NEET result 2018: Six from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula in top 100
Mehak Arora with the all-India rank (AIR) of 31 is at the top.punjab Updated: Jun 05, 2018 11:30 IST
Reversing the last year's disappointing performance when only one student from the tricity made it to the top 100, this year as many as six have achieved the feat in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) held for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses across the country.
Around 17,000 students from across the tricity and the region had appeared in the exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 5, the results of which were declared on Monday.
Mehak Arora with the all-India rank (AIR) of 31 is at the top. Others are Megha Sharma (44), Parul Beri (47), Sagar Mishra (49), Vaibhav Garg (69) and Eishwak Aggarwal (90).
Mehak, who completed her schooling from SGGS School, Sector 35, obtained 671 out of 720 marks. Daughter of a chartered accountant, she wants to pursue MBBS from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
“Do not miss out on enjoying with your friends while studying,” said the basketball and carrom enthusiast.
Megha of Chandigarh secured 667 marks becoming the second topper from the tricity, followed by Parul with 666 marks.
Daughter of a paediatrician and gynaecologist, Parul wants to follow in the footsteps of her parents. She also has a keen interest in dancing and listening to music.
Sagar, who came fourth in the tricity with 666 marks, also cleared the stage 1 of biology Olympiad. His father, Sushil Mishra, works in the accounts branch of the Indian Army and is posted in West Bengal.
Meanwhile, Vaibhav, a student of SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, secured 660 marks to get AIR 69.
His father is a subdivisional officer in the Urja Bhavan, Panchkula, while mother is a school teacher.
Eishwak, who was the tricity topper in the medical stream in the CBSE Class-12 exams, is sixth in the NEET. A student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, she wants to pursue the “noble profession”.
Arvind Goyal, a city-based NEET trainer, said, “This year the overall performance of students of Chandigarh is better as compared to that of last year. At the same score, the ranks are much better as compared to last year.”