NEW DELHI: Over 70% of students joining the MBBS course in top medical colleges this year will be from nine states. The NEET-UG 2023 marks range data, exclusively accessed by TOI, showed that nearly 65% of candidates who scored 400 and above are from eight states — Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP and West Bengal. In the 620 and above marks range, Delhi replaces Bihar in top eight.
While in ‘general’ and OBC categories securing a seat in a government medical college with a NEET score of 400 would be difficult, even in the high marks range of 620 and above, nearly 66% of candidates are from these states.
A total of 11.4 lakh candidates qualified in NEET-UG 2023, results of which were announced on May 13, and will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. The total number of candidates who have scored 400 and above is 2.3 lakh, while the number of candidates with NEET scores between 500-619 is over 45,000. There are 18,757 aspirants who scored 620 and above (out of 720) in this year’s exam.This year, there are 1,04,333 MBBS seats available (54,278 in government medical colleges) and 27,868 for BDS. Apart from this, there are 52,720 seats in Ayush programmes and 603 BVSc (Bachelor of veterinary science) and animal husbandry seats. Admissions for bachelor courses in homoeopathic and Unani medicines are also based on NEET-UG scores.
Among those with scores of 400 and above, Rajasthan has the highest share (12.3%), followed by Uttar Pradesh (11.8%) and Maharashtra (9.9%). Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal account for 64.3% of the candidates in this mark range.
There are a total of 322 government medical colleges, with the highest number of seats in Tamil Nadu (more than 5,200), followed by Maharashtra (over 4,800 seats) and UP (over 4,300 seats). The other states with more than 3,000 government college seats each are Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Seats are filled under two categories in government medical colleges — 15% under AIQ (All India Quota) for those domiciled outside the state and the rest under state quota.
The total number of candidates with NEET score of 550 and above this year is 64,520 and the majority of such candidates are from Delhi, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and UP. Rajasthan has the largest group of candidates (16.8%), followed by Uttar Pradesh (12.2%) and Maharashtra (8.4%). While till the mark range of up to 619 Bihar is in the top eight, in the subsequent category of mark range of 620 and above, Delhi replaces it with 7.2% of the total number of candidates within this marks range.


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