Eighteen-year-old boy Tanmay Gupta from Jammu has created history by becoming the first from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to be the national topper of NEET-UG Exam- 2021 results of which was declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday. Our correspondent reports that Tanmay scored the perfect 720 out of 720 and secured All India Rank-1 among more than 16 lakh students who appeared in the national level test on the 12th of September. Tanmay’s success story began right from Class 10. After he scored 100 per cent in both Science and Maths in Class 10 CBSE Board Examination, his parents Dr. Akshay and Dr. Shivali Gupta, both practising doctors, felt that Tanmay should get an opportunity to polish his potential in a more competitive environment with other children of the country.
Three students have shared the top rank in NEET-UG Exam, Telangana’s Mrinal Kutteri, Jammu’s Tanmay Gupta and Maharashtra’s Karthika Nair shared the top rank scoring full marks. The agency has also sent results of the medical entrance examination NEET individually to the candidates and the results can now be checked online on the NTA’s dedicated websites for the purpose. The NEET-UG exam was held 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.