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NEET 2016: Gujarat’s Het Shah is the topper, over 4 lakh passed the exam

NEET 2016: As many as 4,10,661 candidates have cleared the prestigious examination

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 17, 2016 2:03:56 pm
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This year’s National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) topper is Het Shah from Gujarat. He has secured first rank by scoring 685 out of 720 marks. He had also got rank four in the AIIMS entrance examination.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the results on the official website – cbseresults.nic.in. The result was expected to release on August 17, that is, tomorrow but the Board has released the result today.

As many as 4,10,661 candidates have cleared the prestigious examination. Ekansh Goyal has got second position while Nikhil Bajiya is third rank holder.

Of the 3,37,572 male candidates who appeared for the exam, 1,83,424 qualified the exam. Girls did better than boys with 2,26,049 candidates clearing the exam out of the 3,93,642 that appeared while four transgenders out of the nine who appeared have qualified the exam.

The qualifying percentage for general category is 50 per cent (685-145 marks). As many as 171329 candidate from general category, 175226 from OBC, 47183 from SC, 15710 from ST, 437 from UR and PH, 597 from OBC and PH, 143 from SC and PH, 36 from ST and PH have qualified the exam.

Read: NEET 2016: Results declared for phase 1 and 2

NEET 1 was held on May 1 while NEET 2 was conducted on July 24 for those candidates who did not appear in the first phase exam. In NEET 1, six lakh candidates appeared while in NEET 2, four lakh aspirants gave the examination.

Steps to check the NEET 2016 results:
Log onto the official website, aipmt.nic.in
Click on the link “NEET result”
A new page will open, enter your roll number and date of birth
The result will be displayed
Check and take a print out of the result.

CBSE has already released the answer keys of the exam. There were also reports of paper leak of the NEET 2 examination and a petition was filed in the Supreme Court demanding a re-test. However, the apex court refused to interfere in the matter.

Read: NEET paper leak: Uttarakhand Congress chief demands probe, says will meet CM

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