Aarushi and Japnoor Kaur, both medical aspirants from Chandigarh, have bagged 5th and 7th rank, respectively, to top in the region in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the results of which were declared on Tuesday.
This year, students had to toil hard as the test, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to medical and dental courses, was held in two phases, following a Supreme Court’s ruling in April. The results announced carried the combined merit of both tests.
Other students from the region on the top-100 list are Gurasis Singh (15), Khushman Singh (29) and Bhavneet Kaur (90) of Patiala, Tanish Modi (16) and Mantavya Gupta (43) of Chandigarh, Lovish Gupta (29) of Faridkot, Ankur Garg (39) of Bathinda, Tanishq Kansal (65) of Amritsar, and Sukirat Singh Bhatia (96) of Ludhiana.
Admissions delayed in Punjab
The admission process will soon begin in all the states in the region, except Punjab where its Pre Medical Entrance Test (PMET) is under the judicial scanner.
While private, government and deemed medical colleges in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir will fill their bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS) and bachelor of dental surgery (BDS) seats through the NEET score, the arrangement in Punjab is different.
As the state conducted its own entrance test, the NEET score will be used to fill the all-India 15% quota seats in government medical colleges besides 50% management quota seats in private colleges.
Punjab’s 85% state quota seats in government institutes besides quota seats in private ones will be filled through the merit in the PMET, the results of which have already been declared. After a bunch of petitions from parents alleging lack of transparency, however, the results are sub-judice as of now.
The total number of MBBS and BDS seats to be filled through the NEET in Punjab is close to 450 and 600 respectively. In Himachal Pradesh, there are 450 and 340 seats of MBBS and BDS respectively. In Haryana, there are as many as 600 MBBS seats, while Chandigarh’s only medical college is offering 100 seats to be filled through the NEET.