While Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu from AP with 715 marks secured all-India sixth rank, Anantha Parakrama B Nookala (710) secured all-India 11th rank. He also topped the boys category from Telangana. Kota Venkat (710), who secured all-India 13th rank, was the topper among boys from AP.
“I was expecting to make it to the top 10, but never imagined that I will be topper from the state,” Snikitha told TOI. A student of Sri Chaitanya Educational Institution, Snikitha said that she always wanted to be a doctor like her parents.
50% T students who took NEET qualify
My father is a cardiologist and my mother is a gynaecologist. So, seeing them I always wanted to be a doctor. I have not decide on any speciality yet,” she added.
According to the data released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducted the examination, eight students from AP secured a spot in the top 50, which is highest by any state, followed by seven from Telangana, six from Delhi and four each from Kerala, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
A total of 54,872 candidates had registered for the examination from Telangana of which 50,392 appeared for it. Among them about 50% have qualified in the examination. In AP, 58.63% of the candidates out of 57,721 cracked NEET. “I am extremely happy to see our students do so well in NEET despite all the challenges this year. We have been able to quickly transform and move to the digital platform and offer all the support to our students. The recent IIT Advanced results and now the NEET results are an indication that we were able to give our students the best quality education possible along with proper mindset and determination,” said Sushma Boppana, academic director, Sri Chaitanya, whose students from Telangana and AP secured all India 3, 6, 11, among other ranks.
The director general of health sciences, government of India, will conduct counselling for 15% all India quota seats. For the state quota, a merit list as per state rules and based on all India ranks will be prepared by the authorities of Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences.