how to prepare for all india pre pg exam

Discussion in 'NEET 2013 All india Exam' started by shakky, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. shakky

    shakky Guest

    hi friends, i realise that many people must be in the same position as i was one year back......... i know that at the start of prep, there are a thousand questions and even more doubts and uncertainities ,......... there is an urge to make it in the very next use the time available most effectively so that we dont repent later about how we used the time for preparation.

    i think the min i can for people like me is to speak out, to say something about what i learnt from 1 yr or prep.

    but one thing,........... LUCK DEFINITELY MATTERS.+matters how hard u study, in the end it all comes down to the D-day and how u perform on that day.also how much u can keep ur cool on that day and steer thru the questions well makes a lot of difference . so right from the first day, AIM FOR THE BEST BUT BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST. in anycase, a good preparation definitely is ALL u can do , so forget about the rest for now.

    in most exams with mcq type of questions, two type of people are likely to fare well. one.....those with a great memory.............two..........those with a good logic and reasoning . and the ones with both can prove to be lethal. i think these two abilities are inborn, cant really improve on them but one can definitely try to get the 100% of the raw materials one has. also these abilities tend to compensate for each other to some extent. i.e. a guy with a great logic, reasoning and analytical skills can get more mcqs correct with less preparation, and someone with great memory can setup a huge database with which he can crack most of the questions. these two types of people are always going to dominate the initial ranks (upto 300 maybe). so i think there is no method by which u can ensure a rank up there. these places are already filled up!!!. so u will eventually be there if u were meant to be there. WORK FOR it BUT DONT STRIVE FOR IT OR BE CRAZY FOR IT. and DONT COMPARE THE AMT OF HARD WORK WITH THE OUTCOME. JUST TRY TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOURSELF.

    realise what type are u. and u will know how much work u need to do.

    all thru out the preps, i think the focus should be on GETTING THE MCQS RIGHT that is what matters in the end . hell with the facts and figures, get enough practice of SOLVING mcqs so that u get an idea what is it that they want to know by asking the question. i think this is a subconscious proccess which develops only by doing max mcqs.

    so whenever ever u come across any mcq, dont just look out for the ans in case u have no idea about the topic. try to think something, try to fit in some logic, try to rule out the options, etc ........ and believe me u will be able to get many mcqs right in the end JUST LIKE THAT.!!!

    i would always suggest retrospetive reading for most subjects. exception : Pathology (robbins- read the imp chapter whole, they will be help in many other subject mcqs. in fact , i say robbins is the best book to begin prep. it will create a good database that will help all the way)

    Psychiatry ( ahuja- small and well written book. worth going thru whole)

    for rest subjects best to go retro acc to me ,......... bcos,- there is such a huge amount of theory involved. every chapter, ever page, ever line can be framed as an mcq. no end to that. if u try to read and remember every thing that has been written, u would never end ur preps. so realise one thing U ARE NEVER GONNA BE A MASTER OF EVERY SUBJECT OR TOPIC. U ARE NEVER GONNA BE ABLE TO SOLVE 'ALL' THE MCQS. u are always gonna come across alien mcqs no matter how much u know. so give up the greed of knowing any subject absolutely thoroughly........ thats never gonna happen.

    instead ur motto should be to finish a subject swiftly, but covering most of the imp and freq asked topic. and about the rest topics......... u would come across many of them as u do more mcqs. and in no case should u miss a whole subject by the end of the year- that would be a hangable crime.

    summarising - the first milestone should be to cover all subjects in the first reading by covering most of the imp topics, JUL-AUG 06.

    study one subject at a time, ........ get any mcq book (ashish amit is a good one). take a chapter, FIRST GO THROUGH THE MCQS............TRY TO SOLVE THEM...........THEN SEE THE ANS...... then read the respective topic from the book.
    that would make the preparation lively and interesting. keep ur focus on playing the game.......... i.e. solving the mcqs ( hell with facts and figures). believe me u will become hungry and addicted for mcqs in some time.

