NEET Topper Interview 2021: Meet Suyash Arora AIR 5
The NEET 2021 was held on 12th September 2021 in 3855 exam centers across 202 cities in India & the result was declared on 1st November 2021. Suyash secured an All India Rank (AIR) 5
Here are the excerpts from the Interview:
Harshita: Congratulations Suyash on achieving this feat, During the preparation did NEET AIR 5 ever came across your mind ?
Suyash: Thank you very much!
During my preparation, I was confident about getting a decent score, but landing such a rank is almost unbelievable.
Harshita: Did the COVID pandemic affect your exam preparation in any way? How did you manage your study during the lockdown?
Suyash: The pandemic and the consequent lockdown did affect my preparation heavily, but thankfully, through the support of my teachers, friends and family, I was able to adapt quickly. Attending all my classes and leaving little to no backlog was my basic mantra during the lockdown period. My teachers encouraged me a lot to interact wholeheartedly during my online classes and doubt sessions, and I also spent some time on my hobbies every day, which helped me maintain a healthy state of mind.
Harshita: After accomplishing such a great achievement , what next big things you dream to achieve in your life?
Suyash: My dream is, and has always been, to serve society and to bring about a positive change.
Harshita: What motivated you to choose medicine as a career? When did you decide to become a doctor?
Suyash: A general interest in biology and medicine combined with a dream of serving society motivated me to choose medicine as a career.
In class 9th, I decided that I was going to enter the field of medicine.
Harshita: Was this your first attempt at NEET ? When did you start preparing for the entrance exam and what strategies you used in particular for your preparation?
Suyash: Yes.I started my NEET preparation in class 11th(2019). Studying the subjects with interest and not limiting myself to NCERTs or NEET syllabi has always been my preparation strategy.
Harshita: Choosing the right Books and Preparation material have always been a concern for many students preparing for NEET. So according to you which are some of the best books for preparation that you recommend for NEET for each of the 3 sections and overall preparation ?
Suyash: For all three subjects, NCERTs and their back exercises are the most important. Coaching modules and assignments can also serve as helpful resources. Other than that, for physics, H.C. Verma is an ideal resource, both for theory and for question practice. For objective question practice, D.C. Pandey or B.M. Sharma and previous year questions from NEET and JEE (mains and advanced) are very useful and relevant. For chemistry, the theory in NCERTs and notes is more than sufficient, for questions on N. Avasthi for physical chemistry, M.S. Chouhan for organic chemistry, and V.K. Jaiswal for inorganic chemistry, and previous year questions for all. For biology, the theory in NCERTs is sufficient. For questions, NCERT at your fingertips and Master the NCERT with previous year's questions are valuable resources.
What advice would you like to give the future NEET aspirants & share with us the strategies you used to stay motivated in your exam days.
Because the road to NEET preparation is usually long and exhausting, spending time on our hobbies and a goal-oriented study plan rather than a time-oriented one benefits us greatly.
Harshita: What is the ideal time to start taking mock Tests & What role do mock tests play in NEET Preparation? What was your strategies in particular towards mock tests?
Suyash: Chapter-wise mock tests initially and daily full-syllabus tests during the last 2-3 months before the exam is the ideal time. Mock tests, especially when taken during the time frame of the final exam, help in familiarising with the pattern and gradual score improvement. My strategy was to give more focus to my weak areas, to limit my silly mistakes, and also to manage my time distribution during the tests.
Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.
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