In the NEET 2020 results declared, two students Delhi's Akansha Singh and Odisha's Soyeb Aftab has secured 720/720. But the former lost the top rank because of her younger age. Age is also a factors considered in the National Testing Agency's tie-breaking policy. According to the policy, the tie-breaking policy takes into account factors such as age, subject-wise marks and number of incorrect answers.
"Soyeb Aftab of Odisha and Akansha Singh of Delhi have both scored perfect 720 score in the NEET examination. However, as Aftab is older, he has been ranked at the top in the national ranking," an official said."The ranking of the candidate is initially determined based on the scores obtained in Biology and Chemistry." if the biology and chemistry marks are insufficient to rank them, the number of incorrect answers are taken into consideration in the next level, then the age factor comes for consideration to rank the candidates. the elder one gets first place followed by the smaller one. The result of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was announced on Friday October 16 night throughout India over 7.7 lakh candidates qualified the exam. Tummala Snikitha (Telangana), Vineet Sharma (Rajasthan), Amrisha Khaitan (Haryana) and Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu (Andhra Pradesh) have secured 715 out of 720 marks and ranked third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively based on the above criteria. 13 candidates has secured 710 marks and are ranked from 8th to 20th and those ranked from 25th to 50th have scored 705 out of 720 marks.
The test was offered in 11 languages -- English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu this year on Septem 13 amid COVID-19 outbreak. The exam was earlier postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to avoid any academic losses the government proceeds with the examinations.