JIPMER MBBS 2017 Topper Interview: Regular revision key to success, says AIR 1 Nipun Chandra
Team Careers360, 14 Jun 2017, #JIPMER MBBS
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The result of JIPMER MBBS 2017, the prestigious medical entrance examination conducted by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, was declared by the institute on June 9. Nipun Chandra, a student of DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur in Odisha, topped the exam securing 99.9987 percentile.

With more than 1.5 lakh candidates appearing for JIPMER MBBS 2017, securing the AIR 1 position is no mean feat. Nipun, in an exclusive interview with Careers360, shares his preparation strategy for the exam and his thoughts on what helped him achieve such an outstanding result. An aspiring researcher who aims to become one of the best in the medical profession, Nipun’s academic record speaks for itself. A National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KYPY) scholar, Nipun also cleared his Class XII examination with 95% marks.

While he may have topped the coveted JIPMER MBBS exam, Nipun hopes to achieve a similar result in the AIIMS MBBS 2017 Entrance Exam and join his dream institution, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

UpdateThis JIPMER MBBS Topper interview was conducted before the AIIMS MBBS 2017 Results were published on June 15. Nipun Chandra has also secured the 4th Rank in AIIMS MBBS 2017 (Score: 99.9992884) out of more than 2 lakh candidates who appeared for the exam on May 28. 


Read Nipun’s success story below:




Careers360: Congratulations for topping the JIPMER MBBS 2017 Entrance Examination! What was your initial reaction on seeing the result? How did your family react?

Nipun: Thank you. I was actually quite surprised when I checked the JIPMER result. Securing AIR 1 is indeed a pleasant surprise for me as my focus was never on results. Everybody in my family is very happy. They have supported me a lot throughout my preparations.


Careers360: Were you not expecting such a high ranking?

Nipun: Based on my preparations, I was expecting to get under AIR 20, but AIR 1 is beyond my expectations. I was definitely not expecting to get the first rank.


Careers360: How did you prepare for the exam? Did you follow any specific strategy?

Nipun: Solving previous years’ question papers helped me a lot. I also participated in many All India Test series provided in my coaching classes at Aakash Institute. I took help of guide books published by Dinesh to solve Objective problems. I believe it is important for every medical aspirant to be thorough with the syllabus of NCERT books as it helps in the long run. My main aim was to clear all my concepts of NCERT. I used to revise each subject twice and devoted my maximum time to studies.


Careers360: How did you manage your time? Did you have any fixed schedule for studies?

Nipun: I used to study for 10 hours every day. My focus was on completing the syllabus and then revising the concepts. I used to set weekly targets and I made sure that I stuck to them. My daily targets were flexible, as I never used to decide beforehand what topics I had to prepare. I used to attend Aakash Institute’s coaching classes on the weekends.


Careers360: What made you choose medicine as your profession?

Nipun: I always wanted to do something challenging and harbored a keen interest in Biology. I also want to be a researcher, so I opted for MBBS, prepared for the entrance exam and here I am as a JIPMER topper.


Careers360: What do you enjoy beyond the world of medicine?

Nipun: I like to play table tennis and read newspapers. I am usually unable to spend much time with my friends as I am more focused towards my studies, especially during the exam preparation time. I don’t take studies as a burden and instead, try and look at it as one of my hobbies. This helps me not to feel tired while studying. To relax my mind during the preparation, I either used to take a walk or read a newspaper.


Careers360: Did you appear for NEET or AIIMS? If yes, how were those exams for you?

Nipun: Yes, I did appear for NEET and AIIMS medical entrance exams. Both of them went well and I am keeping my fingers crossed as the AIIMS 2017 result will be announced today on June 14. I am expecting to secure a rank below AIR 50 in both the exams. If I can get a decent rank in AIIMS entrance exam, then my first preference would be to join AIIMS New Delhi (Nipun secured the 4th Rank in AIIMS MBBS 2017, the results of which were published after this interview was conducted).


Careers360: Based on your experience, do you have any tips you would like share with future medical aspirants?

Nipun: I would advise them not to waste time thinking about results. Your results are usually inversely proportionate to the time you spend thinking about them. Aspirants should also know or focus on how to combat stress. They should try and keep themselves busy in studies. Being familiar with NCERT material is a must for all medical aspirants. Revision at regular intervals is the master key to success.


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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.

is there any fees for postgraduates to paid

Aditya kumar Student Expert 6th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
Yes one needs to pay fee for pg in jipmer. Fee structure include admission fee, hostel charge .

  • Admission Fee (one time.):- 3,000.00
  • Academic Fee (p.a.):-2,200.00
  • Learning Resource Fee (One Time):-9,000.00
  • Corpus Fund on Academic Fee (p.a.):-110.00
  • Student information details:-1,500.00
  • Identity Card Charges (One time):-150.00
  • Total:- 15,960.00
While the hostel and mess charge together will cost you around 20, 000 per annum.


recent news updates show that neet aiims jipmer exam will convert into one exam neet.. can anyone help me about the news?

Apoorva Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019
Hello dear student,
As you have asked about the much of of AIIMS and jipmer into neet that is only one exam will be conducted all over India to select the  eligible students . News is very true and it's been said it will come into force by 2020. As per the National Medical Commission Act, will come into force from the next academic year (2020). While there are no more for the details on the topic and as soon as we will get any other update you will be informed or you can ask again anytime. It is a very good approach to select student without putting more burden  on the student of many different examination as every exam have different pattern. I hope this was helpful to you
Best wishes
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