Akshay Ganesh Kumar, who holds AIR 7 in AIPMT 2014 in a chat with Careers360 revealed his success mantra. Akshaya who got 88% in his +2 Board Exams, says that he abstained from playing after 11th but relaxed himself by watching the wildlife programmes on NGC and Discovery Channel.
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In this exclusive interview with Careers360, Akshay Ganesh Kumar shares his preparation strategy for AIPMT 2014, which includes his routine study of 12 hours.
His mother, Dr. Priya Ganesh Kumar, MD DGO (Mumbai) DGO (CFS) who is a Gynaecologist and runs a Nursing Home in Thane, Mumbai has been very supportive during his entire preparation straightway beginning from Class 10th. Father, Mr. V. Ganeshkumar who is Gold Medalist in MBA and is currently Joint General Manager of Essar Energy based in Thane stood with him all through his rigorous preparation.
Akshay, a fun loving and sporty boy says that he used to play Football and Tennis while he was in 11th but eventually sacrificed it for the cost of AIPMT 2014. He doesn’t like watching movies but has interest in wildlife programmes.
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Read below the excerpts of AIPMT 2014 Topper AIR 7 Interview –
Careers360: Congratulations for the AIR 7 in AIPMT 2014. How did you make it?
Akshay: Thank you. It’s my first interview. I would like to thank my mentors, especially Mom and Dad who were there all through my preparation.
Careers360: What were your overall scores vis-Ã -vis section-wise scores?
Akshay: I scored 155 out of 180 in Physics, 330 out of 360 in Biology and full marks in Chemistry. So I scored 665 in total out of 720.
Careers360: That’s so good! You scored 180 of 180 in Chemistry.
Akshay: Biology was an easy take for me. Physics and Chemistry were quite interesting for me as always. I had an inclination towards Chemistry and it paid me back.
Careers360: Did you expect that you could score this much and hold an AIR?
Akshay:Honestly speaking, I didn’t. I only practiced and performed to get admission in a good medical college.
Careers360: When did you start all this preparation?
Akshay: Just after having my 10th Boards, I opted for Biology and started preparing for AIPMT. My Mom practices gynaecology, so obviously I was motivated by her to choose this field.
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Careers360: Share your preparation strategy for the most sought after medical entrance exam?
Akshay: I used to wake up early morning at 6:30 am and take an hour to plan meticulously for the entire day. I believe that planning is necessary to reach a perfect goal. I studied the entire day with short breaks in between and, generally tried to finish it all by evening 6:30 pm in the evening. If it was needed, I would put some extra hours after 6:30 pm so that I was able to finish whatever I had planned for the day.
Careers360: Given the effort you put in. Didn’t you feel bore and tired every day? What did you do in between to relax?
Akshay: No not at all. I didn’t feel bore because I took every subject as an interesting one, even if I had to go through the same chapters again and again. Yes, when I felt tired, I took naps, which I call ‘power naps’ to get ready to prepare again.
Careers360: What were your activities other than studies? Which are your favourite games? Tell about movies.
Akshay: After I had my daily studies, I entertained through watching the wildlife programmes at National Geographic Channel (NGC) and Discovery Channels. I like playing football and tennis but I had to abstain these after 11th as I understood that I had to sacrifice these for the sake of AIPMT 2014. Today I am happy that it paid me back. Yes, sometimes I also did yoga as my mom tells that it helps in rejuvenating body and brain and when I had to study so much I always took the help of yoga to relax and calm my preparation pressures.
I don’t like watching movies. They only entertain you and do not disseminate any information and knowledge.
Careers360: What about social media? Are you on FB, Google etc.?
Akshay: Sorry, but I deactivated all these after 9th! I only use Whatsapp. I used the application to discuss doubts and confusions from my friends and mentors, teachers, etc.
Careers360: Your future plans as AIPMT 2014 Result has come?
Akshay: I am just waiting for AIIMS Result. There after I will choose the best, whichever I get. After my MBBS, I have a keen interest in surgery but, at present, I am not sure which specialization I will take.
Careers360: Your message for upcoming AIPMT aspirants.
Akshay: I am not so much competent to advice but still I would only share that make a plan and follow your plan accordingly without lagging, without feeling bored or anything else. Practice well till you reach your goal. Follow the tortoise and not the rabbit. Please involve your parents in your preparation. They are the one who will stand next to you always. Our parents are always there to guide us. They can never go wrong.
Careers360: All the best Akshay for your bright future. Once again congratulations for the success.
Akshay: Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity!
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