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NEET 2020 Results Declared:  Odisha Student Shoyeb Aftab Tops

NEET 2020 Results Declared

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) declared its results on the official website.  After suffering a hiatus of technical glitches, the results could be viewed by students at in the afternoon. The cut-off list will be released by the National Testing Academy (NTA) based on the NEET UG Exam conducted on September 13 and October 14. However, every college will be releasing its own merit list.

Toppers Shoyeb Aftab and Akanksha Singh

Shoyeb Aftab from Odisha has bagged the first rank in the NEET. Among the female candidates, Akanksha Singh from Delhi has bagged 720. Both the candidates have scored perfect 720/720 in NEET 2020 creating a new record in India and their respective states.

NEET 2020 Female Toppers List

  • NEET AI Rank: 2 – AKANKSHA SINGH – Delhi
  • NEET AI Rank: 3 – TUMMALA SNIKITHA – Telangana
  • NEET AI Rank: 5 – AMRISHA KHAITAN – Haryana
  • NEET AI Rank: 6 – GUTHI CHAITANYA SINDHU – Andhra Pradesh
  • NEET AI Rank: 12 – AYSHA S – Kerala
  • NEET AI Rank: 14 – BAREDDY SAI THRISHA REDDY – Telangana
  • NEET AI Rank: 16 – BHAVANAM MANASA – Andhra Pradesh
  • NEET AI Rank: 22 – LULU A – Kerala
  • NEET AI Rank: 24 – ISHITA GARG – Punjab
  • NEET AI Rank: 31 – CHINMAYI KOTHARI – Rajasthan

NEET Toppers List

  • NEET 2020 topper – Soyeb Aftab
  • NEET 2019 topper – Nalin Khandelwal
  • NEET 2018 topper – Kalpana Kumari
  • NEET 2017 topper – Navdeep Singh

Around 14.37 lakh candidates had appeared for the test this year amidst growing paranoia about COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 7771500 candidates have cleared the test out of 1366945 candidates. In 2020, NEET registrations saw a spike by 5.14 percent and a subsequent dip in the number of candidates who appeared for the exams owing to COVID-19.

This year, NEET was conducted in two phases.

Phase 1 was held on September 13 and Phase 2 on October 14. Approximately 85 to 90 percent of students had turned up in the Phase 1 examination.

NEET cut-off scores are higher than last year


For State quota and other seats falling under the periphery of States, candidates are required to apply to their domicile states. The merit list as per State rules will be based on All India Rank of NEET UG and prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities. Furthermore, the State Counselling Authority will conduct NEET 2020 counselling for Private Medical Colleges.

Candidates from General category will be required to score 50 percentile or more to quality. The cut-off is 45 for PH students and SC, ST and 40  percentile OBC category. NEET score will be valid for admission to medical and allied courses in colleges across the country.

Unlike previously when top medical colleges AIIMS and JIPMER used to conduct separate entrance tests for applicants, the rule has changed since last year. The reputed colleges will be accepting students based on the NEET score. Presently, every college has 15 percent seats reserved under the All India Quota (AIQ) filled centrally.

NEET result and Score Card was unavailable on the official website as the NEET portal was temporarily down.

In other news, the different coaching institutes are using the toppers’ photos as an advertising trope. As of now, topper Shoyeb’s photo has been simultaneously used by 6 coaching centres.

Click here to check NEET 2020 Result.

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