NTA NEET result 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the result of the National Eligibility Test (NEET) 2020 today. Of the 15,97,435 candidates who registered to appear for the exam, 7,71,500 have managed to clear it. Of those who clear the exam, every year about 1-1.5 lakh go abroad to pursue medicine, this year, academicians are expected fewer students to study abroad, and hence cut-off is likely to rise for admission to top courses. In such a case, even for those who have cleared the exam but could not make it to decent ranks, finding a college of choice can be a difficulty.
“While students still have an option to study medicine abroad, the number of students actually doing so was about one per cent of total applicants. Further this year, parents and students are concerned about their health, and the embassies are also closed making visa approvals take longer. Students are given education online for top universities. In such a case, the number of aspirants planning to go abroad will reduce further,” said Anurag Tiwari, national academic director, medical, Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL).
Saurabh Kumar, director academics, Vidyamandir Classes, “The first choice for most students is MBBS in a government college. However, if a candidate is not able to get it through, they should look for an MBBS degree in a private college but that comes with a price of about Rs 80 lakh to Rs 1 crore. One can opt for BDS or veterinary courses. The Aayush Ministry also offers a range of courses. For those below 60,000 rank, the options remain of a management seat or a BPharma course where they can indirectly treat people or the BSc courses like biotechnology, nursing, physiotherapy. If one fails to get through it then they can go for zoology, biology, or chemistry at the undergraduate level and go for specialization at the postgraduate level.”