NEET 2022 registrations cross 18 lakh, up by 2.5 lakh since last year

Published On 2022-05-28 07:09 GMT   |   Update On 2022-05-28 07:09 GMT

New Delhi: The number of registrations for the MBBS entrance exam NEET has crossed 18 lakh this year, recording a significant jump of over 2.5 lakh since 2021.Over 18.72 lakh candidates have registered for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2022 out of which over 10.64 lakh are women and 8.07 lakh are men, according to official data, reports PTI.Also Read:NTA opens Correction...

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New Delhi: The number of registrations for the MBBS entrance exam NEET has crossed 18 lakh this year, recording a significant jump of over 2.5 lakh since 2021.

Over 18.72 lakh candidates have registered for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2022 out of which over 10.64 lakh are women and 8.07 lakh are men, according to official data, reports PTI.

Also Read:NTA opens Correction Window for NEET 2022 applications

The pan-India exam is scheduled to be held in 13 languages on July 17.

Last year, the NEET-undergraduate exam was held on September 12, with over 95 per cent of the registered candidates appearing for it.

Over 15.44 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam, which was conducted at 3,858 centres. Of these, at least 8.70 lakh students had qualified.

Among the candidates registered this year, 771 are foreigners, 910 Non Resident Indians and 647 Overseas Citizen of India card holders. The highest number of candidates have opted English as the medium of exam, followed by Hindi and Tamil.

NEET-UG is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and BSc (H) Nursing courses. 

Also Read: Bombay HC relief to two NEET 2022 candidates, slams state for delay in issuing certificates

Medical Dialogues had reported about the demand of aspirants seeking postponement of NEET 2022 referring to the fact that there is very little time gap between NEET UG 2021 and 2022. The aspirants had been signing an online petition. The petition, a copy of which was circulating on the social media platforms, has pointed out the situation of the aspirants who are facing immense mental stress and pressure because of NEET UG schedule in July.

"We are having to go through immense mental stress and pressure because we hardly have any time to prepare for the exam that will determine our future. Sign my petition and urge the authorities to postpone NEET-UG 2022 to August," read the petition.


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