Advertisement
Sunday, Dec 05, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Odisha Boy Soyeb Aftab Scores Record 100% In NEET 2020

The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).

Odisha Boy Soyeb Aftab Scores Record 100% In NEET 2020
NEET 2020 topper Shoyeb scored full marks in the medical entrance test.
Odisha Boy Soyeb Aftab Scores Record 100% In NEET 2020
outlookindia.com
2020-10-16T21:35:25+05:30

The result of the medical entrance exam NEET was announced on Friday night, with Odisha's Soyeb Aftab bagging the top rank attaining a perfect score and Delhi girl Akansha Singh securing the second rank, according to officials of the National Testing Agency.

A total of 7,71,500 candidates have qualified the exam for which over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared.

The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

The test was offered in 11 languages -- English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu -- this year. Based on the initial report, more than 77 per cent aspirants took the test in English, around 12 per cent in Hindi and 11 per cent in other languages.

The exam was earlier postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government decided to go ahead with it, despite opposition by a section, to mitigate any further academic loss.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Kashmir: Tosa Maidan Blast Victims Still Await Compensation

Kashmir: Tosa Maidan Blast Victims Still Await Compensation

While the Army and Airforce vacated the Tosa Maidan meadow as a firing range back in 2014, the victims of the deadly explosions are yet to receive their compensation.

Church In India Cosying Up To BJP To Protect Its Interests

Church In India Cosying Up To BJP To Protect Its Interests

What has led to this change of heart over the past few years for the Church, long seen to be anathemic to the Sangh Parivar?

IND Vs NZ, 2nd Test, Live: Ashwin's Three Leaves Kiwis Struggling

IND Vs NZ, 2nd Test, Live: Ashwin's Three Leaves Kiwis Struggling

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel finished with match figures of 14/225 as India set Black Caps mountain to climb in Mumbai. Follow here Day 3 live cricket scores of IND vs NZ.

World Soil Day 2021: Why Is Soil Conservation Important?

World Soil Day 2021: Why Is Soil Conservation Important?

World Soil Day was first celebrated on December 5th 2014, 7 years ago. This year's theme is, 'Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity'.

Advertisement