NEET 2020 result was announced on October 16. Take a look at the NEET 2020 statistics released by the National Testing Agency here.
In August 2019, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) became the sole entrance test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India. Admissions to AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER and all other AIIMS like institutes will now be through NEET. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for conducting the examination and preparing the all India merit list. However, the role of NTA ends here. The admission or counselling process for NEET is carried out by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on behalf of the Directorate General of Health Sciences.
NEET 2020 was conducted on September 13 and October 14. NTA released a combined NEET 2020 result for both these examinations. After the announcement of NEET result 2020, NTA released the statistics for this year. The notification also contains the details of last year to allow comparisons. Candidates who have qualified the examination will be eligible to participate in the NEET 2020 counselling process. Dates for the counselling of NEET 2020 will be announced soon.
Highlights of NEET 2020
|Number of candidates registered||15,19,375||15,97,435|
|Number of Candidates Present||14,10,755||13,66,945|
|Number of Candidates Absent||1,08,620||2,30,490|
|Number of Cities||154||155|
|Number of Languages||11||11|
|Number of centres||2,546||3,862|
|Number of Centre / Deputy Centre Superintendent||5,970||9,680|
|Number of rooms||64,000||1,33,120|
|Number of invigilators||1,28,000||2,66,240|
|Number of Observers||3,600||5,818|
|Number of City Coordinators||163||195|
The question paper of NEET 2020 was made available to candidates in eleven different languages. Candidates belonging to a particular region could opt to appear for NEET 2020 in their regional language. NTA has released the language-wise statistics for the candidates who had applied for NEET 2020.
|NEET 2019||NEET 2020|
|Number of registered candidates||Percentage of candidates||Number of registered candidates||Percentage of candidates|
|English & Hindi||13,84,825||91.14||14,67,672||91.88|
Category wise data for the candidates who appeared for the examination vs those who qualified the examination in NEET 2020 has been given below. This is followed by the same data for NEET 2019. Candidates can draw comparisons between the two tables to analyse the growth with respect to last year.
Out of the total candidates who applied for NEET 2020, 5,411 candidates belonged to the PwD category. However, only 4,953 students actually appeared for the examination. The total number of PwD candidates who qualified NEET 2020 is 2,186.
Not only Indian citizens, but foreign nationals and NRI students also apply for NEET every year. Here are the statistics for the NEET 2020 applicants according to their nationality.
NTA has also release the numbers for the candidates who have qualified NEET 2020 under each category qualifying criteria. These numbers can also be found on the individual scorecards.
|Category||Qualifying Percentile||Qualifying Marks||Number of candidates|
|UR EWS or PwD||45th||146-129||99|
Another important information that has been shared by NTA is the state-wise data for NEET 2020 applicants vs the number of candidates who have qualified the examination. The first column here contains the names of the states. Next three columns contain the number of candidates who had registered for NEET 2020 from the respective state, the number of candidates who could actually appear for the exam and the total number of candidates who could qualify the examination. The last column represents the percentage of candidates who could qualify NEET 2020 result with respect to the total number of applicants.
|State Name||Number of Registered Candidates||Number of Candidates Appeared||Number of Qualified Candidates||Percentage of qualified candidates|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||914||816||413||50.61|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||776||671||288||42.92|
|Daman & Diu||386||317||144||45.43|
|Jammu and Kashmir||34,615||31,479||14,743||46.83|