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PrepLadder congratulates Dr. Gayathri Ranie, for getting Rank 18 in NEET PG 2017.

In this exclusive interview with PrepLadder Dr. Gayathri shares with us her story and how she managed to prepare for NEET PG to secure a rank that good. Use these tips in your preparation to crack NEET PG 2018.

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Hello, please tell us something about yourself. 

Hi I am Gayathri Ranie A P from Coimbatore Medical College. My NEET rank is 18.


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

A combined approach is advisable, with more importance to solving MCQs.


When should the preparation ideally be started?

I started preparing after my internship. Having a good understanding of the basics in the UG period will give a head start. Rather than the duration of preparation, it is the intensity that matters.


Please list the books you studied for each subject.

I read the class notes of all subjects.
Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Short subjects - Arvind Arora
Pharmacology, Pathology - Sparsh Gupta
SPM - Vivek Jain
Ortho - Apurv Mehra
OBG - Braintrainer by Dr Revathi Ratan
Medicine - I studied only the class notes.


Have you attempted PGMEE previously? If yes, what did you do different this year that lead to your success

I attended the PGMEE 2016 during my internship without any preparation. I had secured 26000 odd rank.


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

I took notes of each subject when I studied. Taking notes may appear to consume a lot of time, but it is an extremely useful tool. It makes revision tremendously easy. Revision should be an integral part of the preparation with more time being allotted for it as exams approach, with the last one or two months exclusively for revision.


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

I used to solve the mock tests regularly. The image based questions and the analysis at the end of tests were highly useful.
Because of this detailed analysis I did not lose marks even in my weak areas.

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

Yes.. A time table is mandatory.. it gives us a perspective of where we stand in our preparation and keeps us in the right track.


Were you a topper or a mediocre student during MBBS?

Somewhere in the middle, I guess.


List the most difficult and easiest subjects for you.

Rather than easy/difficult, a few were my favorite. I alternately scheduled a favorite subject with a not-so-favorite one, so the pace doesn't slacken.


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

One shouldn't spend too much time for any one subject at the cost of another. Revision should never be compromised.


Some last tips for our readers preparing for NEET PG?

Focus on yourself. Do not let the magnitude of the competition discourage you. Be consistent in your preparation. Give your 100 percent to the process and worry not about the result. Keep revising, keep solving MCQs and never lose the spirit and you will be sure to do well in NEET PG.

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