be held this year. Over the past few years the number of examinee has been increased or may be decreased. In this article you will be reading about the statistics of NEET exam over the past few years. There has been a drastic change in the number of candidates registered and the number of candidates appeared. According to the report the number of female candidates is gradually increasing year by year.
NEET 2020 Stakes are High…
NEET 2020 medical entrance test is to be held on May 3, 2020 at Exam Centres announced by NTA (National Testing Agency). As per the analysts, the competition of NEET 2020 exam is escalating in contrast to previous year examination. This year Cut off level will rise and the level of difficulty will also hike up. Last year around 15lakhs students registered for NEET. This year the percentage of candidate’s strength up by 15% more than the last year. According to the report presented by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, there are around 75000 medical (MBBS) seats in India for the aspirants who qualify NEET 2020. So, among 15lakhs candidates only 75,000 candidates will secure MBBS seat in India.
NEET Statistics 2016
As per the press report released by Central Board of Secondary Education has successfully conducted the NEET Phase I examination on May 1, 2016 and Phase II on July 24, in the year 2016. According to the statistics provided the total number of candidates registered for the exam was 8,02,594 candidates. Every year it was seen that the total number of candidates registered are not fully able to appear for the exam. The number of candidates appeared for the examination was 7,31,223 candidates out of which the number of male candidates are 3,37,572 candidates and the number of female candidates are 3,93,642 candidates.
The number of qualified candidates on the whole was 4,09,477. Among the total candidates qualified the number of female candidates exceeds from the number of male candidates. The qualified number of female candidates was 2,26,049 and on the other hand the digit decreased in case of male candidates that was 1,83,424 candidates.
NEET Statistics 2017
In the year 2017 the medical entrance examination was conducted on May 7, 2017 for the students seeking admission in Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical courses. We could distinctly see that there is a slight increase in the number of candidates registered compared to the year 2016. The number of candidates registered was 11,38,890 and in contrast the number of candidates appeared was 10,90,085. A significant increase in the number of female candidates appeared for the NEET 2017, the digits raised to 6,16,772 candidates. Comparatively, this year number of male candidates was lower than the number of female candidates. The number of male candidates appeared for the NEET exam was 4,73,305.
The results of NEET 2017 were announced on June 23, 2017. As it was stated 6.11 lakhs candidates have cleared the examination. As compared to the results of 2016, competition was high among the students. As the competition was high this year the number of qualified candidates was 6,11,000 candidates out of that the female candidates who have qualified was 3,45,313 candidates. And the number of male candidates was 2,66,221 which again shows a diminishing graph as compared to the number of female qualified candidates.
NEET Statistics 2018
The conducting body of NEET has scheduled the test on May 6, 2018. As per the rules and regulations the candidates who are looking for medical admission such as MBBS, BDS, Ayurveda and Homoeopathy. The number of candidates registered in the year 2018 was 13,26,725 candidates but among them only 12,69,922 candidates appeared in the examination. The number of male candidates appeared in the examination was 5,53,849 out of 5,80,649 male candidates registered. Out of the total registered female candidates only 7,16,072 female candidates appeared.
Among the total candidates appeared, 7,14,562 candidates qualified in the NEET 2018. These candidates are eligible for further admission process of medicine. The stakes increased compared to the last year in the number of female as well as male qualified candidates. The number of female candidates elevated to 4,02,162 and the male candidates number shown an increase from last year i.e. 3,12,399 male qualified candidates.
NEET Statistics 2019
The most awaited medical entrance test was conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) on May 5, 2019 and re-conducted on May 20, 2019. The official reports has released that the number of candidates appeared for the examination was 14,10,755 candidates. In total 15,19,375 candidates have registered for NEET 2019. Out of the total students appeared for NEET, 6,30,283 male candidates have appeared for the undergraduate medical entrance examination. Here again, the number of girls appeared for the NEET exam shows an escalating effect in the graphs. The number of female candidates registered this year was 6,80,414 candidates. Out of which total 6,30,283 number of female candidates appeared in the examination.
The testing body has announced the date of result for this year was June 5, 2019. The qualified number of candidates was 7,97,042. The overall performance of the students for this year was quite better than last year. In contrast with the previous year result, the year 2019: NEET Statistics doesn’t show an escalating effect into the graph. There is only minor raise in the number of female qualified candidates that was 4,45,761 candidates. Out of 7,97,042 qualified candidates, only 3,51,278 male candidates qualified the NEET exam.
NEET 2020: An Overview
NEET 2020 examination will be conducted on May 3, 2020 which will be a pen-paper based examination held across the country at different exam centres. More than 15,93,452 candidates have registered themselves for the NEET 2020 examination. For qualifying the NEET examination the candidates requires minimum passing percentile laid by NTA (National Testing Agency). The minimum qualifying percentile for general category is 50th Percentile and for SC/ST/OBC the qualifying percentile is 40th Percentile. The qualifying percentile for physically challenged candidates is 45th Percentile.
NEET 2020 Results will be out on June 4, 2020. This year the students are fighting with each other for 75,893 medical seats and 37,913 dental seats in India. NEET scores matters the most for the medical admission in any medical colleges either in private or in government.
On the basis of NEET 2020 results the process of NEET Counseling will be commenced from the third week of June 2020. The process of counseling will be carried out at different levels 85% State quota seats and 15% All India quota seats in India.
An addition of 10,000 Medical seats in 2020-21
According to the Ministry of Health, the Central Government of India has approved the plan of including 10,000 more seats in India. They want to raise the standard of medical education in India by increasing med seats in India at all Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. In the past year 2014, the government has proposed the idea of adding 10,000 medical seats within five years. But according to the reports of RTI, only 920 medical seats were added in the country.
Exam Cancelled: AIIMS & JIPMER
From this year the medical entrance examination like AIIMS and JIPMER are cancelled. NEET 2020 is the whole and sole medical entrance examination for the students seeking admission in undergraduate courses. So, the candidates get only one chance to prove themselves for the medical seat in India or in Abroad. Sometimes, minor mistakes turn into big. To avoid any kind of trouble on the day of examination candidates must be prepared beforehand. Aspirants must check out the Dress Code for NEET because NTA, the testing body has proposed specific dress code for NEET exam that should be followed by every candidate.
Author: Rima Kochar