A native of Delhi, Vatsa Ashish Batra secured All India 2 ranking in NEET 2022 by scoring 715 out of 720. While the top four ranking holders including Vatsa scored 99.99 percentile, this is the break rule. equality that made all the difference. Although he got rank 2, Delhi-boy got top marks in the medical entrance exam this year. The son of civil servants Ashish and Monica Batra, he says he finds being a doctor a “noble profession” and has always loved the subjects too.
Aspiring to AIIMS Delhi, the 17-year-old could choose to become a surgeon after graduating from MBBS, or even follow his parents’ route and opt for civil services. “If given the opportunity, I could take public office later in life. I haven’t decided yet,” he told News18.com. The MBBS aspirant completed his class 12 from the Air Force Bal Bharati school in Delhi but before that he was staying in Ranchi and completed his 10th from there. Due to his parents’ professional commitments, he had to change towns.
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To participate in the biggest national level test in India, the teenager had been preparing for two and a half years. “I had followed a very rotating timing throughout my preparation. The number of hours I spent preparing for NEET each year varied. In class 11, I didn’t study much for NEET. It was only in class 12 that I spent a lot of time preparing for the exam. Apart from tuition, I used to study on my own for 6-7 hours a day,” Vatsa said.
A student of Aakash BYJU’S, he said he took a lot of mock tests. “Over the past few months, I have increased my study time and taken a mock test at least 4-5 times a week. Over the past month, before reporting for the medical exam, I ‘took 20 to 30 mock tests,” the 17-year-old said. Besides the NCERTs, he focused more on his teacher’s notes and the mock tests. During the exam, he said that he tried the biology section first because he liked it the most and knew he could finish it faster and give himself more time for the remaining subjects.
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