Hailing from Delhi, Vatsa Ashish Batra secured the All India Ranking 2 in NEET 2022 by getting 715 out of 720. While the top four rank holders, including Vatsa, scored 99.99 percentile, it is the tie rule that made all the difference. Despite achieving rank 2, Delhi boy has achieved top marks in the medical entrance exam this year. The son of officials, Ashish and Monica Batra, says he considers being a doctor a “noble profession” and has always loved the subjects.
An AIIMS Delhi aspiring, the 17-year-old could choose to become a surgeon after clearing MBBS, or even follow his parents’ route and go for government services. “If given the opportunity, I might go into civil service later in life. I haven’t made a decision yet,” he told News18.com. The MBBS aspirant has completed his class 12 of Air Force Bal Bharati School, Delhi, but before that, he stayed in Ranchi and completed his 10th from there. Because of the his parents’ professional obligations made him change cities.
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To take part in the biggest national test in India, the teenager had been preparing for the past two and a half years. “I had followed a very rotational timing during my preparation. The number of hours I put into NEET preparation annually varied. In 11th grade I didn’t learn much for NEET. It wasn’t until 12th grade that I spent a lot of time on exam prep. tuition fees, I spent six to seven hours a day on self-study,” says Vatsa.
A student of Aakash BYJU’S, he said he had taken many mock exams. “Over the past few months I have extended my study time and taken a test test at least 4-5 times a week. In the past month, before appearing for the medical examination, I tried 20-30 pilot tests,” said the 17-year-old. Aside from NCERTs, he focused more on his teacher’s notes and mock tests. During the exam, he said he tried the biology part first because he liked it the most and knew he could complete it faster and give himself more time for the other subjects.
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