Odisha boy Soyeb Aftab (18) has scored 720 out of 720 marks to emerge as the topper of NEET 2020 exam, the results for which were declared on Friday. Akanksha Singh, from Delhi, has also scored 720 marks but bagged AIR 2 as she is younger to Soyeb Aftab. In case two or more candidates score same marks, higher rank goes to the elder candidate.
Soyeb’s father is a businessman, while his mother is a housewife.
When asked, whether he was expecting AIR 1 Rank in NEET 2020, Soyeb said “I had attempted all the questions in the NEET examination and was expecting under 100 Rank, but later when I checked my score with answer key and got full marks, I started thinking of getting AIR 1.”
Soyeb said that his dream of becoming a doctor is now going to get fulfilled. “After doing MBBS from AIIMS, I want to be a specialist in cardiology. Along with this, I also dream of discovering treatments for diseases that have no cure till now; want to do research in such field,” he added.