NEET Result 2020 Topper: Why Soyeb Aftab got AIR 1 not Akanksha Singh

NEET Result 2020 Topper: Why Soyeb Aftab got AIR 1 not Akanksha Singh
Sahiba.Sharma | Oct 17, 2020 - 1:50 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: With the release of NEET 2020 result by the exam conducting authority NTA, on October 16 a series of queries erupted on social networking sites. The confusion was mainly on 'Why is Soyeb Aftab AIR 1 and not Akanksha Singh with same score?'. A significant number of people have been asking this and the answer to it is the tie-breaking criteria of NEET. This criteria decides the inter-se-merit in NEET when two or more candidates secure same marks. The deciding factor on why Soyeb Aftab ranked 1 and not Akanksha is their age. Since, NEET tie-breaker gives final preference to candidate who is older in age, which is Aftab in this case, thus, NEET 2020 topper position with AIR 1 was given to Soyeb Aftab of Odisha.

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NEET Tie-Breaking Criteria 2020

  • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test.
  • Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in the Test.
  • Candidates with less number of attempted wrong answers in all the subjects in the Test.
  • Candidates older in age.

NEET 2020 Result - How fair is the NEET tie breaker?

Different candidates have different views on the tie breaking criteria of NEET. Some consider it to be fair while some candidates feel they could have scored a higher NEET rank if the tie breaking criteria did not consider age factor.

NEET UG 2020 Toppers

Air Rank

Candidate’s Name

Gender

Category

Marks

obtained

Percentile Score

State

1

Soyeb Aftab

Male

UR

720

99.9998537

Odisha

2

Akanksha Singh

Female

UR

720

99.9998537

Delhi

3

Tummala Snikitha

Female

UR

715

99.9995611

Telangana

4

Vineet Sharma

Male

UR

715

99.9995611

Rajasthan

5

Amrisha Khaitan

Female

UR

715

99.9995611

Haryana

6

Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu

Female

UR

715

99.9995611

Andhra Pradesh

7

Satwik Godara

Male

UR

711

99.9994879

Haryana

8

Srijan R

Male

OBC (NC)

710

99.9985369

Tamil Nadu

9

Karthik Reddy

Male

UR

710

99.9985369

Karnataka

10

Matravadia Maanit

Male

UR

710

99.9985369

Gujarat


NEET Result Highlights

NEET 2020 was conducted on Spetember 13, in pen paper based mode. A second phase of NEET was conducted on October 14, 2020 for COVID positive candidates and those who were in containment zones as on September 13. After much postponement and wait NEET 2020 result PDF was released on the evening of October 16.

15,97,435 medical aspirants registered for the exam out of which 13,66,945 appeared on the exam day. The NEET 2020 cutoff has gone higher as the question paper was of moderate difficulty. Next up, candidates have to gear up for the NEET counselling process, schedule for the same will be released by the authorities soon.

Also read:
NEET result 2020 declared: know the toppers and percentile
NEET 2020 Cutoff released at ntaneet.nic.in; check qualifying scores

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