The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET results have been declared. Soyeb Aftab of Odisha made history by scoring a perfect 720 out of 720. Akanksha Singh of Uttar Pradesh also scored a perfect 720 but will get all India rank 2 as she is older than Soyeb. This is the first time in the history of the examination that any student has scored a perfect score of 720, and for two students to get a perfect score means that they utilized the lockdown time to their benefits.
Soyeb who is a student of the renowned Allen Institute said in an interview, “There is no doctor in my family, so I didn’t expect this. I had hoped to make it to top 100 or top 50 but I never expected to score 720/720. The exam was being postponed, so there was a lot of pressure. But the goal was to stay calm & utilize time.”
Over 14.37 lakh candidates had appeared for the examination. The merit list is yet to be released, after which the colleges will set their respective cutoff marks.
According to the data released by the National Testing Agency, 8 students from Andhra Pradesh secured place in top 50, highest to any other state, followed by seven from Telangana, six from Delhi and four each from Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Kerala. 58 percent of candidates have qualified from Andhra, while nearly 50 percent from Telangana qualified.