How many students appeared for NEET Exam?
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How many students appeared for NEET Exam?

The NEET Exam is one of the largest Public Examinations in the country. It is a single examination that allows aspirants to obtain a Medical Seat in either Private or Government institutions. The NEET exam was first held on 5th May 2013, after the NTA, deemed a single examination to admit students to all colleges. 

The NEET exam has seen an exponential rise in the number of applicants ever since.

This is mostly due to the flexibility of the NEET exams. The exam is now available in 13 different languages like Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, etc. This allows more students to take up the examination in their colloquial language. 

The increasing number of NEET Coaching Centers in Bangalore, and in other part of the country has also helped aspirants. The aspirants are more prepared to face the examination, both mentally as well as technically. In fact, ever since the inception of the NEET exam, both the number of students appearing for the examination and the number of NEET Coaching Centers have simultaneously gone up. It would not be fair to assume that the increase in the number of aspirants is solely due to more Coaching Centers, however there sure is a positive influence of these coaching centers on the aspirants. 

Now, let us look at the number of NEET registrations over the years – 

Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Applicants 1323672 1519375 1597435 1614777 1872339
%age increase 14.78  5.14  1.09  15.95 

One very obvious and key takeaway from this table is that there has been a steady increase in the number of aspirants year-on-year. For the first time, since its inception in 2013, the NEET exam has seen 18 lakh aspirants who have registered. If the trends and numbers are to be believed, we can very well see the total number of Registrations cross 20 lakh in 2023, which would prove ground-breaking as it would indicate that 20 lakh aspirants are finally getting the opportunity to live their dreams.

While most of them are already in contention and preparing to be amongst the most brilliant minds in the country, the others are still exploring the various fields within this discipline.