JIPMER MBBS 2015 Topper Interview: Varna Mathew secured AIR 1
Updated on Jun 16, 2015 - 9:04 a.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal
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Careers360 brings you JIPMER MBBS 2015 Topper Varna Mathew from Kerala, who secured All India Rank 1 and 99.99 percentile in the coveted medical exam. A medical aspirant, Varna aspires to be the best medical professional and a server to humanity.

Varna has also secured rank 4 in KEAM, for which she prepared from NCERT books. However, her aim was to get admission in JIPMER, which she achieved by her hardwork and through her preparation strategy.

JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam is one of the most coveted medical entrance examination in India, conducted by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry. Each year, the exam is conducted for admissions to 150 seats in the medical programme of the institution. This year the exam was conducted on June 7 and the merit list was declared on June 13, announcing the names of top rankers in the JIPMER exam.


In this interview with Careers360, Varna shares her success mantra along with the preparation technique that made her a topper.


Read Varna’s interview to know how to top JIPMER exam.


Careers360: Congratulations for being a topper again. How is the moment for you?

Varna: Thank you. It feels great to be a topper and there are celebrations going on and people are sending their best wishes to me and my family. The journey was tough but I achieved it. Although, it came as a surprise but I am overwhelmed right now.


Careers360: You have done well. So tell us about your overall and sectional scores in JIPMER and KEAM?

Varna: In KEAM I secured rank 4 with total score being 939.34 and in JIPMER I am AIR 1 with 99.99 percentile. Section wise I scored 56 in Physics, 57 in Chemistry, 58 in Biology, 8 in English & Communication and 8 in Logical & Reasoning. My total score is 187.

Careers360: What was the strategy you followed to prepare for JIPMER? Which books did you study from?

Varna: The strategy is simple, prepare from NCERT books and practice a lot. It is important for every medical aspirant to be thorough about the syllabus of NCERT books as it helps in the long run. Next is to devote as much time practicing previous year’s question papers and devote as must time as you can toward your studies. Another things that I followed and think that made me a topper was solving previous years papers, as they provide a lot of insights about what to prepare, how to prepare, what questions might come and how to tackle those questions within the given time. If you solve those papers on regular basis you are half way through already. Rest is all hardwork and passion towards your studies.

Careers360: Tell us what made you select Medicine as your profession?

Varna: I was very keen and passionate about being a doctor since my XI standard. I wanted to learn about medicine, mingle with different people and to serve humanity. It’s a profession which is higly respectable and demands that young doctors go to remote areas and serve people who are actually in need and require medicinal support. I wanted to do this and was not at all pressurised by my family as my parents are engineers. I wanted to do something different and challenging, so I opted for MBBS, prepared for the entrance exam and here I am a JIPMER topper!

Careers360: You prepared so hard and your preparations have paid so well. Were you active in any recreational activities as well or was it all studies for you?

Varna: Yes, I was very much active in extra curricular activities as they support in maintaining a healthy study discipline with relaxed mind. I use to participate in school dance competitions, play Table Tennis, watch lot of television and other things. Devoting 5-8 hours of time for studies is enough, if you will study for 10-15 hours you will be tired and whatever you read would not be beneficial, so it is important to engage yourself in recreational activities.

Careers360: Now that the results are out what are your plans for college?

Varna: My target was JIPMER and I will get admission in JIPMER itself. As of now, I don’t have any plans. I need a break from studies for a few days and then I would start preparing myself for the admission process and study the syllabus.

Careers360: Any sugesstions for future JIPMER aspirants?

Varna: I want them to keep calm at the tme of exam and prepare from NCERT books. Practice a lot each day, involve in recreational activities and do not forget to solve last year’s question paper. All the best!

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