How Nayan Gupta secured All India Rank 5 in AIPMT Retest 2015
Nayan Gupta, hailing from Alwar district of Rajasthan, wanted to continue his family legacy of becoming a doctor. He appeared in AIPMT 2015 and secured an AIR 5 with total 678 marks out of 720.
A follower of the quote "Do not cheat with yourself. Every child is special in their own way", Nayan believed in himself, practiced hard for AIPMT Retest and made his own preparation schedule. Through his self-designed preparation plan, he made his way towards becoming a topper.
In this interview with Careers360, a die-hard Roger Federer fan, Nayan shares the motivations and factors for his success, and how he maintained his calm and dealt with the pressure of cracking the most important exam of his life.
Careers360: Congratulations on being a topper. How are you celebrating your special day?
Nayan: Thank you. It is a great day, my hard work has been paid off well and it is one step towards my dream of becoming a doctor. It is a family legacy that I had to maintain, as everyone in my family is a doctor, so it was important to crack this exam. Now I am ready to take admission in Maulana Azad Medical College, my dream institute.
Careers360: How did you prepare for AIPMT Retest 2015?
Nayan: AIPMT getting cancelled was similar to a shock, but was also an opportunity for preparing more and performing better in the exam. I took coaching and followed their test series. It is important to follow the advice and guidance of coaching experts. After the classes, I used to revise what was taught for almost two hours.
I developed my own study plan of revising and studying a new topic each day for about 6-7 hours. Preparing from NCERT books is important and helpful, especially in Biology and Physics.
Careers360: How important was it for you to crack AIPMT? Did you take admission in any of the colleges yet?
Nayan: It was of utmost importance that I cracked AIPMT Retest, secure a good rank and take admission in Maulana Azad Medical College. Mine is a family of Doctors, so I had to crack this exam, take admission, study hard and became a doctor too.
I took admission in Safdarjang Hospital through IPUCET 2015, in which I secured Rank 17. But my dream college is Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), so finally I am all set to take admission in this college.
Careers360: What was the level of the questions and your strategy for the exam?
Nayan: According to me, AIPMT is one of the most difficult exams in the field of Medicine. However, thanks to my coaching and self-study, I found the exam to be quite easy and simple. A student who has really worked hard can crack the exam with good scores. The level of the questions in the Physics section was quite difficult, but focus and calmness helped me solve this section easily and within time. Biology was very easy, and most of the questions were from NCERT. Overall the level of paper was moderate to difficult.
My strategy was simple- Work Hard, believe in yourself and focus on time. These three are important factors in cracking any exam. You have to work hard, study, solve as many questions you can, revise, and along with the self believe that you can do it.
I am a firm believer of the quote, ‘Do not cheat with yourself. Every child is special in their own way’. It reflects that every child has a potential to do something big, only the ways are different. And if you believe in yourself, no power in the world can stop you from achieving what you desire.
Careers360: What kind of recreational activities supported you during your preparations?
Nayan: I am a huge fan of Roger Federer. His energy is impeccable and I try to maintain the same energy and focus in my studies and other activities. Recreational activities support you in getting relaxed. I used to play Table Tennis a lot, which is also my favourite sport.
After playing or indulging in any of the recreational activities, you feel fresh and have a different level of energy for your studies.
Careers360: Any suggestions for AIPMT aspirants?
Nayan: Only one- Achieve your dream. Do not compare yourself with other children and do what you like.
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