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NEET 2020 is moving back by postponing again and again due to the severe pandemic conditions of Corona and now the wait is still on till August 2020. Though the commencement of exam on that day is also a big uncertainty and the same continues till the normalcy of the Covid-19 conditions prevails in India.

So…. All the medical aspirants of the country is genuinely worried about their one year might be lagged due to the continuous postponement of the NEET-2020 as well as inability to prepare with the same enthusiasm like before in the current uncertainty. But the exam might be conducted late; the fate it gives the medical aspirants won’t change a bit. To ensure your NEET-2020 free seat every medical aspirant of the country has to understand the competition that he is about to face of this year’s applicants and the seats availability.

The enthusiasm or the confusion regarding the NEET 2020 commencement won’t even change the fact of the ratio of the number of applicants and the seats availability in Government and Private medical colleges of India.

Everyone of us is well aware of the tremendous competition between the NEET applicants increasing every year and the same is not at all decreased with the increase in number of seats by the government of India. All the medical aspirants of NEET 2020 should know the ratio of their competition for every single seat available and the other scenarios in the colleges to accomplish a secured seat in NEET 2020.


As per this academic years NEET statistics 2020-21 about 16.89 lakh students from all across India appeared in NEET-2020 examination out of those approximately 7,50,000 to 8,00,000 students should qualify NEET, given 50th percentile for Unreserved and 40% for the reserved qualification criteria of NEET.

In view of the disturbances of the COVID-19, lock down, delays in conducting NEET exam this number might DEDUCT as per the educationalists.


S. No Particulars No.of Students
  No. of NEET aspirants 2020 16,89,000
  Approximate No. that may clear with  50 %(UR) 40% (Res) 7, 50,000
  No. of Medical Seats available in India 76, 928
  No. of BDS Seats available in India 26, 773
  No. of AYUSH Seats available in India 52, 720
  No. of BVSC& HC Seats available in India 525
  Total seats of Medical programs (3+4+5+6) 1,56,946
    NEET students needed further seats / remaining students that are aspiring to study medical education 5,93,054 (approx.)
  Students that might not qualified NEET at 2020 academic year 10,95,946 (approx)


The medical seats in India are not sufficient for all the medical aspirants applied and the number of applicants and the number of available seats are varied a lot. The huge variation in between the available seats in India and the applicants is like a competition from 22 medical aspirants for every single seat. As per the information every available seat is with approximate competition of 22 students and this includes government and private medical seats. The list of Government and Private seats availability for the year NEET 2020 is;

Type of Colleges No of Colleges Type of Seats   Total number of Seats through NEET
Government Medical Colleges 272 50 41,388 3,513  76,928
Private Medical Colleges & Deemed Universities 260 263 35,540 23,260  26,773

Note: The above number is gathered through available research in Internet and the same may increase/decrease


The total number of medical seats in every state is not offered hundred present to that respective states medical students, but a percentage of it is offered on to the all India quota. Among the total number of seats in a state 85% will be given to state quota and the remaining 15% seats will be allotted to the all India quota. And the seats are also divided as per the categories of the students from the total.

Reservation Categories Percentage of Seats allotted
General category 10%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 5%


NEET 2020 seats allotment will be done after the examination and on the ranks basis, but the allotment is also done as per the availability for the individual states. Here is the list of the total seats available for the states all over India including the government and private colleges including the deemed universities of the state.

Name of the state Government college seats Private college seats Total number of seats
Andhra Pradesh 2410 1900 4750
Telangana 1100 2650 2750
karnataka 2650 6195 8845
Maharashtra 3050 4220 7270
Tamilnadu 3250 3600 6850
Uttar Pradesh 2199 4150 6850
West Bengal 2150 550 2700
Assam 726 726
Andaman & Nicobar 100 100
Bihar 950 640 1590
Chandigarh 100 100
Chhattisgarh 650 450 1100
Delhi 1050 100 1150
Damun& Diu 100 100
Gujarat 2830 1000 3830
Goa 150 150
Himachal Pradesh 500 150 650
Jharkhand 350 350
Haryana 600 850 1450
Jammu &kashmir 400 100 500
Urrarakhand 350 450 800
Punjab 500 1050 1200
Sikkim 100 100
Rajasthan 1900 700 2600
Odisha 850 500 1350
Manipur 200 200
Meghalaya 50 50

The above statistics might help you to understand the various seats availability and their category/quota allotment to attain the government or private medical seats in India. NEET-2020 is making every medical aspirant more nervous than ever in view of the pandemic outbreak but every student need to understand the competition is not decreased at all. The preparation should be through and take this lockdown and postponement period as another opportunity to be more thorough in the preparation to crack NEET-2020. For more information follow wisdom overseas.

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