NEET 2018 Topper Interview: All it takes is right guidance and focus to crack NEET, says Krishna Ashish Agrawal, AIR 7
With medicine his passion for which he started preparing from Class 8 itself, AIR 7 Krishna Ashish Agrawal is beyond happy for making up to the top 10 list. A state-level badminton and cricket player, Krishna always knew that he was going to score well in the exam. Following in the footsteps of his parents, Krishna is an aspiring radiologist. He believed in clearing his basics and immersed himself in rigorous preparation for two years.
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In his interview with Careers360, he narrates how his consistent efforts resulted in his success.
Careers360: Congratulations on grabbing AIR 7 in NEET 2018. How are you feeling and was it expected?
Krishna Agrawal: Thank you so much. I am elated and that’s exactly what I was expecting because I started medicine foundation course in Class 8 and have prepared for NEET for two years rigorously. My teachers and parents supported me so much and I was hoping that I will make it to the top 10 list and I did so it seems that hard work pays off.
Careers360: Tell us about yourself and your family. How did they support you during the preparation days?
Krishna Agrawal: I belong to Nanded, Maharashtra and I have studied from Maharashtra state board. My father is a Paediatrician and my mother is a Dentist. My parents have always supported me and because they are doctors it was their guidance in every step that has helped me to secure AIR 7. There were times when I was unable to perform well in exams but they never let me think that I cannot do this. All through my journey, I believe they never allowed me to doubt myself. They have helped me especially with Biology and if you want to clear NEET then Biology is the most important section.
Careers360: What motivated you to pursue medicine as a career?
Krishna Agrawal: Since both of my parents are doctors so they were my biggest motivating factor. I kept engineering as an option but in Class 11 I decided that medicine is that career option for me where I can see myself 10 years down the line. The faculty in Nanded is really amazing and they helped me a lot in clearing my doubts regarding medicine as a career option.
Careers360: What is your overall and subject-wise score in NEET 2018? Which according to you was the toughest and easiest section?
Krishna Agrawal: My overall NEET score was 685. I have scored 170 in Physics section, 165 in Chemistry and 350 in Biology. Mechanics under Physics section was the toughest topic for me and Biology section was the easiest. Inorganic in Chemistry section requires a lot of learning so I focused a lot more on that part.
Careers360: Which other medical entrances have you appeared for? What are your expectations in these medical entrances?
Krishna Agrawal: I appeared for AIIMS and JIPMER. I am hoping to secure a good rank in AIIMS as the exam went well. For me, JIPMER was slightly difficult as the language medium is only English. My target college is AIIMS, New Delhi, if not then Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi since both of them are the most sought after institutions of the country.
Careers360: How did you prepare for NEET 2018 and balanced the studies for board exams and other medical entrances with NEET?
Krishna Agrawal: Physics was a little tricky for me so I tried to pay more attention to this section. I had a prepared schedule for each section and I tried to closely follow till the last days. I studied for 6-7 hours each day and believed in my teachers whatever knowledge they imparted me I followed it. Although, I had to halt the NEET preparation while taking the board exams for a month. After March, I studied for NEET with more vigour and hard work.
Careers360: Did you take any coaching or help? How beneficial did it prove?
Krishna Agrawal: I took coaching from Ideal Institute of Biology for Biology section and for Physics and Chemistry section I preferred Creative Coaching Classes. They provided me practice papers and corrected my mistakes and it proved to be a lot beneficial for me especially while taking the NEET exam.
Careers360: What are your hobbies? Did you engage in them during the preparations?
Krishna Agrawal: I am a state level player in badminton and cricket. However, while preparing for NEET I didn’t play but now I am doing that.
Careers360: Any message or advice for future medical aspirants?
Krishna Agrawal: Try to study at least 6-7 hours a day, prepare a schedule and stick to it. Believe in yourself, your teachers and in your hard work. You don’t require any outside material if you believe in the guidance of your teachers and success will follow.
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Questions related to NEET
I have filled my neet ug 2020 application form with my fathers name as Ram Kr Sahu which is the same as my class 10 marksheet but my aadhar card has my fathers name as Ram Kumar Sahu will my neet form be rejected or will I face problem in examination centre
No you will not face any problem in examination centre, these much of changes in name are acceptable, but if you want to be super safe then take copy of your father's aadhar also ,I have experienced this in my exam , they said that these much interventions are acceptable
andra medical college st neet 15 % quota cut off
In neet 2018, 445 marks was the lowest marks that was required for st category for getting a mbbs seat in Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam under 15 % all India quota
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But cut off marks keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
So , you should try to get at least 500 marks or more to be on the safer side
I have filled my fathers name in neet ug 2020 form as per my 10 class marksheet such as ROHIT KUMAR SINGH(exemplary name) but in my aadhar card it is ROHIT KR SINGH what do I do please guide me will it create any problem in examination centre
National Testing Agency (NTA) use to conduct NEET exam and for this year they closed the application for NEET 2020.
You need not to worry for this issue if you have not received any mail or notification regarding any mismatch in your application form. As NTA verifies on their own for each and every application and if any mismatch or any discrepancy is found they notify the candidate about that and if you did not received any such kind of mail, than you are safe and your application has been registered successfully.
If there will be any problem in counseling or in any other process after exam than you can use affidavit.
Some possible circumstances in which your NEET application might be rejected are:
- If an incomplete application has been submitted.
- The same Candidate has submitted more than one application forms
- If the details mentioned in the application mismatched with the document that you have uploaded.
For more details about NEET 2020 you should refer to the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
neet coaching academies in sangali , Maharashtra
Neet is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India.
Here are some top coaching Institutes for neet preparation in sangli :-
1. Sucess Academy of Science
2. Deccan institutes
3. Aditya Tutorials
4. Birje Biology coaching classes
5. Saraswati IIT Academy
6. Career point
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can 10th marksheet is used for updating fathers name in Aadhar card through online medium as I have filled 10th marksheet one in my neet ug 2020 form
Sorry sir but you cannot update it through your 10th marksheet.You may give any address proof document of your father for updation, like his aadhar card or ration card , driving license, voter id card ,passport, or any other government stamped document