NEET results 2020: Three from Gujarat in top 100

AHMEDABAD: Rajkot boy Manit Mantravadia bagged All-India Rank 10 in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), conducted by the National Testing Agency this year. The NEET results were declared on Friday. Mantravadia scored 710 out of 720, probably the highest score by a student from Gujarat.

Two students- Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab and Delhi’s Akansha Singh-scored 720 out of 720 marks. However, Aftab was ranked first and Singh second as per the NTA’s tie-breaking policy, officials said.

From Ahmedbad, Ajinkya Nayak and Karm Jayesh Shah made it to the top 100. While Nayak was ranked 42 in the country, Shah bagged AIR 83.

Among other rankers from Ahmedabad were Hirakani Krishil with AIR 211, Khush Joshi with AIR 286, Dhyanee Patel with AIR 479 and Jay Patel with AIR 497 rank.

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).

The 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 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. The NEET-UG was originally scheduled for May 3, but was pushed to July 26 and then scheduled for September 13.

The test was offered in 11 languages — English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu — this year.

With inputs from agencies.

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