After much wait and anticipation, National Testing Agency (NTA) finally released the NEET UG 2021 results on November 01, 2021. In an unprecedented move, apart from announcing the results on the official websites neetn.nta.nic.in or ntaresults.nic.in. Scorecards were sent to respective candidates on their registered email ID. As per official reports, a total of 16.14 lakh candidates had registered for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 examination. Out of which, 8.7 lakh candidates qualified for the exam by scoring the minimum cut-off marks. Read ahead to know detailed highlights about the exam.
NA conducted NEET 2021 on September 12, 2021, in 3858 centers spread across 202 cities in the country. Results for the same have now been announced through the email format for all those who registered for the test. Until last year, results were hosted on official portals which would crash due to an exponential increase in online traffic. However, due to the email mode, such chaos did not unfold this year.
According to official data, a total of 16,14,777 candidates had successfully registered for the entrance exam which is higher than the previous figures 15,97,435 in 2020 and 15,19375 in 2019. Out of the total registered candidates, 15,44275 appeared for the exam resulting in the present percentage of 95.63%. 70,502 registered candidates did not appear for the entrance test. Due to unfair means and practices, the result of 15 candidates has been canceled. Following are the category-wise highlights –
Out of the total registered candidates, 8,70,074 successfully qualified for the entrance exam. Of the total qualified candidates, 4,94,806 were female, 3,75,260 were male and 8 were transgender candidates. In terms of nationality, 8,68,483 out of 16,12,263 Indian candidates, 427 out of 885 foreigners, and 736 out of 1064 NRI candidates successfully qualified for the entrance exam.
To qualify for the NEET UG 2021 examination, candidates had to score a minimum of 138 out of 720 marks, in the general category. This year, as many as 7,70,857 UR category candidates qualified for the entrance exam. Last year, a total of 6,82,406 candidates had qualified the exam. So, the performance this year is marginally better than 2020 which implies that candidates have tough competition to face during seat allotment.
Last year, two students had scored 720 out of 720 marks in the NEET UG examination. This year, however, three students managed to score perfect marks – Mrinal Kutteri from Telangana, Tanmay Gupta from Delhi, and Karthika G. Nair from Maharashtra. Only one student named Aman Kumar Tripathi Uttar Pradesh managed to score 716, the second-highest score this year. Surprisingly, several students scored 715 marks but were ranked differently based on several tie-breaking criteria.
Hearty congratulations to all NEET UG 2021 candidates!