NEET 2020 Topper Interview, “Consistency is the key” says Shaik Kothapalli Arfath Khadeer (AIR 18)
NEET 2020 Topper Interview: After a long wait, when the NEET 2020 result was finally announced, it filled Shaik Kothapalli Arfath Khadeer and his family with immense joy. Shaik has emerged as NEET 2020 topper and got an impressive AIR 18. The young lad from Andhra Pradesh aspires to take admission at AIIMS Delhi. Shaik got 710 marks with 99.9985369 percentile in his NEET 2020 result. Sheer perseverance and consistency with which he solved the questions after consistently preparing for the NEET 2020 exam proved to be a boon for him on the day of the exam. When people were going through the anxiety due to the lockdown that was caused because of COVID 19 pandemic, Khadeer focussed on revision and taking NEET mock tests. Apart from that he did not let himself get demotivated if he did not perform well in the mock tests. His parents supported him during the entire preparation. Read the full interview of NEET 2020 topper Shaik Khadeer to know all the aspects of his preparation for the NEET exam.
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Careers360: Congratulations on your NEET result! What are your feelings on this achievement?
Shaik Kothapalli: I am happy to achieve this success. My hard work paid off.
Careers360: What motivated you to choose medicine as a career? When did you decide to become a doctor?
Shaik Kothapalli: I see a lack of doctors in our country. Especially in health emergencies like COVID-19, doctors are playing a crucial role for all of us. I always wanted to add my bit of effort in treating the people and provide best health care to my fellow Indians.
Careers360: Is this your first attempt? When did you start your preparations for the NEET exam? How did you go about it?
Shaik Kothapalli: Yes, this was my first attempt. I prepared for NEET 2020 along with my regular school studies. The first thing to do is to read and understand the class notes and then read the topics that are not included in class 11 and 12 syllabus.
Careers360: How did you prepare for both your board exams and NEET?
Shaik Kothapalli: I kept a time-table and followed it religiously. I studied for State board exams keeping my NEET preparation in mind.
Careers360: The lockdown was announced in March and things changed. How did you prepare for NEET 2020 during COVID-19? How did it affect your preparation? What was the most striking thing during this preparation?
Shaik Kothapalli: Even before lockdown, I would not go out unnecessarily and would devote maximum time in completing and revising the syllabus. I just got continuous time to study post-lockdown.
Careers360: Did you take any coaching for NEET 2020? How was the coaching affected because of the lockdown and how did you keep in touch with your teachers for doubts and regular lessons?
Shaik Kothapalli: Yes. I took coaching classes from Sri Chaitanya. During lockdown also, I continued online classes to keep my preparation on going.
Careers360: What was your daily routine for NEET before lockdown and after? How much time did you devote to self-study because coaching can only teach you but you have to do the work?
Shaik Kothapalli: There was not much change for me. I was into my preparation the whole time. Self-study is definitely crucial to keep up with revision and practise of questions.
Careers360: Which subject is your weak one and in which are you strong?
Shaik Kothapalli: I am weak in biology, especially in biotechnology. Chemistry is my favourite subject!
Careers360: How was the preparation different from the early days to just a month before NEET exam?
Shaik Kothapalli: I became more focussed during the last month’s preparation for NEET Exam, practised questions and did intensive revisions of my notes.
Careers360: What was your exam day strategy? What was the roughest and the easiest section according to you?
Shaik Kothapalli: Strategy was basic, to keep calm and be confident in preparation. For me the chemistry portion was the easiest! Botany was tough I would say.
Careers360: Which college is your dream college for studying medicine? What is your aspiration in the field of medicine and which specialization would you be interested in?
Shaik Kothapalli: AIIMS Delhi is my dream college. I would put efforts in specializing in the field of neurology, as there are very few neurologists in our country.
Careers360: How did your family support you and motivate you during this stressful lockdown period? How did you de-stress during your preparation?
Shaik Kothapalli: My family has been really supportive, whenever I'd score less, they'll motivate me for next time. I talked to my friends and family to keep myself motivated and de-stressed.
Careers360: What would you suggest to future NEET aspirants in terms of preparation, attitude etc?
Shaik Kothapalli: Just keep consistent efforts throughout the preparation, stick to the time-table and be regular in revision. Everything will fall in place.
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Questions related to NEET
Hi,iam NEET aspirint this year2021 ,is it NEET examination will conduct twice
Usually NEET is conducted in the very starting week of May but this year due to the hardships of COVID-19 till now National Testing Agency which is the conducting authority for NEET, has not released any notification for NEET 2021 and until any notifications get released by we cannot help you with exact dates and exact information about number of attempts. Till the official notification gets out you should stick to your preparation and to help you in your preparation for NEET 2021 we have some resources which you can access from the link given below :-
Exact dates are expected to be out by the end of this month so till then we have to wait for it and the discussions are also being carried out for allowing the candidates to attempt NEET twice in a year. It is also to be noted that from May 4th the board examinations of CBSE are going to be commenced. So there is possibility that NEET 2021 may get it's date after boards like around in month of June or July, but still we have to wait for any official announcement either from NTA or Education ministry.
