Delhi registered 75.49% qualification, with the highest among states, Haryana with 72.9%, in respect of candidates coming from the region. In fact, all the seven states of North India, including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, have more than 60% merit percentages recorded. And more than a third of the toppers are also from North Indian states.
Rajasthan saw 68.68% candidates out of 95,752 who appeared from the region. But All-India topper Soeb Aftab, who spent two years in Rajasthan for coaching and appeared for his NEET in Kota, was featured as Odisha’s top rank in the list of toppers in the state. Interestingly, Rajasthan’s success story is not in the coaching industry as most of the candidates in the state are domestic students.
Experts also believe that the success in the state lies with the schools affiliated to the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education as Vineet Sharma of Dausa’s all-India fourth position said that the school’s syllabus helped to pass lakhs of students even without their coaching. have helped.
The founder of ’50 Villagers Service Institute ‘, an NGO in Barmer, Drs. Bharat Saran, who is a medical officer at the Government Medical College, has claimed that all 45 of his students appearing in the examination are qualified in NEET. Saran said, “Our best score was 605 and 11 out of 45 qualified students will study in government medical colleges.”
One downside this year has been the performance of candidates from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, two states which have always been in the top performing regions. However, the percentage of candidates who qualify in Andhra Pradesh increased from 70.72% to 58.63% in 2019 and 67.44% to 59.15% in Telangana. However, All India rank holders in the top 15 out of the top 50 come from both these states.
Experts cite a lack of continuous monitoring and students are stuck with no resources in remote areas as the main reason for being eligible for NEET-UG 2020 as compared to 2019. Faculty running NEET programs for corporate institutions in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh said that 2,000 to 3,000 students, apart from this, were not in contact with many faculty.
“Unlike North students, our students are constantly used to monitor and guide us. It was missing due to Kovid-19. There was no motivation for him to continue his preparation, “V Kumar, Executive Dean, Sri Chaitanya Educational Institute, whose students succeeded in securing four ranks in the top 11 places in the country.
He also said that while most of the students in North India are associated with proper coaching institutes in Telangana and Andhra, it is not the case that those who otherwise live in residential campuses get stuck at home with no or minimal facilities.
He said, “Most of the institutes managed to conduct classes even during lockdown as they are not intermediate colleges. However, this was not the case here. Also, candidates who opt for long term or take NEET for the second time will have barely 10% in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, while in other parts the number is very large, ”Ashok Kumar Ved, Faculty of Chemistry, Narayan Group .