NEET RESULTS: Nalin Khandelwal from Rajasthan, Bhavik Bansal from Delhi emerge all-India toppers

Nalin and his family…. sharing the joy … NEWS-18 image


NEW DELHI: Nalin Khandelwal from Rajasthan was declared the all-India topper, getting 701 marks out of total 720, in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations 2019. Bhavik Bansal from Delhi got the second rank with 700 marks. 

Akshat Kaushik from Uttar Pradesh  also got  700 marks, but he was adjudged third, based on certain criteria set for grading. When same marks are given to more than one student, preference goes to one who gets higher marks in biology, and the next preference to one who scores highest in Chemistry.

Madhuri Reddy G, from Telangana, was the topper among girls, and she won the seventh rank, with a mark tally of 695. In all, 20 girls were placed in the top 100 merit list. A total of 15,19,375 candidates had registered for NEET while 14,10,755 students sat for the exam. Some 56.49 per cent candidates cleared the exam.

The National Testing Agency said in a statement on Wednesday that general category students who scored at least 134 marks in the NEET can step forward to counselling for admission to medical colleges. 

For reserved categories, the cut off is fixed at a maximum of 107 marks. NEET UG 2019 was held on May 5. It had to be conducted some some students in Karnataka again on May 20 due to delayed arrival for exams, and in Odisha in areas where Cyclone Fani hit the lives. NEET was held in 154 cities and 11 languages.

In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50 thpercentile in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test to MBBS/BDS courses held for the said academic year. 

In respect of candidates from SC-ST-OBC, the minimum marks shall be at 40 th percentile. Disabled candidates are eligible with 45 th percentile for unreserved category candidates and 40 th percentile for SC-ST-OBC candidates.


“I studied for seven to eight hours a day. I made it a point to clear my doubts with my teachers, however small they might be. I concentrated solely on studies for the past two years and did not use a smartphone. I was not active on social media for a while before the exams.”  -_IHN-NN


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