NEET 2019: Odisha’s Sangeeta Agrawal In All-India Top 20 Among Girls

Bhubaneswar: Odisha girl Sangeeta Agrawal has managed to secure 17th rank among top 20 female scorers in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019, the results of which were announced on Wednesday. Obtaining 680 out of total 720 marks, Sangeeta secured an overall rank of 91 in the examination.

Out of 32,378 candidates who appeared the NEET exam from Odisha, 19,244 have qualified with an overall success rate of 59.44 per cent. Odisha’s success rate in NEET-2018 was 60.68 percent.

Nalin Khandelwal from Rajasthan has topped this year’s exam, conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS programmes offered at medical and dental colleges that are approved by the Medical Council of India, scoring 701 out of 720 marks. The second rank was secured by Bhavik Bansal from Delhi and the third all-India topper was Akshat Kaushik from Uttar Pradesh.

Among the states, Delhi has turned out to be the best scoring region with 74.92 per cent students qualifying the exam. It is followed by Haryana (73.41 per cent) and Chandigarh (73.24 per cent).

A statement by NTA said that the total number of candidates who registered for the examination was 15,19,375, which is a 14.52 percent rise in numbers from last year. Out of the total number of registered candidates, 14,10,755 appeared for the exam, which is 92.85 per cent of the total candidates. Only 0.12 per cent NRI candidates appeared for the exam.

The cut-off for the general category ranges between 134 to 701. According to NTA, the general category candidates scoring at least 134 marks in the NEET exam will be able to attend counselling to take admission to the medical colleges. For the reserved category students, the cut off was at a minimum of 107 marks.

The result was declared on ntaneet.nic.in. NEET 2019 was conducted on May 5 and May 20 across the country.

[With Agency Inputs]