NEET 2020 Topper Delhi’s Akansha Singh scored 720 out of 720 marks in medical entrance exam NEET.
According to officials, the tie-breaking policy takes into account factors such as age, subject-wise marks and number of incorrect answers.
Akansha lost her top rank to Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab due to her younger age this one of the factors accounted in the National Testing Agency’s tie-breaking policy. Soyeb Aftab of Odisha and Akansha Singh of Delhi have both scored perfect 720 score in the NEET examination. However, as Aftab is older, he has been ranked at the top in the national ranking.
Factors such as age, subject-wise marks and number of incorrect answers are taken into account in the tie-breaking policy. “Soyeb Aftab of Odisha and Akansha Singh of Delhi have both scored perfect 720 score in the NEET examination. However, as Aftab is older, he has been ranked at the top in the national ranking,” an official said.
The exam was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and result was announced on Friday night with over 7.7 lakh candidates qualifying the exam.
The same tie-breaking policy has been used for deciding further ranks.
Tummala Snikitha (Telangana), Vineet Sharma (Rajasthan), Amrisha Khaitan (Haryana) and Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu (Andhra Pradesh) have scored 715 out of 720 marks. However, they have been ranked third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Similarly, those ranked from 8th to 20th have scored 710 marks and those ranked from 25th to 50th have scored 705 out of 720 marks.
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.