JIPMER MBBS 2015 Topper Interview: Varna Mathew secured AIR 1
Urvashi Dalal, 16 Jun 2015, #JIPMER MBBS
Applications Open Now
UPES - School of Health Sciences

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!

Admission through Neet 2016


Stay tuned to www.medicine.careers360.com for more news and updates


Applications Open Now

UPES - School of Health Sciences
UPES - School of Health Sciences
View All Application Forms


Questions related to JIPMER MBBS

Showing 1858 out of 1858 Questions

Is Jipmer exam conducted twice a year for MD/MS?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
Yes, JIPMER which is the entrance exam held for admission to the MD/MS/ MDS programmes offered at Puducherry campus is held twice a year for post-graduate i.e. ms / md admission ; in two sessions namely January and july session. . Jawahar Lal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry will conduct JIPMER PG 2020 January session on December 8, 2019. The test is a computer based one for admissions to 100 MD/MS seats offered at JIPMER Puducherry.

what is the date of CAT and jipmer exam application fill-up date and last date

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019


CAT registration for 2019 started from 7th August and was opened till 25th September. So, it's concluded.

Secondly, you've tagged JIPMER MBBS, I'm presuming you want to know about its application dates. So, let me tell you now onwards there shall be only one entrance test for admission of MBBS and that is NEET. Earlier, AIIMS and JIPMER used to conduct their own entrance test which no longer will take place.

From 2020-2021 session onwards, NEET remains the sole entrance exam for admission for MBBS.


model question papers previous year

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

Hey there

Jipmer previous year questions sample question are in the link


But from 2020 neet will be solely conducted and AIIMS and jipmer will be merged in it. So pattern of neet is expected to be changed.

Good luck


is aiims and jipmer exam cancelled

Aditya kumar Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


Yes dear,  now there is no more AIIMS and Jipmer entrance exam,  now only neet exam is there for getting admission in medical colleges.  Even admission in AIIMS and Jipmer will be through neet only , so medical aspirants need to prepare for neet only now. So NEET score is valid for

admission to all medical colleges in India now.



In 2020 aiims and jipmer exam is included in neet so which on the basis nta provide medical college my mean which student get aiims collgae and AFMC collgae.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 7th Oct, 2019
Dear Ashok, it is yet to be known as how AIIMS and JIPMER would conduct their admissions. They might follow CMC Vellorr process where in Candidates are asked to apply for their College and separate merit list is prepared based on pre set cut offs. Or it might be the way IITs, NITs and GFTIs conduct their admissions based on JEE scores. It is still unknown how it might happen. Everything will remain the same for AFMC. AFMC will release its own cut offs, shortlist Candidates based on TOeLR, Psychometric Test and Final Interview. Nothing will change on that front.
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books