Studied In Urdu Medium, Bakery Worker’s Daughter Amina Arif Secured AIR 1 in NEET UG 2024

The National Testing Agency released the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2024) on June 4 for admission to the undergraduate medical education and this year’s All India rank 1 is bagged by 67 students who scored a perfect 720 out of 720. Among the 67 students who scored 720/720 is Amina Arif.

Bakery Worker’s daughter Amina Arif Kadiwala, hailing from Jogeshwari in Mumbai has successfully secured a perfect 720/720 and bagged the all-India rank (AIR) 1 in the NEET UG 2024. She said that her hard work and perseverance has brought a moment of joy to her family. She credits this remarkable feat to her family and Excellent Masters Academy’s founder Nooruddin Shaikh for providing emotional support and encouragement throughout this period. Speaking to Millat times, Amina attributes a significant part of her success to her coaching institute, Excellent Masters Academy which provided structured guidance and material resources. Further she emphasised the crucial role in transforming it into reality was done by her mentor Nooruddin who is founder of Excellent Masters Academy, nurtured her curiorsity and supported her ambitions.

Aspiring to study AIIMS Delhi, Amina has scored 93.20% in class 10 from Madni High School where she has studied till class 10 in Urdu medium and then took admission into SVKM’s Mithibai College and scored 95% in class 12. “I always wanted to become a doctor and study at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),” she said.

Talking about her study pattern, “Every week I used to write two tests. When I used to give mock tests, I used to score 680 or 700. So, I knew I was going to score above 700 because of the way I had prepared for the exam, and I succeeded. My preparation strategy was meticulous and well-planned. I followed a disciplined schedule, dedicating specific hours to different subjects and regularly taking mock tests to assess her progress”, she told Millat times.

“As the NEET is India’s fiercely competitive entrance examination and increasingly high cutoffs and more importantly on top of it, compulsions of social pressure, Amina’s result is embodiment of sincerity, diligence, and passion which is encapsulation of her success. It is encouraging to see how Amina got support from our teachers at Excellent Masters Academy and Madni High School’s principal, Aamir Ansari and gave result as expected. The­ structured approach and personalized attention followed by my Institute helps students to maintain focus and motivation throughout the­ir preparation journey. Amina’s result is the refelection of the same,” Nooruddin Shaikh, founder of Excellent Masters Academy told Millat Times.

Amina Arif’s story is a testament to what determination, hard work, and unwavering support can achieve. Her journey from a urdu medium student to NEET’s top scorer serves as an inspiration to many young aspirants including other students from similar background. Her success story underscores the importance of perseverance, resilience, and a never-give-up attitude in achieving excellence.

Md Irshad Ayub is an English editor at millat times and Delhi-based freelance journalist.