Of the total of 8.7 lakh applicants who qualified for the test, 66.5% are from boards other than the CBSE, which is only 39% of the first two lakh. Rajasthan’s Board of Directors leads the respective share of best qualified candidates for a lakh with 19.8%, followed by Odisha (14.9%), CBSE (14.5%).
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The states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have the highest number of applicants in the 1-10,000 rankings. Seven states have 6,000 and more applicants in the rank 1 to 1,000,000 cohort, which includes Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP and West Bengal. Tamil Nadu, which along with 18 other states saw a drop in qualifying percentage, however, recorded the highest number of applicants ever in the first lakh.
In total, nine states recorded 60% and more qualification, with Delhi recording the highest at 76.6%, followed by Chandigarh (75%). States with more than a lakh of applicants and more than 50% qualification include Karnataka (57.6%), Kerala (58.9%), Rajasthan (66.2%), Tamil Nadu (54 , 4%) and UP (53.8%). Maharashtra was the exception with 45.9% qualification.
The 13 councils with more than 50% qualification are Telangana (63.1%), AMU (84.6%), West Bengal (55%), Rajasthan (61.8%), Mizoram (50.5%), Kerala (54.2%), Jammu & Kashmir (56.5%, Haryana (54.8%), Gujarat (58.2%), Goa (52.7%), CISCE (71.7%), CBSE (73.9%) and Andhra Pradesh (64.5%).
Boards that have shown significant improvement in Neet-UG’s performance this year include Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra as well as the North East region except Manipur. Candidates from state councils like Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have slipped.
The nine councils representing more than 10% each of the best qualified candidates for a lakh are AMU (28.1%), Rajasthan (19.2%), Odisha (14.9%), CBSE (14.5%), CISCE (14.3%), West Bengal (13.7%), Bihar (10.9%), Andhra Pradesh (10.7%) and Haryana (10.6%).
There are 13 boards whose applicants improved their qualifying percentage from 2019 including Jharkhand (3.9%), Maharashtra (6.7%), Tamil Nadu (4.6%), Tripura (7.5 %) and West Bengal (1.6%). The councils that improved their qualification by more than five percentage points are Assam, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir and Tripura. The four boards that improved their qualifying percentages by more than 12 percentage points are Gujarat, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland.
This year also saw the highest number (8) of qualifying transgender applicants, notably from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
The councils that saw the largest drop in qualification percentage compared to 2019 are Andhra Pradesh (6.2%), Bihar (6.5%), Kerala (7.1%) and Manipur ( 12.5%).
A total of 18 councils recorded a decrease in the percentage of qualification compared to 2019 and these include the three national councils – CBSE, NIOS and CISCE.
According to a senior NTA official, “Since 2020, subject matter experts from states and various school boards that organize upper secondary exams, including translation experts in 13 languages, are being consulted. state is also continuously investigated. ”