NEET 2022 has a total of 11 Lakh registrations from students, while a week is still left for the end date of the registration process.

With just over a week left for the last date of application, the total registrations for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) has exceeded 11 lakh. Meanwhile, 9.5 lakh aspirants have registered for the JEE (main) session 1. For the first edition of Common University Entrance Test (CUET), close to 4.7 lakh candidates have registered, even as National Testing Agency (NTA) is expecting a significant jump in numbers as more universities come on board due to the extension of the last date for applications.

For CUET, the big numbers are coming from Uttar Pradesh (74,527), followed by Delhi (44,685) and Bihar (17,145). Haryana too recorded over 15,000 registrations. Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal are the other states with high registrations.

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CUET, which started with 44 central universities on board, is now an admission test for 72 universities in the country as on April 28, 2022. This includes eight universities, eight deemed-to-be universities and 12 private universities. The state universities include Dr B R Ambedkar University, Delhi, Jiwaji University and Sardar Patel University of Police Security and Criminal Justice, while the deemed universities include The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and National Rail and Transportation Institute. The private universities include Bennett University, BML Munjal University and SRM University, among others.

“The registration for CUET has picked up significantly in the last week as more universities are joining the league. There are others that may actually accept CUET scores at the time of admissions without officially joining the test this year due to paucity of time. However, the numbers are going to cross 150 government universities from 2023 as CUET is going to get bigger and will be conducted twice,” said a senior official at the ministry of education.
The registration for JEE (Main) Session 1, which rescheduled to June, reopened for a week, and nearly 1.5 lakh registrations received during this period.

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According to NTA sources, the application for NEET-UG is likely to cross 17 lakh mark this year which will be the highest for any competitive exam in the country. Last year a little over 16 lakh candidates had registered. As per the registration data as on April 28, 2022, the largest number of applicants are from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, while Kota (29,700) as a district has the largest number of applications.

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