AIIMS MBBS 2016 AIR 3 Topper Interview: Be consistent in your studies and never take test pressure, says Lajjaben Patel
Urvashi Dalal, 15 Jun 2016, #AIIMS MBBS
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Hailing from a family of Doctors, Lajjaben Patel’s environment at home influenced her to become a doctor as well. She prepared with dedication and secured an impressive All India Rank 3 in AIIMS MBBS 2016. A resident of Surat, Lajjaben attributes her success to her passion and parents’ support.

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In this interview with Careers360, Allen Kota student, Lajjaben shares her preparation strategy. She says sectional preparation and timely studies can be a great advantage while preparing for AIIMS entrance test. She further says that one must not lose confidence at any stage and work hard to achieve their goals.

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On discussing her future plans, Lajjaben shares that owing to her interest in Biology she is inclined towards pursuing research work in the field of medicine. She wants to do research and teach future doctors to support them in bringing new innovations and revolutions in this profession.


An adventurous and fun loving girl, Lajjaben suggests aspirants to focus on every section of the test equally, and not to take pressure at all. Read full interview of AIR 3 Lajjaben below:


Careers360: Congratulations for your AIR 3 in AIIMS MBBS entrance exam! Were you expecting to be among the top rankers?

Lajjaben Patel: Thank you so much. I was expecting a good rank, but top three is just out of the blue. Everyone is so happy and proud of me, and I am enjoying the limelight. I have actually worked really hard and my family has worked hard for me, it has all finally paid. It is a great feeling.


Careers360: Why do you want to become a Doctor?

Lajjaben Patel: I come from a family of Doctors. Everyone, even in my extended family is a doctor. The home environment somehow influenced me to pursue the same profession. I have seen and heard family members discussing different medical cases and somehow all those discussions inclined my mind towards medical field. I wanted to know and learn more from the field of medicine, so I decided that I too wanted to be a doctor.


Me and my mother went to Kota for my coaching and it all started from there. The preparations and long study hours have finally paid.


Careers360: How has your family contributed to your success?

Lajjaben Patel: They, directly or indirectly, have contributed a lot.  Their support has been enormous and I can’t thank them enough. It was them who made me think that whether or not I should do MBBS. They made me decide my profession at the right stage. Since I had joined coaching in Kota, my mother stayed with me. She pushed me to my limits, supported me in my difficult times and was always open to discussions.  Even my younger brother supported me, by involving me into recreational activities to save me from feeling dull.


Careers360: What was your preparation strategy for AIIMS MBBS?

Lajjaben Patel: My coaching helped me a lot. Whatever I use to study in my classes, I used to repeat the same at home. At every level, I prepared for a different section of the test. For instance in my Xth standard, my focus of study was Biology, in XI it was Physics and like that. In my XII, I started preparing for each of the section together. I used to cover one topic at a time along with its revision. My focus was to keep myself updated about the curriculum, news, and solving previous year’s test papers. Apart from coaching, I used to put around 6 to 7 hours of self-study. One must be consistent in his/her studies.


Careers360: So what are your future plans now? What specializations are you interested in?

Lajjaben Patel: I plan to take admission in AIIMS Delhi. I don’t want to pursue any specialization and practice, rather I wish to pursue research and teach future doctors. My interest in Biology influenced me to pursue research in the field of medicine. I think that by teaching MBBS students, and persuading them to involve in research, India can bring innovative techniques in this profession. We need not follow foreign research works and industry standards; it is time to show the world that besides good doctors, we are great researchers as well.


Careers360: There is a lot going about NEET these days. What is your take on it?

Lajjaben Patel: NEET has both advantage and disadvantage as well. Conducting only one exam might put students under a lot of pressure, as there would not be much test options for the students if they can’t clear NEET. However, NEET might lead to termination of paid seats to non-deserving students.


Careers360: You had followed a strict study schedule. Could you find time to pursue your hobbies?

Lajjaben Patel: I love reading books, especially science books, which I used to do while taking my break from studies. I used to fight with my little brother, which is a fun activity in itself. Listening to music or just going out; I used to do it all. You don’t have to keep staring at your books 24x7, doing what you like also supports you in your preparations. Work hard, but also enjoy your life.


Careers360: What is your advice to future AIIMS MBBS aspirants?

Lajjaben Patel: The most important suggestion is to be confident about yourself. It doesn’t matter if you score less, you can always do great at any level.Stay cool during preparation time and work hard if you really wish to achieve something. In case you face difficulty at any point,talk to your parents and try to find a solution.Prepare well, stay happy and enjoy your preparations.

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aiims paper is cancelled or not

Rehan Alam Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Yes AIIMS and JIPMER are cancelled and merged with the NEET and from 2020 there will no separate exam for AIIMS or JIPMER but rather admission into them and various other medical colleges will be through the marks and rank of NEET.

Hope this helps. Thank you.



Rehan Alam Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

As per the latest announcements, AIIMS and JIPMER are merged with the NEET from 2020. So in the NEET 2020, there is inclusion of both of these exams and there will be no separate exam for AIIMS and JIPMER. Admission to both of these colleges and other medical college will be through NEET rank.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


What will be the difficulty level of neet 2020 as Aiims and Jipmer included under neet?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 13th Nov, 2019
Hello there!
No , difficulty level of level of neet will not be increased , it is just that admission in all the aiims and Jipmer will be based on the marks obtained by you in neet examination as well in addition to all the other medical colleges of India  but when it comes to neet then everything thing is pretty same i.e. eligible criteria, question paper pattern, difficulty level etc is still the same so you do not need to worry about it at all . Just focus on your preparation, prepare well , good luck.

is AIIMS 2020 is there or mixed with NEET

Vinnie Vas 12th Nov, 2019

no it is not mixed. it will be mixed from neet of the year2021. the minister mentioned that fromacademic year neet 2020-2021 woll be mixed.

AIIMS official website has already declared exams dates to be 30-31st may 2020.


How much i have to score in NEET for mbbs college or aiims college.

Apoorva Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
Hello dear student,
I understand your query dear student but as you have not mentioned your category and I hope you are aware that JIPMER, AIIMS like exams have been scraped off from the shelves that is they won't be conducted separately instead NTA will conduct Neet in 3rd may 2020 . And seats of AIIMS and JIPMER will be merged in neet only . So you can expect slight increase in the competition as need will be the only exam that is going to be conducted nationally for the students who are appearing in medical field. Try to keep your marks above 580 if you are belonging from general category and if from reserved category keep it above 520 to 540 because likewise you will be  on a safer side to gain a seat in any government medical colleges. I hope this was helpful to you.
Thank you

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