NEET Topper talks to you…
MTG :Why did you choose medical entrance?
Akanksha :Because I want to become a neurosurgeon and do research in neurology so that I can help people.
MTG :What exams you have appeared for and what is your rank in these exams?
Akanksha :NTSE- Scholar, Kvpy-air 34, NseC, NSEB and NEET-AIR 2
MTG :How did you prepare for NEET and other entrance exams?
Akanksha :I took coaching from Aakash institute for four years. I also done regular self study and lots of question practice.
MTG :What basic difference did you find in various entrance exams you cleared?
Akanksha :The basic syllabus is same in all exams but the difficulty level of questions is different.
MTG :How many hours in a day did you study to prepare for the examination?
Akanksha :I used to do 6 to 7 hours of self study and on holidays, around 10 to 12 hours.
MTG :On which topic and chapters you laid more stress in each subject?
Akanksha :I used to study each and every topic completely and never took a topic to be more or less important, because if you want a good rank, you should have strong command on each and every topic.
MTG :How much time does one require for serious preparation for this exam?
Akanksha :I think 2 years are enough to crack neet exam with a good rank.
MTG :Which subjects/topics you were strong/weak at?
Akanksha :I was weak at memorising inorganic chemistry. Physics was my strength as I took great interest in solving numericals of physics.
MTG :Which Books/Magazines/Tutorial/Coaching Classes you followed?
Akanksha :I studied from Aakash institute; ncert and my coaching modules for all subjects are more than enough to crack neet.
MTG :In your words, what are the components of an ideal preparation plan?
Akanksha :Components of an ideal preparation plan are defined syllabus (what to study), doubt clearance, multiple times revisions, Questions practice, Mock papers solving and analysis.
MTG :What role did the following play in your success?
(a) Parents (b) Teachers
Akanksha :The emotional support and backbone of my preparation were my parents.
The teachers who taught me various subjects during my preparation were so good and made my journey so easy as they helped me in solving all my doubts and queries on time.
School helped me in my exams preparation and also all the practicals which are very important for boards.
MTG :Your family background?
Akanksha :My father’s name is R K Rao. He is a retired Air Force officer. My mother’s name is Ruchi Singh, she is a teacher and I have a younger brother, Amritansh Rao.
MTG :What mistake you think you shouldn’t have made?
Akanksha :I realised the importance of ncert quite late, i.e., at the end of class 11th.
MTG :How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? Share your hobbies and how often could you pursue them?
Akanksha :I used to listen to music, watch some motivational videos on YouTube and do discussion with my friends regarding any topics.
MTG :Was this your first attempt?
MTG :Had you not been selected then what would have been your future plan?
Akanksha :I would have given one more try.
MTG :What do you think is the secret of your success?
Akanksha :Hard work along with smart work, keeping your dreams and aspirations high, and constant efforts are key to success.
MTG :What advice would you like to give to our readers who are PMT aspirants?
Akanksha :I would like to say that if you have thought of doing something, give whatever it takes to achieve it. Always learn from your mistakes and never give up. One day you will definitely achieve whatever you want.
All the Best!JJ