NEET UG 2024: Pragata Ghosh bagged all-India rank 31 in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG) 2023 by scoring 710 marks out of 720. Ghosh is now pursuing his MBBS from AIIMS New Delhi.
The 18-year-old Ghosh from West Bengal scored 96 per cent overall marks in Class 10 and 97 per cent marks in Class 12.
The NEET UG all-India rank holder took a two-year-long offline coaching course from Allen Institute. However, as the lockdown was imposed due to Covid, the classes switched to online mode.
How did you prepare for NEET UG?
After my classes in coaching got over in November, I mainly focussed on solving mock tests. I gave at least two mock tests during that period. I was also enrolled in a distance learning programme at Aakash Byju’s and appeared for the mock tests provided by them. Students should start taking these tests after a topic is over. To understand only the exam pattern, students should check mock test papers on the first day of preparation.
Did you get nervous during your preparation days? How did you destress?
I did get nervous during my preparation. I used to read religious books and meditate to calm myself. My parents motivated me every time I felt the NEET UG preparation journey was tough and I was lagging. They were my constant supporters.