TN responsible for poor NEET performance of govt students: PMK

For students other than the general category, they were required to obtain only 93 marks, which is only 12.91 per cent but only 20 per cent of government school students were able to cross the mark.
Anbumani Ramadoss
Anbumani Ramadoss

CHENNAI: PMK President Anbumani Ramadoss on Friday said that the performance of government school students in Tamil Nadu in NEET has dipped this year and the State government should take responsibility for their poor performance.

"51.2 per cent of students from Tamil Nadu have cleared the UG NEET this year and when compared to the previous years the performance has dipped as in 2020 57.4 per cent cleared the exam while in 2021 54.4 per cent cleared the national medical test. 1,32,167 students from Tamil Nadu wrote the UG NEET this year and among them, 12.86 per cent are from government schools. However, only 3,400 students cleared NEET and among them, only three students have scored above 450 marks out of 720," said Anbumani, in a statement.

He also said that apart from getting selected for government medical colleges, only very few, around 20 per cent, were able to clear the NEET. For students other than the general category, they were required to obtain only 93 marks, which is only 12.91 per cent but only 20 per cent of government school students were able to cross the mark.

Anbumani further said that banning NEET is our ultimate aim, but until then our government school students cannot stay away from the exam coaching provided by the State government and should be given on par with private coaching centres.

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