1.Congratulations on achieving such an amazing feat. Tell us a bit about yourself. Please also tell us your individual marks in each subject.
Hi, I’m Abdullah from Gmc dhule
2.So, when all of this is new and the rest of us are still busy figuring the head and tail of the subject, how did you tackle and master the syllabus?
In the beginning it was a bit difficult because everything was all new. Then I thought that if have to score good I must study what was taught any particular day on that day itself.
3.Did you have a set schedule, a time table that you stuck to? What were the daily hours that you put in self study ?
There was no particular schedule but I used to study what was taught that day itself. 2/3 hours a day. Then during exams 16 hours a day.
4.Did you have a different methodology of tackling the subjects? Any special notes that you prepared?
I didn’t prepared any notes but I used to draw every diagrams in a rough note book for practice first by looking then without looking at the book.
5.Do you have any special pointers for specific subjects? The do’s and don’ts of it?
Biochemistry- Cycles and reactions
This should be done by drawing by first by looking at book and then without looking.
6.Was there any help that you acquired while exam preparation? Like any visual aids any professional guidance? Or those little tit bits that the professors tell us but none other than the toppers pay attention to? Please share with us.
My seniors helped me a lot.
7.How vital is the Question bank during exams? Does it come highly recommended or you advice thorough reading of the text and having confound knowledge of the subject?
Question bank is very important. We must cover previous 10 years university question papers.
8.How do you propose the students study and what kind of discipline should be followed during exam time?
In exam time we should do only study. Breaks should be taken in between like having tea, nashta.
9.Could you give some important pointers on Exam writing skills? And also how should one prepare for a practical exam?
Firstly give headline of the question asked. Draw diagram label it. Then write text. Underline main headings
Practical studies should be done in groups.
10.Any special tricks and tacts for the students of your college who would be reading this?
No special tricks for my college students they are already boss at handling exams.
11.So, do you have any parting thoughts? Like disclosing that secret mantra that you chanted or that special brand of energy drink you savoured? Just .seriously though..anything at all?
No there’s nothing like that.
INTERVIEWER: Ananya Mathur