Dr B. Narayanan
AIIMS NOV 2019 RANK 18, PGI NOV 2019 RANK 32, JIPMER DEC 2019 RANK 202
1. PLEASE SHARE YOUR VIEWS ABOUT ADRPLEXUS
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole journey with ADrPlexus. It was an eye opener about many things I didn’t know about medicine. All the doctors were very good in explanation of concepts. The institute is also very helpful and open to all suggestions given by us. The planning of classes were also very good. Special thank to Dr Arun sir, course coordinator for doing his role to perfection.
2. What was your study Plan?
I looked to study the subject once immediately after the class was over in the gap. I then follow it up with the hippocampus Mcq’s from that subject.
3. How many hours did u study ?
6-8 hours a day with 30 mins for mcq
4. Your tips for success
Try to concentrate more on the high yield topics rather than having a vague idea about all topics.
5. During your preparation, did you ever doubt your ability to succeed in it?
6. How much time do you think one requires for serious preparation for this examination?
6 months is sufficient time to crack the exams
7. When did you seriously start preparing for this exam?
After joining ADrPlexus after house surgency
8. Did you face the problem of volatile memory? If so, how did you deal with it?
Everybody has the problem with remembering facts. Repeated revisions and solving a lot of MCQ will help me cope with it.
9. What was your daily timetable during the preparation? Were you able to stick to the timetable strictly?
I spend 5 days for a major subject and 3 days for a minor subject. I was not able to adhere strictly but I was able to manage with the time available.
10. What is your advice to the future aspirants?
Have faith in yourselves that you can definitely crack the exams.
11. Which books did you read for the theory part?
Class notes and a few subject author books given by ADrPlexus
12. What was your strategy for the exam day?
Relax, sleep well, have breakfast and reach centre well in advance
13. 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.
Start with first question and end with last. I also reviewed the questions twice.
14. Did u underwent the phase of depression. How did u overcome it?
Have self belief and confidence. If I feel depressed I take a break for a day and then get back.
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15. What was your strategy for DEC 2019?
Cannot answer this as I joined aims.
16. HOW many choices did u attempt ? ROUGH NUMBER. Please detail your strategies
I attended around 250 in AIIMS, 238 in PGI, 207 in JIPMER and it showed in my results as I got 18, 32 and 202 respectively. The more you attend, higher are your chances of getting a top rank.
17. What are the do’s and don’ts in exam
Don’t spend much time on one question and go with your first gut feeling. Don’t keep changing the answers.
18. YOUR recommended books for PG PREPARATION
- Anatomy Dr Ravi Raj sir book
- Physiology CROSS by Dr Krishna Kumar sir book
- Biochem Dr Rebecca Mam book
- Path Dr Vandana Mam book
- Pharm Dr Arun sir workbook and class notes
- Micro Dr Vasanth sir class notes
- FM Dr Mahendran sir book
- SPM Dr Vivek Jain book
- Ophthal Dr Sudha Mam book
- ENT Dr Manisha EEE book
- Medicine Dr Rakesh Sir class notes
- Surgery Dr Rohan sir workbook
- OG Dr Vidhya mam class notes
- Paeds Dr Sarath Balaji sir Notes and book
- Ortho Dr Abbas Ali workbook
- Other short subjects class notes