Nalin Khandelwal from Rajasthan tops NEET

Nalin Khandelwal

New Delhi: Nalin Khandelwal from Rajasthan topped the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019. The results were declared yesterday.

The exam, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses approved by the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India, was held across 154 cities in 11 languages and 2,546 centres on 5 and 20 May.

Khandelwal scored 701 marks out of 720 and topped the exam. Both Bhavik Bansal of Delhi and Akshat Kaushik from Uttar Pradesh scored 700 and came second and third, respectively. Bansal secured more marks in Biology than Kaushik and so was ranked second.

Madhuri Reddy G from Telangana secured the seventh place by securing 695 marks and was the topper among girls. Rajasthan’s Bheraram topped among the differently-abled candidates by scoring 604 out of 720 marks.

As many as 14,10,755 candidates had appeared for the exam out of which 7,97,042 qualified the test. Out of 6,30,283 males who took the exam, 3,51,278 qualified for it. While 7,80,467 females appeared for it, 4,45,761 qualified. Out of five transgenders who appeared for the exam, three qualified for it. As many as 15,19,375 candidates had registered for the exam, but 1,08,015 did not appear for it.

NT Bureau