According to officials in India, a record 20.87 lakh registrations have been received for the medical entrance exam NEET UG this year, including nearly 12 lakh female candidates. NEET UG is the largest entrance exam in the country, followed by the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET UG).
Registration statistics show that 20.87 lakh candidates have applied for the NEET UG 2023 exam, over 2.57 lakh more than last year. The gender gap too breached the two lakh mark, with 11.8 lakh female candidates registering, which is 2.8 lakh more than male candidates. The number of male candidates is 9.02 lakh.
The NEET UG 2023 exam will be held on May 7, 2023. The maximum number of registrations are from Maharashtra, followed by Uttar Pradesh. NEET UG is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), and Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS), as well as BSc (H) Nursing courses in India.
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