NEET 2018 Toppers - With NEET 2018 result declared on June 4, Careers360 presents here profiles of the toppers, who will be now pursuing MBBS and BDS courses from the best medical and dental institutions. Kalpana Kumari has bagged All India Rank 1 in NEET with total marks of 691.
Over 13 lakh aspirants appeared for the national level entrance exam across as many as 136 cities on May 6 for admission to over 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats. Out of these, a total of 7,14,562 candidates have qualified for counselling after the NEET result announcement.
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Have a look at the profiles, journeys and success stories of the toppers of NEET. Read the article below to know about their preparation strategies, hobbies, family background, and more.
NEET 2018 Toppers Profile
Name- Kalpana Kumari
Rank- AIR 1
Score- 691 (171/180 in Physics, 160/180 in Chemistry, 360/360 in Biology)
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Lives in- Bihar
Schooling- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sheohar, Bihar
Preparation tips- Coaching classes proved to be very helpful. I solved a lot of sample tests that were based on the same pattern as that of the actual NEET question paper. This helped me in gaining confidence to a great extent.
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Name- Rohan Purohit
Rank- AIR 2
Lives in- Telangana
Family background- His mother is a dermatologist and father is a consultant and senior cardiologist.
Hobby- Playing keyboard
What he has to say- I am very much inspired by my father who is a senior cardiologist. I began preparing for the competitive exams from class 8.
Dream college- AIIMS Delhi
Future plans- He wants to become a neurologist.
Name- Himanshu Sharma
Rank- AIR 3
Lives in- Delhi
Schooling- Convent of Gagan Bharti, Delhi
Family background- Both his parents are teachers.
Preparation tips- I used to devote 7-8 hours daily for self-studies, and on weekends, I extended this time to 8-10 hours. During the preparation phase, I put more focus on understanding the concepts and clearing doubts whenever required. Also, I solved sample tests that comprised similar kind of questions as asked in NEET.
Name- Aarosh Dhamija
Rank- AIR 4
Gives credit to- Parents and mentors
Preparation tips- Physics is my favourite subject, followed by Chemistry. During the preparation phase, I didn't lose focus, and rigorously studied in order to crack the exam. I solved a lot of mock tests for better understanding.Click here to read complete interview.
Name- Prince Choudhary
Rank- AIR 5
Lives in- Rajasthan
Family background- Father is medical store owner and mother is a homemaker.
Preparation Strategy- He used to study for at least six hours daily after the classes in school and coaching centre. Preparation and revision of notes helped him a lot.
What he has to say- I was expecting a better AIR in NEET but a wrong answer to a question reduced my score and rank.
Academic background- 94.17% marks in class 10 board examination and 93.6% marks in class 12 exams (Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education)
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Name- Varun Muppidi
Rank- AIR 6
What inspired him- Death of his grandfather due to a blood clot in brain inspired him to work hard, and crack this exam. Also, the summer program at Johns Hopkins University (American private research university) motivated him to achieve his ultimate goal.
Future plans- He wants to do MBBS from AIIMS Delhi or JIPMER Pondicherry. He eventually aims to be a neurosurgeon. He also wants to take up medical journalism as a hobby.
Name- Agrawal Krishna Ashish
Rank- AIR 7
Lives in- Maharashtra
Family background- Both his parents are doctors.
What he has to say- Apart from taking coaching classes, I used to study for 7-8 hours daily.
Name- Ankadala Anirudh Babu
Rank- AIR 8
Lives in- Andhra Pradesh
Success mantra- Friendly competition helped the topper from Andhra Pradesh a lot. He and his three friends were in constant competition, and this motivated him to crack the entrance exam.
Dream college- AIIMS, Delhi
Name- Madhvan Gupta
Rank- AIR 9
Lives in- Punjab
Preparation Strategy- He used to solve previous year and fresh questions that were provided by the coaching centre.
What he has to say- I want to give credit of my success to parents and teachers of the coaching centre.
Name- Ramneek Kaur Mahal
Rank- AIR 10
Schooling- Rose Mary Convent School
Academic achievement- Bagged the first position in the district with 97.6 percent marks
Preparation tips- My coaching classes proved to be very helpful for me. I used to get highly informative study package there. I made sure that all my doubts get cleared. I put hard work, and took no tension at all. My only focus was on to crack NEET.
What she has to say- I give credit of my success to my parents, brother, and teachers.
As per the official information released by CBSE, the maximum number of students among the top 50 toppers are from Delhi. As many as eight candidates are from Delhi followed by Gujarat (7), Andhra Pradesh (5), and Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (4 each). Moreover, male toppers have outnumbered the female toppers by a vast margin. Top 50 NEET toppers include a total of 36 male candidates, while the remaining 14 are females.
Details of the top 50 candidates are as follows:
Agrawal Krishna Ashish
Ankadala Anirudh Babu
Ramneek Kaur Mahal
Ritwik Kumar Sahoo
Onteru Venkata Sai HarshaVardhan Reddy
Sahil Sachinbhai Shah
Tanuj Jatin Presswala
Gunjan Atul Gattani
Aaditya Vasudev Aggarwal
Shlok Viral Patel
Aadhya Akshay Joshi
Amitabh Pankaj Chauhan
Lokesh Paras Mandlecha
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No , your marks in English is not considered to check your eligibility for neet examination, you need to just pass your English examination, it is aggregate marks in pcb i.e Physics, Chemistry and Biology which is considered to check your eligibility. You need to get at least 50 % aggregate in pcb in your class 12th board examination from a recognized board if you belong to general category ; while it's only 40% aggregate in pcb for obc, sc and st categories , 45 % aggregate in pcb for pwd category. So if you belong to general category then you are not eligible for neet examination but if you belong to any other category then you are eligible for neet examination.
Tulsi, you can upload a photograph in NEET application form only once. The next time you have to upload is when NTA thinks your photograph doesn't meet the guidelines and sends you a notification at your registered email and mobile no# asking you to upload another photograph that falls within the guidelines. I repeat, you cannot upload a photograph for the 2nd time unless you have been asked by NTA. So, if NTA finds it faulty, they themselves will ask you to change the photograph. Or else you can be assured that the photo uploaded was good enough. There is nothing that you can do right now and also nothing to be worried about either. Please focus on the preparation because the fact is that NTA gives chance ti correct images.
We do not have the provision of uploading pictures. But follow these guidelines and you will be fine:
Uploading of Photograph: Instructions
Must be latest passport picture in a white background with the Name of the candidate and date written on the photograph. The Size must be 50 Kb to 300 Kb and format should be JPG.
The focus has to be on the face with 80% coverage and ears clearly visible.
Uploading of Post Card size photograph: Instructions:
Must be latest post card size picture in a white background with the Name of the candidate and date written on the photograph. The Size must be 10 Kb to 100 Kb and format should be JPG
Uploading of Signature: Instructions
Candidates must sign with a black pen on a white background in JPG format with a file size of 4 Kb to 30 Kb
Uploading of Left hand thumb impression: Instructions:
The file size should be 10kb-50kb in JPG/JPEG format.
Class 10th Passing certificate: Instructions:
File size of 100kb to 400 kb in JPG/JPEG format
NTA will open its correction window from January 15th to January 31st. In case you cannot get your EWS certificate by then, you have the feasibility of changing your category in NEET application form. So you still have approximately 40 days to get a EWS certificate.
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