The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 on their official website – ntaneet.nic.in, on Friday. NTA, along with NEET-UG result, has also released the final answer key for the exam.
Soyeb Aftab from Odisha and Akanksha Singh from Delhi are NEET 2020 toppers who scored 720 out of 720 marks.
However, Soyeb Aftab stood first because of the Tie-breaker policy. The policy mentions that if two or more candidates score the same marks, candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology will be given preference in the ranking.
A total number of 7,71,500 candidates have qualified in the examination. Attendance for examination has dropped from 92.85% last year to 85.57% this year.
A total of 80,055 seats are available for MBBS (medicine) and 26,949 seats for BDS (dentistry) in state medical colleges.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' in a tweet thanked the Director General of the National Testing Agency for the "new cohort of doctors" and chief ministers of all states for assisting with the exams "conducted during 'testing' times".
Originally scheduled for April and May this year, the NEET exam was finally conducted on September 13 after been postponed on several occasions on account of the coronavirus outbreak.
But after it came to light that many had missed the September 13's exam (it is estimated that about 1.5 lakh students may have missed it on account of COVID restrictions), the Supreme Court had intervened to facilitate another attempt on October 14.
NEET results dictate the admission to undergraduate medical courses in medical institutions across the country governed under the National Medical Commission Act, 2019.
Here's how to check your result:
• Go to the official website - ntaneet.nic.in
• Click on NEET Result 2020
• Log in using your credentials
• Submit and view your NEET scorecard
• Download a copy of your NEET scorecard