Mrinal Kutteri of Hyderabad has topped the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2021 exam. He scored a perfect 720 marks in the NEET exam. National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the result and paved the way for admission to medical colleges across the country. As many as 98,000 students have qualified as NEET cut-off marks was dropped from the previous year. The entrance test for admission in Undergraduate Medical Courses was conducted on the 12th of September this year.
Mrinal has got 100 per cent marks and secured all India rank No 1, followed by Tanmay Gupta from Delhi who secured second position, and Karthika Nair at third place. Karthika is also top among female candidates.
After the amendment in the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, admission in MBBS course of 13 AIIMS located across the country and JIPMER, Puducherry takes place through NEET. The NEET exams were conducted on September 12 at over 3,800 centres across 202 cities in India. Over 15 lakh students from all over the country had applied to appear for the exam.
According to the NTA, on the initiative of the Government of India, the medical entrance exam ‘NEET-UG’ was also conducted for the first time in Dubai and Kuwait.
The Supreme Court on October 28 had allowed the NTA to release the NEET result, after which the results were announced.
In the examination, over 15 lakh students had appeared.