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NEET result 2018: Bihar’s Kalpana Kumari is topper, says always dreamt of becoming a doctor

CBSE NEET result 2018: Kalpana Kumari from Bihar, who topped the medical entrance exam, studied in Delhi

education Updated: Jun 05, 2018 01:18 IST
Nandini/Nilesh Mathur
Nandini/Nilesh Mathur
Hindustan Times, Patna/New Delhi
Bihar’s Kalpana Kumari got 691 out of 720 marks or 99.99 percentile to secure the all-India rank (AIR) 1 in NEET 2018.
Bihar’s Kalpana Kumari got 691 out of 720 marks or 99.99 percentile to secure the all-India rank (AIR) 1 in NEET 2018.(Handout image)

Bihar’s Kalpana Kumari got 691 out of 720 marks or 99.99 percentile to secure the all-India rank (AIR) 1 in NEET 2018, the results declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education showed on Monday.

The 18-year-old Kumari, who is from Sheohar district and attended coaching classes in New Delhi’s Aakash institute, scored 171 marks out of 180 in physics, 160 in chemistry and 360 out of 360 in biology, which combines botany and zoology, in NEET result 2018.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Kalpana said, “My parents and relatives were a great moral support to me while I was preparing for the exam.”

“I wanted to be a doctor from a very early age, Kalpana said and added, “Right now my aim is to complete MBBS and MS. After completing my studies, I want to be a good doctor and also take care of the poor and the needy by serving them free of cost.”

“She used to study 12 hours on an average daily. She has also appeared for AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) entrance examination, results of which will be declared on June 18,” her sister Bharti said.

“She wishes to get into AIIMS, Delhi. Her second preference is Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi,” Bharti added.

Kumari was a student of Navodaya Vidyalaya in Sheohar in Class 10 and has appeared for Class 12 board examination conducted by Bihar board this year from YKJM College in Tariyani block.

The Bihar board results for Class 12 will be declared on June 6.

Her father Rakesh Mishra is a lecturer in District Institute of Educational Training in Sitamarhi and mother Mamta Kumari is a teacher in Government Girls’ Middle School in Sheohar.

Rohan Purohit from Telangana and Himanshu Sharma from Delhi stood second and third in NEET 2018. Ashish Vaibhav became the second topper from Bihar by securing AIR 291.

Anish Kumar Kushwaha from Madhubani secured AIR 300 as a general candidate and AIR 51 in the Other Backward Class category. He scored 631 out of 720 in - 312 in biology, 165 in physics and 160 in chemistry. He wants to get into Delhi’s Maulana Azad Medical College.

This year, 35, 641 candidates from Bihar appeared for NEET 2018 held on May 6.

The board’s data showed out of over 12.69 lakh students, who appeared for the exam across the country, 7.14 lakh have qualified for admissions to 66,000 seats in medical and dental courses across the country.

The highest number of students who cleared NEET 2018 are from Uttar Pradesh, where 76,778 candidates qualified, followed by Kerala at 72,682 and 70,184 aspirants from Maharashtra.

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 13:54 IST

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