The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday announced the results of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which was held on September 13. Odisha's Soyeb Aftab bagged the top rank attaining a perfect score while Delhi girl Akansha Singh secured the second rank.
The results were available on NTA website ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates need to log in using the roll number and date of birth to obtain the result.
Of the 13,66,945 candidates who appeared for the exam, 7,71,500 candidates have cleared the test. The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).
The exam, which was originally scheduled for May 3, was postponed first to July 26 and then to September 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government went ahead with the exam despite opposition protests to avoid further academic loss.
The NEET 2020 was conducted for admissions to 80,005 MBBS seats in 542 medical colleges, 26,949 BDS seats in 313 colleges, 52,720 AYUSH seats in 914 colleges plus BVSc and AH seats in various colleges across India.
The Supreme Court had allowed the NTA to conduct the exam again on October 14 for students who could not appear for it due to COVID-19 infection or because they were residing in containment zones.
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.