The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the #NEET 2020 results on 16th October, 2020. This year, the NEET exam was held on 13th September and its second phase was held on 14th October, 2020. #Akansha Singh of Delhi and #Soyeb Aftab of Odisha have scored 720/720 in the NEET examination. According to the Tie breaking policy of NTA, Aftab has bagged the All-India number one position and Akansha is ranked as second.
An official PTI reported that, “Soyeb Aftab of Odisha and Akansha Singh of Delhi have both scored perfect 720 score in the NEET examinations. However, as Aftab is #older, he has been ranked at the top in the national rankings”.
“The ranking of the candidate is initially determined based on the scores obtained in Biology and Chemistry. Following these, in cases where the candidates cannot be shortlisted using the scores obtained in the examination, candidates are further shortlisted taking into consideration the number of answers that are incorrect, following which they are then shortlisted depending on their #age. The elder one gets the preference,” the official explained.
The next 4 students in line, Tummala Snkhita, Vineet Sharma, Amrisha Khaitam and Guthi Chaitany have all brilliantly scored 715/720 in the examinations.However, they have been ranked third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. There are 4 women in the top 10 list of All India ranking, but only 13 in the top 50 list. Nevertheless, 4.3 lakh women qualified for counselling in comparison to 3.4 lakh men. The highest qualifying percentage was seen in #Chandigarh, #Delhi and #Haryana.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) is for undergraduate medical courses in all Indian medical institutions. It is the first time since an unprecedented 100% score has been achieved in the NEET exams. There are more than 7.7 lakh students who qualified for
medical and dental counselling in the NEET 2020 examinations. However, the number of students who appeared this year and subsequently qualified is lesser than last year. Given the #COVID-19 pandemic disruption, over 13.6 lakh students attempted the exam. The cut off score for general category students was 147 and 113 for reserved categories. 5 candidates were identified using unfair practices in the examinations and thus their results were cancelled.
Every medical college has 15% seats reserved under the #All #India #Quota (AIQ) and filled centrally. As reported by India Today, The Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the counselling for the 15% reserved seats in Government colleges. The Times of India has further reported that, “For State quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, candidates may apply to their domicile states and merit list as per State rules and based on All India Rank will be prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities. The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by the concerned State Counselling Authority”.
This year, the NEET examinations were scheduled in May but had to be postponed to September. The students who tested positive or lived in the Containment zones were give another chance to attempt the exam in October. It is also the first time when MBBS courses in #All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and #Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) will be made through NEET according to the NMC Act 2019.
– Arishmita Aditya
1) The Indian Express
2) The Hindu