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.

A record 16.14 lakh candidates had registered for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the result of NEET 2021 exam, paving the way for admission in medical colleges across the country.

Mrinal Kutteri, a resident of Hyderabad, Tanmay Gupta from Delhi and Karthika Nair have got 100 per cent marks. 

The agency has put the result on its official website and also sent email to students.

The Supreme Court on October 28 had allowed the NTA to release the NEET result, after which the results were announced.

Due to delay in examination results, the new session of 2021-22 could also be delayed.

Students who qualify the NEET exam will be able to get admission in various courses including MBBS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS in various reputed medical colleges across the country.

After the amendment in the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, admission in MBBS course of 13 AIIMS located across the country and Jawaharlal PG Institute of Medical Education and Research, Puducherry takes place through NEET.

The NEET exams were conducted on September 12 at over 3,800 centres across 202 cities in India. Around 16 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.

(With IANS Inputs)