This year, the percentage of Karnataka candidates who qualified for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) 2019, was only marginally lower than the previous year.
According to the National Tasting Agency (NTA) data, about 63.25% of the total 1.02 lakh students who were making announcements on Wednesday were eligible to participate in the counselling process, who was present for the competitive examination. Last year, 63.51% of the candidates had qualified from the state.
The NEET score is the gateway to medical, dental, Ayurveda, Greek and Homeopathy courses. The Directorate General of Health Services will be counselling for 15% All India Kota seats, while the Karnataka Examination Authority will organize it for remaining seats for Karnataka.
In other states and union territories, Delhi region recorded the highest pass (74.92%) whereas Daman and Diu saw the lowest pass (40.06%). In the southern states, Andhra Pradesh has passed 70.72%. Of the total 14.1 lakh candidates, 56.49% of the candidates are eligible for counselling all over the country.
In Kannada, 1,017 candidates tried the NEET. In India, 8.86% were registered for testing in regional languages, while others took it in English and Hindi. After leaving the exam due to a seven-hour train delay, on May 20, 73 candidates for the NEET had given the examination. The number of seats for the state to be announced by the Medical Council of India is yet to be announced.