New Delhi: In blunder by National Testing Agency (NTA), a NEET aspirant who was shown failed in the NEET 2020 marksheet but on the basis of his recorded response OMR sheet and answer key, he came to be the All India Topper of Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.
It was a nightmare for Mridul Rawat (17) , when the aspirant from Rajasthan got 329 marks out of 720 in NEET 2020 results declared on 16 October since as per Mridul he scored 650 out of 720 on the basis of answer key of NEET 2020.
Mridul said, “As per my marks in the NTA results, I had virtually failed in NEET 2020 as I would not get any medical college with those marks”.
“I cried and went in depression as I was confident that I will crack NEET with 650 marks but NEET result lead to my heartbreak”.
“My parents motivated me after which I challenged the result sheet before NTA on the basis of his recorded response sheet and answer key”.
“I tweeted to NTA after which correction was done”, he said.
“My despair turned into delightful surprise today when NTA today accepted its mistake and released corrected result sheet in which I got 650 marks and was adjudged All India Topper of NEET 2020 in Scheduled Tribe category”, he added.
“My General category All India Rank is 3577”, he said further.
“However, there was again mistake in the result sheet as the marks tally was showing correct marks 650 but the marks in words column was still showing ‘Three Hundred and Twenty-Nine marks’ after which I again approached NTA later today”.
Mridul used to Aakash Coaching institute of Kota.
The Regional Director of Aakash Institute Kota, Akhilesh Dikshit, said that it was a mistake of NTA which should have been avoided.