As compared to the previous years, this year the NEET Undergraduate Exam has registered an 83% increase. This increase is in the total number of candidates scoring 700 and above out of 720. This year 208 candidates scored marks, whereas the last year showed 111 candidates. The cutoff for MBBS/ BDS admission will not see any spike this year as there is a marginal drop in the number of students who scored between 600 and above and 500 above. As shown by the results, even this time students from Rajasthan and UP dominated to score well in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. Hence, these states are also joined by Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. The candidates scoring 600 marks and above dropped from 220,181 in 2020 to 19,135 in 2021. Similarly, the number of students who got 500 marks and above fall from 87,093 in 2020 to 85,022 in 2021. The total number of students who scored 450 marks and above raised to 1,33,906 and this is 1.5% high from the last year. According to TOI, it is stated that most of the students in the mark range of 450 and above are majorly from 8 states. These states are Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Bihar, West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu.
There are around 81,000 MBBS and 39,000 BDS seats available for the candidates this year. This rise in the number of seats under NEET 2020 is because of AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS. There are around 42.500 seats in this government-run institution that include AIIMS and JIPMER.
This significant increase in the top scorers is seen by these few states Delhi, (from 261 to 376), Rajasthan (from 519 to 729), Karnataka (from 146 to 223), and Tamil Nadu (from 205 to 235).
Total % POINT
By Swaranshi Chhabra