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A greater number of TN MBBS aspirants have passed NEET this year. However, the pass rate has been a little down. Of 1.08 lakh applicants who took NEET this time, 58.922 have passed the qualifying exam. This is a 54.4%pass rate however, the pass rate was 57.4% last year where 57,216 students passed the exam. The number of students who scored high has been increasing this year, which makes the race for MBBS seats more difficult than it was last year. Of the prime 50,000 nationally ranked rank-holders, the range of TN college students has risen to 2,874 over this year against 2,747 last year’s. Amid all the ranking-holders with the highest rank, The number of Tamil Nadu college students elevated to 6,144 for the year from 6,086 in the previous 12 months. The students who are enrolled in state board colleges in the top 1 lakh rank-holders have decreased marginally this year — to 3,447 from 3,500 last year. With the effect being similar to last year and Tamil Nadu having bought 1,460 more MBBS places in eleven brand-new medical faculties that are a part of the government, experts anticipate a slight decrease in the cut-offs for different classes this year.
SK Prasenjithan from Chennai, R Arvind from Thanjavur, Geethanjali S A, and M Pravin of Namakkal have scored 710 of 720 points. As for the other candidates, Geethanjali received 23rd all-India rank and Pravin received 30th rank while Prasenjithan and Arvind achieved all-India rank 43rd. Arvind did his preparation. “I focused on completing the previous 2 years’ NEET exam questions after having completed the syllabus. I did mock tests twice every week and analyzed the reasoning behind the result in the tests. This approach helped me achieve my goal,” Arvind said.
He attended the Aakash Institute. One other town’s top performer Hayagrivas MB was able to score 705 marks out of 720 and snagged the entire India 56th rank, also wished to tie up both AIIMS as well as JIPMER.
Sanjay Gandhi, deputy director of, Aakash Institute in Chennai expressed his concern about AIIMS and other institutes that have been rising among the many best performers. “The performance that our university students have in NEET 2021 has increased twofold over the last twelve months. Around nineteen college students are scoring over 650 marks across the state, while the college students of 201 have scored over 600 marks at our state-wide institutes,” he added.