AIIMS MBBS 2017 Topper Interview (AIR 1): Regular Meditation & Pranayama helped me avoid stress; says Nishita Purohit

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A famous quote “Preparation is the key to success” by Alexander Graham Bell, completely goes for Nishita Purohit, who bagged AIR-1 in AIIMS MBBS 2017. With her dedication towards studies and continuous preparation, Nishita became the topper of AIIMS MBBS entrance test 2017.
Besides, AIIMS MBBS AIR 1, Nishita is also a national level Basketball player. But to focus more on her preparation for AIIMS, she gave up playing Basketball. According to this Surat girl, students must avoid taking unnecessary pressure during examinations. Therefore, to stay stress-free, she meditates and practices pranayama. She believes that students must prepare for any test with confidence and enthusiasm. In an exclusive interview with Entrance Corner, Nishita shared her desire to be a Cardiologist as to serve more people.
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Entrance Corner: Firstly, Congratulations, on grabbing AIR-1 in AIIMS MBBS 2017. How are you feeling? What are your plans to celebrate this success?

Nishita Purohit: Thank you so much. Well, this is great and unexpected. I have not thought of celebrating this victory yet. Since yesterday, I am busy in celebrating with my institute and friends.

Entrance Corner: Please tell us something about your family and school.

Nishita Purohit: My father, Nirmalendu Purohit, has done B.Tech from IIT, Bombay. Currently, he is the President of Iron and Steel company in Bhubaneswar. My mother has done Bachelor in Pharmacy. I have one elder brother, Anshul Purohit, who have also passed out from IIT Bombay and settled in the USA. I completed my schooling in Kota from CBSE board. I got 10 CGPA in class 10 and 91.4% in class 12th.

Entrance Corner: What was your success mantra for AIIMS MBBS?

Nishita Purohit: Well, I never prepared with a point of view of being a topper. I just did my best and desired to be in the top 10. I used to attend the coaching classes more attentively. And the main thing I feel is that students usually get so much worried about the result, therefore, I used to do Pranayama and Meditation, to avoid negative thoughts.

Entrance Corner: Did you take any coaching classes? And how much do you think these coaching classes helps you in preparation?

Nishita Purohit: Yes, I joined Allen Kota at Kota. Personally, I don’t think school can only help you in securing AIR 1 in AIIMS MBBS. They just prepare you for board exams. For national level entrance examination like – NEET 2017 and AIIMS MBBS, more guidance. These coaching classes can guide you more appropriately on how to study and polish your skills.

Entrance Corner: Have you appeared in any other entrance examinations?

Nishita Purohit: Yes, apart from AIIMS MBBS, I appeared in JIPMER MBBS 2017, in which I secured AIR 298. And NEET result 2017 is still awaited.

Entrance Corner: Out of JIPMER MBBS, AIIMS MBBS and NEET 2017, which institute would you prefer for pursuing your undergraduate medical studies?

Nishita Purohit: Previously, I planned for MBBS admission in AFMC, but now AIIMS is my final priority.

Entrance Corner: In AIIMS MBBS 2017, which was the easiest and toughest section?

Nishita Purohit: Physics was tougher and I found Biology easy to score.

Entrance Corner: Please tell us how did you synchronously prepared for Boards and other All India test?

Nishita Purohit: In board exams, you don’t have to work that much hard. One need to revise the basic concepts daily. I just focused on NCERT concepts. AIIMS and JIPMER cover the same syllabus as of boards. So, these concepts helped me a lot.

Entrance Corner: During such a hectic schedule, how you keep yourself stress-free?

Nishita Purohit: Whenever, feel bit nervous and stressed, I used to share that with my parents. Sometimes, I used to chill out with my friends. Yeah, meditation and pranayama help a lot.

Entrance Corner: How much do you think is your parent’s role in this success?

Nishita Purohit: It was them who have complete faith in me. I decided to shift Kota and my mother used to visit me every month. My brother helped me in clearing my doubts. My parents also motivated me for more career options if I can not qualify in AIIMS MBBS.

Entrance Corner: Why did you opt Medical as a career?

Nishita Purohit: Initially, I was not pretty sure about my career. I was bewildered to opt for Mathematics or Biology. And since my family background is not much of medicine, and I believe through medical you have more options to serve needy people, which really gives happiness and satisfaction in life.

Entrance Corner: What are your future plans?

Nishita Purohit: I wanted to be a Cardio Surgeon.

Entrance Corner: Are you active on Facebook? Do you find these social media helps you in preparation?

Nishita Purohit: Seriously, right on the first day of Allen Kota, they ask us to deactivate from all these social media sites. I recently made my Facebook account. I think it is useful but you must have your self-control and students should not get distracted.

Entrance Corner: What are your hobbies and interest you like to do in your free time?

Nishita Purohit: I am quite a lazy person, so love sleeping. Other than that, I like to play almost every games, Basketball is my favorite one. I was also the national level Basketball player. Although I had to skip it for preparation. Also, I like to listening music when I am alone, and sometimes I can sing as well.

Entrance Corner: Who is your biggest role model in life?

Nishita Purohit: I get inspiration from my elder brother, Anshul Purohit. I adore him and try to be like him. He is very down to earth person.

Entrance Corner: At last, what message would you like to convey to all future AIIMS MBBS aspirants?

Nishita Purohit: Firstly, they should have interest in what they have opted. There should not be any pressure while choosing the career. If they have chosen the best career for them, they must be keen to know more information and must be focused on it. I would really ask parents to send their child to Kota for studies, because, its hard to stay focused on your studies with social life, parties, friends. So, I would suggest to sending their ward to Kota. Staying away from home will help them in personality development.

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