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NEET result 2018: Sankalpa Keshari of Bhopal gets AIR 43

Sankalpa got 161 marks out of 180 in physics, 172 in chemistry and 335 out of 360 in biology, which combined botany and zoology, to get 668 marks out of 720 in NEET result 2018

education Updated: Jun 04, 2018 17:56 IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal
Students check the list before the CBSE National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) medical entrance exam all over India at Bal Mandir School East Delhi , India, on Sunday.
Students check the list before the CBSE National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) medical entrance exam all over India at Bal Mandir School East Delhi , India, on Sunday.(HT File Photo)

Sankalpa Keshari of Bhopal stayed away from television and social media to get the all-India Rank of 43 in NEET result 2018 declared on Monday by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Sankalpa got 161 marks out of 180 in physics, 172 in chemistry and 335 out of 360 in biology, which combined botany and zoology, to get 668 marks out of 720 in NEET result 2018, the examination held to select students for undergraduate medical and dental courses across the country.

“My parents and teachers inspired me,” the 19-year-old, who wants to become a good doctor and reach out to poor to serve them, said about his success.

His father Krishna Kumar Keshari is a senior lecturer at Government Polytechnic College in Bhopal and mother Sandhya Keshari is a homemaker.

“Sankalpa could achieve the success due to constant guidance from his teachers particularly Anil Agrawal, his sheer determination and my wife’s constant support and motivation to him,” his father said.

“I am proud of him. He believes in hard work and has always been sincere in his studies. My husband has always guided him how to study and achieve success,” his mother added.

Sankalpa did not follow a strict routine but got up at 5am and slept at 10 pm every day. He stayed away from social media and television. He said his family subscribes to just one channel, Doordarshan, and the TV was switched off completely during exam days.

“I did not have any fixed study hours. If there was no mood to study then I did not study that day,” the student of Tripti Agrawal Classes said.

Sankalpa, who likes to listen to the radio and read short stories, added that he solved as many questions and test series as he could.

“I am yet to see a student of determination like him. As is his name ‘Sankalpa’ which means determination in English he is really determination personified,” his teacher Agrawal said.

“Otherwise, who will choose to drop out having cracked the NEET once. He got 2397th rank last year in NEET and was qualified for admission to a good medical college but he chose to drop out to get a better rank,” he added.

Kalpana Kumari from Bihar bagged the all-India rank 1 with a percentile of 99.99 in NEET result 2018.

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.