“The maximum number of candidates clearing the NEET exam this year are from Uttar Pradesh at 88,889 while Maharashtra is at the second spot with 79,974 candidates qualifying the exam,” an official told PTI.
After Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, Rajasthan reserved the third spot with respect to the number of qualifying candidates of NEET 2020 65,758 successful candidates followed by Kerala (59,404) and Karnataka (55,009). A total of 23,554 candidates have qualified for the exam from Delhi, while 22,395 successful candidates are from Haryana.
Number of female qualifying candidates higher
As per the initial statistics released by NTA, the state of Tripura was pegged as the state with the highest number of qualifying candidates but the data was later rectified and NTA termed it to be “human error”.
“The number of females qualifying for the exam is higher. While 4.27 lakh females have cleared the exam, the number of males qualifying for the exam is 3.43 lakh. One out of the 4 transgender candidates who appeared for the exam, has been successful,” the official told PTI.
From this year, the admissions to the MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, will also be made through NEET following the amendment in National Medical Commission Act, 2019, passed by Parliament last year.