New Delhi: In a major blunder, the National Testing Agency(NTA) declared a topper student as a failure in NEET 2020 result.
As per the marksheet issued by NTA, the student, Mridul Rawat, was declared failed. Later, after rechecking, the student emerged as an All India Topper in the Scheduled Tribe(ST) category.
In an interaction with Hindustan Times, Mridul said that he was depressed after the results were declared as he was confident that he will definitely clear the exam.
t “As per my marks in the NTA results, I had virtually failed in NEET 2020 as i would not get any medical college with those marks".
“I cried and went in depression as i was confident that i will crack NEET with 650 marks but NEET result lead to my heartbreak".
His confident in his performance took him to challenge the result and after rechecking it was revealed that he has not only cracked, but also topped the ST category in NEET 2020.
Mridul further said that he tweeted to NTA after the correction. “My despair turned into delightful surprise today when NTA today accepted its mistake and released corrected result sheet in which I got 650 marks and was adjuged All India Topper of NEET 2020 in Scheduled Tribe category", he told HT.
The NEET 2020 was topped by Odisha's Soyeb Aftab. He, along with Delhi's Akansha Singh had scored full marks but Aftab was ranked first and Singh second as per the NTA's tie-breaking policy.