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NEET 2016 toppers: Gujarat's Het Shah gets AIR 1, Ekansh Goyal AIR 2, Nikhil Bajiya AIR 3

Ipsita Sarkar | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:48 IST

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016, a day before the scheduled date, on 16 August.

Gujarat based Het Shah emerged as the topper of NEET 2016 by scoring 685 out of 720 and securing 99.999863 percentile.

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All India Rank (AIR) 2 went to Ekansh Goyal with 682 marks, securing 99.999726 percentile. Nikhil Bajiya secured AIR 3 with 678 marks, 99.999590.

All the three toppers are classroom students of Allen Institute.

NEET 2016 Results declared by CBSE; over 4 lakh candidates qualify

NEET I exam was held on 1 May and NEET II exam 24 July, 2016.

Here's a look at the top ten candidates:

NEET 2016 toppers list

About 8 lakh candidates registered, out of which 7.3 lakh candidates appeared for NEET 2016. The total number of top 15% qualified candidates is 19,325. Overall, 4,09,477 candidates qualified for NEET 2016, out which 2,26,049 are girls and 1,83,424 boys.

NEET-I was conducted at 1040 centres in 52 cities all over India and abroad & NEET-II was conducted at 739 centres in 56 cities in India.

Before declaring NEET 2016 results, CBSE has hosted the OMR Answer Sheets of all the candidates on website for their information.

First published: 16 August 2016, 8:27 IST
Ipsita Sarkar @piercingharmony

Ipsita writes on education with focus on schools, higher education (engineering, B-Schools), HRD ministry, policies, and startup ecosphere. She's previously worked with Hindustan Times and Shiksha.com.