CBSE NEET results 2017: Indore's Archit Gupta placed second in NEET and AIIMS entrance exam
Two seems to be the lucky number for Indore boy Archit Gupta who stood second in NEET and AIIMS all-India examinations for undergraduate medical courses.
New Delhi: Two seems to be the lucky number for Indore boy and would-be neurosurgeon Archit Gupta - who twice stood second in all-India examinations for undergraduate medical courses.
Gupta bagged the second rank in the country in NEET, results of which were announced on Friday. He stood second in the AIIMS entrance examination, too.
"It is not only fortunate but also coincidental to bag the same rank in two prestigious exams. I, however, would like to study at AIIMS," Gupta told PTI.
The 17-year-old student scored a perfect 100 percent in the AIIMS examination and 96.5 percent in NEET. A total of 3,64,242 students appeared for the former and 11,38,890 for the latter.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced the results for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), in which girls outshone boys.
"I had cut myself off from social media and my favourite video games for two years to grab a seat in a medical college," said Gupta, adding that he would like to be a neurosurgeon.
Gupta's father is a businessman while his mother is a homemaker.
Punjab's Navdeep Singh bagged the top rank in NEET. A total of 6,11,539 students cleared the test which was held on 7 May.
The board ruled out declaring results of the private candidates on the basis of an alternative assessment policy like that of regular candidates
Earlier, the exam was slated to take place on 1 August, however, got pushed ahead due to the second wave of coronavirus.
The NEET-UG 2021 will be held on 12th September 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols