NEET results declared, Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab bags top rank

Yolanda Curtis
October 16, 2020

Shoyeb Aftab from Odisha has created history in NEET by obtaining a flawless score of i.e 720 / 720 marks. Reports stated that after the youngster had tallied his answer with the NEET 2020 Answer Key, which was released by NTA moments before the declaration of the results, Shoyeb claimed he had scored full marks in the undergraduate medical test.

A report by India Today said that Shoyeb took coaching from an institute in Kota, Rajasthan. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the consolidated NEET 2020 results today of the medical entrance tests of NEET held in September and NEET phase two exam conducted on October 14 along with the cut-offs and merit lists.

He also met Lok Sabha speaker and Member of Parliament from Kota, Om Birla on Thursday. For the differently-abled among the OBC, SC and ST candidates, the NEET cut-off 2020 has gone up from 119-107 previous year to 128-113 in NEET result 2020.

In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 85-90 per cent of 1.597 million candidates appeared for NEET 2020 exam. NEET 2020 was held on 13 September in pen and paper mode.

In Odisha, a total of 32,833 candidates had turned up for the national-level entrance test conducted amidst COVID-19 outbreak.

As far as the NEET qualifying marks are concerned, a general category candidate needs to secure a minimum 50th percentile in NEET to qualify for MBBS/BSD courses.

National Testing Agency has declared NEET 2020 result as a scorecard under the respective login of the candidates. Normally, the NEET cut-off varies every year. Those belonging to SC, ST, OBC category have to secure 40 percentile.

As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act -1956 and the Dentists Act-1948, NEET (UG) 2019 was be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Indian Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India except for AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry. Candidates need to complete "Choice filling and locking" as per preference during the NEET counselling 2020. On the basis marks, students are admitted to 80,005 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH and 525 BVSc and AH seats in medical and dental colleges.

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