NEET Result 2023: NTA Declares NEET UG Results, Over 11 Lakh Candidates Qualify, Maximum From UP
Tamil Nadu's Prabanjan J and Andhra Pradesh's Bora Varun Chakravarthi emerged as the top scorers in this year's NEET-UG medical entrance exam, achieving an impressive percentile score of 99.99. The announcement was made by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday. Out of a total of 20.38 lakh candidates, 11.45 lakh candidates successfully qualified for the exam.
Among the states, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of qualifying candidates with 1.39 lakh, followed closely by Maharashtra with 1.31 lakh and Rajasthan with over 1 lakh candidates. Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are known as the most populous states in the country, while Rajasthan also ranks among the top ten in terms of population.
The NTA conducted the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (UG) at 4,097 centers located in 499 cities across the country, including 14 cities outside India, on May 7. A senior NTA official stated that seven candidates were identified for using unfair practices during the examination and appropriate actions have been taken against them as per the norms.
The exam was conducted in 13 languages, namely Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Additionally, the exam took place outside India in cities such as Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Colombo, Doha, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Dubai, and Kuwait City.
"The NTA has assigned an all India rank to the candidates, and the admitting authorities will formulate a merit list based on these ranks for MBBS and BDS seats falling under their jurisdiction," stated the official. "When candidates apply to their respective states, they will indicate their category as per the state category list. State counseling authorities will then create their own merit lists accordingly. The same procedure applies to domicile. The NTA plays no role in this process," the official clarified.