NEET: Three share prime rank; girls extra profitable

A complete of 8,70,074 candidates have cleared NEET-UG 2021 examination for admission to undergraduate medical programs, with girls making up 56.Eight per cent profitable candidates, the outcomes declared Monday by the National Testing Agency (NTA) present.

Three college students — Mrinal Kutteri (Telangana), Tanmay Gupta (Delhi) and Karthika G Nair (Maharashtra) — secured the highest rank, scoring 720 marks every.

There are two girls among the many prime 20 candidates from 11 states and one Union Territory.

In a press release, NEET (UG) senior director Dr Sadhana Parashar mentioned out of 15,44,275 candidates, 8,70,074 have cleared the examination, held on September 12. This reveals an enchancment over final 12 months, when 13,66,945 candidates took the examination and seven,71,500 cleared it.

Last 12 months, 55.46 per cent qualifying candidates had been girls.

The top-20 candidates this 12 months embody three from Uttar Pradesh, and two every from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi. The examination was held in 13 languages throughout 3,858 centres, together with in Kuwait and Dubai. As many as 883 overseas candidates certified.

The category-wise break-up of the qualifying candidates reveals that 13.12 per cent are from Scheduled Caste (SC) background, 45.6 per cent from OBC, and 4.61per cent STs, as towards final 12 months’s 12.Eight per cent, 46.59 per cent and 4.38 per cent, respectively.

Cut-off scores generally class is 138 this 12 months, in comparison with 147 in 2020. In ST, SC and OBC classes, the cut-off is 108, as towards final 12 months’s 113.

The NTA assertion mentioned the DGHS will conduct counselling for 15 per cent all-India quota seats, deemed universities, central universities, and seats of BHU and AMU, amongst others.

“The details and schedule of counselling will be available on websites of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Directorates of States,” it mentioned.

In case of state quota seats, and different seats below the ambit of states, candidates “may apply to their domicile states and merit list as per State rules…The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by.. State Counselling Authority,” it mentioned.