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Focus on MCQ's, Grand tests and Revision for success in AIPGMEE- Says Dr. Ashish Rai

Mar 05, 2016

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PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Ashish Rai on achieving success in AIPGMEE 2016. We wish him the very best in his life and career ahead.

Here are some tips from him that will help you reach your goals too.

- Hello, please tell us something about yourself

Hi.. I am Ashish Rai. I have done my MBBS from NSCB Medical College Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh. My AIR in AIPG is 1017, in DNB 1206 and in JIPMER 293.

- What do you think is the correct approach to study for PGMEE? Only MCQ's or Theory+MCQ's?

Obviously Theory+MCQ. For example a cricketer's performance mainly depends on how much he has done net practice both quality and quantity wise before the match .

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- When should the preparation ideally be started?

I would say as early as u can in your UG life. Nowadays they are asking basic questions. Which can be easily covered by your sincerely reading of text books.

- Please list the books you studied for each subject.

  • Medicine - harrison selected topic and mudit khanna
  • Surgery - s.das selectively and Amit ashish
  • Anatomy - bdc+arvind arora
  • Physiology - ganong+arvind arora
  • Biochemistry - satyanarayan+arvind arora
  • Pathology - robbins and sparsh gupta
  • Pharma - kdt+gobind rai garg
  • Forensic - reddy+class notes
  • Micro - anantnarayan+arvind arora
  • Psm - park+Vivek Jain
  • Ophthalmology - khurana+arvind arora
  • Ent - dhingra arvind arora
  • Obg - shaws and dutta+bhojani
  • Radio skin psychiatry ortho anesthesia - class notes
  • Peds - ghai and arvind arora

- Have you attempted PGMEE previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that lead to your success

My last year rank was 4352. This year I was more focused on MCQ’s and grand tests. Test and MCQ's are essence for success in pre pg exams.

- How big is the role of practice and revision while preparing for PGMEE and how much time should be dedicated for it?

Revision is the key of success in Pre PG exams. I did my 3 revision before exam. You must complete your course at least 2-3 months before AIPGMEE. Then u should do revision according to your command in particular subject, don't try to become master of each subject.

- Did PrepLadder play a part in your success? If yes, how?

Yes...I have written all the test conducted by PrepLadder. It gave me a scenario of national level exam. Around 10k students were involved in this test series. And my rank used to be around 100 most of the time.

- Did you use a time table/study plan to keep your preparation on track?

Yes..but it is too difficult to follow each time. My plan was revision and revision and revision.

-Were you a topper or a mediocre student during MBBS?


- List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.

Most difficult - anatomy

Easiest - pathology

- One mistake that you believe everyone must avoid while preparing for PGMEE.

U must practice MCQ’s and do write grand and subject wise test regularly and HONESTLY.

- Some last tips for our readers preparing for PGMEE?

Don't read same topic from different books. Read same topic from same book multiple times.

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