NEET 2020 – NTA ‘fails’ All India Topper Of ST Category By Mistake

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NEET 2020 – NTA ‘fails’ All India Topper Of ST Category By Mistake

National Testing Agency or NTA has created quite some ruckus by making very conspicuous mistakes while declaring the results for the Medical Entrance Exam – National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam or NEET. One of the most shocking blunders is when the Schedule Tribe category topper, Mridul Rawat, was declared failed by NTA. 

Mridul had to challenge the decision of the Agency and after revision of the declaration and re-evaluation, NTA changed its decision and pronounced him as the All-India topper under the ST category. Initially, when the results were announced on 16th October 2020, Mridul received a score of 320, that did not clear the ‘qualification’ mark and he was announced ‘Failed’. On re-evaluation post a request, the score came out as 650, which is almost twice the initial score that the Agency gave the boy. 

The 17-year-old boy hails from Gangapur, Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan. After NTA changed its decision, the All India rank came out to be 3577 in the general category and he earned his 1st place as All India topper in the ST category. 

This is not the only case because right after the release of the results, several students have come forward to state that the released rank cards and marks had evident discrepancies. A girl from Amaravati filed a petition in the Bombay High Court after she received zero marks in the examination. After she checked the OMR sheet post her exam, she confidently stated that at least 600 marks were a surety but the Agency oriented a zero on her Result, sending her All India rank to a dangerous depth.  

The NEET results this time have been pretty impressive despite the pandemic conditions and two students managed to get the full marks – 720. The counselling sessions are likely to start soon.