Prabanjan J is an Indian student who topped the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) 2023 by securing perfect marks on his first attempt.
Prabanjan J was born in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. He studied till 10th standard at Saradha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Gingee in Tamil Nadu state course, and changed to CBSE for 11th and 12th at Velammal Vidyalaya, Ayanambakkam where he prepared for NEET 2023 at the Velammal Nexus Aacademy.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
He belongs to a family of teachers.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is B. Jagadeesh who is a history teacher in a government school, and his mother’s name is B. Mala who is a maths teacher at a government school. He has a younger sister.
He is single.
He follows Hinduism.
NEET UG 2023
He secured All India Rank (AIR) 1 in NEET-UG 2023 obtaining 720 marks out of 720. His total percentile was 99.9999019. The exam was conducted on 7 May 2023 and results were announced on 13 June 2023. As per a senior official from NTA, if two candidates have the same marks, their ranks are determined by a tie-breaker rule, i.e., the candidate with higher marks in biology is given a higher rank than the others. If the biology marks are also the same, the rule is applied for chemistry and then for physics. If the scores remain the same, the older candidate gets the higher rank. Although Bora Varun Chakravarthi secured the same marks as him, he was kept in the second position as per the NEET tiebreaker policy.
Prabanjan talked about his preparation for the NEET exam and said that he studied daily for 15 hours from 8 am to 11 pm. He also gave more than 50 weekly tests. He credited his parents and teachers as the reason behind his success. He talked about his preparation and said,
I used to prepare for 15 hours a day in the past two years. I used to score 600 marks in weekly tests and was expecting high marks in NEET 2023. Everyone thinks NEET is a tough exam. But, if we prepare well, everything is possible.” The Times of India
- He likes to listen to music and play badminton during his leisure time.
- After securing Rank 1 in the NEET UG exam, he said that he wanted to take admission in AIIMS, Delhi or JPIMER, Puducherry.