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Interview with Dr. Nitesh Bassi: Rank 304 in NEET-PG 2018

Interview with Dr. Nitesh Bassi Rank 304 in NEET-PG 2018

Dr. Nitesh Bassi Rank 304 in NEET-PG 2018

Dr. NITESH BASSI has secured Rank 304 in NEET-PG 2018. He has done his MBBS from DMCH LUDHIANA.



Q. In what year did you pass out your MBBS (Completion of Internship)?

Ans. 2018

Q. What were your MBBS percentage marks (aggregate or final year)?

Ans. 68%

Q. What ranks had you secured in any previous PG medical entrance exams you gave?

Ans. PGI NOV 17 – rank 170, Punjab state rank – 4

Q. Could you please tell us something about yourself?

Ans. “I am from Hoshiarpur Punjab.
My parents are government teacher, and I’m the first doctor in my family. I’m very hardworking and determined person”

Q. What is the secret of your success?

Ans. Determination plus hard work

Q. How was your internship?

Ans. Medium 

Q. When did you seriously start preparing for the entrance exam?

Ans.   2 years back, from old final

Q. How many hours did you study each day? How long do you think students need to prepare for cracking PG medical entrance exams?

Ans. “7 -8 hrs daily.
8 hrs a day for 10 months”

Q. Which books did you read for the theory part?

Ans. “Read Robbins many time, little bit of Harrison.
For NEET PG, dams notes, CRS, Grand test and short subject test are enough.”

Q. Which books did you read for the MCQs? Which MCQ books were the most productive and which were least?

if u have time then read
Vivek Jain – SPM
Gobindsparsh – pathology pharmacology
Rachna chaurasia – micro
Apurva Mehra – ortho
Ruchi rai – eye
Sakshi Arora – obs gynae
Arvind Arora – peds, short subject
Last 2 yr AIIMS, JIPMER, PGI, NEET exam question papers”

Q. Which subjects did you focus on?

Ans. Pathology,  pharmacology, microbiology, SPM obs-gynae biochemistry

Q. What were your study methods? How many revisions did you do for each subject? Did you make any changes in your study methods in your recent attempts?

Ans. “Attended dams regular batch as well as TnD Bach
Read notes then do MCQs, do additions in ur notes, add new topics in ur notes so that in end u have limited.things to revise.
5 -6 revisions are must before giving the exam”

Q. Did you do any special preparation for image-based questions?

Ans. DAMS DVT , if ur concepts are clear you will be able to solve image based questions.

Q. What was your strategy for the exam day? How many questions did you attempt and why? How many do you think you got correct?

Ans. “Stay calm , trust urself during exam .
Give grand test seriously , u will develop approach of giving an exam , u will able to solve mcqs even from topics u hv never read
Attempted 295
216 right questions
Always attempt above 280, even when exam is on tougher side.”

Q. Do think there should be a different strategy for preparation of different entrance exams like AIIMS-PG, PGI and DNB CET?


Q. Did you join any classes or test series? Was it useful?

Ans. “Dams regular batch and tnd batch.
Extremely helpful.”

Q. Who or what influenced you to take up Medicine?

Ans. Always interested in medicine.

Q. In which field do you want to specialize in? Why?


Q. What seat have you been allotted in counselling? Did you join?


Q. What is your advice to future aspirants?

Ans. “Stay focused.
It’s a marathon, try to balance ur day “

Q. Indian PG entrances are highly competitive, so to crack them students end up in appearing for multiple PG exams with some of them having the same exam with different slots and papers, please extend your views on this and their pros and cons of appearing in multiple PG entrances.

Ans. “Single day NEET PG EXAM IS BEST”

We are ending this interview with our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future to this talented person, Dr. Nitesh Bassi.


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