Focus on how much or how many chapters will you complete in one day, not on how many hours to study
How are you feeling after securing this rank?
I always used to work hard but securing first position is the moment of pride for me now. I am very happy, as this is the first time that I have received a ranking as a topper. I have to contribute this success to two things, one is being self motivated and then the support that I received from my surrounding, which includes, my parents, my college and my coaching.
When did you decide to start preparing for the entrance exam?
I had started my preparations of MH CET in beginning of 11th grade. From day one, only I decided that I will study hard no matter what. In fact I got a great support from all the faculty of K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce where I am studying right now. I have received an immense support from my family too.
How many mock tests did you take before taking the exam?
Well, before giving actual MH CET I had given a good number of mock tests. The mock tests have helped a lot to improve. I had also solved past year’s papers before three days of the examination; to get an idea of my timing, about the questions and about my ability. I believe one should always try and solve as many question papers and mock tests possible. Solving the tests can get you clarity about certain doubts one has in mind.
Which were your strong and weak sections?
Maths was my favourite and strong subject and inorganic chemistry was my weakest part. Even though Inorganic chemistry was my weakest part, I had tried my best to overcome it.
Do you have any suggestions and tips for aspirants?
I would like to share just one tip that never make your studies time bound rather make it work and worth bound. That means, never plan to study for 7-8 hours a day. But try to focus on how much or how many chapters will you complete in one particular day or time. This will improve your focus on all the topics that are to be covered. I always focused on the topics which I had to cover in one day, and then I never saw the time. In fact I did not even get up from my seat before covering the whole topic.