Gunjan Gattani from Akola tops in NEET in Vidarbha

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jun 2018 09:58:49


Gunjan Gattani Daniyal Taheri Lahari Boddu




Staff Reporter,

Gunjan is second in Maharashtra while Daniyal Taheri also from Akola, who stood second in Vidarbha, is third in State

Lahari Boddu tops in Nagpur and is third in Vidarbha

Gunjan Gattani made Vidarbha proud with his brilliant score in National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). Gunjan, a native of Jalgaon Jamod, Akola district, topped NEET from Vidarbha with a score of 675 out of 720 marks. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the result of NEET on Monday. Gunjan, a student of Satpuda Junior College, Jalgaon Jamod, is the second topper in State and 21st in India. Another student from Akola, Daniyal Taheri stood second in Vidarbha and third in State. He scored 653 marks. Nagpur’s Lahari Boddu with the score of 644 stood third in Vidarbha and topped from Nagpur.

Anvay Pangaonkar of St Paul School with the score of 639 stood second in Nagpur while Shardul Khante of Dr Ambedkar College, secured third position in Nagpur. Abhijeet Raghtate of Dr Ambedkar College bagged first place in Nagpur in OBC category. Soham Vyawahare (628), Rahul Bajaj (620), Rishika Modi (614), Anuj Panchal (613) all from St. Paul School came out with flying colours. Nandita Gawande of Shivaji Science listed herself in top merit order with the score of 609. The examination consisted of one paper with 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

CBSE had released the answer key of the NEET 2018 on May 25. The candidates could challenge the answer key until 5 pm on May 27. This year over 13.26 lakh students appeared for NEET as compared to 11.4 lakh last year from the country. NEET score is a qualifying factor for securing admissions in any medical or dental institute run by Government in the country. The number of seats in institutes across the country are 63,985.

In terms of difficulty level, this year’s Biology paper was easier than the last two years’ papers. However, this year paper was moderately difficult and lengthy.

Dr Sarita Kothari, a parent and past Secretary of Indian Medical Association, said that as far as Biology section is concerned it had 44 questions from Class XI syllabus and 46 from Class XII. Overall 30% questions were difficult, 40% moderate and 30% easy. The Botany part was really tough to answer.

Overall students who prepared diligently are likely to score above 300 and some around 325 out of 360. Any score in excess of 530/720 should get the students admitted in top medical colleges, pointed out Dr Kothari.

According to Sameer Phale, the paper was moderate. Biology section was easier than last year, and had very few application-based questions. Barring a few questions Biology was based on NCERT and was as expected, added Phale.

NEET was first introduced in May 2013 and was quickly scrapped in 2014, making way for various states conducting separate Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions to medical and dental institutes in their states. In 2016, the Supreme Court of India reinforced the compulsion on NEET, making it the single window entrance exam for admission to all medical and dental institutes in the country.