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Ukraine war likely to make NEET exam difficult, expect higher cutoffs in 2022?

Impact analysis of how Ukraine war might shape the dreams of Medical Undergrad Dreams

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 exam16,14,77715,97,43515,93,45213,26,725
Aspirants appeared in the exam15,44,27513,66,94514,10,75512,69,922
Registered Male candidates7,10,9797,16,5866,80,4145,80,649
Registered Female candidates9,03,7828,80,8438,38,9667,46,075
Transgender candidates registered for the exam16661
Appeared transgender candidates in the exam15451

NEET cut off statistics



Qualifying CriteriaNEET(UG) 2020NEET(UG) 2021
Marks RangeNo. of CandidatesMarks RangeNo. of Candidates
UR/EWS50th Percentile720-147682406720-138770857
OBC40th Percentile146-11361265137-10866978
SC40th Percentile146-11319572137-10822384
ST40th Percentile146-1137837137-1089312
UR / EWS & PwD45th Percentile146-12999137-122313
OBC & PwD40th Percentile128-113233121-108157
SC & PwD40th Percentile128-11370121-10859
ST & PwD40th Percentile128-11318121-10814