    when u are finished with one subject , u will have a confidence ........ BUT IT WONT LAST !!!!
    ur clarity about the subject will fade with time. (esp. applies to people like me who have memory < 256 MB !!!!!). so the imp thing is revision..... WILL HAVE TO READ EACH SUBJECT MORE THAN ONCE AT ALL COST.

    hence imp to be rapid in doing any subject........ dont waste too much time on any subject........... if something taking a frustratingly long time, JUST LEAVE IT.

    so that was about doing the subjects, but there is one thing equally important which i would like to really stress upon.............and that is GROUP STUDY.

    make a group of 4-6 good friends who are sincere enough and who carry along with each other well. devote some hours (preferablly 2.5-3 and at the end of the day) for group discussion. select a good place without any disturbance (and without any means of entertainment nearby!!). take a book like Salgunan whre mcqs are in a haphazard manner (i.e. not topic wise )............go thru the pages.... try to tell each other what u know..........share information and imp point u have.......... and look back into the book where needed... ......... one person at a time can read aloud imp points from the topic u come across. etc etc.... devise your methods.

    that will really help u cover more topics and theory in shorter time.....give u an alternate way of dumping database into ur head........ and at the same time make the preparations a really enjoying experience.

    third equally imp thing is TEST PRACTICE.
    after most of the people in ur group have finished the course once (would be around aug-sept), suscribe to mock test papers which coaching classes provide(we hd got the vidyasagar mtp's)..... and once a week sit togather to write a paper..... that will really help u a great deal to give u the knack of SOLVING MCQS IN REAL TIME , show ur progress,.....ur weak subjects .........ur guessing ability.etc. u will know how many difficult question u should be attempting.
    believe me the performance in these papers is very indicative of your real position. so in the end u will be able to know what to roughly expect in AI.

    really tired of typing by now !..... but would like to add a few things.......

    MUDIT AND ASHISH- very useful books, try to cover as much as possible.

    PHYSIO(GANONG)- really pithy book. can ask from anywhere..... proof- AI06 paper !!! try to covr as much as possible.

    BIOCHEM(harper)- really imp subj....can reallly make or break ur day. but very time consuming . can be done effectively by group study.

    PHARMAC- (KDT)dont miss anticancer, antiarryhtmics and newer drugs from harri.

    PATHO (robbns)- great book.....worth reading most of the chapters. group study very useful.

    MICRO - another difficult subject..... can never be a champ...... stick to ananthnarayan... cover it as much as possible retro....and dont aim to be a champ!!!

    HARRISON(Medicine !!)-

    most controversial subj. my warning - never try to read tht book pro. u will never steer to the other end of that sea....and if u do , wont know where u have landed!!!! meaning to say tht even if u manage to read it ..will never remember all.... not cost effective.
    best thing acc to me - solve as many mcqs as possible and just have a look in harri about each of those topics.......DONT CRAM ALL .... ONLY READ 'THAT' database gradually

    Surgery - difficult subject to cover. reading L&B is fruitless. instead solve as many mcqs as possible. IF HAVE TIME ... do schwartz pretest (recommended).

    PSM -scoring sujbect. group study v.imp to prevent sleep.

    SKIN - harrison best acc to me. few pages will cover most+ mudit ashish ......enough.

    Anaesthesia - kdt for drugs, coaching class pamplhlet +mudit khanna........enough(NO LEE).
    RADIO- mudit ashish enough
    RADIO THERAPY- DONT MISS THIS ONE. there are questions scattered all place in recent exms. me did not read. if u can come across some basic it now only.......will definitely give u an edge.

    so thats it about preparations but remember, in the end it all comes to the Dday and Dday is all that be focused ,fresh, and at ease on that day. dont torture your mind much for 1wk before that day. do justice to each and evry question, and PLEASE AVOID SILLY MISTAKES.......BCOS THAT WILL REALLY PRICK UR SOUL LATER.

