The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday, 1 November, published the final answer key and announced the results of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical courses.
Telangana’s Mrinal Kutteri, Delhi’s Tanmay Gupta and Maharashtra’s Karhika G Nair share the top rank in the exam, PTI reported.
The exam was conducted on September 12 and over 16 lakh students appeared in the medical entrance test. The result is available on the official website – neet.nta.nic.in.
NTA said that for the three students who share the top rank, the tie-breaking formula will be applied at the counselling stage. Mrinal Kutteri has secured AIR 1, followed by Tanmay Gupta at rank 2 and Karthika G Nair AIR 3.
The Supreme Court stayed the Bombay High Court’s recent order asking the NTA not to declare the NEET results and conduct re-examination for two aspirants whose question papers and OMR sheets had got mixed up at a centre in Maharashtra.
This year, the number of cities where the examination is conducted was increased from 155 to 202. The number of examination centres was also be increased from 3,862 used in 2020. In the first, the exam was also held at a centre each in Dubai and Kuwait.
The national and state-level counselling authorities will conduct counselling. MCC holds counselling to fill 15 per cent of all India quota seats, whereas, rest of the 85 per cent seats are filled via state counselling.
Source: The Quint, The Indian Express