What was your study Plan?
I used to attend the class in the weekends, finish reading class notes at the same day itself. After the classes in weekends-from the next day I used to read subject wise book of the subject covered in the class.
And two weeks before exams -I used to solve previous 5 yr question papers of that particular exam which I was going to give
How many hours did u study ?
I used to study around 12-14 hrs per day
Your tips for success ?
Never lose confidence.
Be fully dedicated for the preparation and studies Come out of the COMFORT ZONE. This year of preparation for entrance is meant only for preparation-so compromise for all things possible.. U can enjoy your life later a lot once u get your dream PG seat
During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
I didn’t doubt about my ability. But sometimes -i used to get frustrated, depressed and lose confidence of cracking the entrance. But I used to overcome it soon
How much time do you think one requires for serious preparation for this examination ?
Around 8-12 months of serious preparation is needed
When did you seriously start preparing for this exam?
I started preparing seriously for the exam from the month of April 2015 and I could crack the central institutions exam in May 2016
Did you face the problem of volatile memory? If so, how did you deal with it?
Ya, I do faced the problem of volatile memory.
Repeated Revision is the key and the solution to overcome it. I revised around 5 times to overcome it
What was your daily timetable during the preparation? Were you able to stick to the timetable strictly?
I didn’t have a very strict timetable.
My only goal was to complete reading the subject covered in the previous week by the end of the week i,e adhere to the time table followed in the coaching institutes and complete ur study according to their schedule
What is your advice to the future aspirants?
Be serious , dedicated to the preparation. This preparation year matters a lot in ur life-bcoz the branch which u want to take and ur plan in future will depend on this entrance itself.
If u don’t get ur branch of choice -u may have to compromise with the branch which u don’t like and work in the same branch throughout the life-so think twice before wasting time.
Which books did you read for the theory part?
ANAT,PHYSIO,FM,PSYCHIATRY,PEDO,DERMA, ANAESTHESIA -ARVIND ARORA
PATHO -DEVESH MISHRA, PHARMAC -SPARSH GUPTA, BIOCHEM –REBECCA,
MICRO – APURBA SASTRY, ENT –MANISHA, OPTHAL -RUCHI RAI, PSM – VIVEK JAIN
MED – MUDIT KHANNA, SURGERY –RAJAMAHENDRAN, RADIO – RAJAT JAIN, ORTHO -APURV MEHRA, THESE ARE FOR SUBJECTWISE BOOKS
FOR INDIVIDUAL EXAMS
AIIMS- AMIT ASHISH /PRITESH SINGH
PGI -MANOJ CHOWDHARY
JIPMER – 20 AUTHORS
AIPGMEE -ARAVIND ARORA VOLUMES
What was your strategy for the exam day?
Be cool and confident. Dont worry that ur not remembering anything on the day of exam. U will recollect everything while answering the questions in the exam
What was ur style of answering question. Whether you started from question no 1 and ended with last question or started from middle of the question paper.
I started from question no 1 and ended with last
Did u underwent the phase of depression. How did u overcome it?
Ya sometimes I understand depressive phase. At that time ,i used to speak with my seniors who have already cracked the entrance and could get moral support from them
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What was your strategy for MAY 2016?
Revising my previous coaching class notes plus adrplexus class notes and previous 5 yr question papers
HOW many choices did u attempt ? ROUGH NUMBER. Please detail your strategies
I attempted around 235 questions out of 250 in jipmer and around 550-600 options out of 1250 in pgi.
What are the do’s and don’ts in exam
Do not panic in the exam hall.be confident. Answer at least 225 questions in jipmer. In pgi-mark the options which u know -don’t do guess work as negative value is more important than positive in pgi and never go with fixed mind that u have to mark these much options minimum. Mark the options which u know.
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