NEET 2017 Topper Interview: Mock test and Self study are key to crack NEET, says AIR 8, Nikita Goyal
With a dream of seeing herself clad in a white coat, Nikita Goyal studied hard every day. She went for coaching, took extra tuition, and developed a disciplined and dedicated study schedule. Nikita’s passion made her crack NEET with a score of 690 out of 720 and AIR 8. Careers360 shares her preparation strategy and her plans to join Maulana Azad Medical College in this interview.
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A believer and dreamer, Nikita shares that the support from her parents kept her motivated and increased her confidence at every stage. She shares that mock test combined with self-study can overcome any challenge in preparations. With an interest to become a Doctor from a young age, Nikita aspires to pursue MD in Neurology.
Read the complete interview below.
Careers360: Congratulations on being AIR 8 in NEET 2017. How are the celebrations going?
Nikita Goyal: Honestly, I was not expecting this rank. But I am feeling great. Parents, friends and everyone around me are celebrating and I am just plain happy.
Careers360: Tell us about your family and how they supported you in this success?
Nikita Goyal: I am blessed with great parents. My mother is a lecturer and father a government officer. They used to motivate me with their words and shared quotes of great people. My father used to sit with me and fill me with great energy to study more and work harder. My mother sacrificed her professional hours just to comfort me while studying and made sure that I have all the comforts. Even my friends worked as a great support system for me.
Careers360: What motivated you to pursue Medicine as your career?
Nikita Goyal: Biology has interested me since class eighth or ninth. Every year I was drawn more towards this subject. When it came to selecting stream, the medical option came naturally to me. At that moment I had set my goal to be a Doctor.
Careers360: Tell us about your preparation routine for NEET? How much time did you put for coaching vis a vis self-study?
Nikita Goyal: For me, coaching helped a lot. The study material and the competitive spirit you get from there support you in your preparations. Not only coaching but self-study is equally important. While coaching gives you an extra edge, self-study motivates you to do more.
I had to give around eight to nine hours to my classes and rest minimum six hours to self-study. I had a balanced preparation schedule, keeping myself relaxed.
Careers360: How did you balance between preparation and recreational activities?
Nikita Goyal: It was not that difficult at all. Music helped me sail through my preparations. I love listening to music, especially Arijit Singh. Also, I used to take evening walks with my mother, that took away the pressure off my head and made me more relaxed and prepared for next challenges.
Careers360: Among the three subjects, which was the easiest and toughest subject for you?
Nikita Goyal: Easiest was Biology, and a bit difficult was Physics, specifically the Numerics. But then continuous practice, completion of syllabus helps one to overcome any difficulties in tough subjects.
Careers360: Where do you see yourself in the next six years down the line in the medical career?
Nikita Goyal: A successful doctor from Maulana Azad Medical College, who is now pursuing MD in Neurology.
Careers360: Any advice for future NEET aspirants?
Nikita Goyal: If you really wish to be a Doctor, dream about it every day. This will motivate you more to work hard. Believe in yourself, your teachers and in your hard work. If you want to do it, you can do it. And also, stay relaxed during the exam.
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Questions related to NEET
How do I know which MBBS college I have to apply for after NEET?
Every candidate who qualifies NEET Cut-off is eligible to take part in counselling process. Now, there are broadly two types of counselling process for NEET qualifiers, first one is All India counselling conducted by DGHS on behalf of MCC for 15% All India Quota seats in government medical colleges and all seats in different central Institutions including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU and other deemed universities . The second one is the state counselling held by each individual state medical council for the rest of the 85% of the seats in the government colleges, state run universities and the private medical colleges of the state.
Note that there are some extra eligibility criterias for state counselling like domicile, residency and so on.
For more details about cut-off and NEET counselling do visit the links given below :-
I am enlisting down top medical colleges in which you can pursue MBBS programme based on your NEET score :-
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
- Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
- University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi
- Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- King George's Medical University, Lucknow
- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Puducherry
- Christian Medical College, Vellore
- Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
- Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
And many more. For complete list do visit the link given below :
I hope this information helps you.
When is the right time to start revising class 11th portion for NEET 2021?
Hello Aspirant ,
As per my experience ,Class 11 syllabus contains the basics which you'll need to understand the 12th syllabus. So it's very important and should not be skipped at all.
Refer the NCERTs for Biology and Chemistry. Organic chemistry basics are given elaborately in 11th textbooks.
In my opinion, before starting the 12th syllabus, you should go back and take a quick look at its basics in the 11th texts, so as to understand and better. And also take a quick revision at the end so that you fully understand each and every thing.
Try to also solve daily questions and numericals, to retain your knowledge and gain mastery over the topics.
hope this helps.
All The Best !!!
I scored in neet abhyas test continuosly 570 to 600 in 7 test how my performance
It's really good and the appreciative one. Good
Maintain the consistent till your final exam.
Always try to build an increasing graph of this cycle or the constant one but be careful overconfident sometimes cause a crisis stay calm stay confident and maintain this accuracy.
Definitely one day you will hit the topper list. If you maintain the same accuracy.
All the best dear
Have a bright future.
What is the next date for NEET form NEET form
the NEET exam is scheduled to be held on 13 september 2020 and the admit card will released right before 15 days of examination , the correction window of NEET exam re opened on july 4 and was opened till today 5:00 PM
for more information kindly go through the link
all the best!
what is the minimum cutoff of the neet required by the college
The minimum percentage of qualifying marks for NEET is 50 percentage of marks for general category and 40 percentage of marks for other sc st and obc categories so, you to get atleast 50 percent of marks in NEET exams inorder to join in any medical college if you belong to general category. You can check colleges and their respective cutoffs for NEET and more information in the below mentioned link
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