AHMEDABAD: Rajkot boy Manit Mantravadia bagged All-India Rank 10 within the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), conducted by the National Testing Agency this year. The NEET results were declared on Friday. Mantravadia scored 710 out of 720, probably the very best score by a student from Gujarat.
Two students- Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab and Delhi’s Akansha Singh-scored 720 out of 720 marks. However, Aftab was ranked first and Singh second as per the NTA’s tie-breaking policy, officials said.
From Ahmedbad, Ajinkya Nayak and Karm Jayesh Shah made it to the highest 100. While Nayak was ranked 42 within the country, Shah bagged AIR 83.
Among other rankers from Ahmedabad were Hirakani Krishil with AIR 211, Khush Joshi with AIR 286, Dhyanee Patel with AIR 479 and Jay Patel with AIR 497 rank.
A total of seven ,71,500 candidates have qualified the exam that over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared.
The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).
The NEET was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in sight of the Covid-19 pandemic.
From this year, the admissions to MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, also will be made through NEET following the amendment in National Medical Commission Act, 2019, gone by Parliament last year.
The exam was earlier postponed twice thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and therefore the government decided to travel ahead with it, despite opposition by a neighborhood , to mitigate any longer academic loss. The NEET-UG was originally scheduled for May 3, but was pushed to July 26 then scheduled for September 13.
The test was offered in 11 languages — English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu — this year.