Published: 17th October 2020
NEET 2020: Women fare better, ST category sees a spike in pass percentage
Women fared better than men in the exam with a pass percentage of 57.14 (57.11 per cent in 2019) while 55.58 per cent of the men who appeared passed the exam
The NEET 2020 results saw similar pass percentages like the last year with minor dips barring the Scheduled Tribe category where the pass percentage increased by almost 2 per cent. While the total pass percentage stood at 56.44 this year as opposed to 56.5 per cent in 2019, the students under ST category saw a success rate of 42,07 per cent (40.91 per cent in 2019).
Women fared better than men in the exam with a pass percentage of 57.14 (57.11 per cent in 2019) while 55.58 per cent of the men who appeared passed the exam (55.73 per cent in 2019). Of the total 7,71,500 examinees, 6,18,075 were men with 3,43,556 qualifying while out of the 7,48,866 women who appeared, 4,27,943 qualified. While 59.20 per cent of the students who applied under the OBC category successfully cleared the medical exam, 51.83 per cent of the SC candidates passed.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct the counselling for 15 per cent of the All India Quota Seats, Deemed Universities, Central Universities, Seats of ESIC and AFMC, BHU and AMU. "Candidates may visit website www.mcc.nic.in for further information. Candidates will apply for 15 per cent All India Quota seats as per the directions of DGHS and counselling will be stopped once the seats are exhausted," said the NTA. "The details and schedule of counselling would be available on the websites of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Directorates of States," added a statement.
For the state quota and other seats falling under the ambit of states, candidates will have to apply to their domicile states and merit list as per state rules and based on All India Rank will be prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities, said Dr Sadhana Parashar, Senior Director, NEET (UG). "The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by the concerned State Counselling Authority. Candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective Counselling Authorities and Institutions concerned for further details," she added in the statement.