Punjab’s Navdeep Singh has emerged as the topper in this year’s National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Singh who hails from Muktsar’s has achieved the feat by securing 697 marks out of 700 in the exam. The result of NEET for admission to MBBS and BDS courses was announced today, therefore, putting an end to all the speculations and confusion which was going around for some time.
The second spot was secured by Madhya Pradesh’s Archit Gupta, and Manish Mulchandani bagged the third position. Both scored 695 marks in the exam. The fifth spot was secured by Abhishek Dogra, who hails from Maharashtra and is also emerged as the Maharashtra’s topper. In the top 25 rank, he is the only one from Maharashtra. Allen Coaching Institute which is located in Kota has claimed that out of top 10 rank-holders, six are from its Institute.
To qualify the exam, students from open category need to have at least 131 marks and those from the reserved category should have a minimum of 107 marks. This year, the NEET exam was conducted on May 7 in which as many as 11, 38,890 students appeared. Around 9,13,033 took the exam in English, whereas, 1,20,663 students gave the exam in Hindi. Out of those who sat for the exam, 6,11,539 students cleared it.
Earlier, the NEET results were expected to come out on June 8 but due to the petitions filed demanding the cancellation of the exam, there was a delay in the announcement of results. Madras High Court had put a stay on the announcement of the NEET results after the petitioners claim the difference in the question paper. CBSE then approached Supreme Court which ordered that NEET results should be announced by June 26.