The result of NEET-UG exam 2022 has been declared. Four candidates topped this year with an accurate percentile score of 99.9997733. However, the National Testing Agency (NTA) did not give them the joint first rank. Instead, NTA hired Tanishka from Rajasthan. neet-ug exam Implemented its new tie-breaker policy to place first in the Under the new tie-breaker policy, Tanishka was followed by Vats Ashish Batra of Delhi at number two, Hrishikesh Nagabhushan Gangule at number three and Rucha Pavashe of Karnataka at number four.
Now in such a situation, the question arises that what is the new tie-breaker policy, under which NTA has ensured that all the four candidates are not given the same ranking? This year, there will be six new factors and three old factors, through which those who get the same number are ranked. Last year the ranking was given on the basis of only three factors. An NTA official said, “It is important for counseling that every candidate gets his/her own rank. Because of this we changed our tie-breaker rule. In this way no candidate has got the same ranking this year.
Until last year, the NTA used the following three formulas in order of preference to avoid a ranking tie between two candidates:
- Candidates securing Higher Marks/Percentile Score in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the exam
- Candidates securing Higher Marks/Percentile Score in Chemistry in the Exam
- Candidates with lesser ratio of number of wrong answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the exam
Use of this new formula
In 2021, despite the above formula being used, the top three candidates got the same number and were given the first rank. Mrinal Kuteri of Telangana, Tanmay Gupta of Delhi and Karthika Nair of Maharashtra secured 99.9998057 percentile. The NTA official said, “Having joint rank holders is not an ideal situation. Especially for medical colleges where seats are limited. This is the reason why NTA used the nine factors mentioned below for ranking.
- Candidates securing Higher Marks/Percentile Score in Biology (Botany & Zoology)
- Candidates securing Higher Marks/Percentile Score in Chemistry
- Candidates securing Higher Marks/Percentile Score in Physics
- Candidates with lesser ratio of number of wrong answers and correct answers in all the subjects
- Candidate with lesser ratio of wrong answers to correct answers in Biology (Botany and Zoology)
- Candidates with minimum ratio of wrong answers to correct answers in Chemistry
- Candidates with less percentage of wrong answers and attempted correct answers in Physics
- candidate's age
- neet application number in ascending order
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