NEET-UG medical entrance results to be declared by 7 Sep: NTA

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The results of the medical entrance exam NEET-UG, which saw the highest number of applications ever this year, will be announced by 7 September, quoting National Testing Agency (NTA) officials Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

NTA will upload the provisional answer keys, scanned images of the OMR answer sheet and recorded responses for NEET (UG) – 2022 on its website by 30 August, they said.

“To facilitate the candidates, a scanned image of the OMR answer sheet will also be sent to the registered e-mail address given by the candidates at the time of submission of the online application form of NEET (UG) – 2022,” according to a senior NTA official.

As per the report, candidates can apply for answer key and recorded response challenges from 30 August for a cost of 200  rupees for each answer key and 200 rupees for per question respectively.

About 95 percent attendance was recorded in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET (UG), which had received a record 18.72 lakh applications this year.

Breaching the 18-lakh mark, a total of 18,72,329 candidates had registered for the largest entrance exam in the county of which 10.64 lakh were female.

This was the first time that the number of registrations for the NEET medical entrance exam surpassed 18 lakh, a considerable increase of over 2.5 lakh from 2021.

Last year, the NEET-undergraduate exam was held on 12 September, with over 95 percent of the registered candidates appearing for it. Over 15.44 lakh candidates appeared for the exam, which was conducted at 3,858 centers. Of these, at least 8.70 lakh students had qualified, reads the report by PTI.

NEET-UG is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and BSc (H) Nursing courses.

The exam was conducted at 3,570 centres in 497 cities, including 14 cities (Colombo, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Sharjah, Kuwait City, Doha, Manama, Riyadh, Lagos) outside India on 17 July in ‘pen and paper’ mode.

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