Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab & Delhi’s Akanksha Singh secure an ideal score of 720/720 NEET 2020.

At a first, Soyeb Aftab secured 720 out of 720 which made him attain 99.99 percentile. Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab bagged the top rank attaining a perfect score as the result of the medical entrance exam NEET was announced on Friday. Delhi girl Akanksha Singh secured the second rank, according to officials of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

In a first, both Soyeb Aftab and Akanksha Singh secured 720 out of 720 which made them attain 99.99 percentile. A student of Allen Institute Kota for the last three years, Soyeb secured AIR 1.Shoaib became the first student in the country to score 720 out of 720 in the exam. Shoaib said that his dream is to serve the country by becoming a good cardiologist.



He wants to study further at AIIMS, Delhi.” I cleared all my doubts during the coronavirus period as there was extra time and I saw this period as an opportunity,” he said speaking to Zee Media. Shoaib’s mother Sultana Razia said that she wishes him to serve the poor people as a doctor. She added that years of penance have paid off. Sultana Razia also became emotional during the conversation with Zee Media. According to him, there is no doctor in his family.

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I had hoped to make it to the 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 and utilize time.”He stayed away from home due to studies for the last three years and had the full support of his mother. I studied for 10 to 12 hours regularly. There was less attention to physical health during studies. I am glad I have not gone home during the coronavirus period.

I said at home that I will come only after passing the exam,” he said. A total of 7,71,500 candidates have qualified for the exam for which over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared. The highest number of qualifying candidates is from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974). The NEET exam held on 13th September with the view of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

From this year, the admissions to the MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, will also be made through NEET. 

The exam was earlier postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government decided to go ahead with it, despite opposition by a section, to mitigate any further academic loss.


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