A cowherd’s son in Tamil Nadu aced this 12 months’s National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). He topped the record of scholars from government schools within the nation who took the coveted examination for admission to undergraduate medical programs.
However there’s a slight catch, Jeevithkumar, the son of a cowherd and a Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) employee from Theni district of Tamil Nadu, mentioned that he may not be capable of pursue the medical schooling as his household can’t pay the charges for even government faculties.
“It wasn’t my aim to become a doctor, but I tried it because the exam was very hard to crack. Now I would like to pursue MBBS course, but my family wouldn’t be able to pay the fees for even government colleges, let alone a private one. I want to request people to help me pursue my studies,” he mentioned.
Jeevithkumar cracked the examination on his second try. He scored 664 marks out of complete 720.
A scholar of the Government Model Higher Secondary School at Silvarpatti, Periyakulam, he thanked is lecturers at his college for his or her steerage and assist in enrolling at a training institute for NEET preparation.
“Last year, I wrote the exam only to realise how tough it was. I planned to write it again and my teachers helped me in joining a NEET coaching and this time I was able to score 664 marks which made me the national topper among government school students across the country,” he added.
Jeevithkumar’s mom, Parameshwari, who’s an MGNREGA employee, expressed happiness at her son’s success and thanked his lecturers for his or her assist and steerage.
The NEET examination outcomes had been declared on Friday.
Two candidates attained full marks within the medical entrance examination NEET, in accordance with National Testing Agency (NTA) officers. Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab and Delhi’s Akanksha Singh have scored 720 out of 720 marks however Aftab has been ranked first and Singh second as per the NTA’s tie-breaking policy, the officers mentioned.
AIR 1 rank holder, Soyeb Aftab is a scholar of ALLEN Career Institute Kota for the final three years. Soyeb turned the primary scholar within the nation to attain 720 out of 720 within the examination. Akanksha is a scholar of Aakash Institute Kota.
A complete of seven,71,500 candidates have certified the examination for which over 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared. The highest variety of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) adopted by Maharashtra (79,974).
(With ANI inputs)