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Telangana student tops southern girls in NEET

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RAJESWARI PARASA
Published Jun 6, 2019, 2:26 am IST
Updated Jun 6, 2019, 2:26 am IST
Topper wants to be a cardiologist; AP scores 3 top-50 ranks in national test.
G. Madhuri Reddy
 G. Madhuri Reddy

Hyderabad: Madhapur student G. Madhuri Reddy scored top rank in the female category with a percentile of 99.9993620, and secured all-India 7th rank in the overall category in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), whose results were out on Wednesday. It’s the only rank for Telangana in the top 50 ranks. Andhra Pradesh bagged three ranks in the top 50.

Ms Reddy is also the topper in the southern states with a score of 695 out of 720 marks. Speaking to the Deccan Chronicle, she said that she is happy and was expecting that she would get a rank below the top 10. She wants to do an MS in Cardiology.

 

Her proud father Tirupathi Reddy, an IT professional based in Hyderabad, said that the dedication and hard work of his daughter got her the high rank. He said she was always a brilliant student and received free education since class 7 from the Narayana Group of Educational Institutions.

Andhra Pradesh student, Qureshi Asra, scored a percentile of 99.9980861 and secured all-India 16th rank with a score of 690 marks. She is also at second position in southern India.

AP has two more all-India rankers:  Pilli Bhanu Siva Teja and S Srinandan Reddy came 40 and 42 respectively to make it into the top 50.

 

This time, 15.19 lakh candiates registered for the test nationwide, out of which 14,10,755 were present, which is 92.85 per cent. From the last year, there is an increase of 14.52 per cent in the number of registered students. The total pass percentage in the country stood at 56.27 per cent.

This year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted NEET, 2019 throu-ghout the country on May 5, and 20, 2019 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India in medical and dental colleges.

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