Mukstar boy secures 1st rank in NEET exam

Posted on 23 June 2017 by GGS News

CHANDIGARH : It was a high flying day for Punjab as Navdeep Singh from Muktsar topped the country with All India rank 1 in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (UG) 2017. The result was declared on Friday morning by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Navdeep scored 697 marks. His percentile is 99.99.
Shy by nature, Navdeep has been regular in his studies. He told TOI how overwhelmed he was with his result. “I was expecting good marks but the result is overwhelming. I am glad that I could make my state and especially my city proud by bringing it on front nationally, as it is a very small and not much known place.”
His father Gopal Singh is a principal of a government School Charewan near Muktsar and his mother Simerjeet Kaur is working for LIC. His both parents said that they were proud of him.
Navdeep had been studying in Chandigarh based coaching institute for preparation of competitive exams.
Two more students made it to top 10 from Punjab. Nikita Goyal of Bathinda got AIR 8 by scoring 690 marks. She has studying for competitive from Bathinda based coaching institute. Talking o TOi she said she was expecting a single digit rank and she was sure she will make it.
However, a good score for her meant sacrificing not just social media but also socializing and parties. “I did not use Facebook or whatsapp for two years. More than me it was my mother who had to make sacrifices. She accompanied me all this time and did not attend any parties or functions. It is because of her my father and my teachers that I could score well.Her father Suresh Kumar Goyal is Agriculture Development officer in Agriculture department Bathinda and her mother Rani Devi is a lecturer of civil engineering in government Polytechnic college bathinda.
On AIR 10 is Tanish Bansal with 686 marks.
Two students from Haryana also made it to top 25 list shared by CBSE. These include Kanishh Tayal with AIR 7. He scored 691 marks. Another girl Aditi goyal from Haryana made it to top 25 with AIR 22. She scored 682 marks.
No one from Chandigarh made it to top 25.


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