AIIMS 2018 Topper Interview: Do not run after ranks but focus on scoring well, says Ramneek Kaur Mahal, AIR 2
Ranjini Basu, 19 Jun 2018, #AIIMS MBBS
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AIIMS 2018 Topper Interview - Ramneek Kaur Mahal, a native of Bathinda, Punjab has achieved the unique distinction of securing a top ten All India Rank (AIR) in all three entrance examinations pertaining to the domain of medicine, namely NEET UG (AIR 10), JIPMER MBBS (AIR 7) and AIIMS MBBS (AIR 2). Her remarkable hattrick, confirmed after the declaration of the AIIMS MBBS results on June 18, 2018, is testament to the immense hardwork put in by her over the last two years, where she spent around six to seven hours each day to prepare for the medical entrances. 

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A student of St. Joseph's Convent School, Bathinda till Class 10, and Rose Mary School post that, Ramneek hails from a medical background, where not only her parents, but also her grandparents are doctors. An avid reader of novels and a passionate guitarist, she sacrificed her leisure activities to prepare for AIIMS MBBS, NEET and JIPMER MBBS. She credits her success in AIIMS MBBS 2018 to her private tutors, the mock tests prepared by renowned training institutes and the unceasing support of her parents.

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Careers360 brings to you the interview of Ramneek Kaur Mahal , where she shares her exam experience and preparation strategy for the future AIIMS MBBS aspirants. Read the full AIIMS MBBS 2018 topper interview of AIR 2 Ramneek Kaur Mahal here.

 

Excerpts from the interview:

 

Careers360: Heartiest congratulations on making it to the top 10 list in AIIMS, NEET and JIPMER! How are you celebrating your achievement?

Ramneek: Thank you so much! I never expected any significant rank in any of the exams since my focus was only to put in my best as I was always committed to excellence. The phrase 'On top of the world' does not suffice as I am elated and have no words to express my happiness at the moment!

 

Careers360: Tell us something about yourself and your family members. What role did they play in your success?

Ramneek: My family is filled with doctors. Both my grandparents were doctors, my mother is a Gynaecologist while my father is a Goverment Medical Officer in Punjab. I have a brother who is in Class 11 and who has already started preparing for the medical entrance examinations. My parents were extremely supportive in all aspects and have encouraged me in all walks of life throughout.

 

Careers360: What motivated you to pursue medicine as a career?

Ramneek: Firstly, I have grown up among doctors and that inspired me to take up the noble profession. More than that, I feel organisations like WHO and UNICEF lack good medical practitioners. So, once I complete my medical studies, I would like to serve them to the best of my ability.

 

Careers360: What is your overall and subject wise score in AIIMS 2018?

Ramneek: My overall percentile in AIIMS 2018 was 100. The sectional percentiles are as follows -

 

Biology: 99.8975042

Chemistry: 99.9788668 

Physics: 100

GK: 98.4710159

 

Careers360: How did you prepare for the medical entrances?

Ramneek: During the two years of preparation, my focus was primarily on NEET. I read several MCQ books on all the related subjects, especially Physics, and focussed more on NCERT books. For AIIMS, I solved numerous mock papers over the last two years and was once again thorough with the NCERT books. I also spent a lot of time preparing for the General Knowledge and Current Affairs section.

 

Careers360: Which exam, according to you, was the toughest among all the three Medical exams?

Ramneek: I feel AIIMS was the toughest followed by NEET and JIPMER.

 

Careers360: What were the toughest and easiest subjects for you?

Ramneek: For me, the toughest subject has always been Chemistry. I loved Physics throughout my academic years so that was the easiest.

 

Careers360: Please share your exam day strategy for AIIMS 2018.

Ramneek: I followed my preparation strategy for the exam day as well. I started with Physics, then attempted Biology, Chemistry and finally concluded my paper with General Knowledge.

 

Careers360: Any particular college you have in mind for admissions?

