NEET 2022 AIR 2: Vatsa Ashish Batra is among the top 10 rank holders in NEET 2022. A 17-year-old Delhi student from Air Force Balbharti school secured a 99.99 percentile, he holds the 2nd AIR Rank and tops the Delhi NCT in the NEET competition. His love for biology has been a large part of his decision to pursue an MBBS.
During my interview with Aakash Byju’s, he emphasized the importance of consistency in NEET Preparation. According to him, self-study is the most critical thing and one should begin preparation as soon as possible. Stress was something that he avoided at all costs. The aim that he had from the beginning when he decided to pursue MBBS was to study at AIIMS Delhi.
The NEET UG 2022 exam was conducted on 17 July 2022 for admission to 91,415 MBBS, 27,948 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 487 BSc nursing 603 BVSc & AH seats across India.
In an exclusive interview with Aakash BYJU’s, Vatsa shares details about his preparation strategy, the driving force behind his dream, and other essential aspects which helped him ace the exam.
Aakash BYJU’S NEET 2022 AIR 2 Topper: Vatsa Ashish Batra Exclusive Interview
1. How did you choose to pursue a career in medicine?
It has always been my dream to pursue MBBS from AIIMS, New Delhi right from my childhood days. As a biology student, I decided to pursue MBBS because of my love for the subject.
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2. How much self-study did you do?
I gave a lot of focus on self-study right from the time I started preparing for NEET.
Despite my coaching institute’s schedule, I used to study on my own for four to five hours a day. With time, I increased the duration and made it a point to study for 6 to 7 hours. NEET exam preparation reached its peak during the last six months when 8 hours was the minimum a student should, study or sometimes even more than this.
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3. Apart from studies it is always told one should indulge in extracurricular activities. What activities do you enjoy?
I have been playing badminton regularly for six years now. In addition to this, music is something I love to listen to, and I sometimes play basketball as well
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4. How did you maintain your mental health?
I used to meditate for some time, listen to music and go out to play to reduce stress and improve my mental health.
5. Please share your family background with us?
As both, my parents are civil engineers, we have been living in Delhi for the past two years. But originally I am from Ranchi.
6. During your preparation for the NEET exam, what subjects did you realise you are weak at?
Right from the beginning, my weakest subject was chemistry. At first, I did not do much about it. However, as the exam approached, I focused more on this subject and made it my most vital subject.
7. Is this your first attempt? What was your preparation strategy?
Yes, it is my first attempt. Keeping your preparation consistent is essential. At times you’ll feel low, and at other times you’ll be very positive, but you need not have to worry and become over-confident. All you need is to keep working hard and move forward toward your goal.
In conclusion, it can be said that the study techniques for every student are different and everyone should continue their studies according to their schedule and caliber. Vatsa stated that ‘while choosing a particular career, students should be clear about one thing, is this the subject they are interested in and should then set up their goals accordingly.
I hope this interview by Vatsa will keep the aspirants motivated and in high spirits for their NEET 2023 exam preparation.