CHENNAI: Students from Tamil Nadu have not found a place in the top 200 ranks of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test results declared on Friday. G.M. Mukesh Kanna, the top ranker in the state, has secured 260th rank with 655 out of 720 marks in the common medical entrance test. After the delay of nearly two weeks for various reasons, the Central Board of Secondary Education released the results on Friday. Navdeep Singh from Punjab got the first rank with the score of 697 out of 720 marks.
“The results show that the 30 days crash coaching for the Neet was not enough for students. They need to start the coaching for the Neet early. In the northern states students start the coaching as early as ninth standard for the exam,” said Anand Nagarajan, academic head for the school division, TIME, Chennai. The state toppers in Namakkal schools also fared rather poorly in the exams. P .Swaminathan, secretary, SRV schools in Namakkal and Tiruchy districts said, “Most of the students scored between 300 and 400 this year. Only two students got more than 400 marks in Neet.”