Two from rural govt. school clear NEET in first attempt
Two girls who studied at the Government Higher Secondary School at Velliangadu, near Karamadai, in Coimbatore district have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in their first attempt without any special coaching.
S. Ramya of a Scheduled Tribe (ST) and P. Bistis Prisca of a Scheduled Caste (SC) scored 145 and 167 marks respectively. The qualifying marks for the SC/ST candidates ranged from 113 to 146.
Neither attended any private coaching class. “I prepared only using the Class XI and Class XII textbooks,” said Ms. Ramya, daughter of a daily wage labourer.
She did not attend the online crash course organised by the Department of School Education in June.
“Passing this [NEET] itself is an achievement,” said Ms. Bistis, daughter of a tailor. Both want to become cardiologists.
M. Vasanthamani, who teaches Biology at the school, said students were made to solve sample question paper issued by the government.
Headmaster A. Bellie said the school would give financial help to students if their medical seats were confirmed.
S. Ramya and Bistis Prisca