Rajpura resident Savi bagged the top position in the Punjab Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET)-2015, the result of which was declared by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, late on Monday night.
The PMET had been conducted at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, on Sunday amid chaos and protests by candidates’ parents.
Savi (who goes by one name), Chandigarh’s Sanchit Singla and Jalandhar’s Mannat Mahajan secured 624 marks out of 800. The first three positions were decided on the basis of their marks in the biology section of the test. Savi was declared the topper, followed by Sanchit (second) and Mannat (third).
The fourth position was bagged by Bathinda resident Sahil Bansal, who secured 616 marks. In the Scheduled Caste (SC) category, Navkaran Singh of Patiala stood first with 588 marks.
She didn’t lose focus despite traffic jam
Like many other candidates, Savi, a 17-year-old student of Scholars Public School, Rajpura, was stuck in a traffic jam outside Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, the lone centre for the Punjab PMET. However, she retained her focus to come up trumps.
“I was tense and nervous due to the mismanagement by the test organisers. However, I concentrated hard and focused on my dream of becoming a doctor,” said Savi.
Savi is now awaiting the result of the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). She is keen to get admission at one of the top medical colleges in the country, preferably the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
“My success is the result of the blessings of my family and teachers who supported me all the way. It took dedicated hard work for two years to crack the exam and top the state. The preparation for competitive exams requires 6-7 hours of study daily. I also prepared simultaneously for the Class-12 board exams,” said Savi, daughter of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) officer Anil Kumar.
“My daughter’s hard work has finally paid off. She has always wanted to be a doctor and is going all out to achieve her goal. She will be the first doctor in our family,” the proud father said.
Sanchit Singla, son of Tejinder Kumar, who is an executive engineer in CPWD secured second position by getting 624 marks.
His mother Kavita Bansal is a government a school teacher.
Sanchit who is resident of Panchkula, Sector 20 and did his 12th from Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, Chandigarh said that he wanted to be a doctor since his childhood. “Now, I want to be cardiologist,” he said, while talking to HT.
Talking to HT, Mannat Mahajan, a student of Apeejay College, Jalandhar, said, “I watched my parents, who are both doctors, and developed a fascination for the medical profession. I never had to look to others for inspiration; my mother and father inspired me. I want to become a cardiologist as I get upset when I see young people die because of heart attacks.”
Dr Rajesh Mahajan, Mannat’s father, said, “My daughter put in a lot of hard work. I am getting congratulatory calls and messages. I am enjoying her success.”