Student who topped ST category declared failed; NTA revises marks

On 16 October, NEET 2020 results were announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on its official website. In a crucial mistake, a medical aspirant Mridual Rawat appeared for the national level exam and topped the all India topper of the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category was declared failed in NEET 2020 first result card.

Major blunder in NEET 2020 exam results revealed, All India topper declared  as failed - The Kashmir Monitor

As per Hindustan Times, 17-year-old Mridul, a resident of Gangapur city town of Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, was astounded to see his NEET 2020 result as the result showed him obtaining 329 marks out of 720. But according to him, he was scoring 650 marks out of total 720 based on his recorded response OMR sheet and answer key challenged.

Further, the report statedMridul saying that as per his marks in the NTA NEET 2020 results, he had almost failed in the exam as he would not get any medical college with the score given to him. However later on with his parent’s motivation he challenged the result sheet before NTA based on his recorded response sheet and answer key.

Mridul then tweeted to NTA following which the correction was made in his result. He said his general category All India Rank (AIR) is 3577.

The NTA again made changes in Mridul’s result as in the updated scorecard the authorities fixed the score written out in numbers, but in word column, it still stated, ‘Three Hundred and Twenty-Nine marks’. He then again approached NTA.

This year more than 14.37 lakh candidates appeared for the NEET 2020 that was conducted sticking to strict COVID-19 guidelines.

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