The NEET-UG 2021 was conducted on September 12 and the results were announced on November 1. NTA received 16,14,777 registrations for the NEET-UG 2021 exam, somewhat more than the previous year’s total of 15,97,435 registrations. The number of applications for the NEET examination grows each year, and the reason for the increase in 2021 might be related to the significant delays in holding the exam. The major institutions in the country like AIMS, Jipmer, etc provide admissions to their medical courses through the NEET examination. This could possibly be one of the reasons for the increase in NEET 2021 applications.
In addition to medical and dental courses. NEET is also required for AYUSH courses and 15% of All India Quota seats in Veterinary colleges across the country. Let’s look at the NEET-UG statics 2021.
NEET-UG 2021 An Overview
|Number of Registrations||16.1 Lakh|
|Number of Seats||MBBS: 83,075 |
|Number of Languages Available||13 Languages|
|Date of Examination||September 12|
|Date of Result||November 1|
|Date of Counselling||January 19 (2022)|
|The state with the largest male-to-female ratio of candidates||Kerala – There are 3.8 female candidates for every male candidate.|
NEET UG 2021 Statistics: Cut-Off NEET 2021
The NEET cutoff marks are the minimum qualifying scores required to pass the examination. NEET passing scores in 2021 vary per category. The general category NEET 2021 result cutoff is 50th percentile, whereas the cutoff marks are 720-138. You can check the cut-off statistics for NEET 2021 from the below table.
|Category||Qualifying Criteria||Marks Range||No. of Candidates|
|UR/EWS & PwD||45th Percentile||137-122||313|
|OBC & PwD||40th Percentile||121-108||157|
|SC & PwD||40th Percentile||121-108||59|
|ST & PwD||40th Percentile||121-108||14|
NEET UG 2021 Statistics: Number of Candidates Appearing in Regional Languages Increased
Within a five-year period, the number of applicants appearing in Indian local languages climbed from 1.1 lakh to 3.4 lakh in 2021. In particular, the number of applicants appearing in Hindi has risen from 1.2 lakh in 2017 to 2.3 lakh in 2021. Besides Hindi, the Gujarati language was widely recognized as a popular choice for candidates – close to 50,000 aspirants, followed by 35,000 candidates in Bengali and 20,000 in Tamil.
NEET UG 2021 Statistics: State-Wise Registrations
According to media sources, the state of Maharashtra received the most applications last year, with a total of 2.28 lakh candidates applying for the medical entrance test. However, let’s look at the total data of state-wise NEET registration numbers
|State||No. of Candidates|
|Jammu & Kashmir||33357|
NEET UG 2021 Statistics: Toppers
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According to the NEET toppers list, Mrinal Kutteri, Tanmay Gupta, and Karthika G Nair scored 720 out of 720. Let’s take a peek at the top ten toppers.
|2||Tanmay Gupta||UR||720||100||1||Delhi (NCT)|
|3||Karthika G Nair||UR||720||100||1||Maharashtra|
|4||Aman Kumar Tripathi||UR||716||100||4||Uttar Pradesh|
|6||Deepak Sahu||OBC- NCL||715||99.998705||5||Uttar Pradesh|
|7||Shubham Agarwal||UR||715||99.998705||5||Uttar Pradesh|
|8||Nikhar Bansal||UR||715||99.998705||5||Delhi (NCT)|
|10||Meghan H K||UR||715||99.998705||5||Karnataka|
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NEET UG 2021 Statistics: Result Gender Wise Statistics
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NEET UG 2021 Statistics: Nationality-Wise Analysis
NEET UG 2020 State-Wise Perfomance
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||914||816|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||776||671|
|Daman & Diu||386||317|
|Jammu and Kashmir||34615||31479|
NEET UG 2020 State-Wise Qualified Candidates
|State Name||Candidates Qualified|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||413|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||288|
|Daman & Diu||144|
|Jammu and Kashmir||14743|
NEET UG 2021 Statistics: Overall Comparison with Previous Years
|No. of candidates registered||1519375||1597435||1.09% increase from 2020|
|No of Candidates Present||1410755||1366945||95.63% Increase from 2020|
|No of Candidates Absent||108620||230490||4.37% Increase from 2020|
|Indian Nationals||1516066||1593907||99.85% Increase from 2020|
|NRIs||1884||1869||0.065% Increase from 2020|
|OCIs||675||732||0.035% Increase from 2020|
|Foreigners||687||878||0.055% Increase from 2020|
|Male||680414||716586||44.03% Increase from 2020|
|Female||838955||880843||55.97% Increase from 2020|
|Un-Reserved||534072||475534||28.50% Increase from 2020|
|SC||211303||221253||14.60% Increase from 2020|
|ST||96456||100519||6.25% Increase from 2020|
|OBC||677544||706214||42.97% Increase from 2020|
|Number of Cities||154||155||30.32% increase from 2020|
|Number of Languages||11||11||Malayalam & Punjabi added in 2020|
|Number of Centre / Deputy Centre Superintendent||5970||9680||0.61 increase from 2020|
|Number of rooms||64000||133120||1.09% increase from 2020|
|Number of invigilators||128000||266240||1.09% increase from 2020|
|Number of Observers||3600||5818||1.07% increase from 2020|
|No of City Coordinators||163||195||12.82 % increase from 2020|
What after NEET results?
Qualified candidates will be able to participate in the NEET counselling process for 2021. The Medical Counselling Committee will conduct NEET 2021 counselling for 15% of All India Quota seats, central/deemed institutions, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS, and JIPMER. Admission to the remaining 85 per cent state quota seats in government MBBS/BDS colleges, as well as all private colleges, would be handled by the appropriate state counselling bodies.
Tanmay Gupta made history by being the first person from Jammu & Kashmir to top the NEET 2021 medical entrance test. He was awarded the All India Rank 1 after receiving 720 out of 720 complete marks.
The NEET-UG 2021 test was taken by 223883 SC students.
The NEET 2021 cut-off scores for all categories of students have decreased. The unreserved category NEET cut-off for 2021 has decreased from 720-147 in NEET 2020 to 720-138 in NEET 2021.
You can secure an MBBS seat with a score of 400 in the NEET Exam, but you need 400+ to get into a government medical college.
According to the official website statistics, more than 5170 MBBS seats have been added for the session 2021-22. This signifies that the number of seats has increased.