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Three students with 720/720 declared joint toppers, Health News, ET HealthWorld

NEET UG 2021: Three students with 720/720 declared joint toppersThe National Testing Agency (NTA) released the results of the NEET-UG exam conducted in September after a slight delay in scheduling of the exam usually partaken in May due to the COVID pandemic. The National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG exam is used to grant admission to students for undergraduate seats in medical or dental college all across the country. The test was taken by over 16 lakh students who will be granted admission on the basis of the merit list soon to be released.

Tanmay Gupta from Delhi, Mrinal Kutteri from Telangana and Karthika G Nair from Maharashtra were declared the three joint toppers of the NEET-UG exams after scoring a perfect 720/720 score. Securing the all India rank of 3, Karthika G Nair from Mumbai was declared the individual female topper for this year’s NEET exam.

All the three perfect scorers were ranked 1, the next topper after which was ranked fourth. 12 candidates with an identical score of 715 and similar scores in individual subjects were placed at rank fifth as NTA decided against using the age-criteria to rank the scholars.

Registering highest attendance in the last five years, 95.63% of 16.14 lakh aspirants took the exam, nearing an all-time high of 97% achieved in 2018. 8.70 lakh of the total of 15.44 candidates appearing in the exam qualified the medical entrance exam with the cut off 138 for General category and 137-108 for students belonging to OBC, SC and ST categories.

With AIIMS exams being scrapped through the 2019 ruling, NEET had become the sole exam for medical aspirants to enter the top medical colleges in the country.

Students can check their NEET results by visiting NTA’s official website neet.nta.nic.in.

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