Before Putin got Aggressive with Ukraine, The Medical aspirants in India had the option of studying medicine in Undergrad in Ukraine, which was the hub of high quality education with Good Medical Universities with Global recognition. A quarter of the the total Foreign Medical students in Ukraine were from India. Every year, approximately 18,000-20,000 medical students join various Ukrainian medical colleges, which is gonna change this year. Many Indian middle class claim that Medical education specially in private colleges is out of reach due to high fees.
Now with Ukraine's burgeoning crisis, this only adds to the problem of demand & Supply, at that too with the notorious variable of fees. This has sparked multiple discussions on various forums for the need of overhaul of medical education in India & NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for MBBS cannot go untouched by the same.
This year we expect cut offs to go up by 5% to help map the increased aspirants to the medical colleges. This indeed calls for more competition, more preparation & much more patience on the aspirants side to realize their dreams.
NEET Aspirant Trend Over years
|Students applied for the exam||16,14,777||15,97,435||15,93,452||13,26,725|
|Aspirants appeared in the exam||15,44,275||13,66,945||14,10,755||12,69,922|
|Registered Male candidates||7,10,979||7,16,586||6,80,414||5,80,649|
|Registered Female candidates||9,03,782||8,80,843||8,38,966||7,46,075|
|Transgender candidates registered for the exam||16||6||6||1|
|Appeared transgender candidates in the exam||15||4||5||1|
NEET cut off statistics
|Qualifying Criteria||NEET(UG) 2020||NEET(UG) 2021|
|Marks Range||No. of Candidates||Marks Range||No. of Candidates|
|UR / EWS & PwD||45th Percentile||146-129||99||137-122||313|
|OBC & PwD||40th Percentile||128-113||233||121-108||157|
|SC & PwD||40th Percentile||128-113||70||121-108||59|
|ST & PwD||40th Percentile||128-113||18||121-108||14|