Poonam Singh

In India, cracking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a herculean task. However, Charul Honariya's story of passing the tough test is truly inspiring. 

Hailing from Kartarpur village in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district, Charul defied all odds to emerge as the topper in the prestigious NEET examination.

Charul's family faced economic hardships, relying on her father's meagre income as a small-scale farmer and labourer. With a monthly income of just Rs 8000, supporting a family of seven was an uphill task. Despite these challenges, Charul clung to her childhood dream of becoming a doctor.

Her academic journey faced hurdles, particularly in English, which she diligently worked to overcome from Class 6 onwards. Undeterred by financial constraints, Charul set her sights on NEET during her Class 10 years. Lack of resources for private coaching didn't deter her; she applied for a scholarship and gained access to a top NEET coaching centre.

Determined and resilient, Charul poured her efforts into preparation for two years. Her hard work reflected in her Class 12 results, where she secured an impressive 93 percent, ranking among the top students in her district. However, Charul's ultimate goal was cracking NEET and securing admission to AIIMS New Delhi, the nation's premier medical institution.

Though her initial attempt in 2019 fell short of satisfaction, Charul persisted. In NEET 2020, she not only redeemed herself but emerged as one of the top scorers with an outstanding 680 out of 720. This remarkable feat earned her an All India Rank (AIR) of 631, paving the way for her admission to AIIMS New Delhi and fulfilling her dream of becoming a doctor.