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.Related Post -NEET 2019NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019NEET Application Form 2019NEET Admit Card 2019
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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.
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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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From 2020-2021 session onwards, there shall be only one entrance exam for admission to MBBS course and that is NEET
Earlier, AIIMS and JIPMER used to conduct their own entrance test which no longer will take place now.
So, yes NEET will be the only entrance test conducted for admission to MBBS
Yes, you are eligible to write NEET from UP, even though you want to take admission in a college of Delhi. The admission is taken on the basis of your marks and rank, so it does not matter from which state you have given the exam. But you won't get the benefit of state quota.
Hope it helps you.
Dear Venu, NTA majorly asks questions from NCERT. But you need to be prepared so as not to be surprised in the examination hall. Class notes is good but you will need few more books:
Physics Best Books:
NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Objective Physics By DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
Chemistry Best Books:
NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
Dinesh Chemistry Guide
Practise books by VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan and N Awasthi
Biology Best Books:
NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
Objective Biology by Dinesh
Objective Botany by Ansari
Pradeep Guide on Biology
GR Bathla publications for Biology
Dear Ameen, it is a nice thought to want to score 720 out of 720. To achieve that, what you need to remember is the marking scheme and the exam pattern, Do's and Dont's.
Marking Scheme: Every right answer gives you 4 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Exam Pattern: The exam paper will have 45 questions from Physics, 45 from Chemistry and 90 from Biology.
Do's & Dont's: Answer only when you are sure of the answer. For every wrong answer you write, you lose 1 mark. So that will take you away from 720 score.
The Syllabus for Physics Includes:
Physical World and Measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
Oscillation of waves
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Dual Nature of matter and radiation
Atoms and nuclei
Physics needs utmost focus and time because it involves with theoretical concepts and numbers. There should be a systematic approach in preparing for NEET. The important topics are Mechanics, ElectroDynamics, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves. Formulae form an integral part of your preparation. Memorise as many formulae as you can and write them down and stick them as post its so that you can always see them. Practise regularly and try various kinds of questions. Solving previous papers and mock tests to test your improvement. Keep a clock and check the time its taking you to solve these questions. And improve the time as you practise more. One day of the week should be set aside for revision so as to keep the mind fresh. For reading what the toppers and experts have to say, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-neet-physics/amp
Syllabus for Chemistry Includes:
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
State of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Some p-block Elements
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
D and F Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday life
Chemistry is divided into Inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry. For inorganic chemistry, you must refer to the NCERT. Organic comprises of many reactions and reagents which can be practised by writing over and over again. Physical chemistry requires a comparatively deeper understanding of concepts, so preparing with the NCERT and referring to study material a level higher than NCERT should be the way to go. For more information, please visit our page at:
Syllabus for Biology includes:
Diversity in Living world
Structural Organization in Animal and Plants
Cell Structure and Function
Genetics and Evolution
Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and its applications
Ecology and Environment
Biology is the biggest section in NEET, comprising about half of the exam, and acing this subject can help you in scoring more in the exam. Human Physiology and Genetics have maximum weightage in NEET. It is advisable to practise questions of Genetics from previous year question papers, which will give you a thorough understanding of how the questions are being asked. Topics of Plant and Animal kingdom have a lot of portion to memorize. You can prepare these topics by making a comparative table for the sub-topics and studying it together. Plant physiology is also equally important and easy to score. For more tips, please visit our page at:
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