TIRUCHY: Last year he just had a score of 370 on 720 in his medical entrance exam, which could not fetch him a medical seat, so took a year’s break to master NEET. This year, Z Syed Hafiz (18) got a NEET score of 651, putting him in the third position on the State’s rank list.
After scoring ten out of ten in his Class X in CBSE board exam Hafiz then joined DAV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He also took up entrance coaching at the cost of `70,000. He then secured 1,120 marks in his Class XII board examination and 181 as cut-off marks.
Despite appearing for NEET-I (540) and NEET-II (370) last year, he lost the Government medical quota. It was then that he decided to take break a from schooling and started referring NCERT. Hafiz spent nearly seven hours a day preparing for the test.
And it paid off. The test turned out to be an easy run for the student. He has now secured a seat in the Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai, with the ambition to be a neuro surgeon.