“Success comes only with hard work and perseverance” says Vipul Garg who bagged 1st position in All India Pre-Medical Test entrance examination 2015. Garg has managed to ace the examination by securing 695 out of 700 marks in the AIPMT retest, the results of which were declared on Monday.
Seventeen-year-old Vipul Garg lives in a very backward district Jind of Haryana and comes from a humble family background. His father runs a shop and his mother is a home maker. His talent, however, brought him various scholarships which facilitated his studies and journey to his MBBS dreams.
Vipul cleared his matriculation examination from DAV, Jind, and got admission in Delhi Convent School for Class XII. He always was a very bright student. He obtained a 10 CGPA in Class 10. His merit helped him to complete schooling by paying a considerably low tuition fee. He scored 90% in his class XII examination and was also offered a scholarship for medical coaching by a private coaching institute. This AIPMT topper from Jind, Haryana had already secured AIR 4 in JIPMER and AIR 51 in AIIMS MBBS.
Asking about his preparation routine, Vipul replied,” I followed a strict and strategic routine while preparing for AIPMT. I studied 7 to 8 hours per day. My self-study hours generally began at night after 10 pm and continued till 3 am.”
“I worked on the areas where I felt weak and focused more on strengthening the strong areas. I kept on revising chapters, to clarify the concepts of the studied topics “, he added.
Talking about the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap the May 3 AIPMT examination after a question paper was leaked and the answer sheet was circulated with the help of electronic devices, Garg said he got a little nervous when he heard about the retest which was held on July 25.
Determined to serve residents of his backward district (Jind), where more than 60 per cent posts of government doctors are vacant, Vipul did not lose heart when the Supreme Court scrapped the May 3 All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). He worked hard to improve in his areas of weakness till the date of the AIPMT re-test (July 25), and topped it.
Garg wishes now to join the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi and go back to Jind and practice there.
“I worked hard for the AIPMT and now the top ranking will help me get an admission in Maulana Azad Medical College. I want to help the people of my area by providing them with low-cost medical treatment,” he said.
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