Neither S. Ramya nor P. Bistis Prisca attended any non-public teaching class.
Two women who studied on the Government Higher Secondary School at Velliangadu, close to Karamadai, in Coimbatore district have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in their first attempt with none particular teaching.
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 non-public teaching class. “I prepared only using the Class XI and Class XII textbooks,” mentioned Ms. Ramya, daughter of a every day wage labourer.
She didn’t attend the net crash course organised by the Department of School Education in June. “We could not visit the houses of our teachers owing to the COVID-19 [lockdown] to clarify our doubts,” she mentioned.
“Passing this [NEET] itself is an achievement,” mentioned Ms. Bistis, daughter of a tailor. She mentioned she used the Class XI and XII textbooks extensively for the preparation. However, Ms. Bistis Prisca mentioned she attended the net crash course for 3 days for every topic — Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Both wish to turn into cardiologists.
M. Vasanthamani, who teaches Biology on the school, mentioned 4 college students from the school wrote the NEET after finishing Class XII this 12 months. She mentioned college students had been made to resolve pattern query paper issued by the government.
This is the first time the scholars from the school have cleared NEET. Headmaster A. Bellie mentioned the school would give monetary assist to college students if their medical seats had been confirmed.