17/08/2015 10:31 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Haryana Bag Seller's Son Vipul Garg Tops Pre-Medical Test Entrance Examination

Medical students applaud a speaker, unseen, during a protest against an affirmative action program, at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, Monday, May 15, 2006. The government plans to increase quotas for lower caste students in medical, engineering and other professional colleges from 22.5 percent to 49.5 percent. (AP Photo/Rajesh Chaurasia)

NEW DELHI—Haryana boy Vipul Garg has topped the All India Pre-Medical Test entrance examination 2015 while the second position has been bagged by Rajasthan’s Khushi Tiwari. Both the top scorers are from unreserved category and are desirous of taking admission in Maulana Azad Medical College in the national capital.

While Vipul has scored 695 marks out of 720, Khushi’s score is 688. Last year, the top position was bagged by Tejaswin Jha from Bihar who scored 682 marks.

17-year-old Vipul, son of a bag seller in Haryana’s Jind district, studied at New Holy Public School in Uttam Nagar area in New Delhi. “It is a dream come true for me and my parents. I have always scored well in my exams but securing the first position in a medical entrance exam is not something I was sure of.

I had performed well in the earlier test too but when it was cancelled I was disheartened,” he told PTI. “But later I used the opportunity to work on my weak areas. I want to join Maulana Azad Medical College and want to become a cardiologist,” he added. Garg had scored a perfect 10 CGPA in Class 10 and was awarded with a fee waiver for is further schooling.

“I was also offered a scholarship for my medical coaching by a private coaching institute. I come from a humble family and my parents had to face lot of hardships to meet my education expenses. I am glad I have been able to make them proud,” he said.

Khusi(17), who has secured the second rank comes from a family of doctors with her mother and father being in the same profession.

“I did my schooling from Kota in Rajasthan and had scored 86.3 per cent in Class XII. I have already secured a seat in AIIMS, Jodhpur but I wanted to study at Maulana Azad. I am happy that I will be able to do that now,” she told PTI.

“I want to pursue endocrinology as my specialisation. Although I believe I had performed better in the first examination but after the answer keys for the re-test were out I was confident that I will be among the toppers,” added Khushi.

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