New Delhi, October 16
The result of the medical entrance exam NEET was announced on Friday night, with Odisha's Soyeb Aftab bagging the top rank attaining a perfect 720 and Delhi girl Akansha Singh securing the second rank, according to officials of the National Testing Agency.
Haryana's Amrisha Khaitan and Satvik Godara are among the toppers with 715 and 711 marks, respectively, while Gurkirat Singh from Chandigarh scored 710 marks.
Ishita Garg (706), Bhoomit Goyal (705) from Punjab and Himanshi (705) from Haryana have made it to the top 50.
A total of 7,71,500 candidates have qualified the exam for which over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared.
The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).
देश की अत्यंत प्रतिष्ठित प्रवेश-परीक्षा #NEET का परिणाम जारी हो गया है। मेरी ओर से परीक्षा में सफल हुए सभी अभ्यर्थियों को हार्दिक बधाई एवं उनके उज्ज्वल भविष्य की बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं !#NEET2020RESULTS #NEETUG @DG_NTA pic.twitter.com/VinMzKiLEz— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) October 16, 2020
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From this year, the admissions to MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, will also be made through NEET following the amendment in National Medical Commission Act, 2019, passed by Parliament last year.
The test was offered in 11 languages -- English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu -- this year. Based on the initial report, more than 77 per cent aspirants took the test in English, around 12 per cent in Hindi and 11 per cent in other languages.
The exam was earlier postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government decided to go ahead with it, despite opposition by a section, to mitigate any further academic loss. PTI
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