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In this interview on AIPMT Preparation, Aseem Verma, NEET AIR 52 and State Rank (Chhattisgarh) 1 shares his insights on how he cracked AIPMT 2014 and talks on preparation material, difficulty level, question pattern and important tips to the aspirants motivating them for self preparation and belief in hard work.
Careers360: In which year did you qualify the Pre-Medical Test?
Aseem Verma: I qualified it in the year 2013. This was my first attempt.
Careers360: What was your NEET Rank? Which colleges did you get?
Aseem Verma: My NEET AIR was 52 and State Rank (Chhattisgarh) was 1st. I was getting all the colleges except MAMC and AIIMS, New Delhi via my NEET rank. Apart from this I had BHU, AFMC, CMC Vellore, CMC Ludhiana, KMC Manipal and all other AIIMS to choose from.
Careers360: Which college did you choose? What were the selection criteria?
Aseem Verma: I chose Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi as it has internal PG and is located in Delhi.
Careers360: Which colleges did you aspire to take admission in?
Aseem Verma: I did not aspire to take admission in any particular college as such. I just wanted to perform well in NEET and other Medical Entrance Examinations.
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Careers360: Which other exams did you take?
Aseem Verma: I took the following medical examinations -
MU OET - AIR 186
CMC Ludhiana - AIR 4
CMC Vellore - Qualified for interview but didn't take.
AFMC - Qualified for interview but didn't take.
BHU - AIR 38
NEST - AIR 44 (For basic sciences)
AIIMS - AIR 86
Careers360: Which one is more advantageous for medical aspirants between NEET and AIPMT?
Aseem Verma: I personally believe that NEET is better than AIPMT because it provides an opportunity to the students to compete on a national scale as the state colleges are also involved. Further, the state PMTs are tarnished for being unfair and all, but NEET gives a fair competition to the aspirants.
Careers360: What were your scores in 11th and that in 12th? Did the marks have any effect on your Pre-Medical Test?
Aseem Verma: In Class 11th I scored 96% and 12th, 95.6%. I had secured 100 marks in CBSE 12th Boards (AISSCE) Biology.
I feel the CBSE curriculum taught in school is at par the apt Pre-Medical Entrance Exam. Nowadays the question paper is based accordingly NCERT pattern, so both of these go hand in hand.
If you perform well in school, it’s obvious that you will perform well in your Pre-medical examinations too. You must practice a lot with the previous exams MCQs along with school studies.
Careers360: What was your preparation strategy for Pre-Medical Test?
Aseem Verma: Well I decided to take Biology in Class 10th and made up my mind to face AIPMT after 12th.
I read a lot of interviews in the first two months and followed what all the toppers wrote in their interviews.
I made NCERT books as my core books and referred with the other reference books for those topics in which I had the doubts. I used to solve a lot of questions and got clarified all the doubts from my teachers. Analyzing the past years question papers and solving a lot of MCQs was the secret of my success.
Initially, I built my concepts in Physics and Chemistry and tried out applying whatever I had been taught by solving MCQs. Biology is all about revising, so whatever I read, however little it was, I ensured that I revised it a lot. During the last few months, I started taking a lot of full syllabus tests to manage the time and developed the skills to solve the paper accurately within the stipulated time.
Careers360: What were your weak points and what were the stronger ones? How did you tackle your weakness?
Aseem Verma: I always feared that I won't be able to score much and can’t memorize everything. Failure was what I afraid about.
As I left class 10th and entered 11th, building a career in medical field was my concern. But, all I did was focused on NCERT and kept revising more and more every day.
Gradually my fear went away and I started enjoying studies.
Punctuality and consistency are always required.
I was able to focus only on any of the two subjects at a time, so one subject was always left unattended at any particular time. So what I did was, I first focused on Physics and Chemistry as developing the concepts in these subjects is very important. Then, during the last 5-6 months, I paid full attention on my Biology theory and just solved Physics and Chemistry MCQs to keep in touch and kept revising them.
Careers360: What specialized field you would like to have?
Aseem Verma: I would like to specialize in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.
Careers360: Do you think coaching is important for the AIPMT aspirants? If some aspirant can’t afford coaching, in what way he must prepare for the AIPMT Exam?
Aseem Verma: The main purpose of coaching is to generate competition among the aspirants so that a continued effort is put in by them. But, I personally feel self-study is the path that will help you in clearing the coveted medical entrance examinations.
I didn't rely on coaching as such and studied the theory and all important myself.
What a coaching can do is just guide you, all the efforts are supposed to be made by you.
One should study the theory and practice a lot of MCQs. In addition one can get enrolled in the All India Test Series available online so as to have the flare of competing in a National Level Examination.
The hardest part to do is to keep going consistently for continuous two years, but if one is able to make it, an outstanding victory is awaiting.
Careers360: What tips would you like to share with the AIPMT aspirants?
Aseem Verma: I would like to suggest the following to my junior aspirants -
Keep yourself inspired by reading various magazines which have the articles of successful people so that you are motivated and keep giving in your best to achieve your goal even when the conditions are not favourable.
