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Bihar girl tops NEET, 2 boys share second rank

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 5, 2018, 5:34 am IST
Updated : Jun 5, 2018, 5:34 am IST

A total of 13.36 lakh candidates had registered for the exam, a 16.49-per cent increase from last year.

As many as 76,778 candidates from Uttar Pradesh cleared the test.
 As many as 76,778 candidates from Uttar Pradesh cleared the test.

New Delhi: Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari bagged the top rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country on Monday, with the maximum number of candidates clearing the exam belonging to Uttar Pradesh.

Ms Kumari secured a percentile score of 99.99 and 691 marks. Telangana’s Rohan Purohit and Delhi’s Himanshu Sharma jointly bagged the second position with 690 marks. The third rank was shared by Aarosh Dhamija from Delhi and Prince Chaudhary from Rajasthan, both of whom scored 686 marks.

A total of 13.36 lakh candidates had registered for the exam, a 16.49-per cent increase from last year. However, 12.69 lakh candidates appeared for the test, of whom 7.14 lakh cleared it.

As many as 76,778 candidates from Uttar Pradesh cleared the test. Over 72,000 and 70,000 candidates cleared the test from Kerala and Maharashtra respectively. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had conducted the test on May 6. The test was conducted in 136 cities in 11 languages.

The results have been put up on the official websites of the board — www.Cbseneet.Nic.In and www. Cbse-results.Nic.In.

Tags: neet, cbse
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi