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NTA NEET Result 2020 declared HIGHLIGHTS: Soyeb Aftab and Akanksha Singh score perfect 720/720

NTA NEET Result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The candidates need to keep their admit card handy to be able to check result at, or

By: Education Desk
New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2020 10:06:13 pm
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NTA NEET 2020 result HIGHLIGHTS: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. The result includes both September 13 and October 14 attempts. The final answer key was released at by afternoon after which the link had stopped working. Now, the result is available at, instead.

Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab has topped this year’s NEET by scoring full 720 marks. While Uttar Pradesh’s Akanksha Singh has got rank 2. She has also scored a perfect 720 marks.

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This year, over 14.37 lakh candidates appeared for the medical entrance exam on September 13 despite the pandemic. The merit list is yet to be out and will be displayed soon. Every college will release its own cut-off based on which the admission will be granted.

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Since last year, top medical colleges AIIMS and JIPMER are also accepting students based on the NEET score. Earlier, they used to have their own entrance test. Every medical college has 15 per cent seats reserved under the All India quota (AIQ) which are filled centrally while the rest are filled by the respective state.

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22:05 (IST)17 Oct 2020
BSc (H) Biomedical Science at DU - NEET not needed

Only three colleges have released a second cut-off for BSc (H) Biomedical Science. This can an option for students who could not clear NEET as well.

Acharya Narendra Dev College - 95%
Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences - 94.66%
Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women - 92%

16:42 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Allied medicine field, nota demotion, checkout these emerging fields

Detailing about specification, Nitin Vijay, Managing Director, Motion Education, said that one should not consider taking a non-core field as a demotion as these are the areas where fewer students are applying but more jobs are available. He said that these areas have the potential to give a secure career to students. Naming some of such streams he said, genetic engineering, biotechnology, biostatic, telemedicine are among the top emerging fields in medicine... read more

13:52 (IST)17 Oct 2020
NEET cut-of 2020 vs 2019

13:01 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Meet NEET rank 2 holder and know why she missed rank despite having full marks

Akanksha Singh secured the second spot despite having full marks as Soyeb Aftab too has scored 720/720. She missed rank 1 as topper Soyeb Aftab is a year older than her. Akanksha’s aim is to pursue research on neurosurgery. “After completing MBBS, I plan to take up research and practice medicine later.” Akanksha was also moved by the role of health practitioners during this COVID-19 period... read more

12:37 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Result out, what next

The Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the counselling for admission into 15 per cent All India Quota seats (AIQ) in government colleges. For rest of the seats, counselling will be held by states.

11:38 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Fewer students appear for NEET 2020

The number of students who appeared this year and subsequently qualified is lesser than that of last year. In 2019, a total of 14,10,755 students appeared for NEET while this year, the number has declined to 13,66,945 despite a rise in the number of registrations. Further, the number of students qualifying has been dropped from 7.97 lakh last year to 7.71 lakh this year.

11:26 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Most NEET qualifiers from Tripura

A total of 7,71,500 candidates have qualified the exam for which over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared. The highest number of qualifying candidates is from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).

11:21 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Most students opted for English as medium of exam

Most of the candidates - 79% - appeared for the exam in English followed 12.8% or 2,04,399 who opted for the exam in Hindi. A total of 1,29,763 candidates registered to appear for the exam in regional languages ranging from Assamese to Bengali to Marathi and others.

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10:06 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Students who could not clear or scored too low, here are your options

Of the total 15,97,435 candidates who registered for NEET 2020, as many as 13,66,945 candidates appeared for the exam. Of these, 7,71,500 have qualified. There are plenty of options for those who could not clear the exam or score too low to get a decent college or course of preference. Here is a look at all the options

09:54 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Top 10 rank holders in NEET

Rank 1: Soyeb Aftab – 720 marks
Rank 2: Akanksha Singh – 720 marks
Rank 3: Tummala Snikitha – 715 marks
Rank 4: Vineet Sharma – 715 marks
Rank 5: Amisha Khaitan – 715 marks
Rank 6: Guthi Chaitany – 715 marks
Rank 7: Satrwik Godara – 711 marks
Rank 8: Srijan R – 710 marks
Rank 9: Karthik Reddy – 710 marks
Rank 10: Matravadia Maanit – 710 marks

09:34 (IST)17 Oct 2020
Why Soyeb has rank 1 and Akansha rank 2?

Two candidates attained full marks in NEET 2020 but Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab got rank 1 while Akansha Singh has scored 720 out of 720 marks. This has been done as per the NTA’s tie-breaking policy, the officials said. According to officials, the tie-breaking policy takes into account factors such as age, subject-wise marks, and the number of incorrect answers.

22:51 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Meet NEET topper Soyeb Aftab

Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab has topped the NEET result 2020 by scoring full marks - 720/720. Cracking NEET is just the start of Aftab’s dreams. He wants to study MBBS and further specialise in cardiology and find the treatment of diseases related to the heart. He said he has a key interest in more

22:24 (IST)16 Oct 2020
'Never expected to score 720,' says NEET topper Soyeb
21:51 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Meet the NEET topper Soyeb Aftab

Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab has topped the NEET securing full marks- 720 — a perfect 100 in the NTA NEET result 2020. Talking about his preparation, Aftab said the lockdown has helped him as it gave him more time to prepare. “During the lockdown, I did not stop preparing for the exam. I used it as an opportunity to focus my preparations. I worked on my shortcomings. I revised and re-revised the topics that I was weak at,” he said.

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21:31 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Soyeb Aftab secures rank 1

Odisha's Soyeb Aftab has topped this year’s NEET that too by obtaining full 720 marks. 18-year old Aftab is a student of Allen

21:15 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Is Soyeb Aftab the topper?

Will the merit list has not been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), several coaching institutes to have the top-ranking students. Allen Coaching which is a competitive exams training institute based in Kota claims to have Soyeb Aftab. Allen claims that the student has got 720 out of 720. Aftab is an 18-year-old boy from Odisha who was enrolled with the Institute for the past two years. The coaching institutes are declaring the 'expected' toppers based on the final merit list.

21:11 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Steps to check result

Step 1: Visit the official website,
Step 2: Click on NEET scorecard UG 2020
Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page
Step 4: Log-in credential (roll number, date of birth as in admit card)
Step 5: Result will appear, download

20:56 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Check result here

20:51 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Result is available here

The result link is activated at while the link has crashed. Students need to go to and click on NEET scorecard 2020 link and log-in using credentials, their result will be visible.

20:47 (IST)16 Oct 2020
What to check in score card?

Once the result is declared, students will have to check their marks, cut-off, rank as well as the spelling of their names and personal details. In case of any error, they will have to get in touch with the NEET authorities.

NTA NEET result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Check result (Representational image)

NEET result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: To qualify NEET UG 2020, candidates have to score a minimum percentile score in the exam. This minimum score or cut-off score is 50th percentile for general and general – EWS category candidates, 40th percentile for the SC / ST / OBC candidates, and 45th percentile for the PWD candidates. NTA will also prepare the All India Rank list based on NEET 2020 marks. Counseling will take place based on the rank list.

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First published on: 16-10-2020 at 08:00:47 am
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