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What is NEET?
The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programmes in Indian medical and dental colleges which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
About the topper
Akanksha Singh has created history by scoring a perfect of 720 out of 720 in NEET 2020 exams. By scoring a percentile of 99.9998537 Akanksha has secured AIR 2. Akanksha, who hails from Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh is positive about the NEET 2020 result besides getting AIR 2 even after scoring a perfect 720 due to the NTA’s tie-breaker policy. Soyeb Aftab, who has bagged AIR 1, has also scored 720 but due to his older age than Akanksha, Soyeb has secured AIR 1.
In her early days of school, Akanksha wanted to become an IAS officer, but in Class 9 she discovered about AIIMS, New Delhi and decided to become a doctor and pursue her career in neurosurgery research
Akanksha is very optimistic and took each and every struggle and challenges as an opportunity. She used to travel 70 kilometres to her coaching institute in Gorakhpur when she was in Class 9 and 10. As there were no renowned coaching institute in her town, she shifted to Delhi and joined Aakash institute after passing her Class 10 exams.
NEET Preparation Tips
- Make your study time and learn when you are most productive. Start your preparation with the easy topic, then moderate and later difficult. Once you start a chapter, complete it and do not leave it in the middle.
- Practice as many questions as possible to strengthen your learning. Always have a strategy regarding which book to study, what to study and how to study.
- If you have doubts, reach out to your teachers and get all your doubts resolved.
- If you score low in your tests, try to find out the reason behind the same.
- Understand the concepts instead of memorizing things (exception to some topics in Chemistry and Biology).
- In the test, attempt that subject first in which you are most comfortable. During the NEET exam and before that in practice tests also, do not let any question eat up your time. Skip the question as soon as you are nowhere close to the answer. Come back to these questions after you finished the whole paper once.
- Don’t take extreme pressure, it will be good for you if you go with a positive mind to the exam.
- For efficient preparation, consistent revision is necessary. Your notes will help you during revision time.
- For maximum score in NEET, all you need is time management and pattern of solving questions. These management of time and pattern can be only achieved by serious dedicated practice and questions solving.
During the lockdown, Akanksha Singh solved at least 1 Mock Paper daily as the syllabus was already covered and her revision was also done. Initially, she too was stressed but she put the lockdown period to good use. She adopted a solution-centric approach. If she took 2 hours 45 minutes to solve a mock paper, she revised her speed and as the day approached. She could easily solve the mock papers in 2 hours. Additionally, it is important to stay connected with your friends and form a peer group. Together, you can find ways to solve a question.
All the best!