Why Delhi’s Akanksha Singh, who scored 720 out of 720 in NEET 2020, just isn’t the topper


Delhi’s Akansha Singh scored 720 out of 720 marks in medical entrance examination NEET 2020.

The Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) outcomes 2020 that had been declared on Friday night witnessed a tie between two aspirants who scored equal marks i.e 720 out of 720, nonetheless, one in all these two candidates, was nonetheless named the topper within the medical entrance check whereas the opposite needed to be glad with the second place. However how one in all them was declared as topper and the one other one not, let’s have a look.

Why¬†Akansha Singh, who scored 720 out of 720 in NEET 2020, just isn’t the topper?

Delhi’s Akansha Singh scored 720 out of 720 marks in medical entrance examination NEET, however misplaced the highest rank to Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab attributable to her youthful age which is among the elements accounted within the Nationwide Testing Company’s tie-breaking coverage.

Based on officers, the tie-breaking coverage takes into consideration elements equivalent to age, subject-wise marks and variety of incorrect solutions.

“Soyeb Aftab of Odisha and Akansha Singh of Delhi have each scored excellent 720 rating within the NEET examination. Nonetheless, as Aftab is older, he has been ranked on the prime within the nationwide rating,” an official mentioned.

“The rating of the candidate is initially decided primarily based on the scores obtained in Biology and Chemistry. Following these, in instances the place the candidates can’t be shortlisted utilizing the scores obtained within the examination, candidates are additional shortlisted considering the variety of solutions which can be incorrect, following which they’re then shortlisted relying on their age. The elder one will get the choice,” the official defined.

The results of the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) was introduced on Friday night time with over 7.7 lakh candidates qualifying the examination. The identical tie-breaking coverage has been used for deciding additional ranks.

Tummala Snikitha (Telangana), Vineet Sharma (Rajasthan), Amrisha Khaitan (Haryana) and Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu (Andhra Pradesh) have scored 715 out of 720 marks. Nonetheless, they’ve been ranked third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Equally, these ranked from eighth to 20th have scored 710 marks and people ranked from 25th to 50th have scored 705 out of 720 marks. The examination was carried out on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From this yr, the admissions to MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Schooling and Analysis, Puducherry, may even be made by NEET following the modification in Nationwide Medical Fee Act, 2019, handed by Parliament final yr.

The check was provided in 11 languages — English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu — this yr.

Based mostly on the preliminary report, greater than 77 per cent aspirants took the check in English, round 12 per cent in Hindi and 11 per cent in different languages.

The examination was earlier postponed twice because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government determined to go forward with it, regardless of opposition by a piece, to mitigate any additional educational loss.

(With inputs from PTI)

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