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With a score of 975 out of 1200, Dr. Rachit Agarwal, an MBBS final year student at PDU Government College Rajkot, has achieved AIR – I in NEET PG 2018. The young prodigy beat approximately 1.3 lakh other candidates to secure the topmost rank.
Rachit’s father is a practicing ophthalmologist and his brother a radiologist. A wildlife and travel enthusiast, he has also won numerous accolades and scholarship throughout his school and college years, including a scholarship of 1 lakh from Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation after class 12th.
“I always wanted to be in the medical profession. Not only is it noble, but also a secure profession,” said the 23-year old prodigy. Rachit was always a meritorious student throughout his academic life and scored 95.1% in HSC exam and decided to pursue a medical career.
The key to his success has been his unwavering determination as well as a smart planning. He did not just focus on the theoretical concepts but also utilized the knowledge and experience he gathered during his internship for his preparation.
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“I was expecting a good score, but had never dreamt I would top the test,” Rachit said. But the secret of his success lies in hard work and well-formed preparation strategy that made him the topper. Here is what he shared about his preparation strategy.
He started preparing for the exam four years ago, in the second year of his MBBS. He knew he had to invest a lot of effort to secure a rank good enough to get the PG course of his choice. So, he started studying for NEET PG in the early years of his UG.
“I was expecting a good score, but had never dreamt I would top the test,” he said.
He turned to the social media to help me prepare for his test better.He used Facebook to interact and be guided by medical faculties from all over the country. He also used Whatsapp to regularly stay in touch with new questions and their solutions.
“Social media can be of great help if used properly. We had different WhatsApp groups where I use to discuss and solve problems. I also extensively used Facebook to get guidance from faculties across the country,” shared Rachit.
“While all subjects are important, it’s important for students who plan to appear for NEET PG to lay stress on subjects including pharmaceutical, pathology, medicine and Prevention and social medicine. Internship period was the time where I focused the maximum. This exam is all about how much knowledge you gained during internship and the efforts you put in understanding. I used to study for 9-10 hours in last six months of my internship,” Rachit divulged CheckNEET PG 2018 Exam Pattern
He invested long hours into his preparation and in the topics of most importance. He planned his daily schedule which helped optimize the time he had on hand for preparation. Even though he had to work a 10-hours shift on his internship, an organized pattern helped him come out of NEET PG with flying colors.
"NEET is not a very difficult exam. This exam is all about how much knowledge you gained during internship and the efforts you put in understanding. It needs consistent and diligent effort," said Dr Rachit. Even though he is yet to decide the area he will specialize in, he said that he will go for either medicine or pediatrics.
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