Tamil Nadu performed better than last year with 57.44% of the candidates who sat for the 2020 National Eligibility and Entrance Test scoring on the exam. However, in absolute numbers it is lower than last year, when 59,785 candidates out of 1,23,078 students who appeared for NEET qualified.
The number of candidates who signed up for the Tamil version of the test this year was higher. Last year 1,071 candidates were registered, while this year 17,101 candidates were registered.
This year, although 1,21,617 candidates had signed up, only 99,610 took the test. Up to 57,215 candidates have been qualified.
The state leader, R. Srijan, scored 99,998 points. Two girls are among the top 100 candidates: Mohanaprabha Ravichandran with 705 points (99.99605) is ranked 52nd and G. Swetha with 701 (99.995172) is ranked 62nd.
Up to 15,97,435 applicants had registered for the test of which 13,66,945 appeared. A total of 7.71,500 have been classified, which represents 56.44% of the total of examined.
The National Testing Agency has canceled the results of five candidates for adopting unfair exam practices. Two candidates from Uttar Pradesh were also reported, according to a statement.
Cut off goes up
This year’s limit for the unreserved category will be 147 points. Last year, the cap was 134. Of the 7,71,500 candidates who have qualified, 6,82,406 fall in the range of 720-147 points. For OBC, SC, and ST candidates, the limit is 146-113; for candidates in the EWS, Non-Reserved and Physically Handicapped categories, it is 146-129.
For candidates with physical disabilities in the OBC, SC and ST categories, the limit is 128-113 points.
General Directorate of Health Services will provide advice for 15% of all India quota positions, considered universities, central universities, positions in colleges administered by the State Insurance Corporation for Employees, Armed Forces Medical College, Benaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University.
Starting this year, NEET will qualify for admission to the Indian and Jipmer Institutes of Medical Sciences.
Counseling details will be available at www.mcc.nic.in
The information and the counseling calendar will be available on the websites of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the state directorates of medical education.Also Read,