National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 attendees this year is around 15-17 lakhs as the admission process to dental and medical seats across the country is expected to get complex from now onwards. The number of candidates in the last year was 14 lakhs. Around the country, there are around 1 lakh dental and medical seats available for students.
In the last few years, the admission process for the medical domain has undergone various changes right from the year 2013 when the exam (NEET) was conducted to provide admission to the candidates for medical and dental courses. The exam was scrapped by the Supreme Court in September 2013, which led to the medical entrance exams administered by state governments based on CBSE syllabus.
About NEET Exam
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a medical entrance test run at the national level under the supervision of the Medical Council Of India (MCI) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The main aim of the exam is to provide admissions in BDS/MBBS courses provided by all private and government medical colleges in the country. The exam is a one-tier based one that is conducted once in a year usually in the month of May. NEET score is mandatory for admission to all seats (MBBS/BDS) of any medical/dental college across the country. This year around, the exam would be held on September 13th, 2020.
NTA also releases NEET cut-off following which only the aspirants who manage to clear the cut-off shall be able to qualify and take up admission in medical and dental colleges.