Quite a NEET cut

Quite a NEET cut

NEET 2018 Top 3 share their success mantra to crack the entrance & get admission in top-notch medical colleges

NAME: Rohan Purohit

SCORE: 690/720



SCHOOL:  Sri Chaitanya Educational Institutions

Hailing from Kukatpally in Hyderabad, Rohan Purohit came second with the score of 690 out of 720

Future plan: His plan is to pursue MBBS from AIIMS, Delhi and become a neurologist. If not doctor, Purohit would have become a writer, like his paternal grandfather Dr Shankar Lal Purohit who won a Sahitya Academy Award in Hindi literature

Family: Mother Nirmala is a dermatologist and father Bharat Vijay is a consultant and senior cardiologist at Continental Hospitals.

Inspiration: Inspired by his father

Preparation started from: Class VIII

Passion: To play keyboard and writing short stories.


NAME: Kalpana Kumari

SCORE: 691/720




Seventeen-year-old topper from Sheohar district in Bihar Kalpana Kumari, a two-year classroom programme student of Aakash Institute, became the All-India topper capturing Rank 1 in NEET 2018 by scoring 99.99 per cent (691 marks out of 720). She scored 171 out of 180 in Physics, 160 out of 180 in Chemistry, 360 out of 360 in Biology (Biology and Zoology).

Giving credit to her institute, aspiring doctor said: “Coaching classes proved to be very helpful. I solved a lot of sample tests that were based on the same pattern as that of the actual NEET question paper. This helped me in gaining confidence to a great extent,” Kumari said.

Secret to her success: New syllabus of Bihar board which was updated according to the exam patterns.

Study time: Relentless self-study for 13 to 14 hours every day

Preparation started from: Since 2016 after Class X examination

Strategy: Studied NCERT books thoroughly, concept-wise. Solving a series of mock papers from coaching centre or other platforms online months before the examination. Consulting teachers to clear all the doubts.

Books: For Physics— HC Verma, DC Pandey, NCERT books; for Chemistry—Narendra Awasthi, MS Chauhan, Pradeep, NCERT books and for Biology— NCERT books

Coaching: Enrolled at Aakash Institute in New Delhi for coaching

Future plan: To pursue MBBS from AIIMS Delhi or opt for medical course from Maulana Azad Medical College. At present, waiting for AIIMS result.

Class XII Boards score: The Bihar board results for Class XII will be declared on Today, June 6.

Class X Boards: Scored 10 CGPA in 2016 from Navodaya Vidyalaya in Sheohar

Family: 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. Elder sister Bharti Kumari has completed her engineering from National Institute of Technology Patna while Kumari’s elder brother Pranay Pratap is a BTech fourth-year student at IIT, Guwahati.


NAME: Himanshu Sharma

SCORE: 690/720



SCHOOL:  Convent of Gagan Bharti, Delhi

Eighteen-year-old Himanshu Sharma, a resident of Delhi,  ranked third with the score of 690 out of 720 — 170 in Physics, 170 in Chemistry and 350 in Biology.

Family: Both his parents are teachers.

Study Time: Self-study seven-eight hours daily on weekdays and 8-10 hours on weekends.

Preparation Strategy: Focus on understanding the concepts. Attended problem-solving sessions to clear doubts. Solving mock test papers

Coaching: Enrolled at Aakash Institute in New Delhi for coaching since 2016

Inspiration: APJ Abdul Kalam

Future plan: His plan is to pursue MBBS from AIIMS.



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