The result of NEET-UG examination for admission to medical colleges is expected by mid-October. This is the biggest test in the Corona era.
Nearly 16 lakh students had registered for the examination, out of which 85 percent students have passed the examination. The examination, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time, has gone offline. Answer of the pen-paper based examination would be released next week.
A senior NTA official said that it is taking a lot of time to get the results of NEET exam as compared to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main examination. The result of JEE Main Examination was released on the sixth day after the exam. The reason for the delay in NEET exam result is the manual of the examination and not computer based. This is taking time to scan the exam’s OMR sheet.
There are about 80,000 seats in 536 medical colleges in the country. Half of the seats are with government colleges and half with private medical colleges. Under the NMC Bill Act, the government has been given the right to fix the fees of 50 percent seats in private colleges i.e. 20 thousand seats. In this way, the government will determine the fees of 75 percent medical seats i.e. around 60 thousand seats.