Students from Kota top NEET

Het Shah from Gujarat managed All India Rank 1 while Ekansh Goyal from Odisha and Nikhil Bajiya from Rajasthan bagged AIR 2 and 3 respectively in NEET


File photo. All three top rankers had been studying in Kota for two years for NEET preparation. Photo: HT
File photo. All three top rankers had been studying in Kota for two years for NEET preparation. Photo: HT

Kota, Rajasthan: After claiming the top three positions in JEE-Advanced- 2016 examination, students from Kota coaching institutions have yet again managed to secure the first three ranks in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses.

Het Shah (18) from Gujarat scored 685 out of 720 marks to grab the All India Rank (AIR) 1 while Ekansh Goyal (18) from Odisha and Nikhil Bajiya (17) from Rajasthan bagged AIR 2 and 3 respectively in NEET, results of which were announced on Tuesday, said Brajesh Maheshwari, director of Allen Career Institute.

All three top rankers had been studying in Kota for two years for NEET preparation, he added. “Kota gives a road map to success for entrance in prestigious medical and engineering colleges,” said AIR 3 holder Nikhil Bajiya.

“Regular and concentrated studies for 5 to 6 hours can lead one to success,” Nikhil said. “Het never bothered about rank but his focus was on performance,” Het’s father Sanjay Shah said. “We never pressurised our son to secure a rank but Het decided to come to Kota two years ago,” he added.

For Sanjay Goyal, father of AIR 2 holder Ekansh Goyal, son’s success in NEET is “unbelievable” and “extremely amazing”. “Securing AIR 2 out of lakhs of aspirants is really unbelievable and amazing”, Goyal said.

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