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NEET UG 2022 Registrations cross 18 lakh, 2.57 lakh more applicants than last year

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: May 27, 2022 05:06 pm IST

NEET UG 2022 Registrations have breached the 18-lakh mark for the first time ever. About 2.57 lakh more candidates have registered this year than 2021. Read below for more details regarding registrations and seat matrix.

NEET UG 2022 Registrations

NEET UG 2022: For the first time since the inception of NEET UG 2022 examination, the number of applications registered has breached the 18-lakh mark. In addition to this, this year noted 2.57 lakh more registrations than 2021. Again, recording another first, the number of registrations by female candidates is higher than male candidates by nearly 2.6 lakh and the female candidates alone account for over 10 lakh registrations.

In the last five years, from 2017 to 2022, the number of female applicants has gone up by almost 41%. The overall registrations have shot up by over 7 lakh from 2017 to 2022. The registrations for 2017 stopped at 11.4 lakh while for NEET UG 2022, registrations reached 18.7 lakh, the highest yet. Although the rise in the number of registrations suggests the ever-increasing popularity of the exam, it also implies the ever-increasing competition. The cutoffs this year, thus, are expected to be higher.

Another observation over the past five years witnessed a 274.3% increase in the registrations with the 12 Indian languages as the choice of medium. In 2022, as many as 2.5 lakh candidates have opted for Hindi as their language of preference, followed by 50k in Gujarati, 42k in Bengali, and 31.8k in Tamil.

The highest number of registrations this year were seen from Maharashtra state with as many as 2.55 lakh candidates, followed shortly by Uttar Pradesh at 2.18 lakh. Other states with highest registrations are Tamil Nadu at 1.42 lakh, Rajasthan at 1.40 lakh, Karnataka at 1.33 lakh, and Kerala at 1.29 lakh. In fact, 55% of the total registrations in the country are from these six states.

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NEET UG 2022 Registration Details

The following tables break down the registration details of NEET UG 2022 as per gender and categories:

NEET UG 2022 Gender-Wise Registrations

Gender

Number of Registrations

Female

10,64,631

Male

8,07,710

LGBTQ+

12

Total

18,72,329

Also Read: NEET Previous Years Question Papers PDF

NEET UG 2022 Category-Wise Registrations

Category

Number of Registrations

General/Unreserved

5,68,378

General-EWS

1,29,520

OBC-NCL

7,86,519

SC

2,67,876

ST

1,13,607

PwD

6,429

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NEET UG 2022 Seat Matrix

Irrespective of the rocketing registrations, the number of seats remains barely changed. The seat matrix for various programmes such as MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, etc. is provided below. It shall be noted that these seats account for the entire nation and are unevenly divided throughout the states and Union Territories.

Programme

Number of Available Seats

MBBS

91,415

BDS

26,949

AYUSH

50,720

BVSc & Animal Husbandry

525

Total

1,69,609

Also Read: NEET UG 2022 Rank Predictor

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NEET UG Previous Year Question Paper

NEET 2016 Question paper

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