NEET results declared, Odisha's Soyeb Aftab bags top rank

Ruben Fields
October 17, 2020

NTA said two students, Akanshka Singh from Delhi and Soyeb Aftab from Odisha have scored the ideal 100% or 720 marks of 720.

The same tie-breaking policy has been used for deciding further ranks. Allen Institute earlier claimed that based on the OMR sheet and provisional answer key released by NTA, Shoyeb is getting a ideal score and ultimately the same happened today.

Medical aspirants belonging to general category need to secure 50 percentile or more in NEET to qualify the exam, while cut off for unreserved PH students is set at 45 percentile.

Soyeb, hailing from the Rourkela district in Odisha, comes from a business family, with his father running a construction company. He said that he knew that if he studied hard, he would be able to become a doctor, adding that he wishes to pursue cardiology.

Shoyeb Aftab from Odisha has created history in NEET by obtaining a flawless score of i.e 720 / 720 marks.

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A report by India Today said that Shoyeb took coaching from an institute in Kota, Rajasthan. He was accompanied by his mother and his younger sister, who is 10 years old. His dream medical college to get admission to AIIMS New Delhi.

The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).

Announcing the declaration of the results on Twitter, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank congratulated all the candidates, while lauding and thanking the NTA and the CMs of all the states for ensuring that the exam was conducted smoothly even during these testing times.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the result of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 on its official website on October 16, and Shoyeb Aftab has topped the entrance exam with a ideal score of 720 on 720.

The exam was earlier postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government made a decision to go ahead with it, despite opposition by a section, to mitigate any further academic loss. After conducting exams for them on October 14, the SC observed that the NTA should announce the final result for all by October 16.

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