How many students will appear for neet 2021

Nearly 1.7 millions (17 Lakh) students are expected to appear for NEET 2021 entrance exam.

It’s hard to digest such a whooping number of aspirants for only 40,000 government MBBS seats but that’s how the trend is, for the last few years

  • NEET 2016 : 8 lakh candidates
  • NEET 2017 : Around 11 lakh candidates
  • NEET 2018 : 13.26 lakh candidates
  • NEET 2020 : Approximately 15 lakh candidates

You can see a large increament in number of candidates for the NEET Exam.

Reason behind Such Increament

  1. No upper age limit ; The cap on the NEET-UG number of attempts (where candidates could only attempt NEET three times ) was removed by Honorable Supreme court of India in the year 2017 until final verdict.
  2.  Number of attempts limitations : Currently there’s no upper limit for the number of attempts in the neet examination. Unlike JEE which allows only 2 attempts for the candidates to qualify for the exams.

A very interesting incident happened in NEET 2020 regarding the above point, Jay Kishore Pradhan ; A 64 years old retired banker cracked the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and will be a first-year MBBS student at the Veer Surendra Rai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) situated in Burla

Well l, there’s a good logic behind no such restrictions in NEET Examination.

Practically, a doctor has no retirement age for his profession then logically, there shouldn’t be an upper age/attempt limit in medical entrance exam like NEET, which is the case in present.

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NTA NEET 2021 Overview

NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Popularly known asNEET
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Language options availableEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu
Duration3 hours
Total marks720
Total number of questions180
Negative markingYes
Subjects/sectionsPhysics, Chemistry and Biology