Jul 11, 2023
Can you pump up your NEET SS preparation in 45 days? Yes, you can! Read on to find out how.
Although the dates for the NEET-SS 2023 examination have not officially been released as per the National Board of Examinations’ website, the exam is likely to be held during the month of September this year.
And that leaves candidates like you less than two months to finish your exam preparation.
But that’s not a problem. Because we have the perfect 45-day study plan for your NEET-SS surgery preparation.
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
The last few days before the examination can be overwhelming.
Juggling exam preparation and work simultaneously can be incredibly stressful, but it's a rite of passage that every SS aspirant must go through.
However, our goal is to make your preparation journey as easy and streamlined as possible. This is why we have bought you this 45-day study plan.
Take a step back. The first thing to do is pause for a bit and assess yourself.
How is your preparation going till now? How much more do you need to study? What are your strengths and weaknesses?
After completing a QBank and testing your current knowledge, you will find the answer to these questions. If you want, create a Custom Module in the PrepLadder App and select the topics yourself.
Ensure you choose only broad topics such as endocrine surgery, GI surgery or trauma surgery. Avoid selecting specific topics.
Once you have completed this task, you will know exactly where you stand and how you need to move forward.
After completing Step 1, prepare a proper study schedule according to the daily hours you can spare. Ensure that you put in 4-6 hours on average every day. This will ensure that you are using your time wisely.
Be realistic about the targets you set for yourself. During this time, you will be under immense pressure and overestimating your abilities will only lead to demotivation. Once the schedule is created, stick to it.
Check out this video lecture on Hydatid Cyst by our top surgery faculty Dr. Pritesh Singh.
Now comes the critical part - revision.
Revise every topic in Bailey and Love, especially orthopaedics. Give special focus to GI surgery, transplant and fetal surgery from Sabiston. Refer to Schwartz for endocrine surgery.
You must dedicate the maximum time to studying surgery and most of it towards GI surgery because you already know it is one of the most important topics.
The timeline for revision should be something like this: Aim to complete the first round of revision within the first 20-25 days. The second round of revision can be attempted in the next 10 days.
During this time, try and solve as many MCQs as you can. This is critical to solidifying your revision. The last remaining days should be dedicated to reviewing the questions you find especially difficult.
Solve as many MCQs as you can. This will deepen your understanding and help you remember information for longer. Try to solve all the questions within the time limit. It will be an added advantage when solving questions in the exam.
While studying such a huge syllabus, it is natural to get bored with the monotony of it all. An effective trick to keep your engagement levels high throughout is to make small changes in your study routine.
For example, you can change the topic you study, the environment where you study, or the time at which you study.
Before the SS exam, it is ideal to solve at least 100 MCQs in a day. The ideal number is 100, so your goal should be to reach it daily. In reality, you might only be able to complete 50-75 MCQs daily, but that is alright.
Ensure you use 80% of your free time throughout the day to solve MCQs. For example, during OT, if you have a few minutes of free time in between patients, try to solve a few questions. If you travel using public transport, try to solve a few MCQs during that time.
The agenda is to solve as many MCQs as possible and keep your memory sharp.
Making a plan for studying depends a lot on whether you are preparing full-time or part-time alongside work.
For example, imagine you are a senior resident working in a government hospital. Every day you reach home late in the evening, say 8 PM. In this situation, you cannot presume to start studying immediately within the next hour or even two hours because of fatigue, social demands, family needs, etc.
Therefore, the best possible solution to this is to start in increments.
Start by studying for 1 hour initially during your free time and gradually increase it until you reach 4-6 hours a day. Through this process, you can also figure out your optimal duration of high concentration.
Yes, in fact, there is. There are certain topics you might be weak in or might not have found the time to study. For such topics, do not waste time studying from scratch or reading them from the text.
Watch the video lectures on these topics on the PrepLadder App. Our faculty have explained every topic in a crisp and concise manner with all the important points. Watching these lectures will help you absorb important points quickly.
This will save you time and give you the advantage of scoring a few extra marks on the exam.
And that is it! This is the 45-day study strategy that you can use to boost your NEET-SS surgery preparation.
Since you have opted for surgery in your PG, you obviously love the subject and are willing to put in the effort. Follow the strategy given above, put in your genuine effort, and you will surely ace your NEET SS preparation.
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All the best!
Arindam is a Content Marketer who looks after the Medical Super Specialty segment, specifically the NEET SS category, at PrepLadder. He aims to help aspirants crack exams and realize their dreams through his work.
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