To get live updates and complete details about NEET kindly visit the link given below :-
If you are preparing for NEET 2021 then I am enlisting down some preparation tips which would help you in keeping yourself motivated and give a boost to your preparation because now the last 4-5 months are remaining for NEET 2021 :-
- Very first thing is go through the syllabus of NEET and categorize it as difficult average and easy and then start from easy then average then difficult chapter and follow this pattern regularly . https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-syllabus
- Make a proper time-table to balance your studies and daily routine work and give more time to studies.
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- Don't forget to make notes while studying because it will help you in memorizing the important things in the last time prior to exam.
- Practice previous year's question papers and sample papers as many as you can because it will enhance your self-confidence and time management skill https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-sample-paper
- Don't forget to do exercise and yoga regularly to keep your body mentally and physically fit.
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I hope this information helps you.
what is neet 2021 syllabus , will it include reduced syllabus
The NEET syllabus has not been reduced yet and Ministry of Education has issued a notification ruling out NEET 2021 syllabus reduction. However, unlike previous years, candidates will have given more options to answer the NEET 2021 questions.
The below link will give you the more details along with the syllabus. Please go through the same :
im so depressed worried with my inter percentage im SC im with intermediate 53%and pcb 44.7%pcb can i get admission in medical College through neet score or my interpercentage affect my admission in neet counseling im so depressing about my inter percentage i want study neet and clear neet
As per the eligibilty criteria for NEET 2021 for SC category, candidate must have atleast 40% in 10+2 with PCB. So, you are eligible to write NEET 2021 exam but you need to work hard and score good marks in NEET so as to grab a good medical college in India. To know more, visit here:
Doneet counseling required high intermediate or 12th percentage to give admission in medical Collegemy pcb 44.7 inter 53%can get mbbs to admission in medical College by neet counseling in neet exam with 550above how do neet counseling done and how much inter percentage required for neet counselling
No, you don't need high percentage in your 12th to be eligible for neet counselling.
You just need to be eligible for neet examination with percentage in pcb i. e you should have passed 12th board examination with physics, chemistry ,biology/biotechnology and English and must have got at least 50 % in aggregate of PCB i.e Physics, Chemistry and Biology /biotechnology in 12th examination if belongs to general category , or at least 40% in aggregate of PCB if belongs to Obc/ Sc /stcategory.
Your aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology is
= 44 . 7 % i.e lesser than 50% , but more than 40 % so you are not eligible for Neet if you belong to general category but if you belong to OBC/ SC or St category then yes you are eligible for Neet examination.
From your previous question that I answered, I know you are from obc category. So, don't worry with 44.7 % in pcb you are eligible for neet and neet counselling too and after qualifying Neet examination you can get admission in Medical Colleges on the basis of rank or marks obtained by you in NEET
Your profile suggests that your domicile state is AP.
So, to give you example for eligibility for neet counselling, below is the eligibility criteria for AP neet counselling:-
* must be 10+2 or its equivalent passed with PCB i. e Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Biotechnology and English
* Percentage requirement in PCB for different categories in 12th:-
-)OC - 50% marks
-)BC/SC/ST - 40%
-)OC PH - 45%
*Age :- should be 17 years by December of the year of admission i. e 31st December 2021 in case if you are going to appear in neet 2021
* Must have qualified neet exam. Qualifying cut off for different categories is :-
-)OC- 50th Percentile in neet ug
-)BC- 40th Percentile in NEET ug
-)SC/ST - 40th Percentile in neet ug
-)OC PH - 40th Percentile in neet UG
You can check the same at official website of Dr NTR UNIVERSITY of health Sciences which conducts AP neet counselling , the link is provided below :-
And yes you have chances to get a seat with 550 marks.
in neet 2019, 449 marks for obc category was the cut off marks to get a seat in government medical college under under AP state quota AU region and it was for Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Srikakulam
I hope that I was able to clear all your doubts.
is there any update regarding neet 2021 application form?
No, there has been no update regarding release of Neet application form as of now
Neet 2021 application form will be released at its official website i. e ntaneet . nic . in , but the exact date for the release of neet application form has not been announced as of now.
There is delay in the release of your neet application form due to delayed events of neet 2020 like delayed counselling and also due to covid .
Your neet application form is expected to be released by the end of January or early february 2021, but these are mere expectations, so for exact dates we need to wait for the notification from NTA regarding the same.
Once, the application form gets released you will be able to fill it in online mode at the official website of neet i. e ntaneet . nic . in and for that you need to go through 5 steps i. e
*neet registration to generate your login credentials,
*then fill the form,
* and after that you need to go for uploading your documents,
* then pay the application fee
*and finally you should take the printout of confirmation page
to be eligible for filling the form you should be at least 17 years old by 31st December 2021 and should be either appearing for 12th board 2021 or should have passed it with English and PCB with at least 50% in aggregate of PCB in case if you are from general or at least 40% in aggregate of PCB in case if you are from obc/sc or st category
Till the application form gets released you should continue your neet preparation, go well through the chapters , solve numericals and mcqs after finishing each chapter, follow a timetable to avoid wastage of time and once you are done with your neet syllabus focus on revision and then go through previous year question papers and mock test papers.
For detailed information about neet 2021 application form , you can go through our page for which link is provided below
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