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MTG :Why did you choose Medical Entrance?
Krishna : I chose medical entrance because my father and mother are doctors.
MTG :What exams have you appeared for and what is your rank in these exams?
Krishna :National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) : Cleared 2nd level
International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) : Cleared 1st level
MTG :Any other achievements? (Please mention the name of exams and rank)
Krishna :Qualified various scholarship exams
HomiBhabhaExamination : 9th rank, Silver Medalist
MTG :How did you prepare for NEET and other medical exams?
Krishna :I joined different coaching institutes for different subjects viz : Ideal Institute of Biology for Biology, Creative coaching classes for Physics and Konale Chemistry classes for Chemistry.
MTG :What basic difference you found in various papers you cleared?
Krishna :I appeared for NEET and AIIMS. In AIIMS questions were much more difficult. Also it laid more stress on chapters like semiconductors in Physics and Genetics in Biology.
MTG :How many hours in a day did you study to prepare for the examination?
Krishna :I used to study 6 to 7 hours per day.
MTG :On which topics and chapters you laid more stress in each subject?
Krishna :Physics – Modern Physics and semiconductors
Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry
Biology – Genetics
MTG :How much time does one require for serious preparation for this exam?
Krishna :6 to 7 hours of focussed regular study is sufficient for the preparation of this exam.
MTG :Any extra coaching?
Krishna :No extra coaching but guidance by BhargavRaje Sir is worth mentioning.
MTG :Which subjects/topics you were strong/ weak at?
Krishna :In Physics, I am good at mechanics however modern physics and semiconductor are my weak topics. In Chemistry, I have a good command on physical and organic chemistry but inorganic chemistry is my weak area. In Biology, I am good at human physiology but genetics is my weak topic.
MTG :Which books/magazines/tutorial/coaching classes you followed?
Krishna :Physics – Creative coaching classes
Chemistry – Konale Chemistry classes
Biology – Ideal Institute of Biology
MTG :In your words what are the components of an ideal preparation plan?
Krishna :(i) 6-7 hours of focussed regular study.
(ii) Framing and following a proper time table.
(iii) Focussing on weak areas only after making strong areas perfect.
(iv) Strictly following advice of teachers.
MTG :What role did the following play in your success :
(a) Parents (b) Teachers (c) School
Krishna :My parents helped me a lot in keeping my mindset positive and motivating me to study during my stress period. I think teachers are the real architects of my success. They nurtured me for 2 years so that I could get such good score. My school and college teachers supported me all through my academic life.
MTG :Your family background?
Krishna :As I have already mentioned both my parents are doctors. My mother is a dentist and my father is a paediatrician.
MTG :What mistake you think you shouldn’t have made?
Krishna :I think the only place where I made mistakes was during my examination. For a question, I filled a wrong circle and for another I filled right circle but mistakenly put a mark on the other circle also. Hence, I lost 10 marks.
MTG :How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? Share your hobbies and how often could you pursue them?
Krishna :I de-stress myself by listening to music and playing some games. I pursue them once a month.
MTG :How have various MTG products like Explorers Books and Magazines helped you in your preparation?
Krishna :MTG Books helped me a lot. They have lucid content for effective recapitulation and huge variety of different questions. I solved a lot of MCQs from these books which helped me much towards the end of my preparation.
MTG :Was this your first attempt?
Krishna :Yes, this was my first attempt.
MTG :Had you not been selected then what would have been your future plan?
Krishna :I would have tried another chance.
MTG :What do you think is the secret of your success?
Krishna :Consistent hard work along with smart work had been the secret of my success.
MTG :What advice would you like to give to our readers who are PMT aspirants?
Krishna :Study hard and also study smart. There will be times when you feel low. But keep on doing the needful and you will surely get success.
All the Best!JJ