New Delhi: In a primary, two candidates attained full marks in medical entrance examination NEET, outcomes of which have been declared on Friday evening, in line with Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) officers.
Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab and Delhi’s Akansha Singh have scored 720 out of 720 marks however Aftab has been ranked first and Singh second as per the NTA’s tie-breaking coverage, the officers mentioned.
A complete of seven,71,500 candidates have certified the examination for which over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared.
The best variety of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) adopted by Maharashtra (79,974).
“The end result has been declared. I congratulate all candidates who’ve cleared the examination and want them good luck for future. I thank NTA for giving a brand new cohort of docs this yr. Exams have been performed throughout ‘testing’ occasions and the spirit of cooperative federalism was additionally seen. I additionally thank all of the Chief Ministers for a similar,” Union Training Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted.
The Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) was performed on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From this yr, the admissions to MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Training and Analysis, Puducherry, can even be made via NEET following the modification in Nationwide Medical Fee Act, 2019, handed by Parliament final yr.
The check was supplied in 11 languages — English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu — this yr. Primarily based on the preliminary report, greater than 77 per cent aspirants took the check in English, round 12 per cent in Hindi and 11 per cent in different languages.
The examination was earlier postponed twice as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government determined to go forward with it, regardless of opposition by a piece, to mitigate any additional educational loss.
The Nationwide Testing Company had set in place strict commonplace working procedures in view of the pandemic, together with measures like decreasing the variety of candidates per room from the sooner 24 to 12.
The NTA had additionally elevated the variety of centres from 2,546 in 2019 to three,862 this yr to make sure crowd administration and staggered entry and exit protocols. In contrast to the engineering entrance (JEE), NEET-UG, the medical admission check, is a pen and paper examination and held annually.
Accordingly, the NTA had modified centres for a number of candidates this week in compliance with social distancing norms and COVID restrictions. In lots of locations, NTA additionally organized buses and personal autos to switch candidates who arrived on the centres assigned to them earlier as a substitute of the modified one.
Whereas all of the candidates have been requested to go to the examination centres with masks and sanitisers, as soon as they entered the centre, they have been requested to make use of the three-ply masks offered by the examination authority.
The NEET-UG was initially scheduled for Could 3, however was pushed to July 26 after which scheduled for September 13.