NEET 2018 Topper Interview: Sound study plan and strategy necessary to crack NEET, says AIR 16 Menda Jaideep
Ranjini Basu, 11 Jun 2018, #NEET

NEET 2018 Topper Interview – Menda Jaideep, a student from Sri Chaitanya Techno School and a resident of Andhra Pradesh, bagged the sixteenth rank in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 with a score of 675 out of 720. Jaideep was quite focused and started preparing for the medical entrance from the age of 15 years, right after he entered Class 9. Contrary to most applicants, he shares that Physics was his strongest while Biology was his weakest amongst the three science subjects in the NEET syllabus.

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Jaideep hails from a teaching background, with his father a teacher of Physics and mother a teacher of Biology. He gathered inspiration from his two uncles who are both doctors, as well as from his mother, whose dream was to become a doctor herself. He credits his success in NEET 2018 to his school as they conducted a special NEET programme apart from the regular academic sessions.

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A creative writer who loves writing stories during his leisure hours, Jaideep feels it is important to work hard to fare well in NEET or for that matter, any exam. Careers360 brings to you the interview of Menda Jaideep, where he shares his preparation strategy and renders tips for future NEET aspirants.

 

Read the full NEET 2018 topper interview of AIR 16 Menda Jaideep here.

 

Excerpts from the interview:

Careers360: Congratulations on achieving the sixteenth rank in NEET 2018! Were you expecting this result?

Jaideep: Thank you! Honestly speaking, I was expecting a rank below ten. Due to some controversy in two of the questions from the chemistry section, I feel I lost my expected rank as CBSE did not award scores on those two questions.

 

Careers360: Tell us something about yourself and your family members. What role did they play in your success?

Jaideep: I hail from Andhra Pradesh. Both my parents are teachers. They have always kept me motivated and supported me when I used to get low scores. They taught me how to learn from my mistakes.

 

Careers360: What is your overall and subject wise score in NEET 2018?

Jaideep: My overall score is 675 in NEET 2018 and the percentile I obtained is 99.998189 percentile. Speaking subject-wise, I obtained 165 marks in Physics, 155 marks in Chemistry and 355 marks in Biology.

 

Careers360: Apart from NEET, did you appear for any other medical entrance exams?

Jaideep: Yes, I have appeared for AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER Medical entrance examinations as well. This was my first attempt for all the three exams.

 

Careers360:  When and how did you start your NEET preparation?

Jaideep: I seriously started preparing for the medical entrances when I was in Class 9 itself. My school followed a stringent routine as they had special NEET preparation programme along with school curriculum. I did not have to run after any coaching institute thus saving a substantial amount of time and energy. To begin with, I had prepared a good study plan after assessing my capabilities. For the last two months before the NEET 2018 exam, I had been studying for a minimum of 6 hours every day.

 

Careers360: How did you prepare for NEET 2018 and balance the studies for board exams?

Jaideep: My school did it all! As already mentioned before, my school had a tight schedule; we used to start our regular academic lessons at 6.00 AM which continued until 12.30 PM. Then the NEET preparatory sessions started from 2.00 PM and continued until 10.30 PM at night. The eight and half hours were divided between each of the subjects included in the NEET syllabus.

 

Careers360: What were the toughest and easiest subjects for you?

Jaideep: For me, the toughest subject has always been Biology; the easiest being Physics.

 

Careers360: Please share your exam day strategy for NEET 2018.

Jaideep: I was quite confident about my performance. I had put in 100% efforts and my test strategy was in place, so I felt I had nothing to worry about. I completed Biology in first 50 minutes, followed by Chemistry in the next 30 minutes, and finally took up Physics section and completed it in 1 hour 10 mins. I started with my weakest subject and concluded the exam with my strongest subject.

 

Careers360: Having such a rigorous schedule in school, were you able to pursue any hobby? What did you do during the leisure hours between preparation?

Jaideep: I am a creative writer and love to write stories during my leisure hours. Whenever I was feeling exhausted with my medical entrance preparation, I wrote. Playing badminton is yet another hobby of mine.

