The National Testing Agency (NTA) has finally announced the results of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021, the national-level entrance examination for admission to undergraduate medical courses, on Monday on its official website.
As many as three students – Mrinal Kutteri from Telangana, Tanmay Gupta from Delhi and Karthika G Nair from Maharashtra) secured the All India first rank in the test, obtaining 720 marks.
NEET-UG 2021 was conducted on September 12 and it recorded one of the highest attendace in five years, as 95.63 per cent of 16.14 lakh aspirants took the test.
According to the website, 1544275 students appeared for the test in 2021, an increase of 95.63 per cent compared to 2020 (1366945 students). The test was conducted at 202 locations, including Kuwait and Dubai, and 13 languages. Meanwhile, as many as 695 foreign students appeared, of which 427 were qualified.
The qualifying range was dropped this year in comparison to last year. While the range of qualifying for General and EWS category had been set at 720-138 as against 720-147 in 2020, the cut-off for OBC, SC and ST came down to 137-108 from 146-113 in 2020.
So far, 2 cases of impersonation have been identified while 3 Covid positive students were allowed to give exam in Kerala.