Rishav Raj, a simple, soft-spoken boy from a small town in Bihar, has once again proved that you don’t need to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to do well in life. All you need is hard work and determination to succeed. Rishav has bagged the 6th Rank in AIIMS MBBS 2017 exam. Besides AIIMS MBBS, Rishav also secured AIR 15 in JIPMER MBBS and still waiting for NEET result.
Even though Rishav has always been a meritorious student, securing the 6th rank in an exam that was taken by more than 1.5 lakh candidates is no mean feat. He has also topped in the OBC category. Just like his role model Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Rishav comes from a humble background. His family is based in Jhajha, Bihar. Rishav has had an exemplary academic record. He scored 96.5% in class 10th and 92.8 percent in class 12th. In a telephonic interview with Entrance Corner, Rishav talked about his family, school, preparation phase and future plans. Read the complete interview here.
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Entrance Corner – Congratulations on your success in AIIMS MBBS 2017. How are you planning to celebrate your success?
Rishav Raj -Thank you so much. I’m extremely happy to know my result. I haven’t planned any big celebrations. I’ll just spend time with my family and friends.
Entrance Corner – What is your rank and percentile in AIIMS MBBS 2017 exam?
Rishav Raj – My overall rank is 6 and my percentile is 99.99.
Entrance Corner – Tell us something about your family and school.
Rishav Raj – I did my 10th from St. Joseph’s School in Jhajha, and 12th from Krishna Public School in Neora, Patna. I belong to Jhajha, Bihar. My father has his own business, while my mother is a homemaker. I have one elder sister. She is studying at IIT Dhanbad.
Entrance Corner – Did you take any coaching classes? How did coaching help you in securing AIR 6 in AIIMS MBBS Exam?
Rishav Raj – I took coaching from Allen Career Institute located in Kota. The coaching classes helped me overcome the fear of tests and made me more confident. Moreover, coaching helped me clear all the concepts. The teachers were quite knowledgeable and kept me motivated throughout the preparation phase.
Entrance Corner – Which subject was the easiest and which one was the toughest in AIIMS MBBS 2017?
Rishav Raj – I found the Chemistry section easier. Physics was a little difficult.
Entrance Corner – Have you appeared in any other entrance examinations?
Rishav Raj – Yes, I have appeared in JIPMER MBBS 2017 securing AIR 15. Besides that, In JEE Main 2017 I secured 212 marks and also waiting for NEET result 2017.
Entrance Corner – How did you keep yourself stress-free during the preparation phase?
Rishav Raj – I talked to my father regularly. Talking to him not just helped me stay focused but also kept me motivated. I also listened to music to keep stress at bay.
Entrance Corner – Why did you opt for Medicine as a career?
Rishav Raj – I was always interested in medicine. I want to do research and discover something new that will help the mankind and make this world a better place.
Entrance Corner – What are your hobbies and interests?
Rishav Raj – I enjoy reading books and listening to music.
Entrance Corner – Who is your role model?
Rishav Raj – Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is my role model.
Entrance Corner – What are your future plans? What do you want to do after MBBS?
Rishav Raj – I want to do something in the field of neurology or cardiology. I’ll either work in the research field or become a surgeon.
Entrance Corner – Do you have any message for future AIIMS MBBS aspirants?
Rishav Raj – I would like to say that the students should prepare well and stay focused on their studies without worrying about the results. If you work hard, the result will always be good.
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