70,000 students clear NEET from Maharashtra
Over 13 lakh medical aspirants appeared for the examination from across the country.Updated: Jun 05, 2018 16:29 IST
The results for the national eligibility and entrance test (Neet) 2018 examination were declared on Monday, with 70,000 qualifying from Maharashtra alone. Over 13 lakh medical aspirants appeared for the examination from across the country. The examination for the same was held across more than 130 cities and 2,255 exam centres. The results, scheduled to come out on June 5, were declared a day earlier.
As per the figures released by the central board of secondary education (CBSE), 13,26,725 aspirants registered for the exam across the country, recording an increase from 11, 38,890 candidates who registered last year. Eventually, 7,14,562 candidates qualified for the exam.
Contrary to the previous year, which had Pune-based Abhishek Dogra securing a rank in the top 10 with a score of 691 (rank 5) out of 720 marks, the city this year did not have any national toppers. On the other hand, this year, Krishna Agrawal, from Nanded, secured the seventh position with 685 marks. The other two toppers from Maharashtra, Atul Gunjan and Paras Lokesh, secured rank 21 (675 marks) and rank 37 (670 marks), respectively.
Compared to the previous year, this year, the cut-offs for admissions to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses in medical institutes have come down. While the qualifying score or cut-off for unreserved category candidates was 131 out of 720 in 2017; this year the same stands at 119 marks. For scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST) and other backward classes (OBC) categories, the cut-off has come down to a minimum of 96, as opposed to 107 marks last year. For medical aspirants with disability, the cut-off is 107 marks in 2018, as opposed to 118 in 2017.
In Maharashtra, this year, a total of 1,82,218 registered, while 1,77,353 candidates appeared for the exam held on May 6. Of these, 70,184 candidates have qualified for the same. On the other hand, there are around 60,000 seats vacant in MBBS and BDS colleges in the country.
This examination is conducted by CBSE to allow students admission in medical and dental courses across the country, in colleges that have been approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India respectively. However, AIIMS and JIPMER do not fall under the purview of NEET.