How to crack AIPMT 2016: Strategies by toppers
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Planning is an important part of preparations for any test. But, what matters the most is how exactly to strategize the preparation plan to be able to secure high scores in the entrance test. To guide you on this there can be no better teacher than the toppers themselves who have been there and done that. 

 With AIPMT scheduled to be conducted on May 1, Careers360 presents AIPMT Topper’s Strategies on how to crack the prestigious test for admission to top medical colleges in India. To help the aspirants, the AIPMT 2015 toppers shares insights on preparation, time management, the importance of mock test and revision, and ways to optimize performance to get high scores.

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Vipul Garg, AIPMT 2015, All India Rank 1Vipul Garg, AIPMT 2015, All India Rank 1

The topper from Jind, Haryana, Vipul Garg, outsmarted 4,22,859 candidates to bag AIR 1 in AIPMT 2015. He scored a total of 695 marks out of 720. He believes that the best way to lose the fear of exam is break free and do what you love just a day or two before the examination. He also shares the importance of a step-wise-step approach to crack AIPMT.


Step-wise-step approach: I believe in adopting a step wise step approach in preparations. The first step was to join a coaching center as it guides in cracking the exam. Furthermore, the study material provided by coaching centers is well crafted and based on prescribed syllabus. However, one should not be entirely dependent on coaching and needs to be focused on self-study because at the end its hard work and study hours which brings success.

Advice to aspirants: It is important for medical aspirants to go through NCERT Books thoroughly along with other study material as it helps in good command over concepts and read topics. Focus on every single aspect of the syllabus because no one knows what type of question may come.


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Khushi Tiwari, AIPMT 2015, All India Rank 2Khushi Tiwari, AIPMT 2015, All India Rank 2

Calm and composed, Khushi Tiwari achieved All India Rank 2 in AIPMT 2015. Belonging to a small town of Rajasthan, Khushi scored 688 marks and became topper among the female candidates. Here is her success tips:


Hard work is the key to success:  I followed my coaching experts’ advice and guidance. I used to revise each and every topic taught to me in school and coaching centre.  I strictly followed time table prepared by me and studied accordingly. It is very important to develop a habit of self and sincere study which gives firm command over studied topics and boost confidence.


Don’t cram any formula: I never tried to cram any concept or formula. Rather, I have always tried to understand the concept behind it. This strategy will help everyone in a long run too.


Recreational activities help in staying focused:  Whenever I used to get tired of studies, I used to listen to songs on my laptop which helped in relaxing my mind. I also used take evening walks to refresh my mind. Through these, I used to break my monotony of studies and reduce exam pressure. These recreational activities have helped me in studying with a fresh and focused mind.


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Varad Puntambekar,  AIPMT 2015, All India Rank 3Varad Puntambekar,  AIPMT 2015, All India Rank 3

Varad Puntambekar from Bhopal scored 683 out of 720 to emerge as the third topper of AIPMT 2015.  He shares how his focused strategy made him crack AIPMT and secure AIR 3.

Seriousness is a key factor behind success: My consistent hard work and seriousness towards my goal of becoming a doctor has helped me in achieving success. In order to attain a single digit rank in AIPMT, one should study thoroughly for two years with strategic routine.  He also advises to take mock tests as it gives an idea of the actual question paper before appearing for the exam.

Improvise on weak areas: My preparation strategy revolved around strengthening fundamentals and improvising on my weak areas. I always tried to convert my weak areas into my strengths by devoting extra time to topics and concepts I found difficult to understand.


Never get demotivated by failure: It is very important to give 100% during preparation days. Moreover, his advice is to never get demotivated with failure at any point of time. Rather, try to analyze the reason and obstacle between you and your success and give 100 % to remove the same.


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Twin toppers of AIPMT 2015: Sahil Bansal and Rahul BansalTwin toppers of AIPMT 2015: Sahil Bansal and Rahul Bansal, AIPMT 2015, All India Rank 4 and 6

Bansal brothers from Bathinda, Sahil Bansal and Rahul Bansal cracked AIPMT 2015 with 4th and 6th rank respectively. The Bathinda twins aspired to become doctors since their childhood days. They believe that regular and self-study with sincerity is the key to their success.


Stay self-disciplined: Self-discipline, hard work and faith in self, helped them in achieving a good rank in AIPMT. Their preparation included regular and systematic approach towards their study.  They have studied for 10 to 12 hours a day during the preparation days.


Freshen up your mind: Recreational activities are very important in order to stay fresh and focused during the preparations. Every evening we used to play outdoor games, which had helped us in staying fit and concentrate on our studies.


Revision plays an important role:  A month or two before the exam, we were busy in revising notes which we made during school and coaching centre. We used to solve previous year sample papers and mock test. Revision exercise has helped us in analyzing our weak areas and brought good improvement in our studies.


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Also read:

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