About 95% of attendance was recorded on Sunday for the NEET medical entrance exam, which had received the highest number of applications on record, according to the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Breaking the 18 lakh mark, a total of 18,72,329 candidates had registered for the county’s largest entrance exam, of which 10.64 lakh were women, NTA officials said.
“About 95% attendance was recorded today,” a senior NTA official said.
It was the first time that the number of registrations for the NEET medical entrance exam exceeded 18 lakh, a huge increase of more than 2.5 lakh from 2021.
Last year, the NEET-undergraduate exam was held on September 12, with over 95% of registered candidates showing up. More than 15.44 lakh candidates sat for the exam, which was held in 3,858 centers.
Of these, at least 8.70 lakh students were qualified.
NEET-UG is the qualifying entrance examination for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and BSc(H) Nursing Courses.
The examination was conducted in 3,570 centers in 497 cities, including 14 cities (Colombo, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Kuala Lampur, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Sharjah, Kuwait, Doha, Manama, Riyadh, Lagos) in outside India on Sunday. in “pen and paper” mode.
A large number of aspirational neighborhoods were also added for the first time this year.
“The number of applicants in India was highest in Jaipur (52,351) and lowest in West Sikkim (105). Similarly, the number of applicants from outside India was highest in Dubai (646) and lowest in Thailand (6),” the official said.
According to the official, 494 municipal coordinators, 3,911 observers, 7,877 assistant observers, 3,570 center superintendents, 1,56,504 supervisors, 39,330 support staff, 7,877 administrative staff and 684 flying squad members were involved in conducting the review.
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