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CBSE NEET result 2017: Kolkata’s South Point student is first in WB, was third in AIIMS

Tamaghna Ghosh secured all-India rank of 34, to stand first in West Bengal

education Updated: Jul 14, 2017 11:41 IST
Three students from West Bangal have made it to the top 50.  Tamaghna Ghosh from South Point High School, with an all-India rank of 34, stood first in the state.
Three students from West Bangal have made it to the top 50. Tamaghna Ghosh from South Point High School, with an all-India rank of 34, stood first in the state.(Istock)

Kolkata: Three students from West Bengal have ranked among the first 50 in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), results for which were declared on Friday.

Tamaghna Ghosh from South Point High School, with an all-India rank of 34 was first from the state. Incidentally, Ghosh ranked third in the entrance test for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

Although elated by his results in NEET 2017, Ghosh said that he will opt of AIIMS, New Delhi. “I am happy with my results. However, I will opt for AIIMS,” Ghosh, who also ranked sixth in the joint entrance (engineering) examination, 2017, said.

Anyesha Chakrabarty of Sushila Birla Girls’ School, came second from West Bengal, with an all- India ranking of 42. “My aim was to be within the first 50 and accordingly I prepared myself giving equal emphasis on all subjects. The results had been as per my expectations,” Chakrabarty said.

Shivam Sinha from Birla High School ranked third from the state in NEET 2017 with an all- India ranking of 50.

Navdeep Singh from Punjab topped with a score of 697 marks in the exam conducted by theCBSE for admission to medical, dental, AYUSH and veterinary colleges across the country. Indore’s Archit Gupta and Manish Mulchandani secured the AIR 2 and 3.

Over 11,38,889 candidates registered for the exam for 65,000 seats in MBBS and 25,000 seats in BDS courses, of which 10,90,085 appeared and 6,11,539 qualified. Of the successful candidates, 2,66,221 were boys and 3,45,313 girls. Five of the eight from the transgender category cleared the exam.