Now that result and ranks of NEET 2016 has been released, here’s explaining the admission process for all medical aspirants.
The nation-wide medical entrance exam – NEET was brought in by the Supreme Court in April, just three days before the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) was set to be held. Since AIPMT was being organised by the CBSE to fill medical and dental seats across the country under 15% All India quota, NEET was brought in as a single entrance exam to fill seats in all the institutions. AIPMT was turned into NEET-1 (phase 1 exam – 1 May, 2016) and CBSE was issued directive to conduct a second phase test (NEET 2) in July to give a fair chance to medical aspirants. Subsequently, NEET 2 was conducted on July 24 and overall 7,31,223 aspirants appeared for NEET (both NEET 1 & NEET 2).
The results were initially scheduled to be announced on August 17, but CBSE surprised the aspirants by declaring NEET Result one day prior to the date, on August 16. For around 52,000 MBBS seats in 412 colleges across the country, as much as 4,09,477 students have qualified NEET and will be participating in the counselling process to be held soon for grabbing a seat in their preferred college/institution.
Allen Career Institute emerges as the top performer
With the NEET result declared, Allen Career Institute, Kota has yet another reason to rejoice. Top 3 rank holders (Het Shah, Ekansh Goyal & Nikhil Bajiya) of NEET 2016 are from Allen. 18-year old Het Shah from Gujarat scored 685 marks out of 720, followed by Ekansh Goyal from Odisha with 682 marks and Nikhil Bajiya from Rajasthan with 678 marks. These three students had also appeared in AIIMS entrance exam and secured top 10 ranks in it as well. Het Shah had secured AIR 4, Ekansh AIR 9 and Nikhil AIR 2 in AIIMS entrance. CBSE has listed the top 10 candidates who scored 99.998632 percentile (668 marks out of 720) and above. Here is the list of NEET top 10 rank holders (with their marks) provided by CBSE :
- Het Shah – 685 marks
- Ekansh Goyal – 682 marks
- Nikhil Bajiya – 678 marks
- Ashank Khaitan – 677 marks
- Arushi – 676 marks
- Dyuti Shah – 675 marks
- Japnoor Kaur – 672 marks
- Dhritiman Chatterjee – 671 marks
- Amit Kumar – 669 marks
- Utkarsh Anand – 668 marks
Who is the BEST – Boys or Girls ?
Talking about the boys-girls competition in NEET 2016, once again the girls have outshined boys. A total of 2,26,049 girls have been declared qualified in NEET 2016, while 1,83,424 boys managed to clear NEET. As per the records, 3,37,572 boys and 3,93,642 girls have appeared in NEET 2016 and the overall passing percentage of girls has been recorded as 57.42 percent in comparison to boys’ 54.33 %. But one place where boys have performed well is the top performance. Among the top 10 ranked students, only 3 girls have managed to secure a place. Even in top 15 percent criteria, 11,058 boys have secured a place, while only 8,266 girls have grabbed a rank in it. Overall, 19,325 students have been placed in top 15 percent candidates, and all of them are eligible for admission under 15% all India quota.
NEET 1 (AIPMT) was taken by over 6.5 lakh candidates while NEET 2 saw the presence of around 4.7 lakh. Overall, 8,02,594 candidates had registered for the test, out of which 7,31,223 took the exam. 15 transgenders had also registered for the test, while only 9 appeared. Of them, 4 have qualified the test and 1 secured a spot in top 15% students.
As per the minimum qualifying criteria for admissions, general category candidates were required to score 50th percentile (marks range – 685-145). As much as 1,71,329 general category candidates have met the criteria. The criteria for OBC, SC, ST candidates has been 40th percentile, while for PwD category, it was 45th percentile. 1,75,226 OBC candidates have met the criteria with marks between 678-118, followed by 47,183 SC candidates with marks between 595-118 & 15,710 ST candidates with marks between 599-118.
CBSE will also provide NEET rank letters to the candidates qualified for 15 percent all India seats through DigiLocker.
State Rank in NEET 2016 : A petition was submitted in the Supreme Court for separate merit list for CBSE and state board students. However, the apex court declined to pass an interim order directing the MCI and CBSE to declare the separate merit lists. For now, the admissions would be done on the basis of a single merit list of NEET 2016.
Admissions on the basis of NEET score : The 15 % seats in government colleges where the Common entrance test (CET) has been conducted will be filled from NEET top 15 percent students, while the states which have not conducted their own CET, they will be filling all the seats through NEET. All admissions in private institutions would be done on the basis of NEET result. The qualified candidates will have to complete the formalities and admission with the respective Counselling Authorities viz. DGHS, Medical Education Directorates of States, AFMC, Institutions and Universities, etc. for admission to MBBS/BDS course.