The roll call
The wait by the 13 lakh medical aspirants got over with the declaration of the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 which was held on May 06, 2018. The entrance exam, which serves as a gateway to the top-notch medical colleges in the country offering over 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats, will have 7,14,562 candidates who have been qualified for counselling.
Passing the exam in flying colours amongst top 10 All- India toppers of NEET 2018, seven students are from Aakash Institute.
Congratulating the toppers on their impressive result, Aakash Chaudhry, director – Aakash Educational Services Private Limited, said: “We are delighted that 7 students from Aakash have secured ranks within Top 10 Ranks in NEET 2018. From our classroom programme, Kalpana Kumari captured Rank 1 with 691 marks in NEET 2018 followed by Himanshu Sharma who captured Rank 3 with 690 marks, Aarosh Dhamija who captured Rank 4 with 686 marks, Madhvan Gupta who captured Rank 9 with 680 marks and Ramneek Kaur Mahal who captured Rank 10 with 680 marks.
“From our Distance learning programme, Rohan Purohit captured Rank 2 with 690 marks and Varun Muppidi captured Rank 6 with 685 marks. The impressive feat achieved by our students in NEET 2018 is a result of their immense hard work, unwavering determination and willingness to succeed,” Chaudhry said.
Allocation of seats
The allocation of seats will be done on the basis of All India Quota Merit List. Candidates, who have successfully cleared the exam, can seek counselling by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) to fill 15 per cent All India Quota Seats.
The remaining 85 per cent seats will be filled through state-level counselling on the basis of State Merit List of NEET.
Increase in NEET
The number of candidates applying for NEET is increasing every year. A total of 13.36 lakh candidates had registered for the exam, a 16.49-per cent increase from last year. However, 12.69 lakh candidates appeared for the test, of whom 7.14 lakh cleared it.
The number of candidates registered for NEET is even bigger than that for JEE Main where only 11 lakh filled the form.
In 2015, only 6,32,625 candidates applied for the exam. In 2016, NEET was held twice. For Phase I of NEET, 6,67,637 candidates registered, whereas, for Phase II, 4,38,867 applied.
There are talks that from 2019 onwards, NEET might not be held in 11 languages. This year, only 1,19, 260 opted to give the exam in regional languages. Whereas to write the exam in English language, 10,60,923 candidates opted and for Hindi language was chosen by 1,46,542 candidates.
Only 8 per cent candidates took the paper in regional language. So, it is being predicted that there is a high possibility that the exam will be held in lesser languages.
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