379 girls from Delhi govt schools crack NEET despite odds

By: PTI | New Delhi |

October 24, 2020 8:52:30 am

Students who cracked the examination are from humble backgrounds. (Express Photo By Bhupendra Rana/ Representational)

From an electrician’s daughter to an elder sibling of 5 surviving on restricted sources, 379 girls from Delhi authorities schools have cracked the medical entrance examination NEET this yr.

Twenty-three girls from a authorities faculty in Okhla’s Noor Nagar are elated over their feat although a few of them plan to look for the examination once more to enhance their scores.

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“We were expecting that at least 15 of our students would clear the tests but not these many. Some of the students come from very humble backgrounds, someone is an electrician’s daughter, someone has five siblings and has to teach them too besides surviving on limited resources,” stated vice-principal Mudassir Jahan, Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Noor Nagar.

“Some of them plan to appear again to improve their scores because they cannot afford fees of private medical colleges,” Jahan stated.

Seventeen-year-old Ariba Naeem stated, “COVID-19 threw different financial challenges before us. Also I took time to gain confidence that I can perform at par with private school students who have access to all facilities”.

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Tamanna Goel, who research in Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Sector 11, Rohini, secured 655 of the utmost 720 marks within the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Twenty-nine girls from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Molar Band and 24 from lady’s schools in Yamuna Vihar, are among the many college students who’ve cracked the examination.

A complete of 569 college students of Delhi authorities schools have handed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination, out of which 379 are girls. There are a complete of 48 college students who’ve bagged over 500 marks out of 720.

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The NEET was carried out on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From this yr, the admissions to MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, can even be made by NEET following the modification in National Medical Commission Act, 2019, handed by Parliament final yr.

The check was supplied in 11 languages — English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu — this yr. Based on the preliminary report, greater than 77 per cent of aspirants took the check in English, round 12 per cent in Hindi, and 11 per cent in different languages.

The examination was earlier postponed twice because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government determined to go forward with it, despite opposition by a bit, to mitigate any additional educational loss.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had set in place strict normal working procedures in view of the pandemic, together with measures like lowering the variety of candidates per room from the sooner 24 to 12.

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