Punjab boy tops NEET entrance exam

Chandigarh: A student from Punjab’s Muktsar town has topped in the NEET entrance examination for admission to medical colleges.

Navdeep Singh, son of the principal of a government school in a village near Muktsar, secured first rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

This comes just days after Sarvesh Mehtani, a student from Panchkula town in Haryana (adjoining Chandigarh), topped the country in the entrance test for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

The results of the NEET examination, conducted for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) courses in medical and dental colleges across the country, were announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday.

“I was expecting good rank but I had not thought that I will top the entrance exam,” Navdeep, who wants to get admission in the MBBS course at Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, said.

Reports said that five students from Punjab and Haryana are ranked in the top 25 positions in the NEET results.

Nikita Goyal and Tanisha Bansal, both from Punjab, secured the 8th and 10th rank respectively. Kanish Tayal and Aditi Goyal from neighbouring Haryana secured 7th and 22nd ranks, respectively.