Andhra girl impresses with all-India 16th rank in NEET

Students from Andhra Pradesh fared well in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the results of which were declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday. The State recorded a pass percentage of 70.72, the highest among the southern States.
Students who qualified in the NEET are eligible for admission into MBBS and BDS courses. However, the pass percentage last year was marginally higher at 72.55. In AP, a total of 57,798 students registered themselves for the test. Of them, 55,200 appeared for it. A total of 39,039 candidates qualified.
Meanwhile, Qureshi Asra from Andhra Pradesh secured the 16th rank. She obtained 690 marks. The topper, Nalin Khandelwal, hails from Rajasthan while Delhi’s Bhavik Bansal and Akshat Kaushik from Uttar Pradesh secured the second and the third positions, respectively. Interestingly, G. Madhavi Reddy fromTelangana brought laurels to the State by securing 7th rank, scoring 695 marks.
Of the 48,996 students who appeared for the test in Telangana, only 33,044 passed, recording a pass percentage of 67.44 against last year’s 68.88. This time, however, the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu recorded a poor performance compared to last year. Out of the 1,23,078 who appeared in Tamil Nadu, only about 59,785 students qualified. Additionally, Tamil Nadu also witnessed 15,919 students who have enrolled but haven’t written the exam, recording the highest number of absentees in comparison to all other states.
Kerala registered a pass percentage of 66.59, slightly lower than last year’s 66.74. Of the 1,10,206 students who wrote the test, only 73,385 qualified. In Karnataka, out of 1,02,735 students who attempted, 64,982 cleared, registering a pass percentage of 63.25. In Tamil Nadu, out of 1,23,078 students who appeared only 59,785 qualified, recording a pass percentage of 48.57, which was better than last year’s 39.56.

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