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NEET 2020: Candidate Registrations increased to 15.94 lakhs for medical entrance exam

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Notably, there seems to be a minor rise of 4.87 percent or 74,083 candidates from last year, NEET 2020 registration has successfully closed on January 6, 2020. Since NEET has now been directed as a mandatory step in order to get into AIIMS and JIPMER, the numbers seemed less than expected, in comparison to the previous year’s entries. Earlier, both the institutes used to enroll students on the basis of their own individual exams, which is not the case this year. Earlier, each the institutes used to enroll students on the idea in their own character exams, which is not the case this year. Apart from medical and dental courses, NEET is likewise obligatory for AYUSH guides and 15% All India Quota seats of Veterinary guides across the country. Candidates inclined to study MBBS abroad have to also qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which is to be held on May 3, 2020.

A surprising rise of 33,357 candidates has been seen in the number of applications received in Jammu & Kashmir, despite having the internet restrictions. Given the current issue faced by the students sue to the internet lockdown, NTA had released an offline application form and set up nodal centers for NEET 2020.

According to Indian Express, The maximum number of applications have been received from Maharashtra with 2.28 lakh candidates. The second stated who has the highest applications is Uttar Pradesh with 1.54 candidates. On the other hand, Karnataka received 1.19 lakh applications followed by Tamil Nadu and Kerala with 1.17 and 1.16 lakh candidates, respectively.

Due to low population density, Lakshadweep has received the list number of applications with 183 registrations followed by Daman and Diu and Andaman and Nicobar islands with 707 and 800 applications, respectively. The table below provides the data of the top five states with the number of registrations received.

NEET (UG) entrance examination is conducted for admission to around 76,928 MBBS, 26,99 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc, 1205 AIIMS and 200 JIPMER MBBS seats in government, private, deemed/central universities, 15 AIIMS and 2 JIPMER institutes across India. NTA on December 31, 2019, had also extended the last date to fill the application form to January 6, 2020. The correction window for candidates to edit/delete fields in the application form will be available from January 15, 2020.

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