Try to devote as much time in studies as possible but don't let studies become a burden.
First study from the NCERT books and then refer other books to clear the doubts.
Practice a lot of MCQs for Physics and Chemistry.
Never leave a MCQ. If you are not able to solve it in the first attempt look for the other ways to solve it.
For Biology, REVISE, REVISE and REVISE. Most of the questions will be from the NCERT Biology text books so just learn by heart every line of the book and scoring 90% will be an easy task.
Take tests often and try to solve the paper in two rounds. If you feel you cannot solve a question or the calculations are lengthy, just mark it and move on. Go through the paper once and then come back again for the marked ones.
I started the paper with Chemistry, followed by Biology and then Physics. But it all depends on what you are comfortable with.
Mark the OMR sheet as you solve the question and get the answer. NEVER leave the marking for the eleventh hour.
Just believe in yourself and be happy with what you get. I believe that under estimation is more dangerous than over confidence.
Don't think much of any paper once you have taken it, but do analyze the paper again and again. Check your weak points and work on them. Try not to lose the grasp on your strong areas.
BIOLOGY WIL BE THE DECIDING FACTOR, so keep revising the NCERT books time and again.
Stick to one book and revise it completely rather than running after a various number of books.
At the end, only self-study matters so keep studying.
Take full syllabus tests during the last few months as it will help in managing time. Try to complete the paper in two rounds before 3 hours and also know where you stand on a National Level.
Never forget, STUDY but enjoy too. Don't sit for long hours continuously. Study for half an hour then just walk inside your room for 2-3 minutes and then get back. Walking is the best way of getting refreshment and revision.
Discuss all your doubts with friends and teachers. Discussing with friends and teachers will help in solving tough problems easily.
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Earlier, AIIMS and JIPMER used to conduct their own entrance test which no longer will take place now.
So, yes NEET will be the only entrance test conducted for admission to MBBS
Yes, you are eligible to write NEET from UP, even though you want to take admission in a college of Delhi. The admission is taken on the basis of your marks and rank, so it does not matter from which state you have given the exam. But you won't get the benefit of state quota.
Hope it helps you.
Dear Venu, NTA majorly asks questions from NCERT. But you need to be prepared so as not to be surprised in the examination hall. Class notes is good but you will need few more books:
Physics Best Books:
NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Objective Physics By DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
Chemistry Best Books:
NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
Dinesh Chemistry Guide
Practise books by VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan and N Awasthi
Biology Best Books:
NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
Objective Biology by Dinesh
Objective Botany by Ansari
Pradeep Guide on Biology
GR Bathla publications for Biology
Dear Ameen, it is a nice thought to want to score 720 out of 720. To achieve that, what you need to remember is the marking scheme and the exam pattern, Do's and Dont's.
Marking Scheme: Every right answer gives you 4 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Exam Pattern: The exam paper will have 45 questions from Physics, 45 from Chemistry and 90 from Biology.
Do's & Dont's: Answer only when you are sure of the answer. For every wrong answer you write, you lose 1 mark. So that will take you away from 720 score.
The Syllabus for Physics Includes:
Physical World and Measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
Oscillation of waves
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Dual Nature of matter and radiation
Atoms and nuclei
Physics needs utmost focus and time because it involves with theoretical concepts and numbers. There should be a systematic approach in preparing for NEET. The important topics are Mechanics, ElectroDynamics, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves. Formulae form an integral part of your preparation. Memorise as many formulae as you can and write them down and stick them as post its so that you can always see them. Practise regularly and try various kinds of questions. Solving previous papers and mock tests to test your improvement. Keep a clock and check the time its taking you to solve these questions. And improve the time as you practise more. One day of the week should be set aside for revision so as to keep the mind fresh. For reading what the toppers and experts have to say, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-neet-physics/amp
Syllabus for Chemistry Includes:
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
State of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Some p-block Elements
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
D and F Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday life
Chemistry is divided into Inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry. For inorganic chemistry, you must refer to the NCERT. Organic comprises of many reactions and reagents which can be practised by writing over and over again. Physical chemistry requires a comparatively deeper understanding of concepts, so preparing with the NCERT and referring to study material a level higher than NCERT should be the way to go. For more information, please visit our page at:
Syllabus for Biology includes:
Diversity in Living world
Structural Organization in Animal and Plants
Cell Structure and Function
Genetics and Evolution
Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and its applications
Ecology and Environment
Biology is the biggest section in NEET, comprising about half of the exam, and acing this subject can help you in scoring more in the exam. Human Physiology and Genetics have maximum weightage in NEET. It is advisable to practise questions of Genetics from previous year question papers, which will give you a thorough understanding of how the questions are being asked. Topics of Plant and Animal kingdom have a lot of portion to memorize. You can prepare these topics by making a comparative table for the sub-topics and studying it together. Plant physiology is also equally important and easy to score. For more tips, please visit our page at:
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