Rajasthan and West Bengal State Board students among the best performers in NEET this 2022

Rajasthan and West Bengal State Board students among the best performers in NEET this 2022

As the number of candidates from State boards passing the NEET increased this year, the difference between students of state boards vis a vis central board passing the NEET has reduced


The percentage of applicants from CBSE who receive scores of 324 or above the base average score for the period remains higher including reserved groups for entry into medical schools. The number of candidates from State boards passing has also increased, with Rajasthan and West Bengal counting among the best-performing states. 

This year, boards other than the CBSE have produced 66% of the NEET qualifiers. Just 39% of the top two lakh students, or indeed the 8.7 lakh qualifying applicants, came from boards other than CBSE. In terms of its portion of the top two lakhs list, students from Rajasthan board top the list in terms of percentage.

Since 2019, there has been a rise in the percentage of state board cases where candidates scored in this area, where their prospects of being appointed are strong.In the previous four years, the percentage of CBSE applicants taking the medical entrance exam rose from 23.7% to 26.1%, while the percentage of State board candidates fell from 76.3%. In West Bengal, the difference between candidates scoring in the 324–720 range on the CBSE and State boards throughout the time decreased from 14.9% points in 2019 to 7.5% points in 2022, while in Rajasthan it decreased from 10.4% to 5.9%.

“There is a myth that only students from national boards are meritors. In fact 40 years ago, it was the State boards which were doing better than national boards.” - Former CBSE Chairperson Ashok Ganguly

Along with West Bengal and Rajasthan, the difference between CBSE and the other boards has significantly shrunk over the past four years in states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and Goa. 

Andhra Pradesh had a rise from -4.6% to 4.2%, Telegana saw a gain from -1% to 5.2%, and Bihar saw an increase from 11.1% to 13.5%. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are the states with the most applicants in the top 1- 1,00,000 ranking. This year, candidates from states including Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka faced defeats.

Best Performing Boards (in %age terms)
Board Appeared Qualified 1-10000 1-50000 Qualified %
CBSE 3,94,404 2,91,502 5,094 22,903 73.9
CISCE 24,907 17,849 268 1,364 71.7
Rajasthan 82,365 50,931 1,255 5,604 61.8
Andhra 54,586 35,191 322 1,630 64.5
Telangana 47,460 29,963 201 794 63.1

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