Rittik Kumar Sahoo Makes Bengal Proud, Ranks 13th In NEET 2018


Tamluk: Rittik Kumar Sahoo is a resident of Parbatipur under Tomluk Municipality in East Midnapore, achieved a standout performance in the examination and topped the list of candidates appearing for the exam from the state in English.

Rittik Kumar Sahoo manged to secure as all India rank of 13. He had appeared in the examination with English as the medium of language from the state managed to secure an all India rank of 13. His father Bidyut Kumar Sahoo is the headmaster of a school in the district. He also inspired him to achieve his goal.

But it is a sad news that Bengali medium students from the state who appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), have performed very poorly as there were several mistakes in the Bengali translation of the NEET question paper. Sahoo, an OBC category candidate, had a dream of becoming a doctor from his early childhood.

CBSE has released the NEET 2018 Result on Monday on the official website. As many as 7,14,562 candidates have qualified the NEET 2018 this year. As many as 6,34,897 students have qualified NEET and are in the 50th percentile. Kalpana Kumari tops with 99.99 Percentile.

Students who qualify NEET 2018 would then required to register for online counselling. Tentatively, the schedule is expected to be released by around June 15. As per SC orders, NEET 2018 counselling for MBBS and BDS Courses ought to be completed by July 31, 2018.

The CBSE NEET is held for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the ministry of health and family welfare, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament ie AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

Though the overall performance of the Bengali medium students in the state is dismal, with 99 percent of candidates failing to get their desired results. This is allegedly because of the question paper fiasco in the state.

A section of the students have alleged that there were 180 mistakes in the Bengali translation of the NEET question paper this year. A writ petition was filed at the Calcutta High Court by a medical aspirant. The Calcutta High Court has also sought a clarification from the Centre.

Rittik has obtained 676 marks out of a total of 720, securing a 99.99 percentile. He had appeared for both the Madhyamik and the Higher Secondary examinations from Tamluk Hamilton High School. He had got 95.85 percent marks in Madhyamik. He had opted for

English as the medium of the examination. Sahoo obtained 161 marks in Physics out of a total of 180. He received 175 out of 180 in Chemistry and 340 out of 360 in Biology.