Got into top govt col­lege, but will write NEET again

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Af­ter com­plet­ing his Class XII board ex­am­i­na­tion in Tamil medium syl­labus, an 18-year-old M Suresh Ku­mar wasted no time in get­ting ad­mit­ted to a coach­ing cen­tre in the city in view of NEET. The prob­lem which Suresh faced was the lack of NEET books in Tamil at his cen­tre and this was not only with his cen­tre but across the State. As a lit­eral trans­la­tion was done, it was not enough. Suresh had scored 1,163 out of 1,200 in Class XII ex­ams, but the high scores were not pro­duced in NEET. He got 127 out of 720. “Though one can ap­pear for med­i­cal en­trance five times, the ex­am­i­na­tion ma­te­ri­als un­avail­able for Tamil medium stu­dents made me think twice that whether I should wait or to move on,” said Suresh. With his Class XII marks, Suresh got an en­gi­neer­ing seat in Gov­ern­ment Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy (GCT) in Coim­bat­ore. Hail­ing from a mid­dle-class fam­ily, he could not stay home for one more year. Suresh has plans to ap­pear for NEET next year, af­ter en­rolling in a coach­ing cen­tre, apart from his en­gi­neer­ing stud­ies.

Though one can ap­pear for the med­i­cal en­trance test five times, the ex­am­i­na­tion ma­te­ri­als are un­avail­able in Tamil. M Suresh Ku­mar

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