Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari tops NEET with 99.99 percentile, highest number of successful candidates from Uttar Pradesh

Telangana's Rohan Purohit and Delhi's Himanshu Sharma jointly bagged the second position with 690 marks.

Published: 04th June 2018 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2018 11:07 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari today bagged the top rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country with the maximum number of candidates clearing the exam belonging to Uttar Pradesh.

Kumari secured a percentile score of 99.99 and 691 marks.

Telangana's Rohan Purohit and Delhi's Himanshu Sharma jointly bagged the second position with 690 marks.

Kalpana Kumari 17 from Sheohar Bihar who has topped the National
Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test NEET 2018. | PTI

The third rank was shared by Aarosh Dhamija from Delhi and Prince Chaudhary from Rajasthan, both of whom scored 686 marks.

A total of 13.36 lakh candidates had registered for the exam, a 16.49-per cent increase from last year.

However, 12.69 lakh candidates appeared for the test, of whom 7.14 lakh cleared it.

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As many as 76,778 candidates from Uttar Pradesh cleared the test.

Over 72,000 and 70,000 candidates cleared the test from Kerala and Maharashtra respectively.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had conducted the test on May 6.

The test was conducted in 136 cities in 11 languages.

The NEET is conducted by the CBSE for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in colleges run with the approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Dental Council of India (DCI).

The test is not for admissions to institutions established through an Act of Parliament such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry.

The results have been put up on the official websites of the board -- and


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  • Deepak

    Congrats to the topper ! Pls someone conduct interview of the topper #bihar girl .Good news should be highlighted as the bad news# last year topper scandal Bihar.
    4 years ago reply
  • Subramaniam Dharana

    Fantastic data. 30 % of successful candidates belong to three states-- U P
    4 years ago reply
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