The result of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test results, phases 1 and 2, announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday brought cheers to the city with majority boys outshining in the test.
Raghav Arora who belongs to the family of doctors bagged 41st rank. He also achieved 25th rank in PMET 2016. “My parents being doctors have been a driving force for me. My father Rajesh Arora is an MD medicine and mother Mamta Arora is a gynecologist. My sister is also pursuing MBBS in Government Medical College (Amritsar) so it was important for me to join the family lineage,” said Raghav, who slept for only four hours during preparation and aspires to get admission in Mulana Azad Medical College.
Tanishq Kansal, who got 65th rank in the NEET, tasted double delight on Tuesday as recently he got18th rank in the PMET test. Tanishq aims to be an interventional radiologists and unlike other students who have shown reluctance for the all India entrance over the state-level test (PMET), feels that NEET syllabus was simpler and well defined, “In PMET there is no limit to the syllabi for biology but in NEET, the syllabus is that of NCERT (National Council Of Educational Research and Training) which makes it well-defined and easy. Having one entrance is better and NEET is a good exam that would give change to the toppers of every state to get their dream institutes in other parts of the country. PMET makes one state restrictive,” said Tanishq.
“I have friends who study passionately and also encourage me to do seven-hour self study. With my rank, I think I will be able to study in a prestigious institute like Safdarjung Hospital and Medical College, University College of Medical Sciences (Delhi) and may be Mulana Azad college,” added Tanishq, whose father Somir Kansal is a neurologist and mother Arpita Kansal an ENT specialist.
A teacher Uttamjit Singh who prepared hundreds of students from the city for the NEET said it was a proud moment as after many years, Amritsar boys have performed brilliantly and bagged outstanding ranks.
Giving details, he said, “My student Pranav Vij bagged 39th rank, then Tanishq got 65th followed by Paras Singh Chandi with AIR 75. PMET city topper Chirag Gupta has got 250 rank. Anoushka Gupta of Spring Dale Senior School also bagged AIR 102.”
Talking about the NEET, Uttamjit said, “It is a big achievement to compete with more than six lakh students. But exams like these give a chance to study in best institutes of the country. PMET restricts them in the state only.”