 

Careers360: Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?

Jaideep: Though I am not very sure, I hope to see myself as a Neurologist.

 

Careers360: Any colleges you have in mind for admissions?

Jaideep: I am awaiting the results of AIIMS and JIPMER. My dream is to get into AIIMS New Delhi.

 

Careers360: What is your message for future NEET aspirants?

Jaideep: I would suggest to the future aspirants that they first analyse their capabilities, prepare a good study plan and finally strategize their preparation. The next step would be to strictly abide by the plan. One does not have to undergo coaching if one takes up as many as mock tests/sample paper tests as possible.

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Aditya kumar Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019
Hello there!

Greetings!

No , your marks in English is not considered to check your eligibility for neet examination, you need to just pass your English examination, it is aggregate marks in pcb i.e Physics, Chemistry and Biology which is considered to check your eligibility. You haven't mentioned your category but in order to be eligible for Neet examination you need to get at least 50 % aggregate in pcb in your class 12th board examination from a recognized board if you belong to general category ; while it's only 40% aggregate in pcb for obc, sc and st categories , 45 % aggregate in pcb for pwd category. So if you belong to general category then you are not eligible for neet examination with 49.33% aggregate marks in pcb but if you belong to any other category then you are eligible for neet examination.

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Mam i had not mention my name and date on my photo and my ear is also not visible due to short hair. Can i reupload a new photo mentioning above those criteria in correction window.Mam i am very much tensed that if my application get rejected.I cant concentrate on my study. Please mam help me...

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019

Tulsi, you can upload a photograph in NEET application form only once. The next time you have to upload is when NTA thinks your photograph doesn't meet the guidelines and sends you a notification at your registered email and mobile no# asking you to upload another photograph that falls within the guidelines. I repeat, you cannot upload a photograph for the 2nd time unless you have been asked by NTA. So, if NTA finds it faulty, they themselves will ask you to change the photograph. Or else you can be assured that the photo uploaded was good enough. There is nothing that you can do right now and also nothing to be worried about either. Please focus on the preparation because the fact is that NTA gives chance ti correct images.

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sir pls send any photo example for neet exam... students very confused.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019

We do not have the provision of uploading pictures. But follow these guidelines and you will be fine:

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Must be latest passport picture in a white background with the Name of the candidate and date written on the photograph. The Size must be 50 Kb to 300 Kb and format should be JPG.

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If Ive marked my category as EWS in neet then can I change it back into UR if I didnt get my EWS certificate ready on time?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019

NTA will open its correction window from January 15th to January 31st. In case you cannot get your EWS certificate by then, you have the feasibility of changing your category in NEET application form. So you still have approximately 40 days to get a EWS certificate.

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Hi I am student of pcmc after 12th and wanted to go for mbbs so I joined b. Pham and completed it so is there any chance for me to write neet and go for mbbs? As I have completed 12th pcmc and b. Pham in biology.

Aditya kumar Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019
Hello there!
Greetings!

  • No you are not eligible for neet examination as it compulsory to have biology/Biotechnology , Physics Chemistry and English in your 10+2 but as you told you haven't studied Biology at 10+2 level, so unluckily you are not eligible for neet if you have done b pharma.

You can check the neet eligibility criteria provided below :-

  • You need to get at least 50 % aggregate in pcb in your class 12th board examination from a recognized board if you belong to general category ; while it's only 40% aggregate in pcb for obc, sc and st categories , 45 % aggregate in pcb for pwd category.

  • To be eligible for Neet 2020 you need to be at least 17 years old or more by December 31st, 2020 .

  • There's no upper age limit for neet 2020.

  • There's no attempt limit for neet examination.

  • Students appearing for Class 12 th boards in 2020 are also eligible for neet 2020.

  • Recognized open boards like Nios etc, private students are also eligible for neet 2020.

In case if you still want to do mbbs then you need to first study biology as an additional subject and then you can appear in neet examination next year.

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