Harshit Malik and Jatin Malik, 17-year-old twin brothers from Rohtak have made news by clearing the national eligibility-cum-entrance exam (NEET) in their first attempt. Harshit Malik has secured all India rank (115), while Jatin has bagged all India rank 192.
Indian twin brothers were born just a few minutes apart. They have completed their schooling from Scholars Rosary School in Rohtak district. Their journey is not only interesting but also awe-inspiring for millions of NEET aspirants. Both of them used to prepare together for the entrance and never joined any institute for NEET preparation. They both cleared the NEET exam by self-preparation.
Harshit, who scored 93% in Class 12, said, “We always studied together and did equal hard work. That is why our marks in this exam and Class 12 boards are also almost equal,”
“Our daily schedule was to come home from school and sleep for four hours. We studied at night together and helped each other in difficult problems. If one felt sleepy, the other woke him up. If one lost hope, the other gave moral support,” he added.
The duo busy celebrating their success stated they finished several television series to manage stress in the last two years. “We had made it a habit of watching a TV series with our dinner every day. In last two years, we finished all seasons of Friends, Breaking Bad, Sherlock, Doctor Who and many more to feel relaxed,” said Jatin.
The twin brothers who are often mistaken for each other said their success mantra was to revise everything what was taught in school after coming home. “We ensured to study six hours a day on school days and 10 hours on weekends. Self-study is more important than any type of coaching,” said Harshit.
When they were asked about their future plans, they said they wanted to continue study together. “We can’t study without each other, so there is no question of taking admission in different colleges,” they said. The boys said that they are hopeful of taking admission together at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) in Delhi.
Asked about what they like doing together? “Anything that doesn’t require any physical effort,” the duo replied.
It is true that hard work, self-study, and sheer dedication towards goal help you achieve the pinnacle of success.