NEET 2020: A terrible mistake of National Testing Agency (NTA) has been revealed in NEET Result this year. In a major blunder by the agency, a NEET aspirant was shown virtually failed in the NEET 2020 marksheet. However, he has turned out to be an All India Topper of Scheduled Tribe category after when the aggrieved student challenged the result of the NTA (declared fail) on the basis of OMR sheet and Answer Key.
For Mridul Rawat, a 17-year-old resident of Gangapur town of Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan, the NTA mistake was a dreadful nightmare. When the NTA result was announced on October 16, the NTA gave Mridul 329 points in 720 since according to Mridul he was getting 650 out of 720 on the basis of the recorded answer key.
While talking to Hindustan Times, Mridul told that “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”.
Mridul said that “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 adjuged All India Topper of NEET 2020 in Scheduled Tribe category”, he said.
My General category All India Rank is 3577, he said.
However, a mistake was also found in the second marksheet issued by the NTA. This time the sum of the digits was 650 but still the marks in words showing ‘Three Hundred and Twenty-Nine marks’ after which he again approached NTA.
NTA second time released amended marksheet in which now marks in word column is showing 650 marks in words, he said.
Mridul is coaching student of Aakash Coaching institute of Kota. Thus, Akhilesh Dikshit, Regional Director of Aakash Institute Kota said that it was a terrible mistake of NTA which should have been prevented from happening further.