The National Testing Agency (NTA) recently committed an error in the NEET 2020 results, declaring a topper to have failed. The student, Mridul Rawat, upon challenging the results, turned out to be the All India topper in the ST category, reported Zee News.
Mridul is a 17-year-old resident of Gangapur town of Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan. On receiving the faulty first mark sheet on October 16, he checked the OMR and answer key, and discovered that he had achieved 650 marks out of 720, instead of 329 marks as per NTA official results.
The second mark sheet issued by NTA repeated the error by showing that he had achieved 329 in words, whereas the sum of his marks added up to 650.
The NEET 2020 results recently made headlines when in a first, two candidates – Soyeb Aftab (Odisha), and Akansha Singh (Delhi), achieved full marks. Officials clarified that as per NTA’s tie-breaker policy, Aftab was ranked first, and Akansha second.
Speaking to Zee Media, Aftab said, “I cleared all my doubts during the coronavirus period as there was extra time and I saw this period as an opportunity,”