Srinagar: A teenager from Jammu has scripted history by becoming the first from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to be the national topper of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year.
18-year-old Tanmay Gupta from Jammu scored 720 out of 720 and secured All India Rank 1 among more than 16 lakh students who appeared in national-level test held on September 12.
Three students have shared the top rank in medical entrance exam NEET-UG, results of which were announced on Monday, according to National Testing Agency.
Telangana’s Mrinal Kutteri, Delhi’s Tanmay Gupta and Maharashtra’s Karthika G Nair shared the top rank scoring full marks.
A tie-breaking formula will be used at the counselling stage for these three candidates, an NTA official said.
Fifteen candidates were identified using unfair means during the exam and their result has been cancelled, the official added.
The NEET-UG exam was held on September 12 with over 95 per cent of the registered candidates appearing for the medical entrance exam. With PTI inputs)
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