NEET 2020 Topper Interview: ‘Being a doctor is a noble profession’ says Soyeb Aftab (AIR 1)
NEET 2020 Topper Interview: The declaration of NEET result 2020 on October 16 brought immense joy to the family of Soyeb Aftab. NEET AIR 1 Soyeb Aftab, whose father is in construction business and mother a housewife, is extremely overjoyed on his achievement. His NEET 2020 score, which is 720 out of 720, broke all records and set a new benchmark for future aspirants. Aftab aspires to join AIIMS, New Delhi, and now that he is NEET 2020 topper he is on his way to materialise his aspirations.
Check below NEET AIR 1, Soyeb Aftab’s answers during his interview with Careers360
Careers 360 - Congratulations on your NEET result 2020! Tell us something about yourself.
Soyeb - Thank you very much. My name is Soyeb Aftab. My father is in the construction business and my mother is a housewife. I am from Rourkela, Orissa.
Careers 360 - What are your feelings on this achievement?
Soyeb - I am very happy about securing these marks. I did not expect that I would get 720 out of 720, I was expecting somewhere around 700.
Careers 360 - What motivated you to choose medicine as a career? When did you decide to become a doctor?
Soyeb - There was no motivation as such. There are no doctors in my family and also, being a doctor is a noble profession. I wish to serve others through this profession.
Careers 360 - During COVID we saw how risky the lives of medical professionals and health workers had become, did this affect your spirit?
Soyeb - No, in fact I became even more dedicated to serve the people with all my heart. Doctors have been treated as gods at this time.
Careers 360 - Is this your first attempt? When did you start your preparations for the NEET exam? How did you go about it?
Soyeb - Yes, this is my first attempt. I started my preparations when I was in Class 11.
Careers 360 - How did you prepare for both your board exams and NEET?
Soyeb - My main focus was on NEET, I started preparing for board exams just one month prior to the exam dates.
Careers 360 - 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?
Soyeb - When schools were open I used to go to school from 7 AM to 2 PM, then from 2:30 I had my coachings. I used to get released from the coaching at around 6:30-7 PM in the evening. After that I used to be so exhausted that I could devote 3-4 hours to self-study. So in order to cover up for this I used to study 10-12 hours on holidays.
When the lockdown was imposed nationwide I got more time for self-study. Then I used to give 10-12 hours to my preparation everyday.
Careers 360 - 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?
Soyeb - Yes, I took coaching from Allen, Kota. My preparations did not get affected due to lockdown as we had the facility of online classes where teachers solved all our doubts.
Careers 360 - Which subject is your weak one and in which are you strong?
Soyeb - Physics is my strongest subject. I would not consider any subject as weak for me, although I did take a bit more time in understanding Biology.
Careers 360 - What was your exam day strategy? What was the roughest and the easiest section according to you?
Soyeb - I had no particular strategy for NEET exam day. I only had one thing in mind that I have to avoid silly mistakes. I did not find any question hard as such, however, I attempted tricky questions at last.
Careers 360 - 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?
Soyeb - My dream college is AIIMS, New Delhi and with the NEET 2020 result declaration, I am sure I will get admission there.
Careers 360 - How did your family support you and motivate you during this stressful lockdown period? How did you de-stress during your preparation?
Soyeb - During lockdown I was in Kota, my mother and sister used to stay with me from the beginning. My father is in my hometown Rourkela.
Careers 360 - What would you suggest to future NEET aspirants in terms of preparation, attitude etc?
Soyeb - I will only say that if they are serious about their goals, are sure they will not deviate from their path and will face all obstacles like we had COVID-19 this year then they will be benefitted. They will be able to achieve their aims.
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Questions related to NEET
I have got 326 marks in Neet UG 2020, can I get admission in MBBS in central or state quota.
You know how competitve the exams have become, with a large number of students scoring very high score. With a score of 326, it is really difficult to get into mbbs. But there are high chances to get into, deemed universities for mbbs( the fee is pretty high in deemed universities).
You can use below link to learn more about the possibility of your colleges
Can i get BAMS seat in Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences for my Neet score 394 .what will be the fees
There is high chances you get into Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences for BAMS. If you wish to apply at this college, kindly check their website for online applicaation. The tution fee is Rs 14580. You can predict the college using the link below
sir or mam i have uploaded rural qouta in neet and kcet by mistakely , now i do not have rural certificate what should i do ?
Now its too late for correction as you know both the exams has done and result is also declared. So, there is only one option left for you which is to apply for rural certificate asap and if u don't belong to rural area then write an emial to the official of Neet and Kcet.
I hope this will helps you!
I have got 161 marks in NEET can I get MBBS college in any state? category SC.
As per last years cutoff, your score is not enough to get a MBBS seat through all India quota and state quota. But you can get a seat in private colleges and deemed universities. You can use the college predictor tool to know about all possible colleges you might get based on your score.
542 SC category college 1 round me le lu ya last round tk acche college k liye wait Kru plzz suggest ??
As you might have an idea that this year cut off gone rise 30-40 marks above then previous year as topper Mark is itself 19 marks above then previous year. As per your marks and category you have very High chances that you will grab a government seat through the state quota counseling of Rajasthan. Last year lowest cut off for SC was for Government Medical College, Barmer- AIR 75029 (461 marks). as this year neet ranks are very high at good marks too. So you might will have pretty decent options too choose almost 5-6 colleges at your marks. As talking about upto which round you should go then from my opinion if you get a college in first round then go report their and go for upgradation in 2nd round. If u didn't get college of your choice in 2 nd round too then check if upgradation is available or not. Otherwise don't ever go in mopup round without having seat I mean if upgradation is not there then you should get admitted in 2nd round itself coz going for mop up without your seat locked is very risky.
You can check Last year cutoff for sc in rajasthan for different colleges from link below
You can use our college predictor tool and get probable list at which colleges you can have shot
Hope it was helpful and may help in deciding.
All the best