The NEET exam was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab has scored 720 out of 720 marks to emerge because the topper of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 examination, the outcomes for which had been declared on Friday. Akanksha Singh, from Delhi, has additionally scored 720 marks however bagged All India Rank (AIR) 2 as she is youthful to Soyeb.

In line with the factors for the examination, Soyeb was ranked first whereas Akanksha was ranked second. Age is the final on a listing of things used to interrupt a tie — the elder of the 2 candidates will get the upper rank, based on National Testing Agency’s (NTA) coverage. According to officers, the tie-breaking coverage takes into consideration elements resembling age, subject-wise marks and variety of incorrect solutions.

“Soyeb Aftab of Odisha and Akanksha Singh of Delhi have both scored perfect 720 score in the NEET examination. However, as Aftab is older, he has been ranked at the top in the national ranking,” an official stated, based on information company PTI.

The official added that the rating of the candidate is initially decided primarily based on the scores obtained in biology and chemistry. “Following these, in cases where the candidates cannot be shortlisted using the scores obtained in the examination, candidates are further shortlisted taking into consideration the number of answers that are incorrect, following which they are then shortlisted depending on their age. The elder one gets the preference,” the official stated.

Tummala Snikitha from Telangana, Vineet Sharma from Rajasthan, Amrisha Khaitan from Haryana and Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu from Andhra Pradesh have scored 715 out of 720 marks. However, they’ve been ranked third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Those ranked from seventh to 20th have scored 710 marks and people ranked from 25th to 50th have scored 705 out of 720 marks. The similar tie-breaking coverage has been used for deciding additional ranks.

The NEET examination was carried out on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The examination was postponed twice as a result of 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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