Shopian boy secures all-India rank 10 in NEET UG exams
Srinagar: A young boy from Shopian topped the NEET-UG-2022 examination in the union territory and secured the all-India rank 10.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and political leaders congratulated Haziq Pervez Lone for the feat.
Lone, resident of Trenz area of Shopian in south Kashmir, has secured the 10th rank in the all-India level NEET UG-examination and topped J&K UT.
Son of a fruit merchant, Pervez Ahmad, Lone secured 710 points out of 720. As the family celebrates the success, friends and relatives dawned upon the house, hugging Lone and garlanding him.
Lone is elated over his achievement and credits the success to his family, teachers and to the hard work.
“I am thankful to God Almighty for this success. This has been possible only because of Him. I am thankful to my parents and the coaching institute as well,” he said.
Lone said he expected his score to be around what he secured, but, the all-India rank of 10 was beyond his expectations.
“I had no idea I would get this rank. I was surprised when the results came. My parents were also surprised, but are very happy,” he said.
Asked about his message to future aspirants, Lone said there is no substitute to hard work.
“You should work hard as hard work brings results. You have to be consistent and you will achieve good things finally,” he said.
He said at least 7-9 hours of study was needed to crack the examination with flying colours.
He said the major difficulty he faced was shifting from offline to online in the wake of Covid pandemic.
“The problem with online learning was frequent internet shutdowns and restricted network speeds in Shopian. However, the coaching institute offered additional classes, video lectures, etc., which helped a lot,” he added.
Lone did his primary schooling from two private schools in Shopian, and then enrolled himself at the government higher secondary school in Turkwamgam village of the district for class 11 and 12.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Sinha and politicians congratulated Lone for the feat.
“Congratulations to Haziq Parveez Lone from Shopian for securing the All India 10th Rank in NEET UG- 2022 Result. Proud of your achievements. My best wishes to all the candidates from Jammu & Kashmir, who have qualified in the NEET exam,” Sinha wrote on Twitter.
“Overjoyed to see Haziq Lone from Shopian secure tenth rank in the NEET exams. My best wishes to him for a bright future,” PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said in a tweet.
Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari also felicitated Lone for the success. (With PTI Inputs)
Pass percentage of NEET qualifiers from J&K up by 10 percent this year
Pass percentage of UG NEET qualifiers have increased by nearly 10 percent in Jammu and Kashmir corresponding to the previous year.
In NEET-2021, only 42.59 percent students from JK had qualified the exams in comparison to more than 52 percent this year.
The official figures revealed by the National Testing Agency showed that a total of 38,140 students had registered from JK and of them 36,374 appeared and 20,005 qualified it.
Likewise, in 2021, a total of 34, 615 candidates had registered from JK out of which 31,479 appeared and 14,743 qualified.
Pertinently, the National Testing Agency on Wednesday announced UG National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2022 results for 1,87,2343 candidates who had appeared for the exams at 3570 different Centres located in 497 Cities throughout India including 14 cities outside India.
From the overall results, one Open Merit (OM) student from the Jammu and Kashmir Haziq Parveez Lone secured 10th position. However, from the male category of the overall candidates, Lone has secured the 7th position.