NEET 2020 Statistics: Registrations rose by 78,058; increase of 5.13%

NEET 2020 Statistics: Registrations rose by 78,058; increase of 5.13%
Team Careers360 | Aug 31, 2020 - 2:02 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - NEET on September 13, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a press release, NTA has ensured that the safety measure will be taken by the authorities for a safe-conduct of the national medical entrance examination. Adding to this, the conducting body has also shared the statistics of the registered candidates. For the year 2020, NTA has seen a total of 15.97 lakh NEET registrations.

An increase of 5.13% candidates in NEET 2020

As per the statistics released by the authority of the registered aspirants for NEET-UG exam in comparison with the previous year, as many as 78,058 medical candidates have been increased.

A total of 15,97,433 candidates have registered for medical examination, wherein in the previous year, only 15,19,375 aspirants had registered for the test. State-wise distribution of the NEET registered candidates data have been provided in the table below.

NEET 2020 vs 2019: State-wise distribution of candidates

STATE CODE

STATE

Registered aspirants in 2020

Registered aspirants in 2019

11

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

843

972

12

Andhra Pradesh

61892

57755

13

Arunachal Pradesh

3755

3120

14

Assam

30311

28767

15

Bihar

78960

56907

16

Chandigarh (UT)

15931

16938

17

Chhattisgarh

31940

27685

18

Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT)

1761

1510

19

Daman and Diu (UT)

735

678

20

Delhi/New Delhi

53993

59137

21

Goa

4595

4560

22

Gujarat

80219

79872

23

Haryana

16298

14686

24

Himachal Pradesh

11264

9297

25

Jammu and Kashmir

34760

26256

26

Jharkhand

21112

18157

27

Karnataka

119587

115882

28

Kerala

115959

117714

29

Lakshadweep (UT)

235

166

30

Madhya Pradesh

58860

54454

31

Maharashtra

228914

217468

32

Manipur

6776

5280

33

Meghalaya

3059

3695

34

Mizoram

1741

1560

35

Nagaland

2542

2681

36

Odisha

37459

33797

37

Puducherry (UT)

7137

7245

38

Punjab

16300

14502

39

Rajasthan

108537

120730

40

Sikkim

894

930

41

Tamil Nadu

117990

134714

42

Telangana

55800

54073

43

Tripura

4157

3925

44

Uttar Pradesh

166582

139497

45

Uttarakhand

18958

16989

46

West Bengal

77061

67776

47

Ladakh

516

0

ZZ

Total

1597433

1519375


Why the number of NEET 2020 registrations increased?

The major reason behind the increase in the number of registered candidates is merging the admission of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGIMER) through NEET scores. On October 4, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, had taken a decision that 1205 AIIMS and 200 JIPMER MBBS seats will be granted through NEET from 2020 onwards.

And since both AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS entrance examination have been scrabbed, the increase in the number of NEET registrations have been expected since the beginning NEET will be held for admission to 82,926 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH and 525 BVSc & AH offered in colleges of India.

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