Hyderabad: Sunday’s National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Neet) exams recorded an attendance of 13.4 lakh, a sharp increase from 11.4 lakh recorded last year.
The exam, which is held for admission to medical college, was held at 2,255 centres across the country.
This dramatic increase is primarily due to the increase in the number of states opting for NEET scores over state-level Common Entrance Tests (CETs) for admissions in the health sciences.
This could also be attributed to an increase in the number of students clearing Class 12 exams, and various policies and scholarships provided by the government.
In 2016, NEET saw only 7.5 lakh registrations. The total number of seats in MBBS and BDS institutes across the country stands…