NEET 2020 Topper Interview: ‘Do not panic by seeing others scores’ says Srikar Nikhilesh Gangineni (AIR 71)
NEET 2020 Topper Interview - NTA released NEET 2020 result on October 16 in online mode which was a joyous moment for the all India toppers of the examination. One among them is Srikar Nikhilesh Gangineni (AIR 71). Nikhilesh and his family are extremely delighted after seeing his scorecard of NEET. Despite getting demotivated at times seeing others doing well in mock tests of NEET, Nikhilesh did not give up and passed the exam with flying colours.
Careers360 interacted with NEET 2020 topper Srikar Nikhilesh Gangineni to know how he feels about his achievement. Future medical aspirants can take a look at the extract from the NEET 2020 topper interview that follows.
Careers360 - Congratulations on your NEET result! Tell us something about yourself and what are your feelings on being NEET 2020 topper?
Answer - I am very glad that I scored so well in the NEET 2020 examination. My father is into Aquaculture and my mother is a homemaker. I completed my Class 10 from VP Sidhartha Public School. Then I joined Sri Chaitanya Junior College.
Careers 360 - What motivated you to choose medicine as a career? When did you decide to become a doctor?
Answer - I decided to become a doctor when I was in Class 10. Since this profession is related to saving lives, people tend to respect them a lot. This is why I decided to choose medicine as a career.
Careers 360 - Is this your first attempt? When did you start your preparations for the NEET exam?
Answer - Yes, this is my first attempt. I started preparing for the NEET exam when I was in class 11.
Careers 360 - How did you prepare for both your board exams and NEET?
Answer - I did ten months preparation for NEET and in the last two months I prepared for my board exams.
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?
Answer - I almost wasted a month, I did not study at all in that duration. After that I prepared from online classes.
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?
Answer - Yes, I took coaching from Sri Chaitanya. During lockdown I got continuous help and guidance from my coaching. We had online classes where we could get our queries solved.
Careers 360 - 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?
Answer - Before lockdown I used to start at 6:30 AM until 9 PM with 3-4 hours of break in between. Our syllabus was completed in August 2019. Since then it is all about self study and giving mock tests.
Careers 360 - Which subject is your weak one and in which are you strong?
Answer - I consider myself weak in Biology and strong in Physics.
Careers 360 - How was the preparation different from the early days to just a month before NEET exam?
Answer - In the early days I was relaxed in my attitude towards NEET 2020 preparation, but as the D-Day approached I became more and more concentrated. Just a month before the exam I did a lot of revisions and strategized my study.
Careers 360 - What was your exam day strategy? What was the roughest and the easiest section according to you?
Answer - I did not find the question paper to be tough, it was very student friendly. I could answer it smoothly entirely.
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?
Careers 360 - How did your family support you and motivate you during this stressful lockdown period? How did you de-stress during your preparation?
Answer - My family supported me a lot, there were times when I used to score less in comparison to others. In these situations I used to panic but in the due course my family helped me a lot.
I used to play games to de-stress myself, like in college we used to play carrom and chess and at home I listened to music.
Careers 360 - What would you suggest to future NEET aspirants in terms of preparation, attitude etc?
Answer - Do not panic by seeing others scores because coaching institutes' papers are quite different from the NEET question paper. The latter is completely based on NCERT and so candidates must not get deviated from NCERT for NEET.
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Questions related to NEET
Hi,iam NEET aspirint this year2021 ,is it NEET examination will conduct twice
there have been many talks going on about having NEET Examination being conducted twice a year. This has been an ongoing topic of discussion as many aspirants wanted to have NEET Exam to be conducted twice a year. However there are has been no confirmation made about the by the conducting body, the NTA.
If you would like to read more on the topic kindly visit the link provided below.
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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