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“Avoid excessive negative marking” says Dr. Biplab Saha (JIPMER May 2018: Rank 30)

May 29, 2018

PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Biplab SAHA on securing Rank 30 in JIPMER May 2018. We wish him all the best for his career and future ahead.

To find out how he achieved this incredible feat, we spoke to the man himself and tried to understand what it takes to attain such a rank.

Hello, please tell us something about yourself.

Hello, I am Biplab SAHA,.I did my MBBS from Medical College, Kolkata. I scored rank-30 in this recent JIPMER exam.


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

I think it's always good to study both theory and MCQs.


When should the preparation ideally be started?

I think preparation should be started as early as possible.


Please list the books you studied for each subject.

Anatomy- Raviraj sir

Physiology: Krishna Kumar

Biochemistry- Rebecca ma'am

Pathology- Devesh Mishra

Pharma- Gobind Rai Garg

Microbiology- Aporba Sastry

PSM- Vivek Jain

Surgery- Rajamahendran sir

Paediatrics- Meenakshi mam

Dermatology- Saurabh Jindal

Psychiatry- Praveen Tripathi


Have you attempted any PG exam previously? If yes, what were your ranks then and what did you do different this time that lead to your success?



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

Revision and practicing MCQs are the keys. One should practice as many exam they can give and the duration of study may vary from person to person


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

Yes, it did. I always practice lots of mcq from PrepLadder. I also gave lots of exam of PrepLadder; it helps during revising and practicing mcqs. And the mock exam conducted by PrepLadder has also proved to be very helpful.


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

No, but if you can maintain a strict routine it's always an advantage for you.


Were you a topper or a mediocre student during MBBS?

Absolutely not. I was an average student during my UG.


List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.

I think all the subjects are difficult, so try hard for making them easier for you.


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

Avoid excessive negative marking.


What was your exam-taking strategy? How many questions did you attempt in JIPMER?

I revise the last 2 exam paper and revise the volatile subjects like biochemistry, psychiatry just a day before the exam. Like every exam, JIPMER also have some high yield areas like embryology, new drug etc. you should revise that before exam. I attempted 230 questions.


Some last tips for our readers preparing for PG?

Multiple revision and the practicing exams are the key. Believe in yourself, if I can improve my rank from 21565 in NEET PG 20018 to JIPMER-30, just in 2-3 month after being an average student. Then everybody can improve their rank.


We thank Dr. Biplab SAHA for sharing his success story.


Also Read: Preparation tips by Dr. Malav Thakkar (PGI May2018 Rank-23)


Best Wishes for PG Entrance

With Love, Team PrepLadder