NEET 2019 witnesses a splurge of registrations. Around 15.19 lakh candidates have registered for the NEET 2019 Exam, which is almost 2 lakh more than the previous year’s count. The reason behind this increased number of NEET registration is, as felt by the government officials, the compulsion of NEET to pursue medical courses in foreign institutes. The number of registrations received is 14.4% more than last year. Last year the registrations received were around 13.26 lakh.
Another major factor behind the increased number of registration can be the fact that one day before the closing date of NEET 2019 application form, supreme court allowed the aspirants above the age of 25 years to appear in the NEET UG 2019 and NTA extended the closing date to December 07, 2019, i.e. 1 week more.
This huge increase in the number of NEET 2019 registrations this year indicates that the competition against the medical seats is going to be much tougher this year.
- 15.19 lakh candidates have registered
- Almost 2 lakh more than the previous year’s registrations
- Major reason: Aspirants above the age of 25 years allowed appear in the NEET UG 2019 and compulsion of NEET to pursue medical abroad.
Initially, as per the NTA’s plan, NEET 2019 was supposed to be conducted in online mode only and twice a year. However, the ministry of health and family welfare raised eyebrows in this regard and the NEET 2019 exam is now being conducted once a year in 2019 and in offline mode only.
The registrations for NEET 2019 is over now. However, a one time opportunity will be given to all the registered candidates to correct any error in their application form starting from January 14 to 31, 2019.
As per the data available, the total number of candidates who have applied for NEET 2019 and who are above 25 years of age is 5,144 (0.3%). The admission of such candidates, however, is subject to the final outcome of the case pending.
The highest number of registration received for the NEET 2019 exam is from the state of Maharashtra. From Maharashtra, 2,19,883 candidates have applied for the exam. The next in line is the state of Uttar Pradesh from where the number of registrations received is 1,57,669. This is followed by the state of Tamil Nadu with 1,40,385 candidates. The next state with the highest number of registration is Rajasthan with 99, 711 registrations and the fifth highest registration is received from Bihar with 84,443 candidates applying for the exam.
In addition to that, the exam city from where the highest number of NEET aspirants will be appearing for the exam is Delhi. 56,683 candidates will be appearing in exam centres in Delhi. This, in turn, is followed by Patna with 52,420 candidates and Bangalore with 42,375 candidates. Next is Kota, where more than 40,000 candidates prefer to appear for the NEET 2019 exam.
NEET 2019 is being held for admission in 100% All India Quota Seats in MBBS and BDS courses. There will be a total of 180 questions in the exam of 720 marks. The entrance exam will be conducted in 11 languages which are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. As per the exam pattern, there will be a negative marking of -1 for each wrong answer and for each correct answer +4 marks will be awarded.