Published: 05th June 2019
Staying away from social media is the key to success: West Bengal state topper Hemant Khandelia after NEET 2019 results
The 18-year-old student from South Point High School in Kolkata cleared NEET in his first attempt and says he has already applied to Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi
Hemant Khandelia, the All India Rank (AIR) 11 in NEET 2019, believes that working hard towards achieving your dream is the key to success. According to Hemant, 'Medicine is a noble profession', and it was always his ambition to be able to pursue this profession and become a doctor, for which studied day in and day out. Hemant wants to move to Delhi from his hometown Kolkata for further studies. Following his remarkable result in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year, his aim currently is to continue with his MBBS course and then he would decide later what he wants to specialise in.
Speaking to Edex, Hemant shared the details about his preparation strategy for NEET, the driving force behind his dream to pursue this profession and other essential tips that helped him ace the exam.
Hemant says that the most important rule to follow would be to create a regular study schedule and not get distracted by mobile phones and especially social media. "I did not have a social media account for the last two years. That, I feel is the element in today's current scenario that distracts any youngster the most," he explains.
Hemant, who studied at South Point High School, one of Kolkata's most prestigious institutions, says that he is both overwhelmed and shocked at the same time after his NEET results came out this afternoon. "I am very happy, my family is too. Nearly 14 lakh students took this exam and I secured the 11th rank, that is something massive for me. I am speechless right now," he adds.
Hemant joined Aakash Institute in Kolkata to prepare for NEET. He also said that he did a lot of self-study and it is all about balancing both while preparing for such an entrance. "I studied for six to seven hours every day excluding my school time. I did not really do much apart from preparing for the exam. I sometimes listened to music when I was stressed and played a bit of guitar as that was relaxing," says Hemant.
The 18-year-old, who cleared NEET in his first attempt, has applied to Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi and has also appeared for the AIIMS entrance, whose results are yet to be declared.