NEET 2017 Results: Friendship knows no bounds as two friends secure AIR 2 and 3 in the recently declared NEET results
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23 June, 2017: What could be the best news than your best friend getting an All-India top ranking? Make that two! Archit Gupta and Manish Mulchandani who hail from Indore are the best of friends and have secured an AIR of 2nd and 3rd respectively for themselves in the recently released National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 Results. Couldn't get any better right? Standing alongside your best friend and sharing the joy.
Both the friends decided that they needed each other to push themselves hence they enrolled themselves in a hostel rather than staying at home and even joined the same coaching classes.
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Archit spoke to HT and said, “I am from Indore but I decided to live in the hostel to maintain my concentration. I didn’t follow any schedule to study. I used to pick any book according to my wish and started studying. I kept my focus on my weak points and converted it into my strength.”
In a months time, Archit, 17, will be flying to London to represent India in the Bio Olympiad which is scheduled on July 23.
Manish, 17, who also spoke to HT said, “Archit and I always compete with each other, but it is a healthy competition and it helped us both in scoring well. I am happy that my hard work paid off today.”
To add to their joy, both Archit and Manish secured their positions in the top 10 of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) entrance exam for MBBS.
Manish said it is only perceived that only the top brass in school can get top results in these competitive exams, who scored 84% in his Class 12 exams.
He added, “I concentrated on studies to clear NEET. I was just expecting a good medical college but I am happy to secure a rank in the merit.”
From 11,38,889 registered candidates, 10,90,085 candidates appeared for NEET and 6,11,539 candidates qualified for NEET 2017. 2,66,221 boys and 3,45,313 girls successfully passed the exam and 5 transgender candidates cleared the exam.