The National Testing Agency declared the results for NEET on October 16 and out of top five ranks, three have been secured by girls. Over 13 lakh candidates appeared for the exam held at various centres across the nation.

A total of 7,71,500 candidates qualified in the NEET UG 2020 examination which was held on September 13. The test was offered in 11 languages — English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu — this year. Based on the initial report, more than 77 per cent aspirants took the test in English, around 12 per cent in Hindi and 11 per cent in other languages

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Here is a look at the top 10 female NEET toppers with their All India Rank (AIR) :-

  • Akanksha Singh, AIR 2, Marks-720 :- Akanksha Singh from Kushinagar scored the perfect score 720/720 in the exam which is record-breaking since no student has ever scored full marks in NEET exam in the past. She scored the percentile 99.9998537. However, she came at the second position because of the tie-breaking policy. According to the tie-breaking policy, the preference is given to marks in Biology followed by marks in Chemistry. If the tie cannot be broken because of either, then the student who is older gets the higher rank. In other words, Soyeb Aftab, the NEET topper has scored AIR 1 because he is older than Akansha Singh by a few months. She hopes to specialise in neurosurgery research someday. During an interview, she said,“I hope that my research will benefit people not only from my village, but all over India.”
  • Tummala Snikitha, AIR 3, Marks-715 :- She hails from Telangana. Tummala scored a percentile of 99.9995611 by securing 715 marks in her exam. She mentioned in an interview that she is inspired by her grandfather and wants to become a renowned doctor like him.
  • Amrisha Khaitan, AIR 5, Marks-715 :- Amritha is from Haryana. She also scored 99.9995611 percentile. She is the daughter of the renowned urologist Dr. Anurag Khaitan and pediatrician Dr. Anu Khaitan. Her grandfather, Dr. Srikishan Khaitan congratulated her , wished her a bright future called her as a source of inspiration for the daughters of the country.
  • Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu, AIR6, Marks-715  – Guthi hails from Andhra Pradesh. She also scored 99.9995611 percentile. In an interview, she told that her biggest inspiration were her parents and her parents and school teachers encouraged her, supported her till the end. She said,”I was confident of scoring good marks. Right from school I wanted to become a doctor. I want to get admitted to AIIMS, Delhi and pursue MBBS. I want to major in a field related to deficiency, and will decide based on the most widespread deficiency when I complete MBBS. I think research on deficiencies is important for India. Once that is tackled, several major ailments can be taken care of.”
  • Aysha S, AIR 12 :- She is from Kerala. This was Aysha’s second attempt in NEET. Last year, her rank was above 15,000 which left her deeply dissatisfied. She decided to give it another try and underwent rigorous training at ‘Rays’ in Kozhikode. Her father AP Abdul Rassak who is currently employed in the sales sector in the UAE, says he’s proud of his daughter who had toiled hard.
  • Bareddy Sai Thrisha, AIR-14 :- She hails from Telangana.
  • Bhavanam Manasa, AIR-16 :- She is from Andhra Pradesh.
  • Lulu A, AIR-22, Marks – 706 :- She is from Kerala. She told in an interview that this was her second attempt,” I was placed 448th in the all-India rank list in my first attempt. I started my preparations in the repeat attempt by concentrating on Physics in the first phase and focusing on Biology in the last phase.”
  • Ishita Garg, AIR-24, Marks – 706 :- She is from Punjab. She gave credit to her parents for her success, who are also doctors in Nabha, Ishita said her mother was the “guiding angel” in her journey.
  • Chinmayi Kothari, AIR-31 :- She is from Rajasthan. She is the daughter of Jaipur’s income tax commissioner Dilip Kothari. She wants to do research in cardiology in US. She wishes that with her research she would be able bring a major difference in her desired field.

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Khushi Gupta is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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