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Navdeep Singh from Punjab is CBSE NEET 2017 topper

Navdeep Singh from Muktsar in Punjab has been declared as the topper in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 result that was announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

About 11,38,890 candidates registered for NEET, a 70.58% increase from NEET-I, 2016 and a 139.37% increase from NEET-II, 2016

There are two 2nd rank-holders in this year’s NEET and they are Archit Gupta (17) from Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Archit Gupta. Both were also 2nd All India Rankers of AIIMS 2017. Archit Gupta (17) is from Indore (Madhya Pradesh).

Second ranker Archit is representing India in the upcoming International Biology Olympiad 2017 to be held in the UK and he wants to be a neurosurgeon.

The top 10 NEET rank-holders are – 1. Navdeep Singh, 2. Archit Gupta, 3. Manish Mulchandani, 4. Sankeerth Sadananda, 5. Dogra Abhishek Veerendra, 6. Deric Joseph, 7. Kanishh Tayal, 8.Nikita Goyal, 9. Aryan Raj Singh, and 10. Tanish Bansal.

Toppers from rank 11 to 15 are – 11. Nishita N. Purohit from Gujarat, 12. Lakkimsetti Arnav Thirinath from Telengana, 13 Anuj Gupta from MP, 14 Narreddy Manvitha from Andhra Pradesh and 15, Harshit Anand Male from West Bengal.

Toppers from rank 16 to 20 are – 16. Harsh Agarwal from Bihar, 17. Chavi Harkawat from Rajasthan; 18. Nada Fatima from Kerala; 19: Bhuvensh Sharma from UP and Vanshika Arora from Delhi.

Candidates from rank 21 to 25 are – 21. Mariya Biji Varghese from Kerala; 22. Aditi Goyal from Haryana; 23. Vishnu Singhal from Gujarat; 24. Mangani Deepika from Telengana and 25. Abhineet Mathur from Delhi.

Daughter of M Chandra Prakash, Deepika from Kukatpalli in Hyderabad has studied at Sri Chaitanya Academy, Raman Bhavan campus at Kukatpalli Housing Board. At the state-level, Deepika has secured rank 2 in Telangana state.

Women did better than men. Out of 61,6772 women, 34,5313 qualified. About 47,3305 men wrote NEET and 26,6221 cleared it. Out of eight transgenders who wrote NEET 2017; 5 cleared the exam.

Among first 25 candidates who cleared NEET, three are from Kerala. Derick Joseph secured rank six.

Harsh Agarwal is Bihar topper with AIR 16, securing 685 marks. S Nikhil, son of S Srinivasulu, secured all India 57th rank.

Tamaghna Ghosh from South Point High School in Kolkata of West Bengal stands at an all-India rank of 34 and he is first from the state. Three students from West Bengal have ranked among the first 50 in the NEET.

Language turned out to be a big issue in NEET 2017. Many candidates claimed that writing vernacular papers was easier. The number of candidates registered for different languates in NEET 2017 were: English, 80.16 %; Hindi, 10.59 %; Telugu, 00.15 %; Assamese, 00.33 %; Gujarati, 04.20 %; Marathi, 00.08 %; Tamil, 01.33 %; Bengali, 03.02 %; Kannada, 00.06 %; Oriya,00.03 %; English+Hindi 90.75 %.

NEXT STEP

Qualified candidates will now have to complete the formalities with the respective Counselling Authorities viz DGHS, Medical Education Directorates of States, etc. for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, according to CBSE.

Counselling details and schedule will be available on the websites of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Directorates of States.

The final NEET UG results for 2017 has evoked mixed reactions from students. While some were relieved to finally get their marks, several others were upset with CBSE’s decision of not to accept any challenges sent by them in the past week.

Candidates are advised to get in touch with the respective counselling authorities and institutions concerned for further details.

CBSE announced the results after the Supreme Court gave its permission on June 12. The SC had then stayed a May 24 interim order of the Madras high court that restrained the board from publishing the result.

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