Name: Abhishek Maurya
Birth Place: Delhi
In which year you qualified NEET?
College Name and admission batch
University College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi) & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India (Admission Batch: 2019)
Why did you choose this profession?
My parents wanted me to become a doctor.
When did you actually start preparing for NEET?
Did you take any coaching? If yes, do you think coaching is necessary for clearing NEET?
Yes, I did take coaching and I think coaching is necessary for clearing NEET/
How did you balance your school and NEET Preparation? Was it the same or you studied separately for NEET and the school examination?
What were your sources during preparation for biology, physics, and chemistry?
Coaching notes, NCERT, and question banks in biology, physics, and chemistry.
Are NCERTs sufficient for cracking NEET? What's your opinion on this?
Yes, enough for biology and chemistry. But for physics, a little bit of extra knowledge is required.
What were the major challenges that you faced during preparation, and how did you tackle them?
Breakup and family issues
Is it true that when you prepare for this exam, you have to devote 18 hours a day or something like that? Did you attend family functions or festivals, or were you always studying?
No, 6–8 hours of self-study is enough. Yes, I attended family functions, and festivals when I was studying.
How did you keep yourself motivated during your entire journey?
Meditation, exercise and friends
Did you use technology like social media or your phone during your preparation? How did you prevent yourself from Doomscroling?
A little bit, as I had no Android phone at that time.
What do you think is the right time to start preparation for NEET?
From 11th class
Till how many attempts should one give this exam?
As the cost of pursuing an MBBS degree from a private university in India is very high, not everyone can afford it. What do you suggest someone do if they are unable to secure admission in a government college? Should they take a gap year or seek admission abroad for the same course?
Your Mantra for success
Eat, sleep, study, and revise.
What advice would you like to give to NEET aspirants?
Study hard to make your parents proud and happy.