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    hey shakky, your post is really an inspiring one for all those who haven't made it in AIPG2006 that includes me. I agree with u on a lot of aspects like how important it is to read ganong and robbins. The disadvantage of indian entrance exams are that u either u crack it or u dont ,in the process GOK how many years we would spent just to get into a course..... thats very frustrating and even more frustrating if you dont like whatever u ultimately land up with.
    Do you feel coaching classes are an absolute requirement considering the trend and the competition?
    What do u have to say about the idea of working part time and doing quality preparation in the remaining time? Or is it necessary to devote all the time for the next one year in only studying? lotsa doubts like this still haunting my mind, but i think its best to get started than to waste time in thinking
    Anyway keep msging those inspiring tips and suggestions on this board.

    G/L for the forthcoming exams
  3. Malika.M

    Malika.M Guest


    Dear Shakky,
    Thankyou very much for your valuable advice. I am preparing for AIPPG2007.Can you advice me regarding the best MCQ books foe the exam.
  4. Swapna Rani

    Swapna Rani Guest


    Dear shaky,
    Thanks for the valuable advice. Will you be able to post further such valuable advices
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanks that was helpful

    thank you shakky. :) ...dat definitely helped. :idea: u also please help wid roughly how much time to spare for each finished one read....m in d after 300 ranks category.......
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks a ton for the valuable info on 'how to study' mate...its well appreciated...thanks very very much.
    It wud be great help if you do a guideline like this for DNB CET Dec 2006 too...thanks again in advance. :D
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    hi, is all india ppg results declared. lucky
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest


  9. amolmadave

    amolmadave Guest

    Thanx so much for an inspiring and guiding article.
  10. thanx a lot 4 such an inspiring and useful advice and giving time to one do that in this fast world.
  11. niky

    niky Guest

    read r post 2day....thx a lot....can u tell me abt dental mcq books.....
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    dear shakky,
    suberb piece of advice..
    your words did carry wisdom and tactics....
  13. dear shakky....... thank u very much, i think dis ll help me a lot..........
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanks buddy!!!
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    THANX BOSS FOR SUCH NICE INFO....thanking you again
  16. pradeep soni

    pradeep soni Guest

    thanks for advice

    thanks sir for advice

    i am preparing for aipg. finished my clinical part also but alll lost

    now doing basic part

    but i can do i know ,,,,, i will tell u my result once i will select
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest


    hi shakky

    thanks advise

    Imran Ratnani
  18. vishal naik

    vishal naik Guest

    gr8 shakky..
    thanx 4 sharing ur views and experience...!
    kudos!! :roll:
  19. ashdr1

    ashdr1 Guest

    a piece of thanks to shakky

    where there is a will there is way,THANKS A LOT FOR SHOWING ME THE WAY how and in which direction shud i start my prep.may God bless u
  20. Docamr

    Docamr Guest

    Hi shakky, THANKS FOR UR VALUABLE ADVISE. But i wanted to know that is coaching classes really necessary? If so which is best in India?
  21. deep@

    deep@ Guest


    Ur write n guidance was a good cool help. thanx :D
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    :eek: 8) thanks for such precious advice sir''
  23. Nin13

    Nin13 Guest

    Thanks for advice!!!!!!
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanks a lot,sir........very useful guidance................EESHA SHELAT
  25. shrii

    shrii Guest

    thanx 4 d information.
    can u suggest any buk 4 Anatomy??
    Pls do reply
  26. sparkle jd

    sparkle jd Guest

    thanks! u made it sound less drab. i was totally confused as to how to start preparing & wasted more than 2 weeks. so i'll go retro now. hope it works as i haven't used my brain to full potential in long long time.

    "craving for mcqs" !!!
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanks a tonnes 4 such gr8 advice.... i'll b facing this situation 2-3 months later bt at dat tym ur tips vll b of gr8 help... thanks again!!! Gud luck 4 future!!!!
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

    great inspiration yaaa....
    thanku verymuch
  29. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanxs super advice :idea:
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    what about changing patterns. :?:
  31. Rajesh Saagar

    Rajesh Saagar New Member

    Refer to the previous years question papers, study references and go for online entrancebook that will be useful in preparation of PG medical exam

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