NEET 2019: Bhavik Bansal tops Delhi with AIR 2
New Delhi: From the national capital, Delhi, Bhavik Bansal, has stood second in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for MBBS and BDS courses for this year, NEET 2019.
NEET 2019 results were declared yesterday. Delhi had the highest percentage of candidates clearing the exam at 74.92, followed by Haryana (73.41) and Chandigarh (73.24). Nagaland had the lowest pass percentage of 29.34. Nine students from Delhi are among the top 50 scorers of NEET 2019, with 74.92 per cent candidates from the national capital clearing the exam.
Sharing his de-stress mantra, Bansal said that he used to watch stand-up comedy on YouTube after studying for long hours. He said he expected to be in the top 10, but never thought to land in the top two slots.
"I was confident of being among the top 10 rank holders, but the second rank is a surprise. I used to stay at home and prepare for the exam, and my parents motivated me all the time. All this has been possible due to their motivating words," he told PTI over the phone from Mumbai.
When asked whether he adopted measures like abstaining from social media to focus on studies, he said, "I do not like watching TV. However, I used to watch a lot of stand-up comedy videos on YouTube to de-stress. Online media allows you to watch content that you prefer and enjoy."
The second rank-holder is currently in Mumbai for the International Biology Olympiad. If he is chosen among the 35 candidates in contention, he may represent India in Hungary.
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He had secured 93 per cent in his Class 12 board examination. "The syllabus for boards and NEET is similar. One has to study NCERT books thoroughly. They are like Bhagavad Gita," the east Delhi boy said.
When asked about his future plans, he said, "It is too early to say anything. I just love Physics, Chemistry and Biology. After I study medicine for five years, I will be able to decide what specialisation I want to do."
Bansal added that NEET was his backup option as he wants to get into the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
"My aim is to study at AIIMS. Their results are expected in the next few days. NEET was my backup option," he said.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body for NEET this year held the entrance exam throughout the country on 05 May, 2019 and on 20 May, 2019 for Cyclone Fani hit Odisha and Karnataka candidates who couldn’t appear for the examination on time due to the train delay for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges.
The NEET was conducted across 2,546 centres in 154 cities. The exam was held in 11 languages. As many as 1,28,000 invigilators and over 6,000 NTA representatives and observers were involved in conducting the test.