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.