NEET-UG results: State students shine with 73 per cent score

NEET-UG results: State students shine with 73 per cent score

Karnataka has fared considerably well in the first-ever National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-UG (NEET-UG) with a healthy 73 per cent pass percentage.
As many as 18,329 of the nearly 25,000 candidates who appeared for the test have cleared it. The results were announced on Wednesday.

Of the successful candidates in the first-of-its-kind test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), 1,833 belonged to the Scheduled Caste, 573 to the Scheduled Tribe and 9,777 to the Other Backward Classes (OBC).

NEET-UG has replaced several other examinations such as the pre-medical tests at the Central and State levels, the Armed Forces Medical College Entrance Exam (AFMC) and Banaras Hindu University Entrance Exam.

A total of 7,17,127 students had registered for the examination across the country. Of them, 6,58,040 took the test and 3,66,317 cleared it.

The results have been declared on the basis of the qualifying criteria prescribed by the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India.

Formalities

The qualified candidates will have to further complete the formalities with the respective counselling authorities such as the Directorate General of Health Services, Medical Education Directorates of states, AFMC, institutions and universities for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

The counselling would be conducted by the respective authorities through personal appearance or online, subject to rules and norms for admission in medical or dental colleges under their ambit.

The result of candidates who appeared for the NEET-UG indicates marks obtained in each subject, percentile score, NEET All India rank, rank for All India quota seats, AFMC and State quota seats. The cut-off score for qualifying in NEET-UG is also provided in the result sheet.

The examination was conducted at 1,251 centres all over India and 85 cities abroad.
Maharashtra saw the highest number of students clearing the test with figures standing at 96,546. Lakshadweep had the least number of qualifiers (165).
The results are available on www.cbseneet.nic.in, www.cbse.nic.in and www.cbseresults.nic.in.

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