Not Tripura, but UP has the most number of students who qualified NEET 2020, Maharashtra follows

The NEET results were announced by the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday. 88,889 students from Uttar Pradesh qualified the exam
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Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of qualifying candidates in NEET with 88,889 students clearing the medical exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) clarified this in the latest press release. The state is followed by Maharashtra with 79,974 students and Rajasthan with 65,758 students passing the exam. At the same time, Maharashtra has the lowest pass percentage in the country (40.94 per cent). The pass percentage in Uttar Pradesh is 56.62.

The previous NTA data wrongly said that Tripura had the most number of qualifying students, causing confusion. Even though only 4,237 students registered for the exam from the Northeastern state, UP's number of passing students was wrongly attributed to it. According to the new data, 1,738 students from Tripura have cleared the exam.

Of the NEET candidates who bagged the top 50 All India ranks, eight hail from Maharashtra, while six hail from Delhi. Telangana and Maharashtra boast four toppers each. Soyeb Aftab, the first rank holder, who managed to score a perfect 100 per cent, is the only candidate in the top 50 list from Odisha.

The total pass percentage this year stands at 56.44 — 0.06 per cent lower than last year. The percentage is the highest in Chandigarh (75.65 per cent), followed by Delhi (75.49 per cent).

The NEET results were announced by the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday. Those who have secured 50 percentile or above are considered successful, however, seats in medical and dental colleges are offered based on merit-based counselling. The counselling will be held by the National Medical Commission (NMC) which has now replaced the Medical Council of India (MCI). 

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