Ramneek: To be specific, I am currently looking forward to joining AIIMS, New Delhi. I am also keeping my options open in Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and JIPMER Puducherry. However, my priority would be to join AIIMS Delhi.

 

Careers360: Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?

Ramneek: I haven't given this serious thought as yet but I hope to see myself as a Neurologist.

 

Careers360: Having such a rigorous schedule in school, were you able to pursue any hobby? What did you do during the leisure hours between preparation ?

Ramneek: I had given up on all my hobbies to concentrate on my studies. For the last 24 months, I have been only studying, be it at home or at the tutorial classes. I had no leisure time as such, but whenever I felt exhausted, I would have a quick chat with my Dad or watch television for a while. I loved to read novels and play the guitar. Badminton is my favourite sport. But I sacrificed all of these while preparing.

 

Careers360: What is your message for the future AIIMS aspirants?

Ramneek: Hardwork is the only key to success. One has to diligently study for long hours in order to cover the syllabus of the entrance examinations. Do not run after ranks but focus more on scoring well. Try solving as many test papers as possible to achieve a remarkable score/percentile! Best wishes for all the future medical aspirants!

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what will be the selection criteria if there will be no AIIMS and Jipmer exams Neet

Mayank Chowdhary 20th Nov, 2019

To set up common standard across the candidates in the country, was the actual aim of neet being the only common entrance examination. So there will be no change in the selection criteria. Like other governmental and private medical colleges, AIIMS and jipmer these colleges will have their own cutoffs out of 720 in neet.

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what exams should I attend except neet,jipmer and aiims to get admission in a govt. medical college as a medical aspirant.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019
NEET is the only entrance examination for admission to Medical, Dental, Ayush and Veterinary courses across India. And from 2020, NEET will be the entrance examination for admission ro.all.of AIIMS and JIPMER branches. For you to study abroad, qualifying in NEET is mandatory. So in short, no matter where you want to study, NEET is the only entranxe examination and qualifying in NEET is mandatory. So, if you are planning on appearing for NEET 2020, this might help you:

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, and Foreign Nationals
  • No upper age limit as of now. The Candidate should be at least 17 years by December 31st of 2020
  • You should have completed your 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as your Core Subjects.
  • 50% Aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST Candidates.
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Registration Dates: 2nd to 31st December, 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards: 27th March, 2020
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Date of Announcing Result: 4th June, 2020
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Is is true that there will be no more AIIMS and JIPMER examination next year 2020 and that they are merged together into one common exam?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019
Hello there!

Greetings!

Yes it's absolutely true , both aiims and Jipmer have been scrapped off and now included in neet as announced by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Health and Welfare and now admissions to both aiims and jipmer will be conducted through your performance in neet and thus now neet is the single entrance exam i.e.only gateway to get into medical colleges for admission to MBBS , BDS and Ayush courses i.e. BHMS, BAMS , B.V.Sc & AH etc. So , you need to prepare well for neet. To get more information about neet examination go through our page for which link is provided below :-
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my age is 03 Nov 2003 then I am able for aiims or not

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Shivani, now AIIMS will not conduct its entrance exam. It will consider NEET score. You need to be 17 years by December 31st of the year of admission for AIIMS. So if you are born on 3rd November 2003, you will turn 17 years by November and so you are eligible for AIIMS admissions as well.

NEET 2020 ELIGIBILITY:

  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, and Foreign Nationals
  • No upper age limit as of now. The Candidate should be at least 17 years by December 31st of 2020
  • You should have completed your 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as your Core Subjects.
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how much should i want to score in class 12 2020 to get merit seat in aiims and i belongs to obc from tamilnadu

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

There are 2 things to it.

  1. Your 12th marks have no bearing in securing you a MBBS seat.

Your 12th score is useful only for you to be eligible for appearing for NEET. As a Candidate belonging to OBC Category, you should score a minimum aggregate of 40% in Physcis, Chemistry and Biology. Your 12th marks role ends there.

  1. There is no concept of merit seat in AIIMS

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